it works fine for me, just as described in this document: Edit Lightroom photos in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
When i edit JPEGs or TIFFs Lightroom will show a dialog where you can select to edit a copy with Lightroom Adjustments, a copy or the original. Just like you said. If you select to work on a copy like you did, the copy will be created and is right next to the original in the Library. The file name will be changed according to what is set under "Edit Externally File Naming" in the preferences under External Editing. When zou save the changes in Photoshop, you`ll confirm the JPG settings and the changes are reflected in the new image in Lightroom. You have to close Photoshop manually.
When editing RAW files, there is no dialog to select a copy as described above. The image opens in Photoshop, you click SAVE and Photoshop shuts down with the new image appears in Lightroom next to the original and according to the settings selected in preferences.
You say you pay for both. Are you using the CC Photography bundle? Why are you on Photoshop CC 14 then? I can`t say whether this has been a problem in 14. I can only confirm it works alright with Lightroom CC 2015.5 and Photoshop CC 2015.1.2.
I hope we can find a solution that works for you.
Normally the file gets saved back to the LR Library if you use save (not save as) followed by close.
File >> Save
File >> Close
The new image should appear next to the original if sort is set to : Capture Time
Otherwise it appears as a numbered pair at the end on the thumbnails e.g. if using Added Order or as based on another filter.
That is the problem, it doesn't. The edited image is not in LR at all, and there is no way to import it even.
Are the LR & PS versions in sync? You can check the version numbers from the top menu:
Help >> System Info
For Lightroom you should see:
Lightroom version: CC 2015.5 [ 1067055 ]
License: Creative Cloud
For Photoshop you should see:
Adobe Photoshop Version: 2015.1.2 20160113.r.355 2016/01/13:23:59:59 CL 1059143 x64
If you are not fully up to date, quit both apps and launch Creative Cloud and go to the Apps tab and click the update button for each app starting with Photoshop, followed by the LR update if available. Then re-boot your computer and re-launch Lightroom and try again.
Lightroom version: CC 2015.0.1 [ 1018573 ]
Adobe Photoshop Version: 2014.2.2 20141204.r.310 2014/12/04:23:59:59 CL 994532 x64
So these appear to be old. I had expected CC to update them automatically, or to at least tell me there was a new version.
Ill try to figure out how to get them updated.
I just tried the "Help" -> "Updates..." option in PS, and it shows me a list containing:
Adobe Bridge CC
Adobe Light room
Photoshop Camera Raw.
But no Photoshop update!
I pay around £9 a month for both PS and LR conscription.
Try a direct download.
You can get Photoshop CC 2015.1.2 here:
You can get LR CC 2015.5 here:
Ok, have figured out how to upgrade PS, it was not easy - it would not update it self.
Now when i "edit in PS" from within LR, it opens PS as before, but now when I exit from PS or save, it forces me to save as a jpg and set the image quality (before it saved as a psd).
this is then available in LR without having to import it as one might expect.
So now it half works - shame LR cant handle PSD files, so that each time I edit in PS, the quality gets worse.
And shame Adobe make updating is so difficult - both the process and the tools. It took 3 hours of trial and error. I am amazed that PS/LR don't simply say: "an update is available" and allow me to "install, "skip this version" or "remind me later" like most other applications.
Anyway, the problem is solved, many thanks for the help - I would not have guessed that this feature only work in the absolute latest versions.
Check your pref setting are set to PSD under the External editing tab.
I would normally choose to edit a copy with LR settings. If you choose to open original/copy it will always be the original format.