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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:39 PM

Lightroom 6.7: Opening photos in Photoshop from Lightroom using Edit In does not work correctly for some operations

Using Lightroom CC2015.7 and Photoshop CC2015.5.1

1 )If Photoshop is CLOSED and then I "Open as Layers ....." the computer will just sit there doing nothing.  If I click Photoshop to open it then the operation will complete and the photos will be layered.  I THINK THIS IS BUGGY BEHAVIOR

 As a side note, this BUG affects the Panorama and HDR the same way.   Photoshop has to be opened manually.  The "Open as Smart Object works correctly.

 2) If Photoshop is OPEN and then I "Open as Layers ...." the photos will open as layers in Photoshop

 3 )If Photoshop is CLOSED and I  "Edit in Adobe Photoshop ..." Photoshop will open and the two photos are loaded as separate objects.  This is the expected behavior.

I think this is a change in behavior in Lightroom CC2015.7

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644 Messages

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9.7K Points

5 y ago

Seeing the same behavior. Needs to be fixed.

Employee

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5 y ago

What happens if you uninstall and reinstall Photoshop?

Adobe Administrator

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142.1K Points

5 y ago

I am able to recreate this behavior. A bug is logged. 

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90 Points

5 y ago

An Adobe tech spent time with me this morning and tried the following on Win 10 64b PC with no avail;

Killed LR prefs
Killed PS prefs
Uninstalled LR and PS and reinstalled
Uninstalled ALL Adobe software and reinstalled
Tried Safe mode
Created a new user account
Switched to open LR and PS as Admin

Also did update on a separate PC with LR only update (ie not PS/ACR or BRidge) and got the same issue after the LR update

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5 y ago

Rikk Flohr from Adobe has filed a bug report so just open photoshop first till it is fixed. EASY workaround.

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5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Strange bug after upgrading to Sierra. Unable to load several images as layers fr....

A strange bug after upgrading to MacOS Sierra. When I want to open several tiff images  (that are already in the lightroom library) as layers in photoshop from lightroom i am unable to do so, nothing happens. 

But when i select a single tiff image, the popup window comes up to ask me if i want to edit the original photo or the copy with lightroom adjustments.

Then photoshop is loading the single image, as well as the other images as layers, which I wanted to open as layers in the first place.

So when I select multiple images, the popup window doesn't come up and nothing happens. 

Any solutions to this issue?
Thanks in advance! 

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152 Points

5 y ago

I have windows 10, have uninstalled and installed both LR 2015  and PS CC 2015.5, In lightroom EDIT IN and then open as smart objects...PS opens but nothing happens and then I get the same Message in Lightroom,, even though PS has opened.  Have also tried it with PS open, same thing

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408 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom to Photoshop "Edit In" Does Not Work.

This is kind of a complicated issue because it seems that there are many
possible outcomes depending on the order of tasks and backup drive
configuration.

The fact is that I cannot accomplish a normal "Edit In" to get an image
from Lightroom to Photoshop. Attempts to do this result in opening a
version of Photoshop on a backup drive (if it's connected) or
mysteriously failing to open the image file in Photoshop while creating
(importing?) a new tiff in the Lightroom library of the image I was
attempting to edit in Photoshop.

The only way I can get an image from Lightroom to Photoshop is to drag
the image thumbnail from the Library Module Grid View to the Photoshop
icon in the Dock. Photoshop will then open and the image file opens in
Adobe Camera Raw. I then have to click on the "Open Image" button to
open the image file in Photoshop.

Once I complete editing and saving the image in Photoshop I have to then manually re-import it to Lightroom.

This weird process is happening on both my MacBook Pro laptop and Mac Pro desktop. I'm still running El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6).

Is there a bug in Lightroom that Adobe is working on? Or am I stuck with
this crazy process to complete the round trip from Lightroom to
Photoshop and back?

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152 Points

5 y ago

I am running on Windows 10 so maybe it is not the operating system.  However, it does work on my desktop also running Windows 10 (latest).  I can EDIT IN, open as smart object in PS CC2015 and it opens up as a linked object, so any Raw Changes I do in PS show up in LR and vice Versa... Any changes I do with layers of course need to be saved and saved back into LR.   there is a way to backward link a photo, but I have not tried that yet...Now I just have to find out what is different between the laptop and desktop as all the software is the latest on both.  On the Laptop, it spins for a while and then says :"photoshop cannot be launched..."  even if I have PS 2015 already opened or not.

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5 y ago

Try the following workaround to see if it helps,

1. Open Lightroom.
2. Invoke Lightroom > Preferences... menu command
3. When the Preferences dialog appears, select the Presets tab.
4. Click on the button labeled “Show Lightroom Presets Folder...”
5. Lightroom will reveal the root preset folder in the Finder/Explorer.
6. Now goto http://adobe.ly/2dYIP1b and download the config.lua file and copy it into the root preset folder at step 5.
The config.lua file has an entry like the following that tells Lightroom where to look for Photoshop.

EditExternally.OverridePhotoshopPath = "/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.app"
If your version of Photoshop is installed at a different location, you can change the entry to the actual full path to Photoshop. Save your changes and relaunch Lr.

If you no longer need the override, just delete or rename the config.lua file.

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136 Points

5 y ago

I have this same issue. Here is some regarding my experience with the problem.

I have 2 computers, one is a Mac (10.12) and the other is a PC (Windows 7 Ultimate)


The issue is exactly the same on both computers.
It is impossible to use any of the Photoshop launch tools that open more than one file from Lightroom and merge it into a single file in Photoshop. CC 2015. Stacking, merge, layers... all fail with the following message:

The files could not be edited because Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 could not be launched.

That said, if I open PS first, then it works fine.

 

If I am working a single file, LR will launch PS just fine; Edit in Photoshop CC 2015.

 

Tom

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276 Points

5 y ago

Hello,

can anyone please be so kind and give me an example how the config.lua looks like for windows PCs.

Many thanks in advance !

Robert

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408 Points

5 y ago

Question for Simon Chen...Simon can we just edit the config.lua file for Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 now that it has been released, downloaded, and installed?

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5 y ago

Just tried the config LUA file on Windows 10 and can't get it to work. I have tried :

EditExternally.OverridePhotoshopPath = "C:/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CC 2017/Photoshop.exe"


and


EditExternally.OverridePhotoshopPath = "/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CC 2017/Photoshop.exe"


Neither worked. Does it work on Windows?


Dave

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72 Points

5 y ago

I tried same path as David wrote, doesn ́t work it... win 10 64bit, PS CC.2017, LR CC.