Lightroom: Exports photos to Photoshop without Lightroom changes. How am I supposed to work this way?

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After I have made changes to a RAW photograph in Lightroom, I make final edits in Photoshop. Since installing the latest update of Photoshop, those photos are arriving in Photoshop without Lightroom changes when I use the edit in Photoshop function!!!
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Carmen Ray Anderson

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Kees van Surksum

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This is a nuisance for sure! Personally I stick with cc 2017  because cc 2018 had too many flaws on my system as well. So no clue what might cause your problem.
If  it's important to you to stick with the latest update there seems no other way then a workaround. After RAW development output the RAW file as a tiff (and have it automatically added to lightroom). Then you can open this file for your Photoshop edits. 
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I'm sure you already know this.  After a number of LR Classic CC edits, the edit level that goes to PS 18 CC is the level currently highlighted in the History panel.
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Thanks Don. The only thing that has changed is that I installed the new version of Photoshop, otherwise I am working in the same way.
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Carmen,

This is obviously not the way it should work, so the first thing to tell us is exactly what versions of Lightroom and Photoshop you are using, and if you use Mac or PC. Please don’t say “latest version”, quote version numbers.
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Carmen Ray Anderson

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No, I was mistaken. The error is continuing
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Kees van Surksum

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You put it the right way: "I have had enough of technology that gets ahead of itself and ruins the user experience."
I could copy that quote right away. Adobe once was a very fine and stable tool (even on unstable operating systems), but it's gone over the edge.  Of a software house serving professionals became an "everybodies darling", mining the consumer market and serving merely their shareholders then their core of pro customer. And regarding the fact, that there was no big development of tools and functionality since the start of CC in 2013 it's a shame we have to pay for something we have payed already for with every update during the many years before.  Just in order to keep the stock market happy ...  we serve them like "live stock". As you experience right now, over the last few years Lightroom has costed me a lot of valuable time just to get it running (while still accepting many flaws that obstruct my workflow). I am afraid Adobe took the wrong turn at some point ... 
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You won’t hear me say that Adobe does not make mistakes, but do bear in mind that only people who have a problem come here to complain. The many thousands who have no problem will not come here to write about it, let alone to rant. Yes, there are indeed problems from time to time. Some are clearly bugs, and easily reproduceable. Most of these usually get fixed fairly quickly. And sometimes it remains unclear why somebody has a problem almost nobody else sees. Those things are difficult to solve for any developer.
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Kees van Surksum

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This is the classical ultimate "cut off argumentation". I have been working in customer care many years. And the first thing you learn there, is not using this argumentation. EVERY customer complaint is one too many and more important over time you experience that they are in fact just the top of an iceberg ...  And by the many complaints here (mostly regarding equal issues) Adobe should be very aware of what's under the water surface ... 
It's very dangerous, because the ones that don't complain are a "dark figure" with a great potential jumping off in the end. 
When you are an amateur photographer and edit a few images once in a while, you don't suffer much from the issues pointed out here. It's the hardcore professional user that is complaning and Adobe should think over, what is most important in the end.
As I said, I was always very happy with Adobe products and happy to pay for them  as well. Since about 1,5 year I have nothing but trouble. The program is slow, gets stuck more often and fails to fullfill  it's function as a core tool in the professional workflow. Capture One does so by the way. ;-)
And what irritates me most, is that I payed for everything that woked fine till the point where Adobe started to roll out their subscription modell, which seems to have killed any drive to keep on the good work so far, convincing customers to pay for upgrades again and again.  Not even the tech support is halfway as good as it was. 
It's not so difficult to see the greater picture behind this sales model. Just watch the stock market figures of Adobe ... In my opinion the breaking point is where good stuff and ideas turn over into a billion dollar business model. This pattern we see / have seen in other cases as well (Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Google .....), when idea driven product manufacturers transform to money making machines. 
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Sorry Johan, but speaking as a retoucher who lives and breaths Ps and is very active in the local community of Ps professionals, we are all very, very frustrated with the current state of the application. Adobe has shifted their focus to the entry-level consumer and all but abandoned those of us who make our living using Ps. Other apps within the suite like Ae, Id, iL, Pr, etc, don't suffer from this, but the Ps marketing dept has seemingly forgotten about the daily professional users. 
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Just an update on my issue. I have uninstalled both Lightroom and Photoshop, and reinstalled the latest versions, both of which have been running for some hours without a hitch. Even the bugs in Lightroom that were there previously, seem to have gone for now.
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It's good to hear that, Carmen.  I must confess that I'm using LR Classic CC 7.3.1 and PS CC 19.1.3 and have not yet experienced any problems.
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Carmen Ray Anderson

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Yes, I imagine that there may have been some corruption in the initial update? I don't know how that would occur, but having uninstalled and reinstalled both programmes seems to have cleared the issues on my side. Many others are having problems https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2475930