Open a photoshop template typ PSDT file in LrC

Community Beginner ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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I am missing the possibility to open a PSDT-file in LrC, as this shoud prevent overwrite of the original.
PSDT is not recognized by LrC

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Guru , Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021
You could set a particular PSD to read-only in its individual file properties (using Finder / Explorer). It will then behave as an inviolable template since saving of any further changes is prevented. Duplicating a 'template' within PS is not efficient for LrC workflow since that new file would then need separate import - it would not automatically arrive in the Catalog. When a PSD is imported to LrC, the "Edit Original" option for external editing in PS is blocked if this file is itself read-on...

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Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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This is a user-to-user forum. We are not Adobe. For feature requests, go to https://feedback.photoshop.com. Search for your feature request first. If it is already requested by someone else, then don't create a new thread but add your vote to the existing request.

 

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Lightroom is a non-destructive editor. It does not write to the image and does not make copies of images, so Lightroom will never overwrite a file anyway.

 

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OK post in requests. 
Johan, but if you open .PSD from LrC and chose original, it will be updated with changes dome in PS. I want open a templat in LrC, use it in PS, sav it as new documet, and go back to LrC and se it there.

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You could set a particular PSD to read-only in its individual file properties (using Finder / Explorer). It will then behave as an inviolable template since saving of any further changes is prevented.

 

Duplicating a 'template' within PS is not efficient for LrC workflow since that new file would then need separate import - it would not automatically arrive in the Catalog.

 

When a PSD is imported to LrC, the "Edit Original" option for external editing in PS is blocked if this file is itself read-only. But the "Edit a Copy" option remains available, and that option both creates your new variant PSD alongside its unchanged template, and imports this to LrC as a new separately editable thumbnail - by which I mean, further editable both in PS and in LrC. This newly made PSD copy will not have read-only file permissions so you can do what you like with it.

 

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@Bertilsson wrote:

OK post in requests. 
Johan, but if you open .PSD from LrC and chose original, it will be updated with changes dome in PS. I want open a templat in LrC, use it in PS, sav it as new documet, and go back to LrC and se it there.



Sure, but first of all that is Photoshop doing this, not Lightroom. And secondly: if you do not want to overwrite the original, then perhaps it is a good idea not to choose 'edit original' in the first place, don't you agree? Open a copy without Lightroom adjustments. That is what the three choices in this dialog are for! Then on return in Lightroom, sync the adjustments from the original to the copy if you want them applied on top of the Photoshop edits.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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