Batch Applying SpyderCUBE and SpyderCHECKR ACR Presets in Adobe Bridge
Jan 2013 01

Adobe Bridge is often used for a range of housekeeping and batch functions by Photoshop owners who do not use Lightroom as their image management application. It is possible to apply presets built in Adobe Camera Raw from within Bridge for convenient batch processing of groups of images. This can be useful for SpyderCUBE and SpyderCHECKR owners. After you have built SpyderCUBE white balance and lighting presets in ACR, they can be applied to a series of related images in Bridge by following the directions below. SpyderCHECKR camera color correction presets built in ACR, can also be applied to image sets in Bridge through the same workflow.

  • Select the group of images you wish to apply the preset to in Bridge.
  • Right-click on Windows, or Control-click on the Mac.
  • Select Develop Settings from the list that appears.
  • Choose your preset by name, to apply to all selected set of images.

C. DAVID TOBIE has been involved in color management and digital imaging from their early development. David has worked to see affordable solutions put in place for graphic design, prepress, photography and digital imaging, and then taught users how best to utilize them. He has consulted internationally for a wide range of color-related companies, and is best known by photographers for his writing and technical editing of texts and periodicals for the photo industry such as Mastering Digital Printing, and Professional Photographer magazine, and his seminars on color and imaging at photographic workshop around the globe. David is currently Global Product Technology Manager at Datacolor, where he develops new products and features for their Spyder line of calibration tools. His work has received a long line of digital imaging product awards including the coveted TIPA award, and a nomination for the Spyder line of calibration tools. Much of David’s recent writing can be found at his photography blog:, and his samples of his photography can be seen at: