Updated photoshop now won't edit photos sent from Lightroom

Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2018 Dec 03, 2018

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I updated Photoshop. I had already updated Lightroom.

In LIghtroom, when I right click>edit in Photoshop, Lightroom will import the photo to Photoshop but everything is gray and I can't edit anything. I can duplicate the layer by dragging it into a new layer but that is it. My shortcuts don't work either.  I uninstalled both programs and reinstalled but still... the same thing. I opened a different catalog, same thing... I can access the file outside of Lightroom and open it in Photoshop.... but I need to be able to work in between Lightroom and Photoshop.

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LEGEND , Jan 15, 2019 Jan 15, 2019
Well, today Adobe has updated PS, looks like it fixes the LR to PS issueFixed issues in Adobe Photoshop CC

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 03, 2018 Dec 03, 2018

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It's a bug. Open PS first, then send from LR.

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Dec 03, 2018 Dec 03, 2018

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I had tried opening Photoshop first and then sending it to Photoshop... It didn't work. I went to Lightroom and reset any and everything I could find after I had reinstalled it deleting all of my preferences... and it worked... finally... after about 2 hours of time wasted messing around trying to figure this out. That will teach me to update... 😕

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 03, 2018 Dec 03, 2018

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I suspect it'll happen again. Another suggestion I've seen is to disable the Home Screen - the setting is in Preferences, General. No idea if it works.

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Dec 03, 2018 Dec 03, 2018

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I had same problem for a while. <Edit in photoshop> did open photo in Photoshop but all edit functions was grey. Then problem become even worst so that even <Edit in photoshop> function in Lightroom was grey and photos don't open in Photoshop anymore. I still can open same photos directly in Photoshop and edit them, but the workflow between Lightroom and Photoshop is not working anymore.

I updated Photoshop to version 20.0.1 couple of weeks ago and Lightroom  to version 8.0 (2019) some weeks earlier.

Obviously this is a bug, but opening PS first did not help in my case.

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LEGEND ,
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Well, today Adobe has updated PS, looks like it fixes the LR to PS issue

Fixed issues in Adobe Photoshop CC

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 16, 2019 Jan 16, 2019

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With the last update of Photoshop (version 20.0.2) the bug is fixed. I've tested the functionality and it worked. You can send a picture from LR to Photoshop ("Edit in Photoshop") without starting Photoshop first or disable the home screen in PS.

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New Here ,
Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019

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Well, the LR to PS problem isn't solved on my iMac.

Photshop starts up, but still doesn't open (any) files. It drives me nuts. Everything is updatet on my iMac 5k.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 20, 2019 Feb 20, 2019

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2019 Feb 20, 2019

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Would love to know if there is a fix yet for this? I updated, uninstalled, reinstalled, and it's still not working.

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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This correct answer is gone. Can you please edit this to Unsolved.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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The thread you posted in is almost two years old.

If you are having an issue with a newer version of LrC o0r Photoshop then you should start a new thread and provide the updated info.

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Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.2.3, LrC 10.2, Lr 4.1, Ps 22.3, Pr 14.8.0; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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