How To: Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

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

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How To: Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

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

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Correct Answer by Jeff_Arola
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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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Re: How To: Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

Adobe Community Professional, Dec 16, 2016

I don't think you can. Photoshop has to rely on camera raw as part of the image processor. Camera raw converts the image and then the rest of the process is completed in Photoshop. And I don't think you can make camera raw process two different images at the same time. It's just a plug-in that is accessible from Bridge and Photoshop.

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Re: How To: Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

Running Windows 10?

You can open two desktops, using the Task View button, run Photoshop in one and Bridge in the other.

Jim, you can simultaneously host Camera Raw in Photoshop and Bridge, with separate images.

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Re: How To: Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

Adobe Community Professional, Dec 16, 2016

Didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: How To:   Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

Im so sorry......

I'm on a MAC running the latest OS.

I'm not trying to RUN 2 images at the same time. I just DO NOT want PS to be always ON TOP.....I cannot do anything else when PS is processing RAW files because it's ON TOP.....and running.....covering up everything I'm working on.

ANY SUGGESTIONS????

Kirk

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Re: How To:   Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

AGAIN.....if you want to try and DUPLICATE this.....in bridge.....go to a folder of RAW FILES....click Tools> Photoshop> Image Processor

Photoshop will start running and it will FORCE to the TOP of everything....open something like Safari while PS is running....and it will be forced to the background of your desktop.

HELP????!!!!!!!

What is strange....this used to happen on my LAPTOP when I used PS CS6....but it did not happen on my DESKTOP COMPUTER with using PS CS6...now, with CC 2017 it's happening again.

Kirk

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Re: How To:   Keep PS in the Background during Raw Conversion

Excuse me....ON BOTH computers.

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