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3K Points

Tue, Nov 24, 2020 10:01 PM

Photoshop: "Load layers can not merge Smart Object documents. They will be skipped."

When in Bridge, two images selected, then to the Tools Menu: Load Files into Photoshop Layers, results in "Load layers can not merge Smart Object documents. They will be skipped." Error.

I DO (and always have had) Open as Smart Objects setup in my Camera Raw Workflow settings. 

What's up with this new-ish error?

This was not a problem in the past.

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424 Messages

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8.5K Points

2 months ago

Yeah, good point. I came up against this the other day too- assumed I was doing something wrong and had to do it manually.  Seems like a fundamentally very useful thing to be able to do. 

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2 Messages

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80 Points

a month ago

I see the same problem with Photomerge.  Using Bridge 2021 11.0.0.83 and Photoshop 22.0.1 I get "Photomerge can not merge Smart Object documents. They will be skipped".  This worked fine with Bridge and Photoshop 2020.  On macOS 10.14.6 Mojave.

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60 Points

16 days ago

I had the same issue, and find a way to work around it:

1. Open all the files in Bridge/Raw.

2. Select all the files.

3. Select "Open", not "Open Object", to open all the files in PhotoShop.

4. Under File, select Automate->Photomerge.

5. In Photomerge, click on the "Add Open Files" buttom, and other selections.

5 Messages

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100 Points

4 days ago

Hi,

Thanks for your feedback, we are able to reproduce the issue. Team is investigating the same.

Thanks,

Bridge Team