As I understand matters from reading here and elsewhere before Lightroom exports an image to an external editor, say Capture NX or Fuji HV-C3, it first converts the image to a TIFF. This would be fine if you wanted the external editor's features. But my understanding, including from earlier threads on this forum, is that a reason to use an external editor is that for some photos a native converter does a better job (in sharpness, e.g.) than the Adobe converter. If this is right, then launching the external editor from Lightroom would defeat the purpose, right? If so, what a shame. I know it's possible to use the native editor first, then have Lightroom import, but that will be unnecessary for many images and I would rather work within Lightroom for all images including those few that need an external editor's conversion. Any ideas are welcome.
Thanks to both Jao and Don. I'm about to buy a Fuji S5 and most of the photos I take with it will go either in web portfolios or prints below 8 x 10" in size. From what I understand, Lightroom will handle the S5 pictures as well as Fuji's hyperutility software for this purpose as, from what I've read, the real advantage of the Fuji native software is in sharpness, not an issue on the web or in small prints. Occasionally, I will want to print up to 13 x 19 from the S5, and for these pictures, I'd care enough about sharpness to use the Fuji software as a converter. Assuming that my guess about my work process is right, I'll use Jao's suggestion, leaving the cumbersome Fuji software aside unless absolutely necessary. If it turns out, though, that I'm getting better results on all or most images in the Fuji software, then I'll use Don's method. Thanks again.
I have added a number of (psd if that's relevant) images to a Pages '09 document (drag & drop from Finder) which have since been updated in an external editor. Pages is not reflecting these changes dynamically, even on closing and re-opening the doc
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