Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)
Export RAW files for ACR to the following folders. Use the last tab in ACR to import / load presets.
File location for windows:
C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator (your file)/Application Data/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings
File location for Macs:
your home/library/application support/adobe/camera raw/settings
More information on saving/ resetting and loading RAW in CS4:
To import presets, switch to the Develop Module [D], right-click the User Presets subfolder, and select ‘Import’. Navigate to your presets and Import them.
To manually locate presets, use the following locations:
XP: C:/Documents and Settings/<username>/Application Data/Adobe/Lightroom/
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/
Photoshop Elements 6 & 7
1) Open the file in Element’s version of ACR (choose open, and opening a DNG will open it in ACR). Under the last tab select “Save New Camera Raw Defaults” and click ‘done’.
2) Now if you open another RAW image and the preset you just applied as the default will be applied to this image. You can open as many files as you want – and tweak away to your heart’s content. If the preset is not applied when you open your new RAW image go back to that last tab in ACR and select “Previous Conversion”.
If you want to apply a different preset, however, you will have to repeat step one. Presets themselves do not load into Elements, but dng files, which contain all the information found in RAW files will load. I suggest making a copy preset somewhere in the event you make a change to the preset/dng file and want to revert back to the original.
The ACR “lite” comes installed in Elements 7, but must be downloaded as a plug-in for Elements 6. You can download it from Adobe.