Camera RAW Basics
Photoshop CS3 Tutorial
How to Open a Camera RAW Image in Photoshop
Camera RAW has become the industry standard for still images. The original RAW file can be compared to the film negative in the past.
The RAW file is opened in Photoshop, adjusted to enhance the image and then saved as a PSD document.
In Photoshop choose File > Open.... Navigate to your RAW image(s) to open the file(s).
To select multiple files, Cmd (PC-Ctrl) click multiple images, then click Open.
The images appear on the left side of the panel. Click on the thumbnails to select an image. Cmd (PC-Ctrl) click to select multiple images.
To select all the images, click the Select All button.
With all the images selected you can adjust the Exposure and Temperature sliders and make adjustments to all the selected images at once.
Your image(s) can be adjusted with the multiple adjustment tabs.
Once you are content with your settings, either click Done to have Photoshop write a "sidecar" file next to the original RAW file or click Open to open it in Photoshop.