Elements 12 / 13 Organizer: After using 'Open in ACR' for jpegs/tiffs/psd, no way to open the file normally in the editor.

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In PSE11 and older versions, when you use the option to 'Open As' and select the'Raw...' format, for non raw files, that choice is kept and the next time you open the file, it opens in ACR. If you don't want it to open in ACR, you can use 'Open As' and choose the right format (jpg, tif;..) and ACR is skipped. Same behaviour in Photoshop.
Since version 12, instead of 'Open As', you have 'Open in ACR', which is an excellent innovation. The problem is that once a file has been opened in ACR, you can no longer open it normally. You would expect that using the 'Open As' option would enable you to select the required format (jpeg, tiff...) but that does not work.
I admit that's not a priority, but it seems relatively easy to solve?
The only workaround I have found is to save a copy as pdf and open that copy.
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HI Michel,

There is an option : Open Image in ACR dialogĀ 
Clicking on it will open the same image in Editor.

Please let me know if it is not what you were talking about.

Thanks,
Anwesha
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I understand that you can open in the editor from the ACR dialog, but there is at least a difference.
I was testing different workflows with color spaces from sRGB, aRGB and ProPhoto RGB. If I work with a ProPhoto RGB produced by Photoshop or Lightroom, the editor lets me work keeping that colour space all along the editing and printing process. If I have to open from ACR, the colour space is automatically converted to aRGB or sRGB depending on the editor colour preferences.
With Elements 11 (same for CC) I can simply 'Open As' with the original file format and I skip the ACR conversion if needed.
As I said, not a deal breaker...