Lightroom: Open As Photoshop Linked

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom: Linked Smart Object Support for Lightroom | Better Photoshop integration/synchronisation

Currently there is no quick way to open a Lightroom DNG in a correctly sized PSD as a linked document (the equivalent to Creating a PSD and choosing FIle > Place Linked.

Please add a File > Open In > Photoshop as Placed File

This would allow the DNG to be managed by Lightroom and have the changes picked up by Photoshop. This would be really useful for lots of workflows where a DNG used in a comp or template might be iterated on once the comp had been started. Breaking the link to Lightroom by opening in PS as a smart object doesn't make any sense in such a case.
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It can be done via drag and drop.

Start dragging the image from the grid or film strip in Lightroom. Then hold down opt/alt and drop it in your doc in Photoshop.

I won't call this thread implemented, but it's partially there. Hope that helps.