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160 Points

Wed, Jul 17, 2019 5:32 PM

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Lightroom Desktop: Ability to"Open as layers in photoshop"

The only thing I'm missing in Lightroom CC is opening photos as layers in photoshop

I want to get in Lightroom CC button which I could choose "Open as layers" in photoshop. I really don't like Lightroom Classic, and think CC version is much better, but it's not completely finished.

At this moment this's most missing function for me.

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160 Points

2 years ago

good idea!!1

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404 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The ability to open multiple images as layers in Photoshop from Lightroom (Cloud ....

I would like to use Lightroom (Cloudbased, not classic) in my workflow to stack astrophotography images in photoshop. The function open as layers in photoshop (which exists in classic) would be really helpful. 

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60 Points

a year ago

Yes please. This would be very useful for me as well. Macro stacking and general depth of field stacking would also benefit from this function. 

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92 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Should be an option to open as layers in photoshop.

There should be an option to open photos as layers in photoshop from the cloud version of Lightroom

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112 Points

8 months ago

Seriously!  Why has this not happened yet?????  

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152 Points

Yeah... and now, 7 months later, still not.

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62 Points

8 months ago

I am paying for the service. Why this function is not there yet?
I need it on my workflow, on a daily basis. 

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62 Points

6 months ago

A year later, why is this not a feature yet? I keep coming across tutorials where peeps use the Open as Layers but then i realize that's for classic. Please add this to Lightroom CC!

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152 Points

6 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: "import lightroom photos" feature improvement.

I like the cloud direction the ecosystem is taking, but the steps taken haven been taken quite far enough.

Photoshop: Lightroom photos

So I noticed recently that Photoshop has gotten a "Lightroom photos" link on the home page which allows me to browse my Lightroom Desktop photos and open directly in Photoshop which is really praiseworthy. However, when I try to import multiple photos into a stack for either focus/exposure stacking or frame animation, I can't do it. I also can't do it from Lightroom Desktop.

There are two workarounds none of which are very appealing to me.

Lightroom Classic route where I can "open as layers in Photoshop".

Or I export the files from Lightroom Desktop into a temporary folder and then "open as stack" in Photoshop.

Camera Raw

Another thing, when I tried opening multiple RAW files using the "Lightroom photos" feature in Photoshop, it appeared to have downloaded all the files, but it only opened the first one in Camera Raw and discarded all the other ones, so I couldn't use the feature to merge all open documents into a stack, either.

Come on guys, you're so close to make a really shining workflow - especially since I hear that you're collaborating with Image.Canon service to streamline the import into the Lightroom even further. It's very exciting time to be alive. :)

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60 Points

6 months ago

As someone new to Lightroom I just wasted a good hour of my life because this feature doesn't exist WTF.
I wanted to export my croped RAW files to photoshop for forcus stacking but had to recrop in light room classic after trying to fight the option to no avail.

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152 Points

Yeah, Lightroom Classic is necessary if you plan on stacking and similar...

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20 Points

4 months ago

One major missing element from Lightroom CC (as opposed to its predecessor Lightroom Classic) is the ability to send and edit stacks of photographs to Photoshop. The Classic currently lets you do this in three clicks.

 

I'm trying to "focus stack" a series of photographs together to get maximum sharpness of the subject, which apparently Photoshop can do very accurately. Unfortunately the journey of getting those photos into Photoshop isn't so smooth. I spent hours yesterday trying to figure out what on earth I must be missing, and reading online tutorials and watching youtube videos, only to finally learn that it simply isn't possible in this version of Lightroom. The only alternatives are to upload photos directly to Photoshop or synchronise your Lightroom album to Photoshop and then create a project and upload the images into it as layers, but that's time consuming and very tricky for people who haven't got the hang of Photoshop yet.

 

Alternatively, one has to download Lightroom Classic, learn how to use it, and then go from there.

 

Seems counter-intuitive and defeats the whole point of switching to cloud-based service. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Send Photo Stacks from Lightroom CC to Photoshop

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80 Points

a month ago

I grow more and more upset with Lightroom Classic and I like how Lightroom (cloud based) works. I however largely rely on the feature "Open as layers in Photoshop", which isn't there in Lightroom (as opposed to LR Classic which features it).

I'm really growing desperate that I effectively can't use this product which has so many features I would like to be able to use.

Is there a plan to implement it into the newer Lightroom?

Thank you

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Open as layers in Photoshop

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80 Points

a month ago

This is the only feature keeping me from switching from Lightroom Classic to the clodu based one.

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152 Points

a month ago

Another problem is that the new Lightroom users who have never used Lightroom CC don't even know what kind of a lifesaver it is. When I do use stacking it's almost always more than 20 files, often upwards of 50. It's extremely sub-optimal to open all of them as files in Photoshop as opposed to opening directly as layers.