A reader wrote in to ask about the Develop Settings options found in Bridge. Specifically, she was wondering about the Copy Settings option.
The Camera Raw settings that are generated whilst working on an image can be easily applied to another similar image, without opening Adobe Camera Raw, through the use of the Copy Settings command.
Once you've clicked on Copy Settings, select another image with similar charistics. Then right click on the image, scroll down to Develop Settings>Paste Settings. A dialog box will pop up to ask which settings to apply. Choose the appropriate settings, or the default choice, and click OK.
And ... just like that ... you can apply the settings from image 1 to image 2 without opening ACR.