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29 Mar 2023

Adobe Process Version

Term: Adobe Process Version
Description: The term Process Version refers to Adobe's Camera Raw editing engine, which does all of the actual raw converting for any Adobe application that is capable of editing raw files, including Lightroom, Bridge, and Photoshop. The Process Version can be considered a "recipe" for how to edit the raw file, controlling which adjustments do what, such as Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Blacks, Whites, etc. Adobe updates this Process Version periodically, and older Process Versions may have the same adjustment sliders (such as Contrast) and yet not have the exact same effect on an image.

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