Convert unflattened PSD files on import

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Lightroom Classic will throw an error if you try to import PSD files which were saved without a flattened layer (Maximize Compatibility unchecked.) Besides being a poor design decision (can't even read Adobe's own native file format), the program offers no help beyond giving a list of unsupported files. Fixing the problem is left to the user.

Why not, if Photoshop is present on the system, have a preference to convert unsupported files in the background? Lightroom would send the list to Photoshop, Photoshop would open the files and save them with Maximize Compatibility, and Lightroom could then import them.

This seems like a fairly easy idea to implement.
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