What I am missing in the Organizer is the ability to choose to open jpeg files directly in ACR, like in Bridge or with the old program 'OpenInAcr' by John R Ellis.
Yes, I know that once a file has been opened once in ACR, that choice will be remembered and the file will open automatically in ACR afterward.
That's why when I import jpegs, I often batch open a lot of jpegs, apply 'Auto' and click 'Done'.
The problem when I want to open a random jpeg in my catalog in ACR is that I have to find the path of that file to open it in the editor.
I am just testing the following solution:
- I have a direct shortcut on my desktop for the PSE editor and one for Bridge.
- When in the organizer, I have a jpeg to open, I drag and drop it on the Bridge shortcut on the desktop.
It appears highlighted in its folder in Bridge. I use the 'Open in Camera raw' option and I am in the full ACR version (I have a CC subscription).
I use the 'Auto' option or any edit I want and validate my edits.
Now, I drag and drop the thumbnail to the editor shortcut icon on the desktop and there I am in the reduced ACR version of PSE.
(By the way, that limited version does not use the GPU for the crop tool, which makes it slow and jerky.)
I did not imagine before that you could have a good collaboration between the organizer and Bridge with both open at the same time.
I should also mention the very useful ACR scripts in Elements+.
In the Bridge preferences you can associate a number of file extensions like jpeg or raw formats to the PSE editor. If you don't have a subscription allowing you to use the full ACR version, raw formats will open in the ACR editor of PSE.