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3.1K 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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9.4K Points

5 m 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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80 Points

5 m 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

4 m 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.

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62 Points

Worked like a charm!  Thanks, Ming Jin!

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120 Points

4 m ago

Hi,

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

Thanks,

Bridge Team

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3.1K Points

@Rahul Saraogi Thank you, Rahul!

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100 Points

3 m ago

Hi Rahul,

I am having same problem, has there been a fix for this?

Thanks for your help

Ben

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100 Points

3 m ago

I had same problem.

Switch off "load as smart objects" in ACR workflow preferences, restart Bridge, Photoshop and problem is gone. 

However, this is  annoying, as by default I want to open RAW files as a smart object.

I have reported this to Adobe

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3.1K Points

3 m ago

Still no fix in these last two updates‽ 
What is the status of this fix, AND of the gradient "opaque-to-transparent" blend glitch?

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112 Points

4 d ago

I am having the same problem.

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100 Points

4 d ago

Just checked, it it still not working properly.

If you want to photo merge , you first have to switch off the option "Open in Photoshop as Smart Objects" in the preferences. This is extremely annoying.

To add insult to injury, this only takes a few lines of code to fix and this problem has been reported more than six months ago. 

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112 Points

Thanks for the advice, however the only option I see in "Preference" is "Always Create Smart Objects when Placing" in "General" tab. Tried switching this off and the same problem exists. Perhaps I will have to wait until it is fixed!

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100 Points

3 d ago

Hi, see attached screenshot to toggle smart objects of in preferences

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112 Points

3 d ago

Hi, That has worked. Thanks very much for your help. I did not look inCamera Raw!

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100 Points

Happy that I could help out, that is what this forum is for!