I have both Photoshop CS5 and CS6 loaded on my computer as well as LR 4.1. I have been primarily editing in CS6 from Lightroom becuase of full compatibility. But today, I wanted to open a file in CS5 from Lightroom because one of the Photoshop plugins I am using is not compatible yet with CS5. When I went to the menu to choose CS5 as my program to edit in, it wasn't available as a choice and I cant figure out why. CS6 was the only choice I was offered. Can anyone help?
I'd do it differently....I'd simply add PS/CS5 as an additional external editor, thus no messing about needed as both CS6 and CS5 will be available in the "Edit in" menu. The only "issue" is that using the additional external editor function requires the TIFF/PSD to be pre-rendered by Lightroom.
Thanks to all for the replies. The only problem I am having when I try add CS5 as an external editor is that when I choose it I still end up in CS6. Maybe I set it up wrong. In the additional external editor dialog I clicked on "choose" and then navigated to the 64 bit CS5 program folder and choses "photoshop.exe" as the program. Is that correct?
Yes, that's correct and should work. However, make sure you save that setting as a new preset....use "Choose" to select "Photoshop.exe" from the CS5 program folder, then use the drop down arrow at the end of the Preset box and choose "Save Current Settings as New Preset"....give the preset a name, and it should then appear in the "Edit in" context menu.