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Can Photoshop save image in Lightroom with it also placed in the original LR collection

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If I have an image in a Collection in LR, and edit it in PS - can the image be saved back in LR with it automatically placed in the same collection it originally came from?
 
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If you do an Edit in while on the Collection, then yes (and the actual file back from Ps will sit in the same folder as the original photo). Otherwise, no, it will simply sit in the folder next to the original. Remember, a photo could be in several Collections, hence the logic of it only adding to a Collection if you created the Ps edit from within there.
 

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If you do an Edit in while on the Collection, then yes (and the actual file back from Ps will sit in the same folder as the original photo). Otherwise, no, it will simply sit in the folder next to the original. Remember, a photo could be in several Collections, hence the logic of it only adding to a Collection if you created the Ps edit from within there.
Paul, could it not be achieved via a Smart Collection using, say, keywords?
 
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Paul, could it not be achieved via a Smart Collection using, say, keywords?
Smart Collections differ from Static Collections in the fact that static membership is a manual process decided by the user. There are no criteria for determining membership except that the image has been assigned (by the user) to that collection. I believe that a fairly recent change to Lightroom will also assign a derivative returning from PS to the same static collection if the call to PS was from a static collection.
If you want collection membership to be inherited, then there needs to be some common criteria that determines membership. That is what a Smart Collection does. Keyword are one criteria common to both original and derivative returning from PS.
 
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