Hiding the Filmstrip in Camera Raw

Hello, my favorite virtual worlders, coming to you from Planet Deke where we’re trying to enjoy each other’s enforced company. In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to remove the Filmstrip frame in Camera Raw when it decides to assert itself unnecessarily from Bridge.

Sometimes, it makes sense to have that filmstrip up, notably when you have asked Bridge to open more than one file and you might want to do similar things to a whole group of photos:

A couple of sea lion photos in Camera Raw with Filmstrip showing

But if you’re only working on one Hornby Island Steller sea lion, the filmstrip is superfluous. With no View options available to remove it, how do you put it out of sight? Simple, click on the frame between the filmstrip and the preview window, and when you see the double-headed arrow, just drag to the left until it disappears.

One sealion photo in bridge, cursor on the bar between Filmstrip and Preview

Or double-click on that same bar-thingy between the frames and skip the dragging. Either way, your single image gets all the room it needs to breathe.

Camera Raw with Filmstrip pane closed

If you’d like to know more about why you may want to be working in Camera Raw in the first place, check out Chapter 7: “Develop” of Deke’s Photoshop 2020 One-on-One: Fundamentals course over at LinkedIn Learning.

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