Elements 14: Lightroom 6 external editor problem

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When I try to use the Lightroom 6 external editor to open a photo in photoshop elements 14 I get the message "Adobe Elements cannot open a file in the TIFF format (or JPG, or PSD)"  For years I've used Lightroom 4,5, & 6 external editor with Element 6 -- although I could never get photos to open in Elements 10
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Do you have your external editor set to to create 16-bit or 8-bit files? Elements can only handle 8-bit images.
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Sally Mitchell

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Thanks, Jeffrey.  I did have it set for 8-bit files.  After a couple of hours 'chat' with Adobe tech last night, problem was finally solved.  Apparently you have to really search for the right file to connect to.