Lightroom Classic: Won't open files in Photoshop

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Lightroom Classic CC stopped opening files in Photoshop CC. Selecting "Edit in..Adobe Photoshop CC 2109" opens photoshop but no photo opens. This has crippled my entire workflow. LR & PShop are both latest versions. I unintsalled & reinstalled both, losing all my prefs, and stilll have the same problem. iMac Pro, os 10.14 Mojave, latest versions.
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I had the same issue and what I have done is opened both photoshop and Lightroom initially. now when I want to edit from Lightroom to photoshop it works as usual. If photoshop is not already open when trying to go from lightroom to photoshop you won't be able to edit anything in photoshop. A bit of a work around but it works...
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I had the same issue (if I tried to open one file in PS - not if I tired to open 2 at a time) but with the install of PS 20.0.2 the problem seems to have resolved itself. I am running the latest LR version
On Win 10
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Mark,

It is working fine for me with Lightroom 8.1 and Photoshop . 20.0.2. 
In the past reports of this behavior were cured by performing an uninstall/reinstall of Photoshop.
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Ruurd van Dijk

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The other, more elegant, solution is to disable the Home Screen in Photoshop preferences. Then you have no longer to think about starting Photoshop on beforehand.
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The 20.0.2 update for Photoshop should resolve this issue without the need for any workarounds.
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The problem of having to start Photoshop first or disable the Home screen was a Windows problem. The OP is using a Macintosh so this seems to be something else. I'm using a Macintosh running MacOS X Mojave too, but I can't replicate the problem.
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I have just discovered I have this problem after updating to 20.0.2.  I restored the previous version which didn't solve the problem so i re-updated to 20.0.2.  I've tried re-booting which didn't work either.  Help please.
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Penny Price

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I've sorted it now.  I couldn't open the files because I wasn't locating them properly.
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Elisabeth Ho

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Hi Penny - when you say you weren't locating them properly - I usually just open the photo in Lightroom (so it's been located) and then just Edit In PS, but it's not opening the file in PS.  What do you mean by not locating them properly?  In LR?  I also downgraded to 20.0.2 and it didn't make any difference.
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I have since discovered it's a problem ONLY with three specific DNG files. Others are opening normally. While I can open those three directly in Photoshop, they continue refusing to open in Photoshop from Lightroom. I have run Disk Utility and Disk Warrior on that SSD and there appear to be no errors. Another 'puter mystery.

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Mark,

If you launch Photoshop and attempt to open one of those three DNGs (By-passing Lightroom) do they open?
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yes
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Would you be willing to send in one of the errant DNG files for testing?
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Mark McQueen

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Sure, but the raw file is 47.3mb. You can download it here if you want .https://businessportraitsnyc.com/client-files/1949.DNG
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  • Downloaded to Mac's Downloads folder
  • Import into Lightroom.
  • Right Click and select Edit in Photoshop
  • File opens in Photoshop
  • Edit file
  • Close File
  • Edited version appears in Lightroom.

Lightroom Version 8.1
Photoshop Version: 20.0.2

The file appears to be fine.  And since Photoshop will open the DNG ok bypassing Lightroom, we probably need to look at Lightroom Classic closer. Any edits performed on these files? Custom profiles?
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They were imported and converted to DNG the same way I always do, using the same custom calibration I always use. No edits after importing.
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Do you still have the original raw files that were converted?
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Mark McQueen

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Sorry, that I don't have.
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I have had a couple issues with ANY type of file using "Edit In" not opening in Photoshop, even with Photoshop already open.  This is using Lr 8.1 Ps 20.0.2 and macOS 10.13.6.  A complete restart of everything got it working again.  Its only happened 2 or 3 times since the 20.0.2 update.  BTW, I do keep the Home Screen disabled in PS
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Mac users: have you tried running Onyx to clean out caches and Application States? Run the free Onyx (https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html), reboot. (In Onyx just run everything in the Automation tab). Run Disk Warrior if you can ($120),  (https://www.alsoft.com), reboot. If you can’t do Disk Warrior, at least run First Aid from Disk Utility. Also just doing a "Safe Boot" can clear out caches (restart, hold down shift until you see "Safe Boot" on the screen, then reboot normally.
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Same problem for me. Infuriating to have to edit separately in PS then re-import into LR. 
macOS Mojave 10.14.3 (18D109)
PS CC 20.0.3 (1204643)
LR Classic CC 8.2
Where's the fix?
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Ok ... I just solved this problem by downgrading to Adobe Camera Raw 11.0.0.61
There's a bug in 11.2 that prevents raw files from being parsed/opened properly.
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I haven't tried this yet, but I can't seem to downgrade as with the other apps.  It is set to auto update and doesn't give me the choice of downgrading.  How did you do this?


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Hi I have exactly this problem. Were you able to downgrade and if so how?
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Anthony Milman

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I just ran the installer for 11.0.0.61 which hasn't changed the raw converter in LRoom but has reset it in Photoshop. This seems to have partially worked. What I am also seeing is that I can no longer open files directly from the NAS drive to photoshop under 12.2 but I can under 11.0.0.61 yet if i use raw files on a directly attached drive there is no problems at all.