LR4 Hue/Saturation incompatible with Photoshop CS5

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I've just done a colour adjust in LR4 on reds. I then did a colour adjust on magentas.

I then brought the image into Photoshop CS 5. The colour identified as 'magenta' on LR4 is seen as 'reds' in PS CS5.

Thinking of billing Adobe for all the time I've wasted finding these bugs and the workarounds I have to implement to fix the ongoing issues.
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LR4's adjustments are compatible with ACR7's in PS-CS6 which is in the public beta phase.

Having said that, I don't think the HSL adjustments in LR4 have changed with PV2012, so I would expect ACR 6.x's HSL adjustments are the same as LR4's.

Are you taking about something in PS, itself, not ACR?
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"Thinking of billing Adobe for all the time I've wasted finding these bugs and the workarounds I have to implement to fix the ongoing issues."

You'll want to check your contract you have with Adobe to see. There might be other obligations you have to meet. No sense in defaulting on those!
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Hi Steve. LR4 is a final product. I don't use betas in my work so not sure why you've brought up CS-6...
Yes, I'm talking about Photoshop, not ACR.

There's clearly a problem with reds and magentas in LR4 and PS CS5.

John: My contract with Adobe states that if I buy their software I expect it to work without significant problems once I've paid money for it.

So far, I have had 4 bugs acknowledged in this forum on LR4. I've had to abandon using it at work because of its ongoing issues.

So I've spent money on a dudd that's unusuable in my photography business. You get my point?
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This sentence was not clear to me in your original post, "The colour identified as 'magenta' on LR4 is seen as 'reds' in PS CS5." so I was asking questions to determine what you meant.

I guessed you might be saying that a HSL-slider in LR4 labelled 'Magenta' seemed to adjust the same color range as the 'Red' drop-down-list item in Image / Adjustments / Selective Color or some other adjustment area in PS-CS5 that allows adjusting only a range of colors using a color-name. If this is what you meant, then the LR-UI adjustments are not supposed to be the same as the PS-UI adjustments, so it is not a bug that a color-range labelled 'Magenta' in LR4's HSL tool seems to be the same color-range as labelled as 'Red' in some tool in PS.

Another guess was that you adjusted the image in LR4 and then used Edit In Photoshop and selected Open Anyway on the way into PS-CS5 and that rendered the LR4 adjustments using PS-CS5's ACR6.x, which isn't supposed to be compatible with LR4. LR4 has PV2012 and only ACR7 will have the full set of PV2012 sliders to adjust, and ACR7 is only available as part of the PS-CS6 beta or as part of a future release when CS6/ACR7 is for sale.

Another possibility that I didn't explicitly state was that the colors look different in LR4 compared to when you open the same image in PS-CS5. This sort of difference would not require making any adjustments in LR4, which you mentioned you had, so seemed less likely.

If you are doing an Edit in Photoshop with LR4 and choosing Render using Lightroom (or whatever it says) and the colors look different in Photoshop, then there could be a display profile compatibility problem between LR4 and PS-CS5, or there could be a video-driver issue where you have PS using OpenGL to do the color-management, and that might have a bug, or you may have the color settings set to something restrictive in PS like sRGB so colors necessarily change either in hue or saturation when PS does the large-LR4-colorspace conversion into a smaller colorspace like sRGB if you have that set in PS.

Perhaps you could describe a minimal set of detailed operations in LR4 and PS-CS5 where you can see the problem, so others can reproduce the problem or suggest things to tweak in LR4 or PS-CS5 or elsewhere.