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So to keep going with Bridge, Daniel Hurtubise is doing another great workflow post.

I came back Wednesday from a car racing event with roughly 1500 images taken over 3 days… that’s a lot of work.

So here’s how I deal with it:

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First I will start by “stacking” pictures that will need the same kind of adjustments.

To do this you select all the images that will need those adjustments by either using CTRL/Command or SHIFT.

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Then you right click and select Stack – Group as Stack.

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This is what you’re going to get.

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As a side note for stack you can “play” the stack (that will do a quick slideshow of all the images) by pressing the play icon.

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Or you can use your mouse to ”slide” through the images.

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I then repeat the process for all group that will need the same treatment. I then “open” the stack to access the individual images by clicking on the number.

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I then double-click one of the image and it ill open it in Camera Raw.

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Now I apply the needed settings for that series.

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And simply close the image by clicking “Done.”

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You can now see that this images had some modifications applied to it because it display this icon.

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You can now either close the stack or select all the images with CTRL/Command or SHIFT.

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Right-click and Select Develop Settings – Previous Conversion.

Bridge will then apply the previous Camera Raw settings to all the images in the stack.

On a side note, I’m a week away from leaving for my Alaskan trip. So be sure to stay tune for more workflow tips since I will sure return with a lot of pictures.

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And in response to questions from last time:

First let me start by saying thanks to all your nice comments. I’m glad you liked the workflow tutorials and I hope that it will help spend more time shooting and less time organizing. So thanks to Kansas Allen, Denise Olson, Lori M and Aimee.

Toki, to answer your question (is there a way to resave the nef files currently on my hard drive as dngs?) the answer is.. yes and no J. You could embed the NEF file into the DNG to extract it later on but that would make the DNG huge. If you don’t embed it then you can’t. But like I said, I personally prefer sticking to a non-proprietary format. And I’ve never been a big fan of Capture NX.

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  1. Tennille Flanagan on June 7, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Welcome to Queensland!!!!Hopefully you have the warmer weather at the moment. Port Douglas is stunning! I am in Brisbane!Enjoy your trip!Tennille

  2. Tennille Flanagan on June 7, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Welcome to Queensland!!!!Hopefully you have the warmer weather at the moment. Port Douglas is stunning! I am in Brisbane!Enjoy your trip!Tennille

  3. Tennille Flanagan on June 7, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Welcome to Queensland!!!!Hopefully you have the warmer weather at the moment. Port Douglas is stunning! I am in Brisbane!Enjoy your trip!Tennille

  4. Tennille Flanagan on June 7, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Welcome to Queensland!!!!Hopefully you have the warmer weather at the moment. Port Douglas is stunning! I am in Brisbane!Enjoy your trip!Tennille

  5. Bronwyn on June 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Love the pics of you and the kangaroo ;). What an awesome adventure!! Looking forward to more pictures!

  6. thefisherlady on June 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I love such adventures!

  7. Vi on June 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Can’t wait for all pictures you will be taking at Qld 🙂

  8. Alice C. on June 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous photos!

  9. Joani on June 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I can do without the pictures of snakes. Don’t like, don’t like to look at….the rest are great. Can’t wait to see your pictures.

  10. Christina G on June 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    What an amazing trip!

  11. Jean on June 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Gorgeous photos!

  12. Rae Higgins on June 22, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Wow! I’m envious!

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