I use Lightroom (mainly to manage my photo database) and Photoshop (to edit the images). I have started shooting in the RAW format (.NEF - Nikon). I also have converted some raw files into the Adobe .DNG format. I have discovered that all 3 products DO NOT process the RAW or DNG files smoothly from Lightroom to Photoshop. If I select a DNG file in Lightroom; select Edit in Photoshop; the DNG file does not open the Camera Raw processor. Photoshop will show that it is opening a RAW file, but the result is a "regular" format. Using the Camera Raw filter IS NOT the same as using the Camera Raw processor. To me it sounds odd the Adobe products - Lightroom, Photoshop and Camera Raw- can not make processing raw files easy. Simple question for Adobe...Why can't Photoshop open a raw file (raw or DNG) in the Camera Raw processor regardless of where the file starts - for example Lightroom? I have talked to Adobe help and they all have the same answer...Don't know why.