Camera RAW 9.7 will not work with Photoshop CS6
So, you cannot send RAW images from Lightroom to Photoshop CS6. However, if the images are DNG, then it shouldn't matter that you have Camera RAW 9.1.1. Are the images really DNG? Or are they RAW images?
In any event, you should be able to send TIF files from Lightroom to CS6, this should work with your existing versions of the software.
Thanks for the help. So my question is then, why did my stuff just stop working one day? I assume this is because I upgraded either LR or PS though the help menu for updates. I am uploading RAW images which I have LR set to convert to DNG files. I work on them and save them or "edit in" Photoshop for further adjustments. Up until recently my image has moved into Photoshop with all of the LR adjustments in tact. Now that is not the case. So, If Camera Raw 9.7 doesn't fix my problem how can I simply revert the system to how it was before....all working just fine? I don't want to have to convert a file in LR and then export to PS. This seems cumbersome at best and the process I've been using up until now is very streamlined.
Just one last follow up. The forum in this case turned out to be of no help. One of the Adobe Techs (I'm guessing) gave me a very half-_ss answer to my question and then simply left it alone. Nobody here even came close to addressing the issue. Not cool.
Fortunately, I was able to correct the problem by uninstalling LR and then reinstalling the original version with the disk. Everything works just fine now. Apparently somewhere along the way one of the Adobe LR updates actually took away any use of adobe camera raw. Not cool on either count.
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Getting effective help from a user forum is completely dependent on how much collateral information is provided. You didn't indicate what version of Lightroom or Photoshop you upgraded from. It would seem that if you weren't getting the message previously it was because the version of camera raw that you had installed was fully compatible with Lightroom. Once you upgraded Lightroom, it was looking for a newer version of camera raw. Photoshop CS6 can only use up to camera raw 9.1.1. Any subsequent versions are not ever going to be compatible with Photoshop CS6.
Since you are working with a non-current version of Photoshop, you will have to choose the option to allow Lightroom to create a copy that includes Lightroom adjustments. Then that copy is what Lightroom will send to Photoshop. You will then be able to complete your editing using Photoshop and send the copy back to Lightroom complete with Photoshop adjustments. The only difference in your workflow now is the point at which the copy is created. When Lightroom and Photoshop were in sync the copy was not created until the end of your Photoshop session. Now the copy has to be created before you start working with Photoshop. You don't really lose any Photoshop capabilities because once the image has been opened in Photoshop it has already been converted to a RGB pixel image.