Lightroom: Edit In Photoshop doesn't open all photos

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You have a serious bug in Lightroom that has been there for several years and I at least reported to you twice on previous versions of Lr. It has been ignored.

This happens when both Lightroom, and Photoshop are up to date (ACR up to date).

When I select a number of photos in Lr which I have cropped and edited, to further edit in Photoshop by clicking CMD E (Mac), on occasions, (it does not happen all the time) some photos do not open in Photoshop. For example, I usually have about 30 photos selected and when I open in Ps, I find only 27. I have to go back to Lightroom, find those that were missed and open those again.

This is NOT user error, as I am 100% certain that I am SELECTING ALL before I hit CMD E.

The way to overcome this is to have Photoshop (ACR) a version behind Lightroom so that when I try to open the photos from Lightroom, it will ask me whether I want to render in Lightroom instead, and that way all photos get exported to Photoshop.

Please do not keep on ignoring this bug forever.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Is there a reason why you open so many photos in Photoshop at the same time? That will slow down your computer, so if you don't really need them all open, then I suggest you work in smaller batches. That solves this bug too...
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That's my most efficient workflow. Opening photos in smaller batches will slow me down, and no it won't fix the bug.
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Johan,
Suggesting someone change their workflow to accommodate a bug isn't really a "solve," just a patch until the bug is fixed.
There are many reasons to open a lot of images at the same time, when doing product work that requires multiple passes of actions, for instance. I do this all the time.
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Agreed, I should have said 'workaround'.
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Stephen Newport

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This is not common for me, but has on occasion happened.
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sangean

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For me it happens on about 75%. Very time consuming to go back and find the missing ones.
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"30 photos selected and when I open in Ps, I find only 27"

Windows or Mac? The reason I ask is because on Windows I have seem similar problems calling PS droplets via the Export dialog's post processing step. The underlying issue was an OS limitation on the length of the command string  (a combination of the file paths to the PS executable and the TIF/PSD that is being exported) that can be sent.  One workaround is to reduce the length of the string by exporting the files to a shorter file path (eg to the D:/Exports/ rather than D:/Exports/ Year/Month......Project/). You may be hitting a variation of this, if you're on Windows.
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Mac here.
But he isn't talking about "exporting," I don't think, he's talking about opening in photoshop
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Yes, which is why I said "a variation of this". A series of Edit With commands may be passed as a single string. With Mac the string length can be much greater so you're less likely to run into the problem.
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Could you please provide us the operating system you use and Lightroom Classic version?

Thanks,
Sunil
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sangean

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Mac OS. Been happening as I said for several years so not specific to latest OS or hardware. 

Lightroom and Photoshop are both latest versions (7.2 and 19.1.1) but again as I said this happens when both LR and PS are up to date and just specific to the latest versions (see my original post)
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I appreciate if you let me know whether you acknowledge this bug and whether steps are being taken to be addressed.

It has been there for several years and I'm sure you understand it would be a relief if it is fixed.
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I'm wondering whether some Adobe rep can acknowledge this bug and update me whether it is being addressed.

This bug shouldn't be on a professional grade software. It is very time consuming for me to go back and check which random files Lightroom failed to open every time I try to batch edit in Photoshop.
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Yea, it's continuing to happen with me, sometimes it won't register a single image opening. After quit Lightroom and reopening it returns to normal
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I don’t think it happens on the first batch I try to process in Ps. It seems to always happen on some subsequent batch edits that I try to send to photoshop.

It is not feasible to quit and restart Lightroom after each batch edit.
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haha, I was not suggesting that as a "solution" :-P It just describes features of the bug
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Just another thought for a work-around. When you want to edit a bunch of photos

1) Clear the Quick Collection (⇧⌘B)
2) Add the selected photos to the Quick Collection (⌘B)
3) Keep the Quick Collection sorted by Edit Time

Doesn't solve the problem, obviously, but does make it easier to figure out what happened.
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Unfortunately it doesn’t help much it only adds more steps to my workflow. I still have to go and find the photos Lightroom missed to send to photoshop.

This bug has been there for several years and it beggars belief how Adobe continues to ignore us. They do however find the time to issue press releases to boast they made “record quarterly revenue of $2.08 billion in its first quarter of fiscal year 2018”
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Is this fixed in Lr 7.3?