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The Lightroom-Photoshop Connection: Sending JPEG Files Back and Forth

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Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, educator and an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkroom. His Lightroom Viewfinders series provides photographers with the tools they need to effectively use Lightroom for organization, editing, and printing. In this episode, Duggan explains the under-the-hood settings and options involved in “round-tripping” JPEG files–that is, editing in Lightroom, then sending your file to Photoshop for more edits and then sending it back again without losing image quality or your layers.

The Lightroom-Photoshop Connection, Part 2
by Seán Duggan (reposted here with permission, click here to see Part 1)

Want to see more Lightroom tips? See Duggan’s tips on how to recover lost filesmerging catalogs, and more!


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Alexandria Huff is a portrait photographer based in San Francisco. Her tutorials can be found here on the BorrowLenses Blog, 500px, Shutterfly, Snapknot, and SmugMug. She specializes in studio lighting. Follow her work on 500px.


  • […] Want to see more Lightroom tips? See Duggan’s tips on how to recover lost files, merging catalogs, and more! Want to see this same process done with JPEG images? See Part 2 of this series. […]

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