LR Tips for GFX Files

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Rob de Loe
Rob de Loe Senior Member • Posts: 1,213
Super Resolution inside Lightroom

If you use Lightroom and Adobe's new Super Resolution tool, you might be frustrated that SR is not available in LR yet. It will be, but in the meantime here's a workaround for Windows users. I don't use Mac, but if something like this can be done on a Mac, perhaps someone else can let us know.

  • In your LR library, right-click the RAW file you want to process with Super Resolution, and then choose the option Find in Explorer from the pop-up menu. Explorer will open, and the RAW file you chose will be selected.
  • Right-click on the RAW file in Explorer, and choose Open With Adobe Photoshop 2021; I do it using "Open with" and the sub-menu, but you might be setup to have Photoshop as a defined menu item in the main menu.
  • Photoshop should open and launch ACR. Process in ACR with Super Resolution (Enhance). This dumps a DNG in the folder where the source file is.
  • Quit ACR without saving (the new file is already saved as a DNG in the same folder where your original RAW file is located).
  • Back in Lightroom, go to the Folder section (normally the pane on the left-hand side), click on the folder where your source file was stored, and choose Synchronize Folder. This will import the DNG you just created into your catalogue.

Note: you can't "Synchronize Folder" from the main Library window; you have to do it from the folder that contains the DNG just created. When you use the Synchronize Folder tool, you'll be asked if you want to import all the files it finds, and update metadata. Don't be surprised if other images you thought were deleted from your catalogue show up. Sometimes the folder contains orphaned files. You can delete them if you don't want them.

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