Need to change primary editor

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After all the bugs and crashes with recent PS and LR updates, I had gone back to LR 10.1 and set its primary editor to PS 2020.  Now I've gone to the latest updates (hoping for the best...) but the primary editor still shows PS 2020.  How do I set the PRIMARY Editor in External Editing to PS 2021?

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I already answered your question in the Lightroomqueen forum. You do not say what OS you use, but we kind of force you to supply this vital information in the Lightroomqueen forum, so I know you use MacOS. There is an Adobe plugin for MacOS that can do this. For others who might be interested: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/edit-in-command-opens-copy-of-photoshop-from-back-up-drive.html

 

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Need to change primary editor

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After all the bugs and crashes with recent PS and LR updates, I had gone back to LR 10.1 and set its primary editor to PS 2020.  Now I've gone to the latest updates (hoping for the best...) but the primary editor still shows PS 2020.  How do I set the PRIMARY Editor in External Editing to PS 2021?

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I already answered your question in the Lightroomqueen forum. You do not say what OS you use, but we kind of force you to supply this vital information in the Lightroomqueen forum, so I know you use MacOS. There is an Adobe plugin for MacOS that can do this. For others who might be interested: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/edit-in-command-opens-copy-of-photoshop-from-back-up-drive.html

 

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Reinstall PS

 

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My question is about a setting in LIGHTROOM.  Just on spec, I did uninstall and reinstall PS 2021, but of course that changed nothing in LR's preferences. So can someone please answer my question? 

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Perhaps more useful information:  When I got tired of doing hard shutdowns of my MacPro due to bugs in recent versions of LR and PS, I stepped back to earlier versions of both, and somehow I managed to reset the primary editor in the previous LR to the previous PS, but I can't find any notes about how.  Now I seem to be stuck with that old version of PS as the primary editor in the new LR.

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Solutions are in the link below-

Solution 1 is- Rebuild the Photoshop plist file. (Step 4 you need to start Photoshop 22.1 )

Solution 2 is- Re-install Photoshop 22.1!   as indicared by @GoldingD 

EDIT IN Photoshop command missing

It is the PHOTOSHOP install that determines if it is the Primary editor for Lightroom-Classic. And read the 'Additional Information' in the link.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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I already answered your question in the Lightroomqueen forum. You do not say what OS you use, but we kind of force you to supply this vital information in the Lightroomqueen forum, so I know you use MacOS. There is an Adobe plugin for MacOS that can do this. For others who might be interested: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/edit-in-command-opens-copy-of-photoshop-from-back-up-dr...

 

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Thanks everyone!  It's now added to my notes, and good to have a better understanding of what's going on behind the scenes.  The last few months of LR-PS issues have been extremely frustrating.

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