Over the last week I have been very busy getting images finished for a client and they are really starting to pile up. I’ve already done 1700 images and there’s still more to do but thankfully with the help of Adobe Camera Raw there are some time saving techniques that I thought others might enjoy.
The first thing that really helps is having your favorite settings already saved. I’ve multiple profiles setup based on that different camera profiles I shoot in and the subject matter for which I shoot I in. By simply saving those settings, such as clarity, vibrance, sharpening, noise reduction, in each of those profiles I don’t have to go back and redo them.
The next thing if you notice to the left of the screen is that I open multiple images in ACR. Usually I do about 20 at a time. By clicking on the ones I want or that are of similar content I can alter sync all the settings at once. The other nice thing about selecting multiple images at once, is that I can make adjustments to just one image and ACR will make those same changes to every other image selected at the same time. So there are multiple ways to do lots of changes to lots of images while inside ACR.
One of the really nice things about the sync option is that if you only want to sync one setting, you can click on the check none box and then click on the setting you want to change. On more then one occasion what has happened to me is after working on a set of images I’ve noticed a dust spot that I didn’t previously so by just checking spot removal, that one spot would be gone without changing anything else. There are a lot of ways that you can speed up your worklow and this is just one of them.