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10.5K Points

Thu, Aug 11, 2011 7:04 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Support cataloging PSB files (files larger than 2 GB PSDs and 4 GB TIFFs)

Lightroom should catalog psb files, just as it does psd files. I have many psb files that are not over the 65,000 pixels per side or 512 megapixel limits, but are larger than the 4GB limit on psd files, and it would be nice to see them in Lightroom.

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530 Points

4 y ago

Tweeted to @AdobeCare and they directed me to make a request here.  I see that the thread started  6 years ago and the requests keep coming for this feature.  Remind me again why we're paying monthly, year after year, for software that doesn't support it's own file formats?  Very disappointing to say the least.

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458 Points

4 y ago

Come on Adobe!!!! You can do it. PSB - support it! Or make .psd files able to be much larger than 2GB.... you can do it!

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6.4K Points

4 y ago

I really can't believe this is still absent from Lightroom. My file sizes are only getting bigger, now I'm spending my time trying to haggle with Lightroom, "If I merge these layers will you please be under 4gb?"....weight 5 minutes for it to save a compressed zip format to cut further down on the size.... nope "Ok, I guess I can delete those layers..." repeat

25 Messages

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458 Points

Any day Adobe! Next update, please fix this.

495 Messages

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10.5K Points

4 y ago

Now 6 years and 73 "me too"s. Come on, Adobe!

I want to remind everyone of two solutions that you should consider—purchasing the AnyFile plugin, or using Helmut Steiner's smart object solution above. If you use AnyFile on Macintosh, it is pretty straightforward to assign command-key shortcuts to its menu commands, which I have done.

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106 Points

4 y ago

Just adding my support for large files.

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412 Points

4 y ago

+1

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62 Points

4 y ago

why don't support the costumers

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2.4K Points

4 y ago

I feel so silly deleting layers I know I need to try and meet the file size limitations of TIF/PSD. Files are getting bigger we need PSB support or PSD improvement. whats even more frustrating is the info panel that lists the Doc: size is way off from the actual size, and the process waiting for the could not save dialog is painfully long. I am venting because I just spend 40 minutes trying to save one file.... 

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6.4K Points

100% this.

I don't even bother with PSD's anymore because I know they won't make the file size cut 50% of the time. Instead I zip compress TIFFs as that helps with the file-size restrictions, but the saves take so long some times due to the compression, that I have to wait to even see if it will make the cut. If it doesn't I have to begin the process of going through my "backup" layers... "do I really need this..." "hopefully the client likes what I did there and won't regret deleting this option..."
It's silly. 

83 Messages

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2.4K Points

Every day I get this issue... until Adobe's Photo cataloging app will accept Photoshops PSB file I'm left to inefficient workarounds. Files are getting bigger, where is the support Adobe?

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458 Points

This is a major issue, AND it is just getting worse. Come on Adobe!

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412 Points

4 y ago

+1. ...no, +100

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426 Points

4 y ago

Yes Adobe please, how long do we have to beg!

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494 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please add .psb support for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

As a commercial photographer/digital artist using very high resolution cameras, my photoshop build files get to be really big. How big? Big enough to have the need to create .PSB files (Photoshop Large Document Format) in order to keep all of my layers.

I use Lightroom for organizing & processing all of my photo files. The problem is that LR doesn't read the .PSB files. Why is it that Adobe Bridge can see these files, but LR doesn't? It's 2017, shouldn't a program that's called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom support a Photoshop large format file? I think it should. Please add support for .psb files in LR. It would be a tremendous help for anyone working with large format files.

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3.5K Points

4 y ago

+1 here as well. And that's a BIG 1! I really believe that every file type being written by Photoshop should at least be visible in Lightroom!

That said, and my reason to post here, is that I am doing a lot of large panoramas and startrails with my D810. Those files blow the 2 GB file size limitation in a heartbeat. The way I deal with the startrails, is that I am layering 10 shots of startrails into one PSD document. I then link each of theose 10 layer files into a master document and might add a lightpainting plus other layers on top of it. This way I am mostly capable of keeping things below 2 GB.

But off course I hit the wall with a 70 shot startrail now and I am wondering if a TIFF would keep the linked information??

I am posting this somewhat off topic question into this thread because the main problem is that PSB files are not shown in Lightroom. And with a growing catalog it is impossible to memorize the kind of document used in every shot and in the future I might miss that I layered a PSB file to twiddle around the file size limitation if those files are not visible in Lightroom. Please feel free to tell me to open a separate thread for this question!

Bck to the main topic, PLEASE Adobe, enable the display of all images that Photoshop can create in Lightroom. As others said in this thread, I would not mind not being able to manipulate it in Lightroom. But after all, one of the main features of Lightroom is to catalogue our files! All image files at least!

Or at least close the thread and state that this will never happen, or why it hasn't happened yet please!

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6.4K Points

No no no, they need to be visible AND manipulable in Lightroom! There's no point in having files you can't manipulate, like text, etc. One of the major benefits of Lightroom is being able to focus on the images and the images only... but when you can't work across all of the image types it becomes much less useful!
... but everything else you said +1!

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458 Points

I agree with Steve too. But really, Adobe! It is time!

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1.1K Points

I totally agree. Lightroom's forte is cataloging images, and with my 42 MP camera these photoshop files all too readily need the PSB format. Please, Adobe, fix this!

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370 Points

4 y ago

Adobe, listen up!!  Your customers are serious photographers, and we have serious cameras and computers.  Canon already has a 50MP camera, and Nikon soon will.  When we edit these images on Photoshop, AND we use Smart Object layers, the saved image files can quickly exceed 4GB.  When this happens, we can no longer use Lightroom to keep track of (manage) our images.  We have to invent some insane work-around, because Lightroom does not recognize the image format that your Photoshop program creates!!  Your customers have been asking you to plug this hole for 7 years now!  You've poured resources into that Lightroom Mobile feature (for cell phone photographers), and have left your core users to make-up DIY work-arounds for professional-sized images!  WAKE UP ADOBE.  We need a program to manage our images!  ALL OF OUR IMAGES!!

The clock has been ticking for 7 YEARS now.   You've already lost the cell phone photogs to Facebook, Flickr,  500px, SmugMug, iCloud, Google, etc, etc.   Please renew our faith in your support for professional photogs.  We know and love your programs, but images are getting bigger and Lightroom has not kept up.  Make our day Adobe... SHOW US THE LOVE (and the commitment to your loyal customer base).  We can live without bells and whistles, but the main thing Lightroom does is manage our image library.  This is really important.

- Sincerely yours,
  Jim Christensen

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458 Points

I completely agree with Jim! Pleasseeee, make this an update!

And to second what Jim says . . . Lightroom Mobile??? My clients don't pay me to show up and shoot with a cell phone. It's cute, but something I will probably never use . . . . .

Steve Glass

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186 Points

This thread has been live for 7 years! Don't think that Adobe really cares about anybody, unless they are starting to sell fewer subscriptions.  
It's ridiculous that LR cannot read their own PSB files, it's an Adobe invention after all. 
If a little feature request is ignored for that long, which would be so easily solvable, I'm starting to question,  why I should keep paying Adobe for not listening to their customer base. 
Just to make a comparison: Question or feature requests to the Capture One team are actually answered by them...

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714 Points

In total agreement with Jim. For 7 years Adobe has beat around the bush with this. Bridge has been able to read PSB forever, Please add the ability to read PSB to Lightroom. So having PSB may impact performance, but please provide it as an option. With these high megapixel cameras, Canon 5Ds, Nikon 810\850m and Sony a7rii, you can't help but to work in PSB. Please help us here Adobe, don't wait until late 2018....release this asap!!!!.  

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458 Points

Amen.

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132 Points

4 y ago

Have now switched LR with Bridge.
Got all my brushes and stuff from LR to ACC, ACC can do the same as LR (at least the develop part, I hardly used anything else than libary and dev), and is way faster

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124 Points

4 y ago

That's why I switched over Capture One : way more responsive on feature requests and way more used by professional photographers!