CameraRaw and Lightroom CC compatibility

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When I have transfererad a DNG image to Lightroom CC and I then selected ”Edit in Photoshop” with the mouse I have experienced a disadvantage for image editing. When the image is visible in Photoshop, it doesn’t open in CameraRaw even when it is a raw file? However, I can get access to most of the CameraRaw tools in Photoshop for that DNG image, if I select ”CameraRaw Filers” from the ”Filters” drop-down menu. Why can’t I open the DNG image directly in CameraRaw to get access to all its tools?
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  • fairly great considering...

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Börje Norhager

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Additional info that might be necessary:
Transferring DNG images to Lightroom CC is done since I use my IPhone 6s to take DNG raw images - (since I have the Lightroom app in my iPhone). I cannot see any other practical way to wireless transfer the raw DNG images to my MacBookPro laptop for editing.

To edit my DNG images on my iPhone is not a good idea since the iPhone screen is too small for me - if that would be practical, then i could go directly from my iPhone to CameraRaw on my laptop...

There is however another way that in fact would be possible, that is to edit images on my Lightroom-app in my iPad Mini 5, (however better than Iphone 6s) but at the end I want to store my edited images on the laptop anyway).

Hoping someone could advise me!
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Default behavior for Edit in Photoshop from Lightroom Desktop always renders the file from DNG/raw to a Tiff file.  Unlike Lightroom Classic, there is no option to send the raw file natively. 
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In the Photoshop Home screen, there is an option to open images from Lightroom. Those images will be downloaded from the cloud, not sent by Lightroom. If the cloud image is a DNG, then Photoshop will open that in Camera Raw.