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+ Camera Raw Feature Requests +

Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 22, 2005

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UPDATE:

We're interested in what changes you would like see in our products. Do you have an idea for a feature that would help your workflow? Is there a small change that could be made to make your life a little easier? Let us know!  Share an Idea, Ask a Question or Report a Problem and get feedback from the Product Development Team and other passionate users on the Photoshop Family product Feedback Site on Photoshop.com.

In future it would helpful if you could use this thread as a means to add

"Features" that you would like to see in future releases of Adobe Camera Raw.

Please do NOT create additional new Topics and try not to duplicate requests by other users. Also, be thorough in your description of the feature and why you think Adobe should consider it.

Oh, and if you find it necessary to comment on someone's feature request/suggestion, try not to get into a shouting match. The penalty for doing so is...

b If you're asking that a particular camera is supported in a future release or just taking the opportunity to carp that yours isn't then please do so in another thread!

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Engaged ,
Sep 28, 2005

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FYI, the reason there are no scrollbars in Camera Raw is that current OSes often draw scrollbars using bright, saturated colors. These bright, saturated colors right next to the image area really throw off users's attempts at color correction. Camera Raw has been prototyped both with and without scrollbars, and I very much prefer it without for this reason.

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New Here ,
Sep 28, 2005

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Thanks Thomas, that's the first real answer I've seen to this question. I can understand that logic.

On the UI front, I've been using ACR for nearly a year and processed over 10,000 RAW photos. I wish there was a way to make the space bar shortcut more discoverable in the ACR UI so more users know about it. I now realize that it's a convention used elsewhere in PS, but I used ACR for nearly a year, read two books on ACR and still didn't realize this shortcut existed. Food for thought.

--John

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 28, 2005

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There are two downloadable pdfs available in the Bridge FAQ area that document Bridge and Camera Raw keyboard shortcuts.

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New Here ,
Sep 29, 2005

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Thanks Ian. I've downloaded those before and looked at them and gotten some new shortcuts out of it, but obviously my brain doesn't retain them all.

This whole issue has probably gotten more airtime than it deserves already, but the point I was trying to make it that real "UI discoverability" means a normal user using the product can "discover" things like this without having to download and study a separate PDF. I'm not a UI designer, but there is a bunch of open whitespace in the ACR dialog where hints like this could be provided to the user to help make them more discoverable. I'm sure there are other ways this could be accomplished too.

--John

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New Here ,
Sep 29, 2005

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A new feature request. When I have a single image open in ACR, I'd like to be able to set the rating and/or delete the image just like I can do when I have multiple images open in ACR.

The specific workflow issue that happens for me is that when I am first browsing through my newly downloaded images in Bridge, I may open a few single images in ACR to find out how good they are (e.g. to look at it closer). I may find out it's either really good (high rating) or really bad (I want to delete) and I can't do either while I'm there in ACR. I have to hit Cancel or Done and then do the operation in Bridge.

It's not a big deal, but the brain gets trained to do it in ACR when you have multiple images open so it feels strange to not be able to use the same workflow steps when you just have one image open.

Also, any chance of being able to assign labels in ACR just like ratings?

--John

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