One of the applications to increase the efficiency while working with Adobe Photoshop is Adobe Camera Raw. It can allow you to process the RAW format images in the form of DNG. With this plugin, you can even convert the RAW images into the other formats, which are supported by Photoshop and othe image editors, so you can implement all the features for editing that you have done otherwise.
Cropping, cutting, tilting and rotating are amongst some of the features provided by Adobe Camera Raw. The camera pictures from Kodak, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony and many others can be easily treated with the presence of this application as an extension to Photoshop.
One of the problems here is that this utility comes specifically for a particular edition of Photoshop and each version of this application cannot be used with all the versions. However, apart from it, this application is one of the best you can get to edit your pictures.
Adobe Camera Raw is a plugin for for Photoshop that can increase the functionality and allow you to edit the RAW images in the best possible manner.