Lightroom does not support layers when you save the PSD file do you save with max compatibility so a composite layer is saved that Lightroom can use? What are you using to view the PSD file?
Thanks for responding.
I understand that Lightroom doesn't support layers. I use the default settings for saving the PSD file. I apologize, but I'm not sure what you mean by a composite layer. After saving the PSD file in Photoshop, Lightroom shows 2 photos, the original jpg and the -Edit.jpg file, both of which look exactly alike.
I use Photoshop to see the PSD file.
Obviously, I'm new at this, sorry for sounding so thick.
The option add extra stuff in the psd file so other application can do things when they do not fully support the PSD format. One thing is a full resolution composite image like a stamp visible layers. If that does not exist what can Lightroom do with the psd it does not support
Understood, but I wasn't intentionally creating PSD files for use in Lightroom.
Maybe I'm missing something more fundamental here.
I am using Lightroom only for photo management. I don't use it for any editing. I prefer Photoshop.
I am somehow laboring under the belief that you are supposed to let Lightroom handle all the file stuff, e.g., catalog, naming, folders and that you should always begin the editing process from within Lightroom, even if Photoshop is your primary editing tool. As for the PSD file thing, that is the system default for Photoshop files. I see them as a perhaps handy way of keeping a copy of the original photo together with any edits, for future use. Currently, I don't do anything with them.
I would not know I do not use Lightroom how does it perform these days? For me it just add delays, overhead and compatibility issues. I do not requires a library system for my images. Photoshop is an image editing and web development tool that also has basic 3d and video editing. Lightroom is not an image editor it is more or less a library system with an image developer. It can no handle what Photoshop does it can only use a composite image produced by Photoshop.
I like Lightroom a lot. I have thousands of photos that I need to keep track of, so it works great for that. It performs great, as far as I can tell. Lightroom has some very nice photo editing capabilities, but I prefer Photoshop.