I save a photo that I've edited in photoshop cs5, either jpeg or tiff, and when I go to Lightroom 3.6 I can not locate the file. It shows up in bridge under the right location. I reinstalled both Lightroom and photoshop and no change. What am I doing wrong?
If you're using the Edit in Photoshop command from LR, you shouldn't need to import after returning from PS.
Perhaps the file is not showing up next to the file you are editing, so you might have to look around for it. It should be in the same folder as your original, but (depending on your sort order selection) it may have sorted to a different position. Try looking at the beginning and the end of the filmstrip.
The only way for LR to automatically import photos edited on CS5 is to have Lr open while you edit in CS5.
If you choose not to do so - it is memory consuming - you´ll have to import the psd´s into LR later.
Here´s my workflow:
Basic edit in LR, then open the file in CS5 with the right click menu - edit in CS5.
Leave LR opened.
Immediately save the file as a PSD - I do this in a different location.
LR now ´knows´ about the PSD.
Edit in CS5, close CS5, open LR and go to the appropriate folder in the catalog.
LR will tell you that the file has been changed by another application and ask if you want to import the settings from disc.