17 Replies Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 2:08 PM by xlcor

    Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom

    xlcor

      I installed Lightroom Classic and Photoshop on a new  MacBook Pro, copying over my old catalog.  When I select Photo>Edit in>Photoshop CC 2018, instead of the usual behavior of the photo opening in PS and then saving back to Lightroom:

      - Lightroom creates a duplicate of the JPG file with a "-2"

      - Even when I select File>Save in PS, the Save As dialog opens and I have to save it manually

      - When I then have a have a PSD file in the directory that Lightroom has not added to the catalog and the -2 JPG produced by Lightroom.

       

      I have read other conversations about this tried everything I could find:

      - Uninstalling and reinstalling both LR Classic and PS, saving preferences

      - Uninstalling and reinstalling both, not saving preferences

      - Resetting the preferences in Lightroom

      - Setting the file to PSD and TIFF in the prefernce

       

      Anything I miss?  Any advice?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
          Sahil.Chawla Adobe Employee

          Hi Xlcor,

           

          We're sorry to hear about the edits not being transferred to Lightroom from Photoshop, could you please let us know does it happen with all the images or some specific images?

           

          Also, could you please post a screenshot of the full view of Lightroom library module, so that we can review it at our end?

           

          Regards,
          Sahil

          • 2. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
            xlcor Level 1

            I have tried with 5 different pics around the library so far, so all at this point. You want the whole screen?  Lightroom has my name and photos--I am worried about privacy.

             

            And thank you

            • 3. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
              Sahil.Chawla Adobe Employee

              I can understand your concern, could you please confirm if you can see ! symbol on any of your images in the library module? If yes, then it means that the images are missing from the catalog and you need to relocate them. Here is a useful article on this topic: How to find missing photos in Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC

              • 4. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                xlcor  wrote

                 

                Lightroom has my name and photos--I am worried about privacy.

                 

                And thank you

                 

                You can hide the Identity plate and module picker bar by clicking the little triangle in the top center. Pictures I wouldn't worry about especially if you are in the Grid View

                • 5. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                  Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                  xlcor  wrote

                   

                  I installed Lightroom Classic and Photoshop on a new  MacBook Pro, copying over my old catalog.  When I select Photo>Edit in>Photoshop CC 2018, instead of the usual behavior of the photo opening in PS and then saving back to Lightroom:

                  - Lightroom creates a duplicate of the JPG file with a "-2"

                  - Even when I select File>Save in PS, the Save As dialog opens and I have to save it manually

                  - When I then have a have a PSD file in the directory that Lightroom has not added to the catalog and the -2 JPG produced by Lightroom.

                   

                  I have read other conversations about this tried everything I could find:

                  - Uninstalling and reinstalling both LR Classic and PS, saving preferences

                  - Uninstalling and reinstalling both, not saving preferences

                  - Resetting the preferences in Lightroom

                  - Setting the file to PSD and TIFF in the prefernce

                   

                  Anything I miss?  Any advice?

                   

                  Thanks!

                  If you have selected JPG as the file extension, format, and you are sending JPG files LR has to Rename it and it seems you have chosen to add a 2 to the name. LR Never changes the original images, never saves over the top of the original image when sending any file to any external editor, whether PS or some other external editor. So what you are seeing is completely normal in that regard.

                   

                  My Sent to, Edited In, PS files have the word Edit added to the file name and are saved as TIFF files.

                  • 6. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                    xlcor Level 1

                    No, I do not have any missing files.  They are all linked (well 99% sure I have 53,000 images and that is many to review).  I am fairly OCD about organizing my photos and maintaining good catalog hygiene.  That is why I dislike having files not in the catalog residing in the photo folders on disk.

                     

                    Thanks again for your help.

                    • 7. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                      xlcor Level 1

                      Actually, I think LR or MacOS is adding the -2.  I never create the duplicate JPG but I an forced to do a Save As in photoshop which proposes the -2.  Also, my album and photos have people's names.

                      • 8. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                        xlcor Level 1

                        Hello posting here again to refresh and see if anyone has a solution.

                        • 9. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                          Theresa J Adobe Community Professional

                          When you do a Save As... a new file is created. What option are you choosing in Lightroom when you go to edit the image in Photoshop? If you want to edit the jpeg and re save back over the same file, you need to pick the third option that says Edit original.

                          • 10. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                            WobertC Adobe Community Professional

                            A tip I picked up was to create additional External Editor Presets for Photoshop.

                            The default [Edit in Adobe Photoshop CC2018] might be for a PSD or TIFF file, and the "Additional" could be JPG.

                            Thus you can pre-determine the type of file that is created in Photoshop without needing to use the "Save As" option.

                            ScreenShot161.jpg

                            • 11. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                              xlcor Level 1

                              Answering a number of questions:
                              - I am doing what i always did--edit a copy of the original
                              - I always edited in psd and would like to continue so I can edit again.
                              - It used to just save as a psd in my photoshop library.  now lightroom creates a duplicate jpg that gets put in the library. I think photoshop is then editing asking for save as-- not save which used to over right the jpg--and creat a psd not in the library. there is not save option.

                              • 12. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                                xlcor Level 1

                                Everyone, thank you for your kind attempts to help, but I give up admitting, what we all know--Lightroom and Photoshop are based on 25-year old spaghetti code and are essentially unmanageable junk.

                                 

                                I would love love to find something else, but there is no competition I can find, so there is no motivation for Adobe to fix.  If someone has another recommendation I can use I will mark this question answered--use something else more modern.

                                • 13. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                                  JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                  That's an interesting perspective. Don't know why things aren't working for you. They work as expected here.

                                  • 14. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                                    xlcor Level 1

                                    Thank you.  They did as expected for me for many years.  I am not sure what happened.   A measure of good software is not only getting it right but helping on those occasions when it goes wrong.

                                    • 15. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                                      Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                                      xlcor  wrote

                                       

                                      Answering a number of questions:
                                      - I am doing what i always did--edit a copy of the original
                                      - I always edited in psd and would like to continue so I can edit again.
                                      - It used to just save as a psd in my photoshop library.  now lightroom creates a duplicate jpg that gets put in the library. I think photoshop is then editing asking for save as-- not save which used to over right the jpg--and creat a psd not in the library. there is not save option.

                                      It is the First thing above, Edit a COPY of the Original, that is causing this. If you read below that line that says "Edit a Copy" in the dialog that comes up it state LR adjustments Will NOT be included and a COPY of the original will be sent. You are asking LR to Make a COPY of the Original image and send it to PS. Which will be another JPG image and that is why a -2.jpg is being added.

                                      What you should be selecting is "Edit a Copy "WITH" Lightroom Adjustment", the firsty, Top, option in that dialog box whether you have or have not made any edits on it in LR. Then Lightroom will send a PSD (or whatever file format you have selected in the External editing tab of the LR Preferences) to PS and you will see that PSD back in LR once you Save, Ctrl + s, what is sent to PS.

                                       

                                      Same thing happens on my system when Edit a Copy is selected. And I get a TIFF file created, my preferred file format, when I select the Top option, Edit a Copy WITH LR Adjustments.

                                       

                                      Neither LR or PS is at fault here. This is User Error.

                                      • 16. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                                        tomk8665969 Level 1

                                        Xlcor,

                                        some workaround help for you in the end of this posting, just scroll down.
                                        But first of all: do not let the aggressiveness of some users here who act like Adobe-bloodhounds doubt your question. I don't know what it is, but some here act as if the Adobe programming code was a religious experience... stuff like "this is user error" is just plain bs...

                                         

                                        I do experience the same problems as you AND: before the latest updates, it has actually worked! There are three options to edit LR pictures in PS, and until recently, whatever option you chose, the pictures edited in PS afterwards were automatically added to the LR catalogue. Moreover, if you read the manual, this is exactly what Adobe describes, so if now only pictures that are edited with the "edit a copy with LR adjustments"-option are automatically added to the LR catalogue, Lightroom does not work as Adobe describes it here and also not as before.
                                        Moreover (to bring a bit of logic in): Why would you give three options to edit a picture in Photoshop, when only the worst option (all adjustments in LR are forever written in your PS-copy) transfers the edit back into LR? Makes no sense.
                                        So fanatics: this is not the first mistake that has popped up with a LR update. Will not be the last.

                                         

                                        Until Adobe hears us, here is a WORKAROUND:
                                        1. Make a virtual copy of the image you want to edit in PS.

                                        2. Hit the "reset"-button for you virtual copy.

                                        3. Use this reset virtual copy for "Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments"
                                        4. Do your lovely and creative work in Photoshop, then save.

                                        5. Your photoshop edited image will automatically be added to the LR catalogue.

                                        6. You can delete the virtual copy now.

                                        7. If you want to transfer any lightroom adjustments to the photoshopped image, just synchronize them with the original image.

                                         

                                        I hope, this will help you to have fun again.

                                        Greetings from Berlin  :-)

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                                        • 17. Re: Photoshop edits do not save to Lightroom
                                          xlcor Level 1

                                          Thank you!  I will try!  And yes it worked before—for years