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Major Bug: Linked DNG / RAW files revert to default ACR settings when transforming or cropping

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Sep 14, 2020

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This bug has existed since at least two years ago.

 

I've tested whis on both MacOS and Windows, using the latest version of Photoshop (21.2.3). The behavior is the same on both.

 

If you have a Photoshop document with a linked DNG file, the first time you transform the linked layer or crop your image, the linked DNG file reverts to default Camera RAW settings. This is not a case of updating with whatever changes have been made to the DNG file, the linked file is reverting to blank ACR settings and not respecting the settings on the actual linked file.

 

This makes it virtually impossible to work with a batch of linked DNG files, as the only fix is to "Edit Content" on the linked layer and then save again. Even selecting "Update All Modified Content" does nothing. Photoshop seems convinced that the settingless version of your DNG is the correct version.

 

There's another part to this bug as well: Sometimes when you open your PSD file it gives you a warning that the linked file is out of date, even when it isn't. Updating the linked layer reverts it to default ACR settings. Editing contents and clicking save on the DNG returns it to the correct settings.

 

The good news is that once you've resaved the linked layer you can continue working and Photoshop remembers the DNG settings. This is not much consolation though, since so much time is wasted having to fix the layer in the first place.

 

Attached is a screencast of the issue. You can see how on the first edit the Photoshop forgets the DNG settings. After updating the layer, Photoshop is able to remember the settings.

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Major Bug: Linked DNG / RAW files revert to default ACR settings when transforming or cropping

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This bug has existed since at least two years ago.

 

I've tested whis on both MacOS and Windows, using the latest version of Photoshop (21.2.3). The behavior is the same on both.

 

If you have a Photoshop document with a linked DNG file, the first time you transform the linked layer or crop your image, the linked DNG file reverts to default Camera RAW settings. This is not a case of updating with whatever changes have been made to the DNG file, the linked file is reverting to blank ACR settings and not respecting the settings on the actual linked file.

 

This makes it virtually impossible to work with a batch of linked DNG files, as the only fix is to "Edit Content" on the linked layer and then save again. Even selecting "Update All Modified Content" does nothing. Photoshop seems convinced that the settingless version of your DNG is the correct version.

 

There's another part to this bug as well: Sometimes when you open your PSD file it gives you a warning that the linked file is out of date, even when it isn't. Updating the linked layer reverts it to default ACR settings. Editing contents and clicking save on the DNG returns it to the correct settings.

 

The good news is that once you've resaved the linked layer you can continue working and Photoshop remembers the DNG settings. This is not much consolation though, since so much time is wasted having to fix the layer in the first place.

 

Attached is a screencast of the issue. You can see how on the first edit the Photoshop forgets the DNG settings. After updating the layer, Photoshop is able to remember the settings.

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For easier viewing, here is the screencast on Youtube:

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You should report the issue over here where adobe wants bugs posted:

(you'll have to wait a day or so to post since photoshop.com is under repair)

 

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family

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