Lightroom CC 2015 Cannot Open In without LR Adjustments

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 3 years ago
  • (Edited)
In CS5 my workflow uses LR as an 'preliminary investigate' editor.  The WF was:
1. Open  RAW
2. Make some quick edits in LR to experiment  and see if I wanted to proceed (Usually just a crop and curves adjustment)
3. Open in PS WITHOUT LR adjustments..
4. This produces a "image name"-Edit.tiff file and showed up as new file.

I am recent to LR /PS CC 2015. But when opening the RAW I get no longer get  prompt for edit copy without LR adjustments.   I keep reading things that imply this is by design and only works if editing a modified file like a psd.  (yes it does) But I find it hard to believe this option is not there for RAW as I would think this is a common workflow.  I have seen statements that it has to come back through RAW in LR and thus must use all the adjustment.  But (being a software engineer) that cannot be right because it should be trivial to code it so only the initial import settings are applied during this option, and it used to work in earlier version.  The only workaround I can see is go to explorer and make a copy of my RAW.

So I'm hopping there is a buried setting that I have not found.  "reset all warning dialogs" in preferences did not help.

Photo of Jay Kuhn

Jay Kuhn

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
  • Frustrated

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Rikk Flohr

Rikk Flohr, Champion

  • 1373 Posts
  • 337 Reply Likes
Workaround: After 'investigating', create a Snapshot in the Snapshot panel to save your investigatory work. Hit the [Reset] - then Edit in Photoshop CS5. That way you will have the snapshot in reserve with your Lightroom investigatory edits and a unsullied Raw file to send to Photoshop. 

FWIW, I have never run into anyone using this type of workflow but if it works for you, great. 
Photo of Simon Chen

Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

  • 1539 Posts
  • 497 Reply Likes
I think the issue is that Lr CC 2015 has found a matching/compatible Adobe Camera Raw available (via PS CC 2015) which can fully support the Lr CC 2015 edit adjustments without any loss. Thus the option dialog to strip the adjustment settings before editing in PS is unnecessary. 

You could also try the virtual copy workaround. Create a virtual copy of your raw and experiment with your initial Lr adjustment on the virtual copy (this has the benefit that the updated metadata is not written to the sidecar of the original raw). Then edit the original raw in PS.
Photo of Jay Kuhn

Jay Kuhn

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Thanks for the quick reply.  Good,  I'm not crazy!  It wasn't before and is now doing this. 

The virtual copy is a good suggesting because I do like to keep my exploratory  edits around.  Sometimes you get lost in the PS edits and I want to see what the initial inspiration is.

Is there perhaps a different RAW converter that I could install to force the option like it did in CS5?