How To Open Camera Raw In Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful image editing tool that provides vast possibilities to photographers and graphic designers. One of the great features of Photoshop is Camera Raw, a plugin that allows users to edit raw images. Raw images are unprocessed and uncompressed digital photos. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to open Camera Raw in Photoshop.

Opening Camera Raw via Adobe Bridge

One way to open Camera Raw within Photoshop is via Adobe Bridge, here’s how:

  1. Launch Adobe Bridge by clicking on its icon.
  2. Select the raw image file you want to open and right-click on it.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select Open in Camera Raw.

Opening Camera Raw Directly in Photoshop

You can also open Camera Raw directly in Photoshop:

  1. Open Photoshop and go to the File menu.
  2. Select Open and navigate to your raw image file.
  3. Select the raw image file and click Open.

Photoshop will automatically recognize the raw file format and open it in Camera Raw.

Opening JPEG and TIFF files in Camera Raw

By default, JPEG and TIFF files don’t open in Camera Raw. However, you can change the settings to open these file types in Camera Raw:

  1. In Photoshop, go to the Edit menu and select Preferences.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select File Handling.
  3. In the File Handling dialog box, under the File Compatibility section, look for the Camera Raw Preferences button and click on it.
  4. In the Camera Raw Preferences dialog box, under the JPEG and TIFF Handling section, choose Automatically Open All Supported JPEGs and Automatically Open All Supported TIFFs.
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

Now, whenever you open a JPEG or TIFF file, it will automatically open in Camera Raw.


Camera Raw in Photoshop is a powerful tool that allows you to edit raw, JPEG, and TIFF images easily. By knowing how to open Camera Raw in Photoshop, you can gain greater control over your images and create stunning artworks. Happy editing!