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editing with photoshop and lightroom - infos not saved

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Hi!

Here is my problem:

I'm editing a picture on Lightroom, where I make some changes in the photo (blacks and white balance, for exemple). Than I realize I need some Photoshop alterations and I click Command+E. I pick 'edit original photo', than I make the alterations I need on Photoshop.

When I'm done, I click Command+W to close and save the picture.

When I return to LR all the changes I previously made on LR are lost. The picture is like I first opened the file. All the changes I made on LR on that particular image are lost.

How can I edit a picture on PS and not lose the alterations I previously made on LR?

Thanks so much!

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editing with photoshop and lightroom - infos not saved

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Hi!

Here is my problem:

I'm editing a picture on Lightroom, where I make some changes in the photo (blacks and white balance, for exemple). Than I realize I need some Photoshop alterations and I click Command+E. I pick 'edit original photo', than I make the alterations I need on Photoshop.

When I'm done, I click Command+W to close and save the picture.

When I return to LR all the changes I previously made on LR are lost. The picture is like I first opened the file. All the changes I made on LR on that particular image are lost.

How can I edit a picture on PS and not lose the alterations I previously made on LR?

Thanks so much!

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Lightroom does not use a save function like Photoshop. Lightroom automatically saves all the work you do in Lightroom to the Lightroom Catalog file. Lightroom never alters the Original File.

In Lightroom when you use the edit in function to send an image to Photoshop it should automatically send the image file to Photoshop with your Lightroom edits. If that is not happening then it means that the versions are not at the same level. If you get a dialog box with options you should choose to send the file with Lightroom rendering. If you choose to send the "Original" that is what the original file will be sent without edits.

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS 11.0: LrC 10, Lr 4, Ps 22.0.1,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Do you mean that te LR and PS versions are not compatible?

I'm using LR Classic version 8.3.1 and Photoshop 2019.

I never had this king of problem before.

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"Do you mean that te LR and PS versions are not compatible?

I'm using LR Classic version 8.3.1 and Photoshop 2019."

I was referring to the compatibility of Lightroom and PS Plugin Adobe Camera Raw.

This is not applicable in this case was the files are jpeg format not a raw file format.

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS 11.0: LrC 10, Lr 4, Ps 22.0.1,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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And a little further to the above post:

In your Lightroom Preferences menu (External editors tab) you can make some choices there for the file on its journey back to Lightroom.

If you have not checked that, its worth a good long look.

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I did that. I checked that menu. I dont know what else to do.

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This always was kind of logical to me. But I'm shooting raw and when saving back, I save TIFF.

A work around could be to create a virtual copy and copy than the settings back to the edited file.

Regards,
Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer

I'm not an Adobe employee. All advice constitutes my own opinion. Use at your risk! 🙂

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If you edit the original, then the resulting image should still have its Lightroom edits when it comes back in Lightroom. You only get the dialog where you can pick ‘Edit Original’ if you send an RGB photo to Photoshop, however. If you send a raw photo, that dialog will be skipped. That suggests that perhaps you sent a JPEG file to Photoshop. If your Photoshop edits include adding a layer, then that file cannot be saved as JPEG any longer, because JPEG does not support layers. It will be saved as a TIFF or PSD copy, and that would explain why the original edits are gone when this copy comes back in Lightroom.

-- Johan W. Elzenga, http://www.johanfoto.com

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I concur, thanks for reminding me of the correct procedures.

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS 11.0: LrC 10, Lr 4, Ps 22.0.1,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Thanks for you reply.

I shoot JPG. As you said, the resulting image should still have tis LR edits when it comes back in LR. I can't understand why the LR edits are gone...

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Ok I am getting a bit confused.

Screenshot 2019-07-05 at 10.25.10 AM.png

So when I do an edit in to send a jpeg to Photoshop I get the options as shown above and I would select the options shown.

The screen capture below show the options I have selected in Lightroom Catalog preferences. You will note under the editing headings I do not have, Include Develop settings in metadata inside JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and PSD selected, nor Automatically write changes into XMP.

It is my personal preference not to select those options. What options do you have selected.

Screenshot 2019-07-05 at 10.30.39 AM.png

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS 11.0: LrC 10, Lr 4, Ps 22.0.1,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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What version of Lightroom are you using? Please be exact, just go and click on Help, click on System Information. and copy the version, then paste in your response.

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 10.0, PS 22.0; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.7; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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Lightroom Classic Version 8.3.1

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