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Shortcut for photoshop return to Lightroom

sh1209

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I’ll try to make this as short as possible. I do 85% or more of my editing in LRC on my iMac. I have Lightroom installed on my iPad and MacBook Air. Anyhow I’m traveling with my MacBook Air and sending a couple photos into Lightroom but can’t for the life of me remember the shortcut for returning the edited photo from photoshop to Lightroom. I’ve looked on adobes site to no avail. I’ve done it several times in the past but can’t figure it out now.
 
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If the photo was sent from Lightroom to Photoshop, then all you need to do in Photoshop is choose 'Save' or hit Cmd-S and then close the photo.
 

sh1209

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If the photo was sent from Lightroom to Photoshop, then all you need to do in Photoshop is choose 'Save' or hit Cmd-S and then close the photo.
That’s what I thought but it’s not working. This is a new M1 MacBook Air and is the first time I’ve used photoshop on it. Like I said the majority of my editing goes back and fourth from LRC and photoshop on my iMac. I’ll try reinstalling Lightroom this morning to see if that helps. I can save to creative cloud files so photoshop is syncing to the web but seems to have an issue returning to Lightroom. Lightroom is also syncing to the web as far as edits and photo count.
 
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That’s what I thought but it’s not working. This is a new M1 MacBook Air and is the first time I’ve used photoshop on it. Like I said the majority of my editing goes back and fourth from LRC and photoshop on my iMac. I’ll try reinstalling Lightroom this morning to see if that helps. I can save to creative cloud files so photoshop is syncing to the web but seems to have an issue returning to Lightroom. Lightroom is also syncing to the web as far as edits and photo count.
It works as expected for my on my M1 Mac. If you are working from an Album, the Photoshop image in not automatically placed in the album. I had to Look for mine in the All Photographs collection.
 
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sh1209

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It works as expected for my on my M1 Mac. If you are working from an Album, the Photoshop image in not automatically placed in the album. I had to Loog for mine in the All Photographs collection.
I’ll try looking again. I did the same image three times and never could find it. It has always worked in the past but again I don’t use it very often on this laptop. I’ll try to look in an hour photographs and see if I can find it there. Typically in the past on the old MacBook Pro we had it would stack the images whenever using Photoshop with Lightroom cloud.
 

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It works as expected for my on my M1 Mac. If you are working from an Album, the Photoshop image in not automatically placed in the album. I had to Loog for mine in the All Photographs collection.
I looked again and there’s still nothing there. I tried again with a raw file and changed it to black and white and hit command s. That photo immediately returned into Lightroom. The other photo that I was trying to put back into Lightroom last night had been ran through a plug in denoise AI in Photoshop and was a tiff file. I have tried taking four existing tiff files into Photoshop and doing a quick black-and-white adjustment and those files also will not return to Lightroom. I have definitely returned tiff files in the past on my other laptop before purchasing this one with no problems whatsoever so I’m assuming I’m missing a setting somewhere.
 
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Thank you, that did the trick. Something must have went wonky in the preferences. I love the M1 MacBook so far. Even with the base model 8GB ram its super fast with both programs.

Recently I opened my iMac one morning to a message “Lightroom had used up all of the memory” I didn’t know if this was a memory leak or if setting idle, it continued to consume CPU. Photoshop and Lightroom Classic were also idling in the background too.


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Recently I opened my iMac one morning to a message “Lightroom had used up all of the memory” I didn’t know if this was a memory leak or if setting idle, it continued to consume CPU. Photoshop and Lightroom Classic were also idling in the background too.


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That’s definitely interesting. Things definitely seem to get screwy at times with software and sometimes it’s the most obvious thing that we overlook.
 
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