Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Using Adobe Bridge with Camera Raw for Drone Panorama Editing Applications

Here is a short video showing how I use Camera Raw in Adobe Bridge to generate Drone Panorama images quickly and easily with or without opening Photoshop. The advantages processing in Adobe Bridge offers is that it can improve the speed and efficiency of stitching together large images in panorama without slowing down your computer significantly.

Photoshop, like all programs, uses up some of your computer's resources while it's open. Even if you're not working in Photoshop at the time, as long as it's open in the background, it's still using up resources. If you're working on a slower computer to begin with, having programs open in the background that you're not using can slow you down even more.

Camera Raw offers such a complete image editing environment that it's entirely possible to do everything you need to do with your photo in Camera Raw without ever needing to open it in Photoshop for further editing, including cropping, aligning, contrast and color channel editing. Camera Raw is perfectly capable of running in Bridge itself, or another way to put it, Camera Raw can be "hosted" by Bridge, just like it can be hosted by Photoshop.

Another benefit to running Camera Raw from Bridge, and one that has an impact on your workflow, is that when you're finished processing one image in Camera Raw and click the Done button to close out of it, you're instantly returned to Bridge, ready to select and open the next image or sets of images for further processing.