I'm having this issue also! I have images in LR then export to edit in PS then I save the image and usually it shows up next to the original file in LR but it is currently telling me that it cannot find the file. HELP!
you should be able to find the new file in your Folders - it just apparently won't be in the Collection by default.
I had this issue. Select the folder your images are in and synchronize the folder (right click or under library menu). I only did it once and Seems to have fixed it.
right... but if you have hundreds of folders that's a very tedious exercise to locate which folder your edited image resided in - that doesn't work very well.
... also if you're making a copy, including Lightroom settings, shouldn't the Collection attribution be part of what's being copied?
I see your problem. I'm not familiar with Aperture but I believe the two programs fundamentally handle the data structures differently. I rely more on folder structure for my basic organization. I stopped separating ( in folders) my Raw and edited files because of the way Lightroom works. I don't know how you would deal with the imported collections. Moving forward you could possibly use smart collections to accomplish something similar.
Also I have nothing to do with ADOBE.
The following is the case for me in CC 2015 (Windows), consistent with earlier versions - whereby, you can "game" it a little depending on exactly how you have browsed to the image.
Say an image's source file is located in Folder A; the image belongs to Collection B, and to Collection C, and also appears in Smart Collection D (e.g. because it has certain keywords).
You can view it in any one of these four contexts: A, B, C or D. And it makes a difference where you are viewing it from, when you create an edit copy.
- If you edit it from the folder view (A) then you get a new image with no membership of Collection B or C. If it qualifies for Smart Collection D then it will appear there automatically. It will naturally appear in the folder A view too; alongside or else stacked with its parent image - unless that view is currently filtered in such a way as to hide it.
- If you edit it from the context of Collection B, then it will inherit membership of Collection B. And it will appear in Folder A plus (if its attributes qualify it to do so) in Smart Collection D. But it will not inherit any membership of Collection C.
- Similarly, if you edit it from the context of Collection C the new image will appear there automatically, but not inside Collection B.
- If you edit it from the context of Smart Collection D, then it will not inherit membership of either B or C. It has to appear in Folder A; also (but only if its attributes qualify it to do so) in the Smart Collection D.
richardplondon your explanation is clear and very well-written; however, you have not described my experience in LR 2015 - at least not after following an Aperture import.
In your example, I am editing from the context of Collection B. Yet when I return to LR from Photoshop the images are only in Folder A.
I am fairly certain that in LR v5 it worked as you describe; however, LR 2015 is not behaving this way for me in my installation; LR only adds to the folder and I have to hunt for the file to find the folder because when I return to LR, it no longer has my original photo selected... so I then have to recall precisely which photo I just edited (difficult in a sequence/burst) in order to then find its folder... then shift to the Folder navigation to find that folder, then search for that file to add it back to the collection. Dizzying. Surely something isn't working as-intended?
For me, LR5 and LR6 are adding the new files to the collections where the edit started from.
Check your sort option on your collection. For me, the "create date" on the new PSD file does not match the original file (daylight saving switch?) so that the new file end up toward the end of the collection. Sorting by filename brings the two back side by side.
I can only agree, what you describe is not operating as intended - but I cannot offer any explanation. Sorry. At this point I'd be experimenting in a new test Catalog, to see whether that shows the same behaviour or not.
All I can confirm is: LR is working for me as I described. That's on Windows 8.1, CC, the same as previous versions. Not syncing to Mobile.
Thanks, yeah, I tried the sort order - but I can't even find it by doing a search through the Collection or Collection Set - but it is in the Folder after the Edit.