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The Photographer’s Workflow - Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC Learn by Video (2015 release) by Mikkel Aaland

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Round-Tripping Between Lightroom and Photoshop

Send Images Using Lightroom’s External Editing Link

There are basically two ways to send images from Lightroom into Photoshop. You can either use Lightroom’s external editing link or create an Export preset. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages. First, we will look at the straightforward method for sending images to Photoshop using Lightroom’s external editing link.

Sending images to Photoshop using Lightroom’s external editing link:

1. In Lightroom, right-click (Option/Alt-click) an image or a group of selected images.

2. Select Edit In > Edit in Photoshop CC from the context menu.

If you are in the Grid view of the Library module, be sure to right-click (Control-click) the image ...

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