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Is there a way to export an image from Aperature into Adobe Raw before Photoshop?

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Is there any way to export an image out of Aperature into Adobe Camera Raw before using Photoshop?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    I do not think so, at least not using Adobe Raw as external editor. Aperture can only pass tiff or psd images to an external editor. If you want to develop your images in Adobe Raw, process them in this program before importing them into Aperture.






    You can always export the original master image file from Aperture (File > Export > Original) and then import this to Adobe Raw and pas it on to Photoshop. Then you will have to reimport it to Aperture, but all your previous edits in Aperture will be lost.

  • CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    If you want to send a TIFF file via the 'Edit with External Editor' command after selecting Photoshop as your external editor, you can try the following:


    1 - Open Camera Raw preferences (either via Bridge or ACR).


    2 - Find the 'JPEG and TIFF Handling' section


    3 - Use the 'TIFF:' drop-down menu to select 'Automatically open all supported TIFFs' option


    4 - Click OK and restart Bridge or ACR


    This should automatically launch ACR when Aperture sends a TIFF to PS.


    Note - you would then need to use the 'Open Image' command from ACR to render to Photoshop and use the 'Save' command to go back to Aperture and see the changes. This is only for a TIFF file format though.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    Corky, but that will not send the raw original master to Adobe camera raw, only a tiff quasi master derived from the raw, so what is the point?

  • CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    Depending on which version of ACR the OP is using, a few of the benefits might be:


    1 - Use the 'Exposure' local adjustment brush for Iris Enhancement

    2 - Use the 'Effects' panel to add grain

    3 - Use the 'Lens Correction' panel to manually correct for lens distortions

    4 - Use the 'Detail' panel for Sharpening and Noise Reduction if the OP likes that better than Aperture provided

    5 - Use the 'Split Toning' panel

    6 - Use the 'Graduated Filter' tool


    ACR isn't just for the RAW decoding engine, so if one likes the Aperture RAW conversion base, then some of the tools in ACR are the same as what Lightroom offers (CS5 = LR3, CS6 = LR4).


    IMO, not a bad solution for some shortcomings in current Aperture toolset vs. Lightroom if one has the full version of Photoshop CS5 or CS6.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    You have a point there. Thanks!.


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