Lightroom CC: Edit in Photoshop as DNG files

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When I have a DNG file in a shared Album in Lightroom CC 20181129-0106-61a316d Build (latest at the time of writing this post) and I issue the CTRL-e shortcut (or File/Edit in Photoshop)  the file opens in Photoshop CC (20.0.1 latest at the time of writing this post) as a TIFF.  This should open as a DNG file in Photostop.
For those interested in a workaround, you can say File/Save To then select Original+Settings as File Type and it will save it on disk as a DNG.  You can then open this DNG file in Photoshop but this requires too many extra steps (especially navigating to the saved folder in Photoshop).
It looks like Adobe is less and less concerned on impact of new feature or changes to existing features to the photographer's workflow.  This is a pitty as their tools are best in class in functionality but there is less and less care in the workflow over the new functionality.  This is sadly starting to look like Microsoft.
Can this be fixed in Lightroom CC?
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Mario Jauvin

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Can you clarify what benefit you'd see to opening as an unsaved DNG vs. a saved TIFF? Or perhaps you're wanting to open the DNG into the Camera Raw plug-in, in which case, again, what are you missing in the Develop tools that would make the Camera Raw plug-in an advantage?
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I don’t know what you mean by saved versus unsaved . I like to work with DNG as smart objects and create a multi layered photoshop document with complex layer mask using the new select and mask feature. I never work with tiff.

Maybe you can explain the benefits as you see with using tiff vs DNG in photoshop?
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There is nothing to ‘fix’. ‘Edit in Photoshop’ opens the file as RGB file, just like it has always been the case in sibling Lightroom Classic. What you mean is that you would like to see the ‘Open as Smart Object in Photoshop’ menu in Lightroom CC too. That is a feature request.
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Moved to a feature request. 
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Hi, I am having the latest version of both applications and it seems I cannot use the "Edit in" command at all. Am I missing any plug-ins? What can I do to get it back? This happened with the newest update. Thanks