LIGHTROOM: Save me from my own carelessness and fix a bug.

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I'm using Lightroom 5.6 and I have a suggestion and a possible bug. My suggestion is to pop up a dialog box when more than one photo is selected and I go to edit in Photoshop. On several occasions I've had many images selected, and I wanted to edit only a single image. When I failed to notice that many were selected, LR tried to open them all in Photoshop, and I don't know any way to stop that lengthy process. If I were asked if I REALLY wanted to open 74 pictures, I could say NO and go back and un-select the images I didn't want to open. My "bug" is this: I usually convert my Nikon NEFs to lossless DNGs when I import them into LR. Most images will be converted to lossy DNGs later. If I have created virtual copies of a lossless DNG, then I convert the original to lossy, the virtual copy still shows up in my filter when I search for lossless DNGs that I want to convert. This seems like wrong behavior to me.
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William McGrath

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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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Hi William,

The behavior does sound like a bug to me, but in the meantime you can work around it by changing your filter to show you only master photos (not virtual copies). I think if you're intending to use the filter to held you identify lossless DNG images that you plan to convert to lossy, then it only matters if you see the master (non-VC) files.
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William McGrath

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That would do the trick for now. Thank you.