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35 Messages

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2.6K Points

Wed, Mar 7, 2012 12:22 PM

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Lightroom: Edit In External Editor does not work/function

I can not send images from LR4 to any external editor via Photo>Edit In. My system is Mac OS 10.7.3. Using the Edit In command fails to open the external editor and no error message results. This occurs whether the images have the 2012 Process Version applied or not. My external editors are primarily PSE10 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.0. This is an important part of my workflow.

I have reinstalled PSE10 and updated to the newest version of Silver Efex Pro.

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23 Messages

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328 Points

9 years ago

Would be great! best Idea and probalby would heal all the pain we all have due to inoperable LR;
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Karl

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70 Points

9 years ago

I have a slight variation to this problem as well. My challenge is no Nik Plug-ins are available from Edit-in within LR4.

Running MAC OSX 10.7.3 and 64-bit kernel. Installed LR4. Have downloaded recent versions of Nik Plug-in's that support LR4. Some (not all), like Color Efex Pro see PS5 and LR4 during install, but the LR4 Edit-in menu never shows the plug-in. When I go to uninstall the Nik plug-ins, again, all appear available to PS5, and only some of the uninstallers see LR4 as if they are installed. LR4 is unusable with all plug-ins for me.

2 Messages

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70 Points

Additionally, I am running CS5 Extended concurrently with LR4 and still have the problem. I also have onOne Photoframe Pro 4.6 and it IS accessible via the plug-in manager from both CS5 and LR4. The problem for me is isolated to those products that should be accessible via Edit-in.

31 Messages

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374 Points

I have a MAC - Snow Leopard, CS5, LR 4 - New NIK plug ins, - NiK plug ins are working perfect. But I can't take a DNG file With LR updates directly to CS5 -
These are brand new photos i just shot past weekend. I have tried to have CS5 open first. No help. So, to get the photo to CS5 with LR adjustments - i have to open them in any NIK plug in - create a .tiff file, then go to CS 5 - that's crazy. but, only way i can get the photo to CS5 - i even tried opening as a smart object no help.

Biggest problem - I have deleted photos - I mark them with an X - go to menu - Photos purge photos.. they are in my trash can
i REMOVE the related folder

next time i open LR 4

the photos are back again.. what is going on?????

and, the response time to the sliders, changing modules etc.. i have to run LR 4, with every other app down, email, safari, etc... Help.

Debi Anderson

3 Messages

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256 Points

9 years ago

I have the OnOne plugins installed, previous to the LR4 upgrade, and they are still working for me as expected. But, these are accessible from the 'Plugin Extras' menu rather than the 'Edit in', so I presume that is still working...

9 Messages

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326 Points

9 years ago

I'm having the same issue. I'm using the newest NIK Silver Effects plugin but get the following error message when I try to "Edit in": "Unexpected error performing command: bad argument #1 to 'lower' (string expected, got nil)." This is a clean installation for me on a new hard drive and I haven't installed PS yet.

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60 Points

9 years ago

I am also having this problem of an unavailable "edit-in" in LR4. None of my Nik plug-ins are available - nothing happens when I select this menu option. Mac 10.7.3 and SEFX 2.004, all the other plug-ins for my Nik suite are greyed out.

oh and the PSE10 work around doesn't work either.

I am annoyed with Adobe as I have been a LR user since the first Beta and this is the first glitch experienced - I feel cheated having paid for what I thought would be a brilliant improvement e.g. 2 -> 3. Grrr!

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312 Points

9 years ago

If Adobe is aware of thousands of users with problems with Lightroom 4, why don't they just pull it from the download site so that others don't get frustrated with the buggy program? Adobe, be honest and admit there is a major issue with the final release of LR 4 and hold off any more downloads and purchases. By not admitting the problem and allowing buyers to purchase a defective product is not an honest thing to do.

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246 Points

9 years ago

Same problem here. Windows 7 64-bit SP1, I have all Nik plugins but none is working, I get the same message "unexpected error performing command: bad argument #1 to 'lower' (string expected got nil)". It is not a Nik problem though, as any other external editor I had configured (Capture NX2 2.3.1 and FastStone MaxView 2.5) gives me the same error. Installing an evaluation version of PSE 10 solves the problem, all plug-ins can again be accessed through "Edit with" command, but if I uninstall PSE 10 the problem is back. Since I am told that LR 4 beta did not suffer from this problem, Adobe engineers may want to check differences between the installation procedures of LR 4 beta, LR 4 and PSE 10. Although bugs exist in any piece of software, I find shameful that such an evident bug was not found by Adobe before releasing its new major version of LR.

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62 Points

9 years ago

Same problem. Edit in external editor does not work.

Error message: Unexpected error performing command: bad argument #1 to 'lower' (string exptecte, got nil)

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72 Points

Same problem with PSE10

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102 Points

9 years ago

After upgrade from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 4, all of my Nik filters from the Nik Complete Edition are not working anymore. They are all still available in the menu, but when I select one of them, just nothing happens.

Btw. I'm running LR4 on MacOS Lion including latest updates and also the Nik filters are all latest patch level. According to Nik, they are compatible with LR4.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
after Update LR3 to LR4 - Nik filters are broken.

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64 Points

9 years ago

LR4 release version does not start NIK- and Photoshop Elements Plugin for external edit.

I've upgraded with NIK to the latest versions.

Seems to be bug in LR4RC because the beta worked...

Edit: I just want to mention: I'm on a Mac w/Lion and the "edit in.." command is just doing nothing.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR4 bug in "edit in"....

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62 Points

9 years ago

Add me to the growing list. Same problem.

"Unexpected error performing command:
bad argument #1to 'lower' (string expected, got nil) "

PC, Windows 7

Neither Nik or Topaz plug-ins will work. Come on Adobe. How long does it take?

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76 Points

9 years ago

Looks like I have the same problem.

Nothing happens as i choose "Edit in" to start Alien Skin Exposure 4.
No error messages.

I am using Mac OS 10.7.3

19 Messages

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330 Points

9 years ago

This workaround works for me

Mac OS 10.7.3, NIK plugins.
Lightroom 4 doesn't do "Edit In" plugin

Installed Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 trial version.
Did not even open it but now my NIK plugins all work.

19 Messages

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330 Points

Don't move the Adobe Applications (on a MAC)

After cleaning up the mess Adobe Download assistant made (lot of applications all over from Adobe that I never will use).
I put them in a folder in the Application folder.

Now Lightroom cannot even find the plugins any more and in Aperture they are as always available.

In the 'Edit In' there are all kind of Photoshop add-ons like:

"Open as smart object in Photoshop"
"Merge to panorama in Photoshop"
"Merge to HDR PRO in Photoshop"

Uninstalling and Installing everything (plugins and Photoshop and Lightroom) doesn't make the situation better...

3 Messages

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80 Points

9 years ago

Same problem. Using Neat Images as an External Editor worked in LR 4.0 beta, but doesn't work in the released version. Like others, I get "Unexpected error performing command: bad argument #1 to 'lower" (string expected, got nil)".

Windows 7, 64 bit.

4 Messages

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100 Points

9 years ago

Another user with the same problem. Imac 24 inch with 4 gig ram and Lion 10.7.3

Found the workaround with the Trial Version of Photoshop PS5 and everything is working for now. Have not started the trial version, it just has to be installed.

If the trial version fixes the problem there is obviously something that got missed from the release version of Lightroom 4.

I edit in Elements 10 and do not need all the features of CS5 or want to spend the extra money for it.