• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
0

P: Configuration option to select Ps version to opened with "Edit in Photoshop 202X..."

Community Beginner ,
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 29, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

It would be nice to be able to select which version of Photoshop is opened in Lightroom Classic when I select "Edit in Photoshop 2023..." or open as layers etc.. This is actually much needed when Beta or multiple versions are installed because LRC will auto select something and looks like the Beta is then preferred because it has higher version number. It can also actually become a problem with the beta version numbers as they may overlap, it came a problem for me when Lightroom didn't want to open anything else and when I uninstalled Beta, then LRC didn't see Photoshop anymore and the edit in photoshop selection was grayed out even I had the latest 24.0.0 installed and operational. and the only way to remedy from that situation was to install Beta back. Well, I later learned that this probably was the Beta that messed up the opening system because it looked like the Beta was not actually closing when exiting the application but it was still there in the process list in taskbar, so when I learnt that I have to kill the process first and start clean with the tools with Beta uninstalled, then things suddenly started to work again, at least for now. But now I don't want to reinstall Beta because it looks like it would perhaps create problems again, or maybe it was just a bug that is still there but I somehow luckily managed to get out of the situation. Well, anyway, the current workflow is a bit uneasing and I would see that one solution would be to let users select the version to open, perhaps like it can be done in Bridge. Well, if that is too much for the generic audience, then I suggest you add some sort of  if clause there to prevent LRC from starting Beta at all and fall back to whatver is the highest available production version, and start Beta only if it is the only version of PS. Of course the best option would be if the version could be selected from settings, like "Latest Relased version" or "Open a specific version (advanced users only)".

Idea No status

Views

1.2K

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
4 Comments
LEGEND ,
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 29, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

If you desire to help Adobe, Then by all means, become a beta tester. But understand what that means. It does not mean, ohhh, I can get a jump on working with the latest cutting edge. It means you are testing what is not ready to be released as to find out what fails.

 

Ideally, this should be on a separate computer that you can afford to get all fouled up. If you use Adobe as part of your occupation, it defiantly means not on your production computer.

 

Very few customers are going to muck around in beta software, none of those will have more than one copy of Photoshop, a extremely small few might have Elements, etc, installed, but that is a separate edit in.

 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Expert ,
Oct 30, 2022 Oct 30, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LrC will automatically make the latest version of Photoshop as the primary edit in application. Have you tried select each of the others versions of Photoshop as secondary edit in apps?

Regards, Denis: iMac 27” mid-2015, macOS 11.7.10 Big Sur; ( also laptop Win 11, ver 23H2; LrC 13.4,;) 2TB SSD, 24 GB Ram, GPU 2 GB; LrC 12.5,; Lr 6.5, PS 24.7,; ACR 15.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Beginner ,
Oct 30, 2022 Oct 30, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

True, and I understand that it can create problems but the problem for me actually was originally that for some reason the PS versions 23.5.0-1 did not see my GPU at all and was very slow to draw the pictures and Adobe support was not able to resolve the issue despite several tries and they finally told it's my GPU or driver setup, but as I knew it was not possible since 23.4.X worked perfectly so it therefore had to be a bug in 23.5.X. 

 

While annoyd by this (I had same issues and experience earlier with 22.5 but bought a new laptop), I got the brilliant idea of testing out the latest beta which then was surprisingly working like an angel, so I used it for a while until latest version was finally released! It was pretty much the only reason to install the beta at that point, and I had after all proven that there was a bug in 23.5.X, but of course then it might have mixed up the opening system. Anyway, I would like to have some setting, be it in the menus or hidden in a settings file to choose what to do here. This is just because it now seems that for the lastest two or so years, the new releases have been coming up somehow more unfinished/untested than ever before and it would be good for troubleshooting to have these "hidden" or "advanced" settings to help remedy from such situations and also to aid support trouleshooting. There was a plugin for LRC to choose what to open, but it is not working with latest version.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Expert ,
Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

There is a Mac-only plugin from Adobe that does what you want and should still work. https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/edit-in-command-opens-copy-of-photoshop-from-back-up-dr...

-- Johan W. Elzenga

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report