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654 Points

Wed, Apr 9, 2014 3:26 PM

Lightroom: "Edit In..." no longer works consistently in Lightroom 5.4

After the upgrade, I cannot consistently get photos to export to Photoshop CC for editing. It works 20% of the time, and the other 80%, nothing happens. I don't know what factors cause it to work/not work. It does not work for Nik Software either.

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7 years ago

It *seems* to happen regularly with .cr2 files, and maybe not as much with .nef.

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7 years ago

With a bit more testing, it seems to be confined to .cr2 files. Converting to .dng does not help.

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90 Points

7 years ago

Happens 100% of the time for me. I have tried .cr2, .nef, .orf, and .dng files.

To clarify, here are the steps I use that aren't working:

For RAW/DNG files
1. Select a photo in LR 5.4
2. Select Edit in PSCC
3. No dialog box is displayed
4. Photoshop opens but image never loads

For JPG
1. Select photo in LR 5.4
2. Select Edit in PSCC
3. Dialog box shows with "Edit in choices"
4. Select "Edit with Lightroom Adjustments
5. Photoshop opens but image never loads

In case it helps:
Lightroom 5.4 and Photoshop CS5 were installed before I subscribed to CC. I removed the previous versions and installed LR 5.4 and PSCC using the CC launcher. In terms of plugins I have Nik Software, Photomatix, and onOne installed. Sending files to all of those works fine. I tried uninstalling PSCC and re-installing CS5 and everything works fine in CS5.

Is there any way to turn on debugging? Would running it from the terminal provide any useful output?

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172 Points

6 years ago

I have a workaround.

1. Create a second editor in LR that points to your older copy of CC (pre-2014 version)
2. Manually launch CC-2014
3. To edit a picture, right click as usual, but choose edit in "Photoshop.exe" rather than CC 2014. It will give you the usual dialog box (make copy, etc) and then go into the already open PS-CC-2014

This after a Loooooong call with Adobe, and found by accident.

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90 Points

6 years ago

Unfortunately I think that work around only works on a Windows PC. I tried it on my Mac and I can have PS CS5, CC, and CC 2014 open at the same time.

I have gotten around this by using a more manual process.

1. In LR create "To Edit" and "Edited" folders inside the folder that contains my images. I do this for each folder in my library.
2. Make my adjustments in LR
3. Export as TIFF to "To Edit" folder
4. Open PS CC, make my edits, save to "Edited" folder
5. In LR, right click on main folder and select "Synchronize Folder..."

It takes more time but I end up with all the images in my LR catalog.

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114 Points

6 years ago

I got suddenly the same issue (clicking "Edit In" and nothing happen) today. Any solution ? Thanks

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172 Points

6 years ago

In the interim, I went into LR and told it to add another editor, then added the previous version of PS. Whenever I started LR, I also started the NEW PS CC but then in LR I chose the alternate (old) PS as editor. Since the NEW CC was open and it has the same exe name, the image opened there.

The ultimate solution was to reinstall Windows and everything else. I needed a larger hard drive anyway.

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60 Points

3 years ago

I have this same problem today! Whit lightroom cc (2015) to photoshop cc (2017) please help!

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70 Points

I have the same problem too. Did you find a solution? Thanks

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Thanks, sorry I've been away I'll try.