I notice quite some image degradation when I pass a photo from lightroom to photoshop and back to lightroom: I loose sharpness, contrast and get more noise.
- I have edited a raw file in lightroom
- I select edit in photoshop
-The image opens in photoshop
- Without making any change in photoshop, I save the image and return to Lightroom
- The resulted image in lightroom has a noticible degradation (sharpness, contrast, noise).
I have the latest levels of software (according to Adobe Creative Cloud).
In Lightroom in "Preferences External Editing" I have set ProPhoto RGB, bitdepth 16bits
In Photoshop "Camera RAW preferences" I also have ProPhoto RGB, bitdepth 16bits.
Anything I am missing???
In LrC, what profile have you applied?
hmm, assuming RAW.
Also in LrC, any non standard presets applied? Presets that are not from Adobe.
None. To be sure, I did a reset to go back to the original image and followed the same process with the same result:
The image that came back from Photoshop looks different (worse).
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Might want to check this out and see if you're doing the same thing as the OP (the issue being export):
You have to view the image(s) in Lightroom Classics Develop module at 1:1 to evaluate the image quality.
Indeed, when looking at the images 1:1 they look the same.
I than did an export to a .jpg file and both exported images look identical as well.
So, for one reason or the other, an image that has been passed through Photoshop is displayed
in a different way than an image that has not left Lightroom....
Knowing this behaviour, I can deal with it.