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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Finishing Touches

Camera Raw never makes any changes to your actual raw file. In fact, it’s not possible to make changes to a raw file, because it doesn’t contain any finished image data. The adjustments that you make in Camera Raw are stored separately from your image data. What’s great about this scheme is that you can go back at any time and change your Camera Raw settings, and then reprocess your raw file. In this way, you can derive lots of different corrections from the same file.

After you’re done adjusting your settings, you need to decide what you want Camera Raw to do. At the bottom of the dialog are four buttons:

  • Done: This button saves your settings (in either the internal database or as a sidecar XMP file, depending on your settings) ...

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