Use Adobe Camera Raw on Layers in Photoshop CS6

I hear that Photoshop CC now has Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) as a filter within Photoshop.  Sometimes things are just easier to do in ACR, clarity for example.  Drag this, drag that, slide this one over and boom, my image looks great!  However, I am not one of the cool kids with CC, I have CS6, so what am I to do?   Thanks to Russell Brown’s efforts, we now have an ACR extension of CS6.   I installed it and it works as expected.  Great job Mr. Brown!

http://www.russellbrown.com/scripts.html

Scroll down and look for “Edit Layers in ACR 1.1.8”   Also, watch the video to get it setup.  He walks you through the process except for the initial install, which is simple.  Remove the file from the zip and double-click it.  The Adobe Extension Manager will launch and prompt you for the installation.

View Adobe DNG files in Windows 7 Explorer

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Yep, you read that right! It seems that Adobe has released a free DNG codec 2.0 for Windows that essentially allows you to view your DNG files right in explorer as you wander around your hard drive. What a great little tool.

Adobe states “The DNG Codec provides a method for Windows 7 customers to browse and view DNG files and metadata information in Windows Explorer and open DNG files in the Windows Photo Viewer.”

Download this little gem at: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5495