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Sun, Aug 28, 2011 9:50 AM

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Opening files in PS from LR, issue even with compatible LR/ACR versions

I use Lightroom 3.4.1 and Camera Raw 6.4.1, but when I choose "Open In Adobe Photoshop CS5.1" in Lightroom, Lightroom starts rasterizing a TIFF/PSD (showing the task: "Preparing file for editing") and is importing the new file to the Lightroom catalog BEFORE Photoshop is started.

I expect to at least get at dialog box with a question about what to do if the LR and ACR versions are out of sync. And since I assume 3.4.1 and 6.4.1 should be compatible, I expected the RAW file to be opened in PS/ACR and that no file is saved to disk or imported into the Lightroom catalog until I choose "Save" in Photoshop.

I installed PS+ACR just recently and before that I have been opening files from Lightroom into other external editors such as PS Elements and GIMP. I was suspecting that Lightroom were remembering settings for those old editors and I tried "Reset all warning dialogs" via Preferences -> General -> Prompts, but the behavior is still exactly the same.

I use Windows XP.

Thank you,

Ulrik Svensson

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9 years ago

What language are your OS and LR version Ulrik? I'm wondering if it's looking for ACR on an English path.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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9 years ago

Ulrik,

Judging from your name, your XP probably runs in a non-english language. If so:

  • Created folder called "C:\Programme\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS5\File Formats"
    ("Programme" might be called differently in your language)

  • Copy the file "Camera Raw.8bi" from the locally named "Common Files" folder into the newly created folder

  • Restart LR and CS5



Beat

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9 years ago

Thank you Victoria and Beat!

It works after I copied the file from:

C:\Program\Delade Filer\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS5\File Formats\Camera Raw.8bi

Into:

C:\Program\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CS5\File Formats\Camera Raw.8bi

I guess I have to remember to do this again next time ACR is upgraded.

I consider this as a workaround and think that Adobe should correct this in future versions, but now it is working for me.

Thank you!

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9 years ago

Victoria was spot on with her question :-) Glad to hear you got it working and thanks for the feedback.

Yes, you'd have to repeat this step anytime a new ACR plugin is installed. On Vista or Win7, this is no longer a problem, as the "Common Files" folder is not localized anymore.

Beat