Lightroom/Photoshop: TIFF compression settings have no effect when Lightroom sends image to Photoshop for editing

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Hello, I believe this is a bug..

When using edit in Photoshop from Lightroom with TIFF format set, none of the compression settings work. Because when the file is saved in Photoshop (ctrl+s) and comes back to Lightroom it's always an uncompressed TIFF. Every other setting works.

Unfortunately I can't tell whether the fault is on Lightroom or Photoshop side..

Tested on Win 7 - 64bit with LR 3.6 - 64bit and PS CS5.1 - 64bit, also on Win XP - 32bit LR 3.5, PS CS5. (In both cases camera raw version match)
Lightroom 4 behaves the same.

I would appreciate your replies, Thank you
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Lightroom explicitly tells Photoshop to save the TIFF images with no compression when Lightroom opens the images in Photoshop for editing. Photoshop is just doing what the Lightroom team told it to do.