No screenshots with this tutorial, just a handy little tip. With Camera RAW 5 came the ability to open single jpegs in ACR – which is great news, but there is something not available to you with a jpeg that is available with a RAW file – the different preset white balances.

With a RAW file you get a little drop down menu for the white balance.

Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Shade
Tungsten
Fluroescent
Flash
Custom

Now, how can you make these same settings available so you can use them with a jpeg file, pretty easily as it turns out. You will need one RAW file to make this work (and it little bit of time)

Open the RAW file in ACR and then go the drop down menu and click on Daylight (example) Save this as a Preset – you might call it something like Daylight for jpeg. Click on Cloudy next and then save it as a preset, continue on till you have done all the white balances.

When you open a jpeg file in ACR, go to your presets folder and try out one the new white balance presets you made :-)

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