Chapter 12

Developing Photos

Adobe replaces the traditional lightbox and darkroom with a trio of programs: Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), and Photoshop. You’ll use Bridge as a digital lightbox to review and tag your shots, ACR to develop individual photos, and Photoshop to do more advanced work involving layers, filters, and more.

  • Using Adobe Bridge
  • Making development decisions in ACR
  • Making local adjustments in ACR

Using Adobe Bridge

Adobe Bridge is a separate program that comes free with Photoshop and many other Adobe products. As its name suggests, Bridge serves as a media browser that links different Adobe programs. More than just a way to see multiple thumbnails of your photos, Bridge allows you to tag your shots with metadata. As you ...

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