6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2017 7:38 PM by Bob Somrak

    Lightroom/Photoshop Edits not showing up in Photoshop

    peterc25242566

      I just recently purchased and downloaded Lightroom CC (Version Adobe Lightroom [1117303]) and Photoshop CC (Version 2017.1.1) on a Mac, OS 10.12.5. I've been using Lightroom for a couple of years and I had an older version of Photoshop for a while. I want to be able to edit a photo from a collection in Photoshop and have it returned to the collection.

       

      If I use "Edit In" for photoshop, the file transfers to PS okay and I can edit it fine, but if I save and close it, it doesn't show up in LightRoom any more. Sometimes I get a empty photo box, with a exclamation point that expands to a complaint that the file could not be found. But that's not consistent.

       

      In Lightroom 5 if I edited a photo in PS it returned okay. I also have a number of other editors imported to PS, like Tonality CK to eures, dit the photo. That used to work as well, but with the latest version of LR, it doesn't work at all. And once I use it, the selection is greyed out for all other photos in the collection.

       

      Is anyone else seeing anything like this?

       

      Can anyone suggest an answer. I thought going to the newest version would give me more features, not less.

       

      -Peter

        • 1. Re: Lightroom/Photoshop Edits not showing up in Photoshop
          wobertc Adobe Community Professional

          Yes I am seeing similar, but in my case nothing comes back to Lightroom! I have to synchronize the folder where the original is located to 'import' the new Ps edited file.

          And my Photoshop defined Workspace has changed back to Adobe's default without my doing!

           

          One thought (as you do see an empty box)- check the Photoshop preferences-

          Edit > Preferences > File Handling / Maximize psd and psb FIle Compatability  = ALWAYS.

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          • 2. Re: Lightroom/Photoshop Edits not showing up in Photoshop
            jeffp14727410

            I have the same or at least similar issue. After taking the latest LR update.

            Open a file from LR to edit in Photoshop CC 2017

            Make my edits - then save as jpeg

            Go back to LR in Grid View for example - no jpeg to be seen or found - even via a LR search

            Look in Finder and the jpeg is has been saved to the folder so it is there

            Try to manually sync the folder via LR - nothing

            Now I see the original file in Grid View at the top says NEF+JPEG

            Do not have stacking enabled in Preferences

            Do have checked treat JPEG next to RAW as separate (didn't have that checked before the update)

             

            Again this just changed after taking on the latest update via the cloud.

            Fairly new to LR and don't know where to go from here. I need to be able to view my edits/jpegs again in LR.

             

            Any thoughts or help greatly appreciated.

            • 3. Re: Lightroom/Photoshop Edits not showing up in Photoshop
              Bob Somrak Level 5

              Under the external editing preferences for Photoshop there is only PSD and Tiff so you must be doing a SAVE AS instead of SAVE in Photoshop to get a JPG so the photo will not be automatically reimported into Lr.

               

              Screen Shot 2017-07-23 at 2.17.52 PM.png

              • 4. Re: Lightroom/Photoshop Edits not showing up in Photoshop
                Bob Somrak Level 5

                I do notice a NEW glitch using EDIT IN.  When doing an Edit In from Develop mode the returned photo in the filmstrip is highlighted but is only a GRAY BOX even though the full photo is correct.  As soon as you select another photo the thumbnail regenerates.  The behavior is correct when doing the Edit In from Library.

                • 5. Re: Lightroom/Photoshop Edits not showing up in Photoshop
                  wobertc Adobe Community Professional

                  Bob, a comment on

                  there is only PSD and Tiff

                  It is possible to add Photoshop as an "Additional External Editor" and select JPG as an option.

                  Lightroom does force a question "Use anyway" when you create the preset in Preferences.

                  ScreenShot010.jpg

                  ps:  On my laptop I updated 'all'  Lr Ps ACR, two days ago, and the problem with the file not appearing back in Lr seems to have been fixed- for me.

                  • 6. Re: Lightroom/Photoshop Edits not showing up in Photoshop
                    Bob Somrak Level 5

                    wobertc

                     

                    Thanks for the info.  I didn't think about the "Additional External Editor" beings the OP was using Photoshop and Lightroom CC versions.

                    My glitch about the gray thumbnail showed up when I installed CC2015.12, at least I think so as I don't ever remember seeing the problem.