3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 25, 2016 9:11 AM by trshaner

    Lightroom support for Photoshop duotone files

    jfmorey

      I have some images that are in photoshop duotone mode, and lightroom would not import them. Any solution?

        • 1. Re: Lightroom support for Photoshop duotone files
          trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Lightroom only supports RGB color space image files. You'll need to first convert the dutotone image files to RGB colorspace and then they should import and can be edited.

          • 2. Re: Lightroom support for Photoshop duotone files
            jfmorey Level 1

            This is disappointing, since it means my duotones cannot be included in Lightroom. I see a subtle difference when I convert from duotone, which is an image with two specific ink colors, and the rgb model which must convert those inks into mixed colors. Depending upon which inks I select, the conversion might be significant. However, the biggest difference is how the two color modes change when adjustment layers are added.

            • 3. Re: Lightroom support for Photoshop duotone files
              trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              jfmorey wrote:

               

              This is disappointing, since it means my duotones cannot be included in Lightroom.

              ..........and numerous other file formats.  That's why I still use Adobe Bridge along with LR.

              jfmorey wrote:

               

              I see a subtle difference when I convert from duotone, which is an image with two specific ink colors, and the rgb model which must convert those inks into mixed colors. Depending upon which inks I select, the conversion might be significant. However, the biggest difference is how the two color modes change when adjustment layers are added.

              Make sure your PS working color space is set to ProPhoto RGB, which is also LR's working color space. You can also create duotone effects inside LR using the HSL and Split Toning controls.