Rating of File saved when linking to external editor

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A file is saved automatically when linking to an outside editor (say, a tiff file).  However this file is not rated, has no color associated with it, etc. and this makes it confusing when working through a filtered collection (for example the edited file may disappear when returning from the editor).  It would be a great convenience if the copied file would, at least as an option, carry the same filtering characteristics as the original file. 
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It should have this already. All metadata, so ratings, color labels, keywords, should be copied to the edited image automatically. If it does not for you, then something is wrong. Which version of Lightroom are you using? Mac or Windows?
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It's Windows, 64 bits.  
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Please do Help > System Info and copy the first ten lines here.
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Lightroom Classic version: 8.3.1 [ 201905241238-dcd7e2de ]

License: Creative Cloud

Language setting: en

Operating system: Windows 10 - Home Premium Edition

Version: 10.0.17134

Application architecture: x64

System architecture: x64

Logical processor count: 4

Processor speed: 3.0 GHz

Built-in memory: 8124.4 MB

Real memory available to Lightroom: 8124.4 MB


By the way, my specific problem was with ratings.  The new file was not rated at all and I was filtering on a rating of 3 or higher
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How did you save the file in the external editor? Did you use ‘Save’, or did you use ‘Save as’ and changed the file name? And what editor did you use?
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I just hit the save button.  The external editor was Topaz Studio if that makes any difference.
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It may. Try with Photoshop to see if that does work as expected.
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How are you actually opening the file in Topaz Studio and is it a raw file, TIFF, or JPEG? For example:
1) Right-click> Edit In> Topaz Studio
2) File> Plugin Extras> Transfer to Topaz Studio
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#1 is the way I open it.  I use tiff files as the transfer format but I've seen the same behavior whether the original file is dng or tiff; I've not tried it with jpeg.  

However, I did just discover that the rating is preserved initially and that it is Topaz's save operation that clears the rating.  I suspect the save operation just over-writes the file that LR saved.  Is there some other way for Topaz to update the file without clearing the rating and other information?  Is this information carried inside the .tif file somehow?  
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Hi   all .... There are some problems with Topaz products, especially:
Topaz Studio 2
Topaz Adjust AI
Currently they are trying to find a solution to the following problem:
These Products end badly if the input file is a .tif from LR Classic. I'm in communication with them to solve this problem!

Workaround, Edit your files in Photoshop and use Topaz products on a layer (in plugin mode), practicing this way, these are the input and output functions of Adobe that are used.

This problem does not exist if you edit from LR Classic by changing the file type to .jpg.


Salut à tous.... Il y a quelques soucis avec les produits Topaz, en particulier :
Topaz Studio 2
Topaz Adjust AI
Actuellement ils sont en train de chercher une solution au problème suivant :
Ces produits se terminent mal si le fichier d'entrée est un .tif issu de LR Classic. Je suis en communications avec eux pour tanter de résoudre ce problème !

Workaround, Editez vos fichiers dans Photoshop et utilisez les produits Topaz sur un calque (en mode plugin), en pratiquant de la sorte, ce sont les fonctions d'entrée et sortie de Adobe qui sont utilisées.

Ce problème n'existe pas si on edite depuis LR Classic en modifiant le type de fichier en .jpg.


Réf. cez Topaz :
Emily Dworkin