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Edits in Lightroom not showing when selecting "Edit In" to Photoshop CS5

Jul 20, 2012 8:19 PM

I've reasearched this but can't find the solution.  I just purchased Lightroom 4 a few days ago and am noticing when I select 'edit in' Photoshop CS5, my lightroom edits don't transfer.  What should I do to fix this?

 
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    Jul 20, 2012 8:23 PM   in reply to nm25827

    Funny - I was just trying to figure this out myself.  I am chosing the edit with adjustments as well........

     
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    Jul 20, 2012 8:30 PM   in reply to Bryndi Schult

    Perhaps your Photoshop is a version behind your LR, so you need the transitional version of ACR 6.7 that understands how to render LR4’s new PV2012 adjustments. 

     

    You can get ACR 6.7 from http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/ and then choosing Camera Raw for your platform in the dropdown list at the top then clicking Go.  This will take you to the list of all Camera Raw updates and choose the version 6.7 link and follow the instructions to install it.

     

    If you feel you have done all of this, and you can verify that ACR is version 6.7 using Help / About Plug-Ins / Camera Raw, then switch the Process Version manually to 2010 in the Camera Calibration area at the end of the righthand panel in Develop and review your toning adjustments before doing Edit In.

     
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:11 PM   in reply to nm25827

    I was about to post a similar question. When I create a version of a photo in PS CS5 I rename it (eg IMG_1234-bw). With the "Edit In" you don't get it imported automatically as you do otherwise. So I import; the renamed images show in the file as checked, and they import. But they come into LR4 on a somehow separate page and are not in the folder you imported them to. Yet they now show in the folder if viewed in WIndows Explorer (Windows 7) and you cannot move them into the folder as you get an erro message saying they are already there. The only way to do it appears to be by renaming the files. So they have been imported, apparently successfully, they show in the folder but not in LR4. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

     
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:36 PM   in reply to ssprengel

    fixed!  thank you so much!

     
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    Jul 21, 2012 3:04 AM   in reply to DerekWRBC

    DerekWRBC wrote:

     

    When I create a version of a photo in PS CS5 I rename it (eg IMG_1234-bw). With the "Edit In" you don't get it imported automatically as you do otherwise. So I import; the renamed images show in the file as checked, and they import. But they come into LR4 on a somehow separate page and are not in the folder you imported them to. Yet they now show in the folder if viewed in WIndows Explorer (Windows 7) and you cannot move them into the folder as you get an erro message saying they are already there. The only way to do it appears to be by renaming the files. So they have been imported, apparently successfully, they show in the folder but not in LR4. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

    I wonder if by "on a somehow separate page", you are referring to some selective view of the images inside LR, so that some images are currently displayed and others are not? For example, a Collection or a filtered view somehow. Or, the view you are seeing may be sorted so that the related images are not shown next to each other, or some may be concealed by stacking.

     

    But stepping back a bit, in my opinion it merely confuses matters to use Photoshop in the way that you suggest (in particular, "Save As" is filethink not lightroomthink ). It steps outside the LR+PS partnership roles, as designed.

     

    Having involved an image manager (Lightroom), it may be most logical to use that to manage all of your versioning, directly - and to stop using Photoshop to subvert that by working in (disconnected) parallel. By using LR as the front-end for generating both internal (virtual copy) and external (edit in) variations, LR is naturally aware of everything, and can present it to you instantly. As a side-benefit you have no need to even think about file naming, folder locations etc.

     

    So the sequence is from a LR image starting point, Edit in.., go to PS, Save and close, back to LR. Then you can apply further LR edits onto that. The important point is that you are not using PS for its normal full scope here - merely calling it in momentarily, as a specialist subcontractor.

     

    If you want to use PS to do something else, exactly the same method applies, starting again from LR. The only difference is that you now see two kinds of option: edit the underlying PS file some more (Edit Original), or else spin off a fresh separate PS version as well (Edit a Copy). It is then LR's job to make it all just happen; that is part of how it earns its keep.

     
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    Jul 21, 2012 4:50 PM   in reply to richardplondon

    Thank you for this helpful answer. I do indeed follow that workflow some of the time. But it does not work with some things, such as using multiple images to produce a panorama in PS. Then I have no option but to "save as." I think. If there is a way to go straight back into LR I would like to know how.

     
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    Jul 22, 2012 1:53 AM   in reply to DerekWRBC

    DerekWRBC wrote:

     

    Thank you for this helpful answer. I do indeed follow that workflow some of the time. But it does not work with some things, such as using multiple images to produce a panorama in PS. Then I have no option but to "save as." I think. If there is a way to go straight back into LR I would like to know how.

    If you have compatible versions of Photoshop and Lightroom, you have a separate option under "Edit in.." which is called "merge to Panorama in Photoshop". You select multiple pictures in LR, PS merges them, Save and close, go back to LR, there is a single new image automatically imported.

     

    If you are using LR4 with CS5, and have used the 2012 process version when adjusting the images in LR, you need to ensure you have updated Photoshop to use ACR 6.7, so as to have the LR adjustments properly interpreted during that.

     

    There is also a Merge to HDR option, and Open as Layers in Photoshop is useful too - for blending, compositing and such.

     

    You can edit a single image using a wide choice of 3rd party editors / utilities, in the same "round-trip" way as with Photoshop, by setting that program up in the External Editors section of LR preferences, and then saving this setup as an external editing preset.

     

    But this will likely not work for multiple images that need to be passed through together. So one manual method would be: Export temporary images in suitable format into a special temp folder. Combine and save them, using your software, and save a brand new file. Import the new file back to LR using the Move option, so as to transfer it into the same filing structure you normally use for original imports - so that the merge file is stored alongside the camera files it was derived from. (When you use the Photoshop options, that is what happens automatically so one may as well always work to the same scheme IMO.) Then if temp TIFFs have been manually made, and you are happy with the merged result, they can be manually deleted again. LR could always make more if required.

     

    One could have worked inside the same single folder as the camera originals, but for safety reasons I prefer to keep well away from there - it is easier to be 100% sure you are deleting only unwanted files when cleaning up. I use this method with PTGui, which does not connect straight into LR in the same specially programmed way that Photoshop's merge method does..

     
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