Check to see how the PSD files were saved.
For LR to see what is in them, they need to be saved with the "compatibility" option turned on. This will create a full-size JPG preview of the contents.
The good thing is LR will see the contents; the bad thing is that the file will be noticeably bigger.
Thanks for the the response Joe. Were do i find the compatibility option
and how do i find how the files were saved. As you can tell somewhat new at
On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 11:57 PM, ManiacJoe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The compatibility setting is in the Preferences dialog, File Handling, Maximize Compatibility.
My recommendation is "always".
Someone else might know a better way, but the only way I know of checking the compatibility is to try to view the PSD files in LR.
O K thanks for that.
Also make sure the files weren't already previously imported into LR. They will be grey during import if they already exist in your catalog. Also, understand that by turning them into TIFF or DNG during import, you are creating new files. That's probably not what you want to do.
I'am learning about the greyed out file aspect, but i do not understand why
it something i should not be doing by changing the file format.
Changing the file format creates new files. That's a good reason not to do it.
Good point. Changing file formats creates a new file with a different name, thus losing all your edits.
In this case, you would want to have PS save a new version of your file (with the compatibility data) to the original file name (still a PSD).