Develop settings applied to TIFF disappear after editing original

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After updating to LR CC2015.6 and PS CC2015.5 I have noticed that develop settings applied in LR to TIFFS disappear after editing the TIFFS in Photoshop (e.g. I lose my crops applied in Lightroom). It's a major part of my workflow and very annoying.
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Robert Cullen

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"Edit Original" means - edit the TIFF file without applying Lightroom adjustments, so in Photoshop you will see the TIFF image exactly as it was in Photoshop when Photoshop edited it previously. (So your LR crops would not carry back to Photoshop)

If you have done further Lightroom development to a TIFF image, and you want those edits back in Photoshop, you need to select "Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments"

See a great flow-diagram at -

It is often advised to do all possible editing in Lightroom before sending an image out to a pixel editor (Photoshop)
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Hi Robert, thanks for the info. I've been using my workflow for years and it works great. There is a bug in the LR update (or a change) that is disrupting it, and I need Adobe to address it ASAP.
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2 years later and bug is still there. Steps to reproduce:
1. Open 48 bit TIFF in Lightroom and apply various adjustment
2. From Lightroom app choose 'Edit original in photoshop"
3. Do simple adjustment and save in pohotoshop (no resize / resample)
4. Go back to LR

Applied effects from step 1 are not visible.  They exists in history pane. But after reapplying them through history, crop and spot removal are shifted on x/y axis. Need readjustment.

Other possible explanations. Photoshop modifies some metadata when saving TIFF. TIFF file was create by Silverfast.