Also, forgot to mention that I can open the image in PhotoshopCC, not alter it, and save it as .DNG file.
Then I tried to import that file into LR.
Again, message is that it is not writable.
Do I need to use Photoshop Bridge?
No, bridge has nothing to do with Lightroom. Have you checked to make sure the folder containing your Lightroom catalog has both read and write permission?
Thanks for replying. No, I hadn't. But I checked and all are Read & Write.
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Instead of using the drag/drop method, have you actually tried using the import dialog from within Lightroom? It sounds as if you want to import these images in place. You can do so using the "Add" option in the import dialog. This might be a better choice.
Great. Worked! Thanks!
Any thoughts about Question B? How to best import a large file with many pictures that have been modified?
I'm afraid you're talking to someone with "tunnel vision" here. I have used Lightroom in Photoshop for so long that I know very little about anything else. I can tell you that if you have made modifications to JPEG images or TIF images in Photoshop Elements that those images can simply be imported into Lightroom because Photoshop Elements will save those changes directly to the image files in those two instances. And the same would be true as far as PSD files are concerned. If you have made changes to raw images using Camera Raw associated with Photoshop Elements those changes are probably saved in XMP files. If you import those raw files into Lightroom there is an option in the menus to read metadata from files which will pick up the changes that are in those XMP files. Unfortunately, I can't speak for the other programs. I don't know if they are parametric editors or not. Lightroom is a perimetric editor which means that the changes are not applied to the image file but are stored in the catalog. So you will have to determine what will happen to images that were modified using those programs.
Quote "If you import those raw files into Lightroom there is an option in the menus to read metadata from files which will pick up the changes that are in those XMP files."
Lightroom will read from the .xmp files automatically if present when you initially import raw files.
If you apply changes using ACR outside of Lightroom i.e PS or PSE to raw files which have already been imported into Lightroom and wish Lightroom to read those edits you will have to use the option "read metadata from files".
Thank you for that clarification. I haven't had to do that enough to really understand that aspect.