How To: Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

New Here ,
Dec 16, 2016

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I have a single monitor.

I use PS Bridge 2017 as my images organizing software.

I usually do several clients a day and then in the evenings, I work these files.

I shoot everything in RAW.

Part of my work flow is to adjust everything in Bridge. Then I click "Tools> Photoshop> Image Processor". I set it and then run it......

As a result, Photoshop OPENS on the TOP of my desktop. Images OPEN and CLOSE as PS does the RAW PROCESS.

AT THIS POINT, I want to be working on the next set of images in Bridge, HOWEVER I cannot because PS FORCES itself to the TOP as it does the raw conversion.

So, I have to WAIT until it is done...the start the process all over again. THUS my question:

How To:   Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

Kirk Voclain

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Correct answer by Jeff_Arola | Adobe Community Professional

The only way i can seem to achieve that and still use floating document windows is to turn off the Application Frame in photoshop.

Window>Application Frame

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New Here ,
Dec 16, 2016

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Another UPDATE.......

If you work in "TABS"......you do not have this problem.....it processes all RAW files INSIDE of PS....and PS stays in the Background on your desktop.

I notice that this ONLY happens if you are opening your images "Windowed"......

AGAIN...I'm ON A MAC.....when I do this on a PC.......even if it's "WINDOWED"...it stays inside of PS....only on a MAC.

I personally like to work in "WINDOWED" mode...I do not like working in TABS......

So....HELP????!!!! How can this be adjusted? IS THIS a MAC problem or a ADOBE problem?

Kirk

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Engaged ,
Dec 17, 2016

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I'm not a Mac expert, but I believe you can use Mission Control to create multiple desktops.

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New Here ,
Dec 17, 2016

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I tried that....and even if I have BRIDGE on one Desktop and PS on the other....the IMAGES will open up on top of whatever desktop is active. SO...thanks for the post....but that did not solve the problem.

Still looking for some help??????

Kirk

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Dec 18, 2016

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WOW...I'm blown away!!!! I have NEVER asked a question here and NOT gotten an answer.....WOW...have I actually "STUMPED" the Xperts????

Kirk

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Engaged ,
Dec 18, 2016

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I'll give it one more shot, although your excessive use of caps and exclamation points and overall sarcasm don't do anything to make the "Xperts" anxious to help.

Instead of Tools > Photoshoop > Image Processor invoked from Bridge, keep the processes completely separate.  Save your work out of Bridge, fire up Photoshop on a separate desktop, and start the Image Processor.  Invoke Bridge on the other desktop, and see if it will work independently while Photoshop is processing.

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Dec 19, 2016

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The only way i can seem to achieve that and still use floating document windows is to turn off the Application Frame in photoshop.

Window>Application Frame

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