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    LR4: photos edited in external application not updating

    Hello

    My workflow involves editing images in external applications (not just PS, but others as well). However since upgrading to LR4, I have noticed that images edited in external applications then saved do not get updated in LR.

    Is there a way I can force refresh of the image? I know my edits have saved correctly, as when I open the edited file in Photoshop, my edits from another external application are there. However, when I make further edits in PS then save, the image in LR still doesn't update.

    I've tried discarding 1:1 previews and rebuilding both 1:1 and standard sized previews, but this doesn't do it.

    Help!

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    Are they "saved" or "saved as" ? The latter will cause problems, there is a thread on this already.

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    Donoreo makes a good point. They may have to be reimported if they were "saved as". Otherwise you should get a metadata mismatch logo in the top right of your thumbnails. Highlight the affected photos, right click, select Metadata and then Read Metadata from File. That should update to the new edits. You will be warned "This operation is not undoable". So make sure you want to overwrite LR's version before going ahead.
    Jeremy Whigham
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