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LR - Photoshop problem

Discussion in 'Workflow Discussion' started by donvt, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. donvt

    donvt New Member

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    If I send an image to be edited in PS, when I want to save it PS assigns a file name and it is then in the LR catalog. However sometimes PS asks me to name the file and then it is not in the LR catalog and must be imported. I would prefer to make my own image file names but I do not want to have to import them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Gnits

    Gnits Active Member

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    This may not solve the issue, but make sure you are running versions of Lr and Ps which are Raw compatible. Better still, make sure you are using the latest versions.

    For example, the latest version of Lr contains the following fixes.

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  3. JohanElzenga

    JohanElzenga Lightroom Guru Staff Member Lightroom Guru

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    If Photoshop asks you to name a file, it's usually because the file cannot be saved in the present format. For example, you send the file from Lightroom to Photoshop as JPEG (defined in the Lightroom preferences), but you added a layer in Photoshop and JPEG does not support layers.

    If you want to save a file from Photoshop with a different name, the easiest method would be to first let Photoshop save it with the default name (so it automatically comes back in Lightroom) and the rename the file in the Lightroom metadata panel.
     
  4. Gnits

    Gnits Active Member

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    My experience using Lr and PS on Windows is that if I try to edit a JPG in Ps (from Lr) and add a layer, PS will default to a Psd file format. If I hit the Save button in PS it then is also added to the Lr catalog.
     

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