by Julieanne Kost

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March 11, 2013

After posting my video Cyclical – The Creative Process I received a great question: If you start in Lightroom with a raw file and choose Photo > Edit In > Open  in Photoshop as Smart Object, and then edit that Smart Object, how can you “extract” that raw file  with the edited settings?

My first thought was to select the Smart Object in the Layers panel in Photoshop and choose Layer > Smart Objects > Export Contents. But surprisingly that method doesn’t export any edits made to the Smart Object. However, it turns out that the answer is even easier.  In Photoshop, simply double click on the Smart Object’s thumbnail in the Layers panel (or choose Layer > Smart Object > Edit Contents) and, in the Camera Raw dialog, click the Save Image button in the lower left corner. Voila.



  • By Jeff Gardner - 7:47 AM on March 11, 2013  

    Julieanne – This could be quite helpful in closing the loop between LR and PS however when I followed the instructions, the Camera Raw Save needs to be manually pointed back to the original directory and appends a sequence number to the file name, thus LR does not pick up the change unless “Synchronize” is performed to import the ‘new’ DNG. In this case I now have two DNG files. Anyway around this?

  • By Daniel thomassin - 2:03 PM on March 11, 2013  

    Merci beaucoup !
    Je commence à mieux comprendre l’intérêt des objets dynamique mes je trouve que sa prend beaucoup de
    ressources quant il y en a plusieurs dans un même fichier .
    Un grand merci pour se post !Bonne journée à vous et vos collègues.