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can not open Lightroom 5 image in Photoshop Elements 12

Nov 3, 2013 1:50 PM

Tags: #edit_in #lightroom_5 #elements_12

I just purchased PSE 12. In Lightroom 5, I can set up an Edit in Photoshop Elements preset.


When I try to edit a .dng or .cr2 raw image in PSE from Lr5, the first dialog I get asks if I want to edit a copy with Lr adjustments. Then PSE opens but no file(s) are loaded.


If I open the file directly from PSE 12, it will open (with Lr5 adjustments)... but that's not the point.


Any ideas on getting the Lightroom 5 --> PSE 12 workflow to operate properly?

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    Nov 3, 2013 3:47 PM   in reply to chbphoto

    Normally the problem is that the link to the external editor in Lightroom 5 points to the main PSE executable, when it should point to the Photoshop Elements Editor executable file.


    Either that, or space aliens have abducted your photo.

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    Nov 4, 2013 3:57 AM   in reply to chbphoto

    You have to go into Preferences and then External editor and then set up PSE as an additional external editor, pointing to the PSE Editor application executable.

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