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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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62 Points

9 years ago

Hi all,

I've just bought the LightRoom 4 upgrade (I had the LR3.6 32bit Windows version) and installed it on my pc.

After doing so the Silver Efex Pro 2.004 tool didn't work anymore. As I try to start editing my pictures through the Silver Efex Pro 2.004 tooI all I get is the following error message:

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

Can you please help me with this issue? I just can't use LightRoom anymore and I have work to do!

I've seen on the Adobe forums that other people around the world is experiencing the same issue.

Thanks and best regards,
Salvatore

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LightRoom 4 upgrade breaks Silver Efex Pro 2.004.

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134 Points

9 years ago

Another user, same problem. Imac 21.5 inch with 8 gig ram and Lion 10.6.8

I edit in Elements 10. I don't understand the need for jumping through all sorts of hoops to get a workaround. Fix it Adobe.

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60 Points

9 years ago

Same problem with the French version of LR4 : can't use anymore Alienskin Exposure 3 as external editor. Win 7-64 edition.

And the beta LR4 worked fine !!

I will try to install PSE trial version.

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60 Points

9 years ago

-- from another Lightroom forum --
Hi,

I'm Lorenzo, from Italy, and I have the same problem with Win 7 64-bit, LR 4 just installed and the NIK Silver Efex Pro 2 plugin.
All original software, no cracks, all updates done, but this trouble!
Work fine with LR3.6, also after the upgrade to NIK version 2.004...
But with LR 4 no way to "edit in" any file.

Hope in an Adobe solution, cause I would like to start working with this version of LR...
Obviously I can develop my images with LR 3.6, but i've paid this new version with my sweaty money and i would like to use it.

Lorenzo

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74 Points

9 years ago

Silver Efex 2 Plug in not longer works with Lightroom 4. I get the following error when I try to edit the photo in Silver Efex 2

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

Os is Windows 64 Bit and Silver Efex is version release for Lightroom 4

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
unexpected error performing command bad argument #1 to lower' (string expected, got nil).

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120 Points

9 years ago

On MAC OS 10.6.8 LR4 does not launch external editors. I get no error message, I just get zero response. This BUG needs to be fixed ASAP.

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314 Points

I have the same problem with the same operating system. As you've seen from the messages, Adobe is recommending that we install CS5's trial version and that people who've done this can now access "Edit in". However, no one has yet answered whether we would have to Edit in CS5, or could use the Elements program that I currently use.

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2.6K Points

Marlene, no you do not have to edit in CS5. In fact, you never even have to launch it. Just having it installed on your computer will allow you to use the 'Edit In' command in LR4 to invoke PSE or any other external editors you use. I installed the trial of CS5 and can now use PSE10 and a host of other external editors.

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142 Points

Julie, How do you edit in PSE 10. I installed the trial of CS5 and now CS5 is the default external editor and I can't see a way to change it.

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314 Points

I'd be interested in your answer to Beth as well, as I'm hesitant to install one more Adobe program, which is so large. I currently have Elements 8 and 9, plus LR3&4. And the issue with CS5 becoming the default external editor is something that I would not want either.

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Beth and Marlene,

Yes, if CS5 is found on the computer, LR4 will always show it as the default external editor. You need to make PSE your secondary external editor. To do this, go to LR4's Preferences and choose External Editing. In the second section of the resulting dialog, click on the "Choose" button. Then, you'll navigate to wherever the Photoshop Elements Editor is located on your hard drive. You must direct it to Photoshop Elements Editor, not just the icon for Photoshop Elements. I can probably help find the proper path if you need help, but I'd need to know which version of PSE and which operating system.

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142 Points

Julie, I am having problems with PSE10. First of all I couldn't install it without creating a new administrator on my computer which worked but my PSE 10 files are not all together in one folder. Is that how it's supposed to be? Now I want to uninstall PSE8 but only have an alias and can't find the original file.

I'm also under the impression that in order to use Topaz plug-ins Topaz has to be set as the secondary external editor.

Thanks for your help.

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276 Points

Beth, by the sound of it you are having similar confusion as I did first time due to the bizarre user interface for setting up external editors.. There is not a secondary editor as such.. You can actually have as many as you like - you just use the editors preference box to reference you external program, but then importantly in the same box, you pull down the preset list and choose the option to create/save the settings, and then you can name it, and this configuration option will appear in your 'edit in' menu from now on.. And you can do that as much as you like for all your external programs. Took me a few weeks to realise you could do this.

Also, for topaz to work from Lightroom you have to installed their 'fusion' plugin and this is what you access from the Edit In menu. And it will then let you choose the topaz plugin you want..

Hope this helps.

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Beth - I also have PSE8 installed and can probably help you find where the uninstaller is located. Are you on Mac or PC?

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142 Points

Nik, thank you so much! Julie, I'm on a Mac. I had an alias for uninstall but the original file couldn't be found. Thanks for your help.

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Hi Beth, you should be able to launch the uninstaller from the uninstaller alias. Is that not working? In my case the PSE8 uninstaller is pointing to this as the path to the original file:

Mac HD>Library>Application Support>Adobe>Installers>3b1331aad15bdbfd433fca85c1cf8bc>Uninstall.app

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142 Points

Hi Jullie,
Thanks for trying but the alias isn't working and the path you gave me doesn't exist on my computer. Maybe if I just reinstall PSE 8 and then uninstall it, it will work. I wonder if I'll have to reinstall PSE 9 and 10 also? Do you know?

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Sorry I couldn't be of more help. All the different versions of PSE are independent of each other so I don't think it should present any problems. I hope it works out for you but if you run into more problems, you might want to post at ElementsVillage.com, where some very savvy Mac/PSE can probably help.

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124 Points

9 years ago

Is there some way to go back to the beta? It appears to have been uninstalled while the final was installed but going back would make the wait for a bug fix a lot easier.

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90 Points

9 years ago

I have the exact same problem with LR4, PSE9 and NIK plug ins.

Nice job Adobe. You guys are the very best at what you do.

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262 Points

9 years ago

Greetings

On the Lightroom Forums I posted a temporary patch I was able to base off a Adobe Kb article that Nik Support pointed another user too. It should provide a sufficient work around until the patch is released. It does not use the install of Photoshop or Elements.

I only run windows machines and all seems good for them now. I dont have a mac so could only guess for that OS. It starts on page 4

http://forums.adobe.com/message/42579...

I included a farily long detailed post that I tried to explain the what and why, but the post after I think might be a bit more helpful for people just wanting Lr4 to work.

Hope it helps

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74 Points

Works like a charm. Thanks!!!

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246 Points

9 years ago

@ justme06

I followed your instructions and it worked like a charm! Great work! So we now have a good workaround for Windows machines, hope Mac users will soon have one too.

@ Adobe

Of course this does not mean we are satisfied. Keep on working on a complete solution. Publishing an update to LR early next week would help in building back your credibility.

Have a nice weekend everybody!

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62 Points

9 years ago

Same problem here. Very very annoying.

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120 Points

9 years ago

Don't know if this is related or not, but I also can't create a custom Camera Calibration Profile using Colorchecker. LR4 says the new profile was created when I export the image to Colorchecker, but when I restart LR the actual profile does not appear in the list.

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70 Points

9 years ago

Just adding that I'm having the same issue with NIK Plugins not working. Mac with latest version of OSX. No error messages, it just doesn't do anything.

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62 Points

9 years ago

Win7 64bit sp 1, same problem with all Plug Ins (both Topaz and Nik).

:( This is not good! :(

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82 Points

9 years ago

"edit in" does not work for photoshop elements nor NIK efex pro for me.

using mac and osx lion