Open a PSD file in RAW

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by BF, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. BF

    BF Guest

    How can I open a PSD file in camera RAW in CS4?
     
    BF, Jul 29, 2009
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  2. You can't. Camera RAW dosn't know about PSD's. The only thing you can do
    is to load it into CS4, flatten the image and save it in a format that
    Camera RAW will open. I know that you can do JPG, and I think it will do
    TIFF.


    John Passaneau
     
    John Passaneau, Jul 30, 2009
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  3. BF

    BF Guest

    I just did it. Find a PSD file using "File/OpenAs", and click on the
    Camera Raw preference. Opens in camera RAW. Try it and let me know what
    I am missing because it worked for me.
     
    BF, Jul 30, 2009
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    Joel Guest

    That's what I tried to tell him/her that the extension doesn't mean
    anything to Photoshop.
     
    Joel, Jul 31, 2009
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  5. BF

    BF Guest

    OK. It's not a tiff, its not a jpg, it's not a psd then what is it? Am I
    losing anything by opening it in camera raw then opening it in Photoshop
    and saving as a psd again?
     
    BF, Aug 3, 2009
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  6. BF

    BF Guest

    OK. It's not a tiff, its not a jpg, it's not a psd then what is it? Am I
    losing anything by opening it in camera raw then opening it in Photoshop
    and saving as a psd again?
     
    BF, Aug 3, 2009
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    Joel Guest

    It's whatever it's. So, if you try to rename to PSD but Photoshop won't
    open then you know it ain't PSD, renaming to TIFF but PS won't open then you
    know for sure it ain't TIFF, renaming to JPG but PS won't open then you know
    for sure it ain't JPG.

    What else? there are around dozen or so formats, and you can try until you
    find out what the real format is, and that's the REWARD.
     
    Joel, Aug 4, 2009
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    Dave Guest


    So, why did you clever guys stop answering the OP?
    He is waiting for an answer and So am I:)
     
    Dave, Aug 6, 2009
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  9. BF

    Dave Guest

    John, his question (the one which had the clever ones fleeing) is at
    the top. Whether he is losing data, and if not, why worry about the
    'realness' extension?
     
    Dave, Aug 6, 2009
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  10. BF

    BF Guest


    Thank you Dave

    I can open any of my PSD files in camera RAW as I described earlier. I
    don't really care what RAW thinks it is or isn't I want to know if I
    lose any data by making changes in Camera RAW and re-saving as a PSD. I
    think some one asked why would I want to do that. Why not just go back
    to the original RAW file and start over. Start over being the key words.
    Since this was a picture from an old P&S digital camera, I did a lot of
    correction in photoshop and later noticed a red fringe in an area that I
    didn't notice to begin with. The lens correction tool in RAW works
    really well for correcting this. Maybe there is the same tool in CS4 but
    I haven't seen it.

    Bottom line is what did RAW do to open this image? Is all of the data
    the same as if I opened it in Photoshop? And am I losing anything by
    re-saving it as a PSD. If I open a JPG in RAW and re-save it I will
    obviously lose data. Or will I? If "it's not really a PSD", like someone
    said earlier in this post, then is it really a JPG.
     
    BF, Aug 7, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    and I support your view whole heartedly.
    What it really is, is of no importance, as long as the value keep on
    being the same. And, most probably it keep on being a PSD.
    Obvious, the guys who answered you, hoped for one with more knowledge
    to intervene, and when no one else did it, they fled tail between the
    legs.

    I do not think PS will keep on calling it a PSD but secretly alter the
    extension. More probably PS would not open it rather than changing the
    selection. So, let's assume it (still) is a PSD until we learn
    otherwise.
     
    Dave, Aug 7, 2009
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