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Grainy Photos in PS after Sending Directly from Lightroom


New Member
Jul 5, 2020
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Classic version: 8.4
Operating System
macOS 10.15 Catalina
Hi, I just added PS to my regular Lightroom workflow. After making adjustments in Lightroom, I'll right-click on the image and select "Edit in..." then "Adobe Photoshop". My photos look crisp and perfect in Lightroom, but as soon as Photoshop opens them, they look grainy. If I import my RAW photos straight into PS and skip Lightroom, they look fine. Does anyone know what the problem is?

I'll attach an example below:

Sep 29, 2007
Isle of Wight, UK
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service
Hi hamsterlover104, welcome to the forum!

First thing is to make sure you're not comparing apples and oranges, so zoom into 1:1 in Lightroom and 100% in Photoshop and then compare.