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Question about Maximizing Compatibility option. Trying to import PSDs into Lightroom.

New Here ,
Dec 19, 2020 Dec 19, 2020

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Hello! I am trying to import PSDs from Photoshop into Lightroom without losing quality. I just found out about the Maximizing Compatilibity option and now I have my Photoshop preferences saved so that any new PSDs will be saved at Maximum Compatibility. However, I am unsure whether or not all of my old PSDs were saved at Maximum Compatibility or not. My question is: Is there a way to figure out if an existing PSD was saved at Maximum Compatibility? 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 19, 2020 Dec 19, 2020

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If you can't import it into the Lightroom catalog, max compatibility was not on.

 

Maximum compatibility inserts a flattened composite layer into the file. This flattened composite is what Lightroom works with. It has no layer support whatsoever and can't read PSD layers.

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Great, thank you! 🙂

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Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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If you're technically inclined you can use exiftool:

 

exiftool <file> | grep "Merged Data" 

 

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