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How can one open a .jpg image in Adobe Photoshop's Camera Raw directly from Windows Explorer in Windows 7?

I know how to open it via Bridge and from inside Photoshop, I'd just like to know whether I can open some .jpgs from Windows Explorer by right-clicking and choosing Camera Raw...

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Photoshop CS5 - Edit - Preferences - File Handling:

Camera Raw Preferences - JPEG and TIFF Handling

Select "automatically open all supported JPEGs"

Now when you right click a JPEG and select open in CS5 it will open in Camera RAW. I don't normally have CS5 configured like this but seems to work ok.

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Know that one but thanks anyway. I was interested in something more along the lines of opening only some .jpegs in Camera Raw and some directly in Photoshop by using it something like Open with... and then have the option of choosing either Photoshop or Camera Raw plugin. Do you think that's possible? –  John Doe Feb 12 '12 at 18:46
Sorry, can't see a way to get Camera RAW on the right click menu. I have Bridge as an "Open With" choice - so if I want to edit in Camera RAW I right click and open in Bridge (thumbnail view) and then select open in Camera RAW. Any JPEG I want straight into CS5 I right click and open with CS5. –  BJ292 Feb 12 '12 at 19:18
Yeah, I thought so... Hope someone else has any other ideas. –  John Doe Feb 12 '12 at 21:15

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