LRBeta4 – Develop Module changes not applied when choosing Edit in Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom Classic

If you make changes in the Develop module in the LIghtroom 4 Beta and then choose to edit that image in Photoshop you will want Lightroom 4 Beta to render the PSD/TIFF file, not Photoshop. In order to do this, first choose Preferences > General and click the “Reset all warnings dialogs” button. Then, choose Photo > Edit In > Edit in Photoshop. A warning should appear: “This version of Lightroom may require the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in version 7 for full compatibility”. Since LR 4 is in beta, this version of ACR is not available for Photoshop so choose the “Render using Lightroom” option. Now LR4 Beta will render the file and hand it off to Photoshop with all of the changes you have made in LR4 Beta.

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Posted on 01-11-2012


  • By JACK LARSON - 11:57 AM on January 11, 2012  

    The Reset all warnings dialogs button is grayed out.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 12:25 PM on January 11, 2012  

      When you try to “Edit in Photoshop” from LR4 Beta do you get the dialog box to choose an option?

  • By JACK LARSON - 12:57 PM on January 11, 2012  

    Yep; every time. So it’s not really a big problem.

  • By Julieanne Kost - 1:15 PM on January 11, 2012  

    Sorry for the confusion. I directed customers to reset the “warning” preference in case they had previously turned it off – because if they’ve turned it off, then obviously they won’t see the warning. Thanks.

  • By Bryan - 2:18 PM on January 13, 2012  

    I guess that’s why it’s a beta? not yet downloaded it but have heard it is a little memory hungry and feels more like an update than a whole new version, would you agree or are there some real gems to be had?

  • By Julieanne Kost - 9:12 PM on January 13, 2012  

    There are some real gems to be had – here is a list of getting what’s new:

    And here is an excellent resource list:

  • By Stan Burman - 11:39 PM on January 18, 2012  

    Very helpful. Thanks, Julieanne.

  • By Fritz Schafer - 4:07 PM on January 21, 2012  

    In the book module, it would be really, really helpful if:
    1) there were templates with the aspect ratio of 3:2 which most DSLR’s use.
    2) if the templates would let you change the aspect ratio as you may want to crop to something other than the DSLR native aspect ratio.

    With those changes I think I would love the book module!!!

    • By Julieanne Kost - 4:18 PM on January 21, 2012  

      Thanks for your feedback Fritz. If it’s possible, I would really appreciate if you would post your suggestions on the Beta forum so that the product team and engineers could see them! Thanks again, julieanne

  • By Katja - 7:54 AM on January 23, 2012  


    Ideally, following’s recommendations, I would like to split the raw file structure with the derivatives file structure. Can I now tell lightroom to use a subdirectory when it exports to “Edit in Photoshop”?


    • By Julieanne Kost - 9:37 AM on January 23, 2012  

      I do not think this is possible, but it is a great request. Could you please post it here so that engineers and other customers can comment? Thanks!

  • By mike ricca - 5:36 PM on January 23, 2012  

    Thanks for the clarification, Julieanne. Does this mean that when LR4 does finally launch, that ACR will be updating to mimic the new Develop sliders, or will it be keeping Fill Light / Recovery / Brightness / et al

    • By Julieanne Kost - 5:47 PM on January 23, 2012  

      I can’t talk about unannounced products but you can be assured that our teams are talking. Stay Tuned. ; )

      • By mike ricca - 6:28 PM on January 23, 2012  

        Fair enough. Thanks for the reply. 🙂

  • By Christian - 12:39 PM on March 25, 2012  

    Hey Julianne,

    Thanks for the guide. This also applies to the full version of Lightroom 4. 😛