Returning a Lightroom CC photo back into Lightroom after it's edited in Photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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No p;roblem editing Lightroon CC photo in Photoshop. I Save the file to the Cloud but it never got back to Lightroom.  That is different than it was about a month ago.  The file seems to be saved in a folder "Temporary Edits" but I can't find my edited photo in that folder whenn I do a Spotlight search to "Temporary Edits".  What is the procedure for getting a Photoshop-edited photo back into Lightroom CC?

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LEGEND , Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019
Cmd+E (open in Photoshop) Cmd+S to save Photoshop edits Cmd+W to close in Photoshop and update Lightroom Library – stacked with original N.B. don’t use “Save As” which will create a new document which Lightroom will not recognize. You must use “Save” (Cmd+S) to overwrite the tiff file sent from Lightroom.

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Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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Cmd+E (open in Photoshop)

Cmd+S to save Photoshop edits

Cmd+W to close in Photoshop and update Lightroom Library – stacked with original

N.B. don’t use “Save As” which will create a new document which Lightroom will not recognize. You must use “Save” (Cmd+S) to overwrite the tiff file sent from Lightroom.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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Thanks!

Before I read your reply I "saved as" the edited file to my computer to a file on my desktop, imported that file into Lightroom and placed it in the appropriate album.  Then I tried to exit Lightroom but got a warning that if I did Photoshop could not return the edited file to Lightroom - Photoshop was waiting 18 hours for me do do something, but what?  Previouly, I had saved the file to the Cloud in Photoshop.  Maybe the problem was that I had not exited Photoshop (thanks for the "cmd + W"). 

 

I should be OK now.  Thanks for your help

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Mar 17, 2020 Mar 17, 2020

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This worked for me at first and now it's not have you had an my issue lately?

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Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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This is not the case for me. I've been searching everywhere for this answer, but I truly cannot find it anywhere. I've been trying to work out this issue for about 3 weeks now.

 

What I've found is, that occasionally it DOES replicate the changes back into Lightroom CC, and I see my number of photos in my catalogue raise by one. This is always simply saving, and closing from PS (i.e. no Save As). I really cant work out why, or what I'm doing differently when it's successful or not. I thought that possibly the 'Autosave' feature is breaking the round trip, as my first suspicion was that if I've worked for a long time like one hour, in PS, it would rarely show the changes in LR. If I use the Edit in PS action from LR, then immediately make one change on the single layer, save and close (or close and save) it was successful. 

 

However, the reason I take shots into PS is to retouch portraits, so I start duplicating layers, using layered masks etc. It seems once it comes back into LR, the layers are flattened into one layer. I only know this by taking it back into PS.

 

So is there any further info on this round tripping process in LR (and I hear so much about it in LrC, which I used for years. But LR Desktop/CC, or whatever we call it these days, is just failing me.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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Here is my 'take' on the topic of "Round Tripping" Lightroom <> Photoshop-

1) I had created a Panorama from several images oin Lr. The small Badge indicates the images used in a Stack.

2) I  opened the Panorama version in Ps [Ctrl+Shift+E] and increased Saturation, then [Save] [Close] The Saturated image appears on top of stack.

3) I opened the new Ps 'saturated' version in Ps, add a Mono adjustment layer,  then [Save] [Close]. The new 'Mono' image is now shown on top of the stack. And all three versions (original panorama, Saturated panorama, Mono panorama) appear as versions in the expanded stack-

The 'Mountains' badge indicates the one version that shows in Grid view.

2021-09-22 09_39_21-Window.jpg    2021-09-22 09_39_03-Window.jpg

At any time later I can select a Ps-edited version of the panorama and it re-opens in Ps with layers intact- (no flattening of layers occurs for me)

eg. This is the Mono preview in Lr re-opened in Ps.

2021-09-22 09_38_49-Window.jpg

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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