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AuthorSubject: Saving color correction settings in ACR and flags in CS browser   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Paula Lerner
Posted on Thu Apr 8, 2004 12:15 PM

I am having a problem tracking certain pieces of data, and I'm hoping that some knowledgeable folks on this forum can help me figure out what I'm doing wrong.

My basic workflow is to shoot digital files, color correct them in ACR, mark them as flagged/unflagged, append metadata and then copy the files to external hard drives for storage and backup.

I had thought that when we do color corrections in ACR that the information on all the slider settings would be saved in the side car. I discovered this wasn't the case the other day when I noticed that one folder of digital files had no side cars at all. Upon investigating I realized I had forgotten to append the metadata (i.e., usage and copyright info in File Info) to that set of images. I thought: no worries, and just opened the file and added the data. Afterward the .xmp side cars appeared in the same folder as expected. Still, when I went to open the images in the browser, all the color corrections I'd done were visible in the thumbnails, but none of the files were marked as "flagged" anymore. I want to keep this information with the file, but I seem to have lost it somehow. So one question is: how do you keep the flagged markings attached to the files?

Next problem: I had another set of raw files that I had color corrected, marked as flagged/unflagged, appended metadata to, and saved a backup copy on an external drive. Because I had a computer crash a month ago, I had some confusion as to which were my originals and which were my backups. I opened one set of raw files in my browser from the external drive, and noticed that none of the color correction settings were coming up in the thumbnails, nor were they marked as flagged. That's odd, I thought, so I went to my original set of raw files on my main computer's hard drive, and when I opened that copy of the raw files in the PS CS browser all the color correction information was there in the thumbnails, along with the flag markings. Phew! I was relieved that I hadn't lost the color correction data. So I renamed the folder "Raw Files XXXX cc'ed and flagged", and made a new copy of this file on my backup external drive.

BUT: now when I go to load ANY of these folders into my PS CS browser, none of them show up with the color corrected thumbnails, and none of them have the flagged markings. My color corrections on the thumbnails seems to have disappeared. What am I doing wrong?

This has been happening with other sets of files, and I know part of the problem is keeping straight where everything is given my transfer to my new system. I thought I'd been doing that by keeping the working copies of everything on my external drive (backed up to a mirrored 2nd external drive) and only taking out what I needed from the primary external drive. I thought I might have messed up somewhere by inadvertantly overwriting raw file folders that had no color corrections with ones that did have the color corrections with the same folder name. But even if that were the case, it still wouldn't explain the above.

I have more than a thousand raw files for a multi-part long job I'm doing for a client, and if I've lost the color correction info for these somehow I will be one very unhappy camper. On any particular file I can always go to a saved JPEG version and look for the settings in the file info, but if I have to reprocess a few hundred of these in the next few days for a new set of client specs, looking them up one at a time will be a big PITA.

Can someone tell me a) where the color correction data you do to raw files in ACR is stored, 2) where the flagging info you mark in the browser is stored, and 3) what the heck am I doing wrong?

Any insight would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Paula Lerner
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Paula Lerner Photography * Boston * 617-489-6747
NEW WEB SITE: http://www.lernerphoto.com
paula@lernerphoto.com


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