Once opened in elements as a TIF do a Save to actually save the TIF file and then see if the Layers panel is active.
I'm going to guess that Lightroom is sending a 16 bit file to PSE. A notable limitation in PSE is that it has limited capabilities with 16 bit files. PSE, via the RAW ACR dialog, probably opens it as an 8 bit file. I can't remember if you can change it from 16 bit to 8 bit in PSE or if you have to set up LR to do it prior to the export.
Do it either way; by changing LR Preferences/External Editing to send 8 bit files or by converting to 8 bits in PSE's Image/Mode.
Hi thanks for that, I've now sorted it thanks to your suggestion. If i
unlock layers in Elements it asks to convert to 8 bit file I say yes then
everything works fine.
Thanks for the solution, I'd only ever opened files directly into Elements
before and as you said 16 to 8 bit is hidden.
Hi, Thanks for suggestion I will try that next.to automate process.