Lightroom Classic: "Edit in Photoshop" - is there a way to make the newly opened file save as a PSD in the catalog right away?

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In LR5 (which I used for years and just upgraded from), when I opened in Photoshop ('Edit in...'), a PSD file would automatically save in my LR Catalog and be stacked with the original RAW photo. In the new LR CC (8.2.1) it doesn't save as a PSD until I save it within Photoshop. This isn't a problem itself
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if I have closed the LR Catalog for some (of many) reasons, the PSD that is eventually saved never goes into the LR Catalog. I have to reimport it.

Is there a setting I can change to have it save and stack as a PSD upon opening as opposed to upon saving?
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"Is there a setting I can change to have it save and stack as a PSD upon opening as opposed to upon saving?"

Unfortunately not.
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Thank you!
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Hi Heather, that behavior in LR 5 happened because your Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw weren't in sync regarding updates, so you got that dialog that asked you if you wanted to Render Using Lightroom or Open Anyway. You chose to Render Using Lightroom so Lightroom created that PSD file before you got to Photoshop. Now that your Lightroom and ACR are in sync, you don't have that choice and the file is just opened into PS (anologous to Open Anyway) ... this is my long way around to saying no, you can't now choose that behavior (unless you don't update Camera Raw next time you update Lightroom). The alternative, if you want LR to create the PSD is to not use Edit in>PS, and instead, use Lightroom's Export function to create the PSD, and in the Export dialog choose Add to This Catalog, and at the bottom, Post Processing After Export: Open in Photoshop to have LR launch the image into PS.  Make sense? 
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You're welcome, Heather! 
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So what I do is when the RAW file is opened in PS I immediately hit Ctrl + s. That saves the file as, for me, a TIFF and loads it, imports it, into the LR catalog and stacks it.
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Yes! I tried that but in order for it to not save as just the RAW, I needed to make a change to the file. Too many steps! But thank you!
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Hi Heather, when you open a raw file into PS (and you don't get the LR/ACR mismatch dialog and therefore aren't choosing Render Anyway), the file actually opens as an unsaved PSD file - so the suggestion to immediately hit Ctl/Cmd-S (or do File>Save) should work. If instead you already have a PSD file in LR and you open that into PS, that PSD file is already saved, so you do then have to make a change before Ctl/Cmd-S is available.
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Heather Davidson-Meyn

Yes! I tried that but in order for it to not save as just the RAW, I needed to make a change to the file. Too many steps! But thank you!

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That simply can NOT happen. PS can Not Edit or Save RAW files.
When a RAW file is sent to PS it displays the File Name .(DOT)RawFileExtension
Like this.


The second you hit Ctrl + s, or CMD + s on a Mac, you get this in PS.


As stated above PS can not Edit or Save RAW files.

If you are getting No save and you have to make a change to the image before it saves then you are Not working with a RAW file.

Also by default a RAW image file sent to PS and saved will have the word Edit in the files name. Or whatever add-on to the file name that you have selected.