Lightroom - Star rating is lost after saving copy in Photoshop.

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After editing copy in PS and rating it with star in Light room - if saved again in PS the star rating is lost. I have used this method for sorting images and do not recall this happening before as it is the primary way I sort images.

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Caroline Reed

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Posted 12 months ago

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Please give more information, like Windows or Mac and the version numbers of Lightroom, Photoshop and your OS.
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Caroline Reed

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Mac OS Mojave 10.14.5
iMac 2017
PS CC 20.0.5
Lightroom Classic 8.3.1

Please let me know if you require any further information.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Can you describe exactly what you are doing? I can't replicate this with the same versions of Lightroom and Photoshop on my Mac running the same version of MacOS.
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Caroline Reed

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Sure.
In LR, I select the image and Edit in PS (Command+E) and work on the image in PS and save, switch back to the LR window I rate the image with 3 stars, the image is still open in PS and I go back and make some further adjustments and save again.

Switching back to LR the image has now lost the star rating.
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David Converse

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T´╗┐hat is normal. You can't change a file while its open elsewhere and expect to keep the changes. When Photoshop saves, Lightroom updates it file info and the star rating wasn't present. You need to change your workflow.
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Thank you for looking into this and for getting back to me so promptly.

I will change workflow as you suggest.