No suggestions? I'd really appreciate some advice.
The proper sequence of steps is the following:
- In Lightroom, right-click on the photo and select Edit In...
- In the Edit In... dialog box, select the external editor and other appropriate options
- Edit the photo in the external editor
- When finished in the external editor, do a SAVE and not SAVE AS
Is this what you are doing? If you are following any other sequence of steps, it most likely is the cause of your problems.
This works, but the problem is if, for example, I send three photos from Lightroom to Photoshop Elements, then either use Photomerge exposure or Panorama to create one image, no matter how I then save this image it becomes invisible to Lightroom. It also becomes invisible to Perfect Effects 8, which I use as a plug-in via Lightroom. Doesn't make sense!
I don't do panoramas, but I believe it is true that if you are saving a brand new file that Lightroom doesn't know about, you'd have to import it into Lightroom.
I don't have an answer for you but I am experiencing a similar problem but by using other external programs.
I don't seem to be able to get an answer either.
I have to shut Lightroom down and reopen it and then the edited image appears alongside the original.
Is this the case with you ??
Hi, yes, that's what I'd thin kto do, but the new files not present.
No ,that doesn't work either. If after shutting Lightroom down , then re-entering & going to the import dialogue, the previously imported images are present but grayed-out, but the new one's completely absent. As I noted, it really doesn't make sense to me. It's as though Lightroom somehow marks the image and then refuses to recognise it.
I've tried saving the new image in various types, eg. JPEG, TIFF etc., and placing it in a new folder, but all to no avail. Once it's been in Lightroom it just won't go back in again!
Well, time's gone by and I'm still no closer to an answer to this extremely frustrating problem. I've just scanned an image onto my desktop with the intention of importing it into Lightroom. It was initially pdf ( LR doesn't see it...) so I open it in Photoshop Elements, convert it to JPEG, save back to desktop, try to import it into LR, nope, still doesn't see it.
I'Ve now got several photos that LR refuses to recognise. This makes absolutely no sense to me...
What is the full name of the file, including the extension?
What happens if you open Lightroom and in another window open the folder using your operating system. Then drag the photo from the operating system window onto the open Lightroom window? Does it import then?
I use Lightroom with Photoshop CS6. When I create a panorama, Photoshop names it the same as the first image in the panorama. But it doesn't include it in a stack. If my sort order isn't by filename then the panorama is recognized by Lightroom, but it is not next to the other images. Often it will be at the end of the group in that file. I don't have any experience with Photoshop Elements, but maybe you are experiencing what I have seen.
Nope, none of the above work. If I drag the image from the desktop down to the LR icon, LR opens but the image doesn't appear. Anywhere In LR. It's bizarre...
And so I ask again, for the 2nd time: what is the full name of the file, including the extension?
The name will depend on either what I've called it in Photoshop (for instance, lakes panorama.pds or with jpg extension) or the name the progaram gives it. If, for example, I import photos directly into LR from an SD card, they'll come in under the name the camera gives them. If for instance I then export a series of photos directly (via "Edit In") to Photoshop, convert them to panorama, then save, LR will not recognise the subsequent file, no matter what I call it, or what extension it's under.
The thing that I find really weird is I can happily import photos from my Hard Drive that I've had on file for many years. I'm wondering now if I might be best to try & reinstall LR.
The file with name "lakes panorama.pds" cannot be imported into Lightroom, maybe you mean it should have extension .psd?
But I really want you to give me an example: exact name and extension of one photo that cannot be imported into Lightroom.
Also, when you say you drag the image from the desktop and LR opens, but the image doesn't appear, what does appear? Do you have filters turned on (if so, please turn filters off with Ctrl-L once or twice and see if the photo appears.
Uninstalling and reinstalling is a last resort, and probably a waste of time at this point.
OK, many thanks for your continued interest. I'm rather infirm & not able to reach my computer at the moment; tomorrow morning I'll give you additional feedback on your advice.
Ah-Ha! Right, think I've worked out the problem!
When I save a photo from Photoshop, I often place it on the desktop with a view to e-mailing it or posting it somewhere on the internet. I've just looked at the file that was supposedly saved as a .psd, but under "properties" it has no file extension. So I added the .psd and bingo, up it popped in the LR import window! I've since gone into Photoshop preferences & ticked it to add a file extension. That's really odd - I've never deselected that option but, hey ho, mystery solved.
Many thanks for your patience Mr Paige, I should have looked at this before. Put it down to advancing senility...
Well, that's good news!