Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

Saving as .cr2 in cs6

Aug 11, 2012 5:46 AM

I'm having a problem after I send a file to cs6 from lightroom 4 and edit it, cs6 wants to save the file as a .tif or .psd.  I would like to send it back to lightroom as a .cr2 file.  Is this possible?

  • Noel Carboni
    23,513 posts
    Dec 23, 2006
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 11, 2012 6:18 AM   in reply to mcgonegalm

    No, you can't save a CR2 file.


    You may be able to coordinate changes with both apps to the metadata XMP file - meaning you may be able to tweak the development settings in Camera Raw, press [Done], and have Lightroom see those, but you can't do proper edits inside Photoshop and make Lightroom aware of those.  The two apps don't work the same way.  Lightroom can only set the development metadata and while Photoshop can do that too, once you open the file into Photoshop proper it changes pixels, adds layers, etc. and the file must be saved as a PSD or other format.


    I don't use Lightroom, just Photoshop myself.  I hope someone who uses both will comment on their soup to nuts workflow and how they save edited files.



    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 11, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to mcgonegalm

    A raw file is just that - the unmodified capture of the camera's sensor data. Once you start editing it, it gets converted to persistent pixels. As Noel said, it may be possible to sync the metadata, but anything else will require the use of a proper pixel format that is able to hold such modifications - whatever they may be - consistently.



    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points