How to default open images in raw editor as smart objects?

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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How do I make it the default that every image I open in photoshop opens up in the camera raw editor and also opens as a smart object? 
I am using Photoshop 2021 on Windows 10. Thank you for any help!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021
Set the options in Photoshop Camera Raw Preferences- 1) In General Preferences > File Handling:  Click on [Camera Raw Preferences] 2) In the File Handling > JPEG and TIFF Handling] panel:  Set both to [Automatically open all supported JPEGs & TIFFs] 3) In the Workflow > Photoshop panel: Check [Open in Photoshop as Smart Objects] Done!  Now all raw, JPG, TIF, files will open through Camera Raw to Ps as a Smart Object (by default)- Holding [Shift] key will now toggle back to (Open) as a regula...

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Set the options in Photoshop Camera Raw Preferences-

1) In General Preferences > File Handling:  Click on [Camera Raw Preferences]

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2) In the File Handling > JPEG and TIFF Handling] panel:  Set both to [Automatically open all supported JPEGs & TIFFs]

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3) In the Workflow > Photoshop panel: Check [Open in Photoshop as Smart Objects]

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Done!  Now all raw, JPG, TIF, files will open through Camera Raw to Ps as a Smart Object (by default)-

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Holding [Shift] key will now toggle back to (Open) as a regular layer.

 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.3, Photoshop 22.4.2, Lightroom 4.3, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Oh thank you it seems like the camera raw preferences were moved! Thank you.

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