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Images returned from external editors are not selected upon return to Lightroom

New Here ,
Oct 29, 2021 Oct 29, 2021

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I´ve got the latest version of LR Classic and PS installed on Windows 10.

Until now I was able to right-click a picture, open it in PS and edit it there. When finished, I saved the result, and the changes were visible in LR.

Right now PS saves a tif-file containing the changed picture, are not visible in LR.

The same happens when I try to work on the picture in another programm, starting from LR (e. g. Topaz sharpen).
When I save the picture and close the app, in LR no picture is selected. And after selecting it the picture I worked on does not show the changes.

 

What can I do?

 

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LEGEND ,
Oct 29, 2021 Oct 29, 2021

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1. Perhaps

 

Might be an old odd problem. This fix might be urban legend.

 

In LrC, go and start an export. In the export screen see if Add to Catalog us checked. If not, change it to checked for now. accomplish the export. Then try a Edit in Photoshop, see if it works.

 

2. Preference file

 

If above is bull, perhaps try resetting the preference file.

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/setting-preferences-lightroom.html

 

 

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New Here ,
Nov 06, 2021 Nov 06, 2021

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Thanks for your help, but both ways don´t work.In the export-screen the "add to catalog" is unchecked. I did as you said, but the changes are not visible.

 

I also followed the resetting-instruction, but it did not work too.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 06, 2021 Nov 06, 2021

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Time to give a chat with adobe

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Quote, you stated. "n the export-screen the "add to catalog" is unchecked. I did as you said, but the changes are not visible"

Why not? You need to select to connect the image file for it to be visible in Lightroom, it's like doing an import via the add option. The actual image will remain where it was saved.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.1, LrC 11.0.1, Lr 5, Ps 23.0,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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

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So you have the "latest version"- and what number might that be?

It was showing external edited images next to originals before, so what changed?

One reason can be that the 'Sort' order has changed.

If Sort Order is set to [Added Order] then images from an external editor (Ps, etc) will go to the very end of photos in the Grid View and not next to the original.

Have you checked Sort Order?

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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New Here ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Hi,

my PC crashed and I had to install everything new. I stayed with Win10, LR is version 11.0.
I got one tip to try a lower version, so I downgraded to 10, but the result was the same, so I upgraded again to 11.

The sort order is the same. Since I use the german version I don´t know the exakt term, but it should be something like "capture time".

Since you mentioned it I reordered the images to "added order" and looked at the the end of the filmstrip, but the images from PS weren´t there either.

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New Here ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Hi,

 

following your idea I searched for the image in "all pictures".

Voila - the edited images are there, directly after the original. But what do I have to do to let them appear in the specific collection (e.g. "Wedding Tom and Mary")?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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If you selected the original photo from within a standard Collection (Wedding Tom & Mary), then created a derivative from external editor, then the new image will also appear in the Collection.

If you [Edit In] from the FOLDER of images, then the new derivative will only appear in the Folder (or All Photographs). You would need to add it manually to the Collection.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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