Editing Photos - Simplified

Step 1: Open Photo

When you double-click on a CR2 file (a raw Canon photo), it should open in Photoshop

Step 2: Adjust Photo

Click and drag the different bars on the right side until you're happy with the picture. You can always try the Auto option as a starting point. Here's the breakdown for what each level means:

Photoshop Adjustments Explained

Step 3: Open Image

Once you're done editing the image, click on the Open Image button on the bottom.

Step 4: Save As

Now that the file is opened normally, you need to save it as a TIF. To do this, go to File > Save As.

Change the file type to TIF.

Make sure you save it in a "Best - Edited" folder under the category the photo should go in.

In the next window, leave things as they are, and click OK.