Need additional tiff copy in lightroom, new update has disabled this

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Updated to 2018 versions. Am no longer able to do my normal workflow in lightroom. I used to apply a handmade preset to my raw photo, then click "edit in adobe photoshop". A menu option would pop up, where I would click "edit a copy". Then when photoshop began opening, I would close it. An additional "tiff" copy of the image would be created in lightroom. With that copy, I would apply another final preset to get the exact look I wanted. After updating, when I click "edit in photoshop" the menu option no longer appears and it automatically opens in photoshop. No additional tiff image is created in Lightroom. This is devastating to my workflow. I am told that lightroom will only do this with a jpeg version.
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Joel Weisbrod

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Why not just create a Virtual Copy and then create the exact look. Then you will have the first version and the final version side by side.
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+1 to this as an excellent and more efficient alternative...  it saves time and harddrive space. Additionally, this can be done on an entire folder of images in one click. You can also then filter the display to only show virtual copies and apply adjustments to just those.
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The 'Edit a copy' menu doesn't come up if you send a raw file to Photoshop, it only comes up if the original is an RGB file. Maybe it did in very early versions (I vaguely remember it did), but it also does not come up in Lightroom CC2015. The reason is simple: you can't edit a raw file, this action will always create a tiff/psd or jpeg copy. Using a virtual copy is indeed the better way, but you could still produce that tiff in Photoshop if you wanted to. Nothing has changed in this respect. Just hit 'Save' in Photoshop and the tiff file will appear.
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Just hit 'Save' in Photoshop and the tiff file will appear.
Exactly this. Edit in photoshop, ctrl(cmd)-s, ctrl(cmd)-w, done.