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Creating "Virtual Copies" in CameraRaw?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2019

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So I like the idea of virtual copies in LR, I just don't like LR or how slow it is.

So, is it possible to do the equivalent of Virtual Copies with bridge?   The only way I can see doing this is to save all of your edits as XMP files with the various edits, and then when you launch the RAW File from Bridge, load the XMP file you need for the specific "copy" you wish to edit or work with.

 

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I mean after all, in LR, a Virtual Copy is just a separate ("virtual") set of edits and adjustments on the same image.

 TheVirtual Copy feature is a benefit of LR being database based. The XMP format doesn't support separate parallel editing parameters.

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Creating "Virtual Copies" in CameraRaw?

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So I like the idea of virtual copies in LR, I just don't like LR or how slow it is.

So, is it possible to do the equivalent of Virtual Copies with bridge?   The only way I can see doing this is to save all of your edits as XMP files with the various edits, and then when you launch the RAW File from Bridge, load the XMP file you need for the specific "copy" you wish to edit or work with.

 

Thoughts?

I mean after all, in LR, a Virtual Copy is just a separate ("virtual") set of edits and adjustments on the same image.

 TheVirtual Copy feature is a benefit of LR being database based. The XMP format doesn't support separate parallel editing parameters.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 22, 2019

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You can't do virtual copies in ACR, but it would be nice. You're idea about copying the XMP files would work. 

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Jan 08, 2020

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OK that's sort of how I figured you would do various versions of a file (using different XMP files) in ACR.

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Dec 28, 2019

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 TheVirtual Copy feature is a benefit of LR being database based. The XMP format doesn't support separate parallel editing parameters.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 21, 2020

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Duplicate the RAW file and apply different settings. That is quick and easy.

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Jan 22, 2020

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The whole point of VCs is that you avoid having to copy the photo file and use double disc space. A VC takes up only about 25 KB of space.

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Jan 22, 2020

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But you have to install and use Lightroom.

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