Some LR4 Adjustments not being applied when opening to edit in CS5.

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When I open a raw file from LR 4 into PS CS5 some of the adjustments are not being applied. Crop seems to work but the Highlight, Shadows, White & Black adjustments do not. I do not know if any of the other adjustments are doing this as well. This is a problem... Running Windows Vista 64 & CS5
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Grace Lightner

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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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Download and install the ACR 6.7 beta from Adobe Labs:
http://labs.adobe.com/

ACR 6.7 knows how to render Process Version 2012 files, that come from LR4. You can click Open Anyway on the warning tha pops up.

LR4 should be fully compatible with CS6/ACR7 so ACR 6.7 is a stop-gap measure until CS6 is released.
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Dianne Noda

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Went to the link and searched for ACR 6.7 and it doesn't recognize this. Any way you can post the actual link to the fix please? I'm losing so much editing time over this! Thank you!
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Dianne Noda

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Sorry - found it! I'm not sure which of these fixed my problem but I downloaded both the Camera Raw and the DNG converter at this link and now all seems to be working.http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/camer...
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Grace Lightner

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Thank you so much Steve, this fixed the problem!
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I'm sorry, but this hasn't solved the problem completely. Yes it has solved the issue partly but not completely. Try using a brush or a graduated filter in Lightroom FIRST (for instance, lower the exposure of a section of your image with a brush in Lightroom. Do something obvious with a brush so you'll recognize it in Photoshop) THEN go into Photoshop and you'll see the paintbrushes you've done appear darker.

Now, the way around this is to start by doing the work in Photoshop first and doing the brush adjustments after. Sure, that would work. But seriously that's a pain when you have to do multiple manipulations to a picture or when a client comes back and requests a Photoshop adjustment to an image that I already applied brush corrections to. I had to deal with this exact problem this morning and I had to reprocess the image for my client entirely to avoid having dark marks from my previous brush corrections in Lightroom 4. I wasted precious time doing this. Yes, there is a way around it but for me, it's a waste of time.

You're right, I read a comment you made earlier to another user: I don't have to use Lightroom 4. I can't afford to waste time reprocessing an image like I just explained above. I honestly did not expect such a workflow flaw from Adobe when I purchased Lightroom 4. I purchased a good product, that I honestly really enjoy and that has great improvements from the previous version, but that also has a serious workflow flaw that needs to be addressed by Adobe in a timely manner.

Best regards.
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Perhaps you should mention this problem in the camera raw forum: http://forums.adobe.com/community/cam...

Perhaps there are still some bugs in ACR 6.7 RC.
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Oops! I tried some sample images by myself and found out that there really are significant differences between rendering in LR 4.0 and in ACR 6.7 RC: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/974963...

If I am right (and did not make some error), then this is an issue with ACR 6.7 RC, and should be discussed in the ACR subforum and not here. Just wanted tp give a pointer to it.