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240 Points

Thu, Jun 18, 2020 12:42 AM

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Lightroom Classic: "Open as layers in Photoshop" function broken after update

I edit about 30 images per day by selecting the below command, within Lightroom Classic (recently updated):

 

PHOTO > EDIT IN > OPEN AS LAYERS IN PHOTOSHOP (also recently updated)

 

But after the most recent update of PS and LrC I have reliability lost this ability.  If I select 5 images in LrC and try to do the above, only about 1-2 images appear in my layered PS file as a layer, then a blank "LOAD LAYERS" layer appears (see attached) and one more image will open in a separate PS file and not a part of the layered file - then the import quits.

 

After I am done editing the layered file and when I save it - it will automatically save and load the modified layered file in LrC - which it does not do anymore. I was able to get it to work properly  couple times, but it always ends up giving me this problem about 80% of the time.

 

Obviously the only work around is for me to copy and past each layer individually and then manually save the file and import into my LrC catalog - which makes the process of editing images very inefficient when doing dozens of these edits per day.

 

I'm on a Macbook Pro, latest install of LrC and PS / most recent Catalina & have uninstalled/re-installed PS - again, I have edited hundreds of images like this prior to the recent updates and never had an issue so obviously it have something to do with the update, at least for me.

 

andrew

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44 Points

a month ago

Update on my previous post from a month ago.  Since upgrading to PS 22.0.0 and LR 10.0 two days ago, I have run 48 tests of opening multiple images from LR as layers in PS.  The number of images ranged from 19 to 91.  Of those 48 tests, four failed to fully load all layers (i.e., PS stopped midway as before).   Do I chalk this up to gremlins/stuff happens, or does the bug still persist?  For me, since the frequency of failure (~10%) is sufficiently low (relative to 33-50% previously??), this makes using Open as Layers in PS a viable option rather than the workaround I had been using. (I am using an iMac with MacOS 10.15.7.)

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Just in case you haven't done this, make sure that all the images in the failed set exist and are not corrupt. 

  • Select a set of images in the Library module that fails.
  • Switch to the Develop module. 
  • Select the first one. 
  • If it is missing or corrupt, an error box will appear.
  • Tab through the images to ensure that they are there and not corrupt. 

I'm not sure whether the following are PS restrictions but the answer to these would, at a minimum, help isolate the problem. 

  • Are they all the same format: all raw, all JPEGs, etc?
  • Are they all the same resolution? 
  • Are they all from the same camera? 

An interesting and perhaps helpful test: 

  • Take a set that fails, a small set will do. 
  • Export them as DNG at a fixed resolution that is slightly lower than their current resolution into an empty folder. 
  • Import them into Lightroom. 
  • Now send the set to PS as layers. 
  • If this works then the problem is probably isolated to something in one of the images. 

Another test if you have a small set that fails: 

  • Remove one image at a time 
  • Send to PS 
  • If this eventually works then you've found the problem image and you can see if there's anything different about it. Of course more than one image in the set could be an issue. 

Note that this is problem isolation and not necessarily problem determination. But if you determine that the problem is not with one of your images, you can report it to PS Support and they will have a better starting point for researching the problem. 

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92 Points

This is an ongoing issue, and happens regardless of images chosen. I can select 4 copies of an identical blank-black image, and it will still fail.

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"This is an ongoing issue"

And the issue has already been acknowledged by Adobe and assigned an internal bug report.

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60 Points

a month ago

I'm having this issue as well. Super frustrating.

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Jacob, please do Help > System Info -- which version of LR and which OS?

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22 days ago

Same problem here! This issue is debilitating for my work. I edit 100+ images per day with multiple layers for each image. I've had this problem in previous versions of PS, but usually only about 10% of the time. Now it is 100%. After every image I have to close PS and reopen, and even then sometimes it won't load as layers from LR. 

macOS Catalina 10.15.6

Photoshop 22.0.0 

Lightroom Classic 10.0

When is this going to be fixed? 

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60 Points

20 days ago

One more. Doing this command around 40 times a day for my living. With the new PS 21 it became really bad. Using the newest LRC and PS21, newest Mac OS, 64GB RAM, 3.8ghz, PS has assigned 52GB Ram or so. Still doing.

Tried with TIFF and PSD, issue remains.