Editing an image in Lightroom to b&w then opening in Photoshop no longer stays b&w.....???

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I've experienced an issue over the last few months and can't get an answer to why or how to fix it.... 

When I edit an image in Lightroom to b&w it used to carry over once I opened that image into Photoshop and now it no longer remains b&w...?  

All other edits are still applied (as far as I can tell) but not b&w. 

I've already tried reseting preferences to Lightroom and Photoshop and also deleted Photoshop and reinstalled but nothing changed. Customer service is beyond helpless.. so any help would be great.


 This is in an issue thats been occurring for a few months and the latest updates didn't solve anything. 
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lance keeth

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  • very fed up with Adobe.

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Andrew Rodney

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You are editing a TIFF or JPEG? Or a raw? If the former, you’re exporting or Edit in Photoshop command?
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lance keeth

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raw in lightroom, edit, then edit in photoshop with lightroom adjustments 
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Frank Heitmuller

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I am getting a similar issue, but when using the shortcut D to move from the library module, it automatically sets the treatment to colour again keeping all other edits.
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@Lance,  you mention several of the things I would have recommended but I don't see where you've performed a clean install of Lightroom. That is a good step to take next. 

  • Restart your computer.
  • Uninstall Lightroom Classic CC from the Creative Cloud App.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Install Lightroom Classic CC Version 8.0 from the Creative Cloud App.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Reset your preferences for Lightroom again (I know you've done this once but we want tobe sure of a clean install. They will survive an uninstall/reinstall)
  • Restart your computer.
  • Launch Lightroom
  • Wait 5 minutes. 

Now try your round trip again and see what happens.
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I really didn't want to have to uninstall Lightroom and start over but I tried it as a last resort and it cleared out everything... So the problem is fixed now. 

Any ideas why this issue would even occur? Or why a simple update wouldn't fix it automatically? 
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Likely you had a bad install at some point and the errant information wasn't replaced by updating.  There are many reasons a bad install can occur. I see it most often in systems where the time since restart is very long - weeks for example. But other things can come into play as well. In any case,  I am glad it fixed it for you.