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Raw from Lr to Ps

Colin Grant

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Not sure what I am missing but at one time I seem to recall that all raw files when transferred from Lr to Ps opened in the ACR filter. This does not now appear to be the case? Not here anyway!
 

Colin Grant

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When a raw file is opened in Ps (not via Lr) it opens in ACR. It is this which may have confused me. When it takes an image via Lr it assumes the raw edits have already been undertaken in Lr and opens the image as a layer.
 
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When a raw file is opened in Ps (not via Lr) it opens in ACR. It is this which may have confused me. When it takes an image via Lr it assumes the raw edits have already been undertaken in Lr and opens the image as a layer.
What happens is that the raw file is sent to Photoshop and opened via ACR, but you do not get to see the ACR dialog. Your Lightroom edits are applied to the raw file, so it would be a useless extra step to show that dialog. If you want to be able to access and change these settings in ACR, then you must use the 'Open as Smart Object in Photoshop' menu. Then your raw file will be an embedded SO in the Photoshop document, and double clicking on it will open ACR.
 
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