opening XX images in PS with ACR: no multitasking

New Here ,
Nov 03, 2021 Nov 03, 2021

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I adjust 30 images in LR Classic v11. XMPs are written. After adjusting the 30 images I quit LR. I drag these 30 images onto PS (v22.5.1) to do final adjustments. ACR (v14.0) opens. When I say „Open“ the 30 files are opened in PS. This takes some time.

 

During that process I can’t do anything else on my MacBook. Whenever I click another App (Safari for instance) ACR will always be in the foreground. This is pretty annoying. 

 

I am on a MacBook Air M1 from 2020 with MacOS Big Sur 11.6. This issue has been the same for years (at least on Mac).

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Nov 03, 2021 Nov 03, 2021

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Have you tried using Edit in Photoshop directly from Lr?  I am wondering why you are choosing an external route of Lr -> Finder -> Ps instead of directly from Lr to Ps?

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Nov 03, 2021 Nov 03, 2021

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yes I have tried that. But 

 

a) that creates additional TIF files which I don't want for multiple reasons. I find the RAW+XMP much more elegant.
b) my workflow often is finishing (for example) 30 images in LR and then after finalize these 30 images in PS. This is a more "batch-like" processing workflow 

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Nov 04, 2021 Nov 04, 2021

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You can't edit in Photoshop without rendered files being created, either PSD or TIFF. Just use Open in Photoshop.

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Nov 04, 2021 Nov 04, 2021

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I know that. With my workflow I just prefer to open 30+ files at once in PS after I am done with all my LR adjustments. 

And then it is annoying that ACR of PS stays in the foreground while all the files are opening. Effectively blocking the computer for that period. 

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Nov 04, 2021 Nov 04, 2021

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Which is one reason to not do it that way...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 06, 2021 Nov 06, 2021

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I agree with Lumigraphics. Your workflow is needlessly complicated, with several unnecessary steps.

 

If the point is to open them all at once, do it from Lightroom. Ctrl+E with Auto Sync enabled. I see absolutely no reason to involve ACR at all.

 

If you prefer to do the rendering in the background, export to TIFF/PSD from Lightroom, then go to the folder and open them all into Photoshop. Then it's just a question of opening 30 TIFFs/PSDs.

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