From: Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>
Subject: Re: A lightroom question
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On Oct 26, 2017, Savageduck wrote
(in article<0001HW.1FA22B1B034B2B927000073692CF@news.giganews.com>):

> On Oct 26, 2017, PeterN wrote
> (in article<ossodb0278v@news3.newsguy.com>):
>
> > On 10/25/2017 12:55 PM, Savageduck wrote:
> > > On Oct 25, 2017, PeterN wrote
> > > (in article<osqdji017ak@news3.newsguy.com>):
> > >
> > > > I use Lightroom CC Classic and Photoshop CC.
> > > > I send images to various people and competitions. Before I send the
> > > > image I place it in a dedicated folder. Sometimes, while reviewing the
> > > > images, I see something that should be changed. If it is a JPEG image I
> > > > go back to the original, make the change, then make requisite size and
> > > > color space changes, and re-save. All of that takes a lot of time. Does
> > > > anyone know how to directly save the change using only LR? I don't want
> > > > to do this on JPEG files, but only on tiff.
> > >
> > > How are you sending the images, individual, or a folder of images, Dropbox,
> > > or Adobe CC?
> > >
> > > One way to make the change adjustment to any image file. JPEG, PSD, TIFF,
> > > when using LR is to use the export dialog. Using my method you can readjust
> > > JPEGs without degradation.
> > >
> > > I usually start with a virtual copy in Lightroom and make the
> > > edits/adjustments. When I think the image is ready for export, I go to the
> > > export dialog where I have presets for various cloud services such as
> > > Dropbox, or Adobe CC. I might have a Dropbox “DEMO” folder, or an Adobe
> > > “Project x” folder, and I can designate sub-folders if I need them. I
> > > can
> > > export adjusted originals, resized, or in the case of JPEGs, resized, and
> > > comprerssion level.
> > >
> > > <https://www.dropbox.com/s/gcyqgy6o1ckr47k/screenshot_206.png>
> > >
> > > If I find that the edited image exported to DB, or Adobe CC needs further
> > > adjustment, I just go to Lightroom and make the new adjustments to the LR
> > > virtual copy. I then re-export without changing the export file name. A
> > > dialog/warning window will open advising that the file name already exists.
> > > You will be given several options; Overwrite, which will overwrite and
> > > replace the existing TIFF/JPEG ; Skip to skip the existing file; “Use
> > > Unique Names” which will add a number to the file name giving you two
> > > copies in the export location.
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Some of the time the adjustment can easily be fixed in LR, and sometimes
> > the adjustment can only be done in PS. I think you answered my issue for
> > JPEG. If I have a JPEG in my LR collection that has been previously
> > exported, since later adjustments will be to the LR copy, and not the
> > exported JPEG, it will not cause further degradation.
> > Is my understanding correct?
>
> That is correct. However, you shouldn’t have an LR JPEG copy anyway, you
> don’t need it. Unless you are using Instagram.
>
> Also, if you have made additional edits using PS as an external editor for LR
> you should remember to not merge, or flatten layers or use “Save as”.
> When you have reached the point you wish to return the work to LR just
> “Save”. That way the PS layers are retained in LR, and that layered copy
> can be exported in as any file type you choose in the Export dialog. The LR
> Export function will take care of any conversion to JPEG you don’t have to
> do that in PS with a “Save as”. I don’t usually have JPEGs in LR. If I
> want to do further LR adustments before export I just make a Virtual copy of
> the returned PS edited file and edit that.
>
> So, if your NEF in LR has been made into a Virtual Copy for LR adustment, and
> then sent to PS for advanced edits after those LR adjustments are made. All
> you do is complete your PS work without conversion to JPEG in PS and “Save
> as” just “Save”. Now if it doesn’t matter what the exported file is,
> you do not have the JPEG in LR, it only exists in the export location, and
> that might be in Dropbox, or Adobe CC, or wherever.
>
> If you need to adjust the exported file regardless of type you have options
> to make minor adjustments in LR to the file you exported, and then re-export
> to overwrite the file at the export location, or you can go to the file that
> has been returned to LR and return it to PS by choosing “Edit in PS” and
> in the option dialog select “Edit Original”. That way it will open in PS
> with all the layers intact, ready for you to do whatever evil you care to.
> “Save” once again, and the adjustments will show in the LR version which
> is now ready to re-export to overwrite whatever is in the export location.
>
> ...and you still have no JPEG in LR, just the export location.

Have you been able to follow any of what I have detailed, regarding 
re-editing both PS and/or LR exported files?

If so, has it helped provide enough guidance to answer your question?

I was just wondering about that.

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Regards,
Savageduck