You should be able to open Photoshop CC2014 directly as the external editor.
Would suggest you to reset Lightroom Preferences once and then, again choose Photoshop CC2014 as the export application under export settings and check if it works well.
Refer this article for instructions : Resetting (or 'Trashing') the Lightroom Preferences file - Lightroom Forums
Thanks Chetna, I will give it a try tomorrow and let you know how I get on.
sorry but I have done as suggested and still Lightroom refuses to open the exported image in CC 2014 - opening in CC 2015 anyway - despite being available as an option and being told to in the export options! One thing I don't understand is that despite both photoshop versions being installed on my system, I do not have the choice of both in the preferences, the default is CC2015 and I cannot change this, I can only add CC2104 as an alternative - which it then ignores!
Any further ideas?
You might want to reinstall Photoshop CC2014 once.
Once you have uninstalled CC2014, you can reinstall it from Creative Cloud application with the help of steps mentioned in this article :
Hi Chetna, done that, sorry that did not work either! It seems that the external editor settings in General prefs are just overriding anything that is requested in the export dialogue and there is no way of changing that apart from uninstalling CC2015 and thus forcing it use CC2104 - which of course is unacceptable. I pay to use the whole adobe suite and I want to use CC2014 for my retouching out of Lightroom so perhaps you might put this issue to your team?
We are not able to reproduce the same issue on our end.
Could you please create a new test catalog and check within that?
I'm having a similar issue: I have Photoshop CC 2015.6.1 installed as well as 2015.1.2. Even after setting Photoshop 2015.1.2 as the second external editor, I can only open files in the 2015.6.1 version from Lightroom CC. I have run the tests you requested above, all except the last one. How do I create a test catalog in Lightroom?
I have projects due that require masking/extracting a model from a background, and the new Select and Mask tool is vastly inferior to Refine Edge from the previous version. I cannot wait for the developers to correct the issues with the new tool and simply must use the Refine Edge from version 2015.1.2. To me, and also to my clients, this is a very high priority.
Thank you in advance for a fast response,
Setting the 'old' version of Photoshop is as simple as adding it to the "Additional External Editors" list in preferences.
For Ironman- The default Photoshop will be CC2015.6.1 and the "Additional External Editor" will be CC2015.1.2
(or default CC2015 and Additional CC2014 in the case of Andy.)
When setting up the "Additional External Editor" it is important that you select the appropriate 'old version' exe/app program file.
When you right-click a photo and choose [Edit-In] you will have two listings for PS, one for each version.
In the same way you can create multiple "Additional External Editors" that all point to PS, but with different options for file-type and profile (eg. PSD, TIFF, JPG, etc)