Lightroom: Can't import adjustments in Photoshop from lightroom

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After upgading to 3.4.1 lightroom no longer will export any adjustment to photo shop. I am running a mac w/the latest software and have upgraded all adobe software does anybody have the same problem ?
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Mike, did you update Camera Raw also?
To get help faster, please state your version of Photoshop, Camera Raw, on what platform, files from what cameras?
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sorry about that,
I'm running a Mac Pro OS 10.6.7 CS5 10.6.7 X64 LR3 3.4.1 X64 and camera raw 6.4.1. I d/l raw nikon files (nef) to lightroom and convert them to (dng) as they are imported. I make all gross adjustments i.e. crop, clarity, brightness, contrast etc. then I would right click on the image and choose "edit in photoshop". Prior to the upgrade I would get a box w/ 3 options, import file w/ lr adjustments, import w/o adjustments and I forget the last one. I alway chose w/ adjustments. Ever since I upgraded Lr to 3.4.1 the box has disappeared and now ps doesn't see the adjustments and everything seems to be blown out in ps. I would blame it on the sidecar but there is none and that doesn't explain the over saturation and out of gamut. I hope someone can figure this out.
Thanks Mike
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The with/without adjustments dialog should only have been showing for rendered files - TIFF/JPEG/PSD, etc. Raw files should open straight into PS.

There's another dialog - Render using LR vs. Open Anyway that appears when there's a mismatch between ACR versions.

That said, neither explains the results you're seeing. If you write the metadata to the file (cmd-s) and then open that directly into PS bypassing LR, do you see the same odd rendering?
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Hi Victoria,
Sorry about that. In my panic I got a little confused, I keep my psd's next to the original dng files in the same folder. I will try opening the dng directly from the HD after (cmd-s) then I'll open up one from LR and do a side by side. the other option I didn't try is to (open as smart object in photoshop) to see if it renders the same. I'll give them a try and get back to you.

btw does the metadata store all the adjustments along w/ the camera data and any info you write to the dng file?

thanks
Mike
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It doesn't save absolutely everything - flags, collections, Develop history, and virtual copies are the main things that aren't written to the file. The Develop adjustments themselves can be stored in the DNG.