Lightroom: LR 4.1 Highlights and Shadows settings doesn't work when edit in PS 5.1 with CR 6.7

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When opening a photo from Lightroom 4.1 in Photoshop CS 5.1 / Camera Raw 6.7 the Highlights and Shadow settings are not converted properly. The final image looks too light in Photoshop!
What I've noticed is, that when using the Highlights and Shadow sliders in their 'right' direction, everything works well. However, if used the other direction, something is going wrong.
In my example, I used the Shadows slider to make the image lighter and the Highlights slider to bring the lights down. When opening the file from LR in PS the resulting image was way too light and very different.
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I would try renaming the LR preference file so that LR rebuilds it upon the next boot. http://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/p...
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The Highlight, Shadows and Clarity sliders have been tweaked a bit between LR4 beta and release. It seems that ACR6,7RC is a bit incompatible with LR4.

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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LR4 allows 'negative' values whereas CS5/ACR6 doesn't thus the mismatch. To get ACR7 which is the same engine as LR4 RAW, I had to upgrade to CS6 beta.
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ACR 6.7 does allow. It's supposed to be compatible with LR4/PV2012.
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Yes, it allows the new settings, also with negative values, but it does not show them in the GUI.
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See also my post in the user-to-user-forum: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/974963. There are slight differences even though ACR 6.7 RC ought to be compatible with LR 4.x and PV 2012.

The only way to get correct a rendering in PS CS5 at present is to revert back to ACR 6.6 and let LR 4.1 do the rendering (reset all warning dialogs in the preferences to do that). If you want ACR 6.7 RC to remain installed, it is only possible using a bad hack I described here (because LR 4.1 now considers ACR 6.7 RC as compatible and does no longer warn): http://forums.adobe.com/message/43108...

P.S. I don't whether or not ACR 7.0 beta behaves correctly now.
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My CS6 Photoshop works correctly with my LR4.0

LR4 checked for updates and reported it was the latest even though it is 4.0 not 4.1???
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Because it is LR4.1 RC which means Release Candidate. A RC never shows up in "check for updates"
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Thank you very much for your help.

Seems that I have to do some workarounds for PS 5.1 for now. Hope these issues are fixed for the release version of Camera Raw 6.7.

UPDATE: I've just rolled back to Camera Raw 6.6. For those of you who want to do the same, here is the answer: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4092599 (explains how to rollback from 6.6 to 6.5, however it's the same for 6.7 to 6.6)