Pixelmator Pro link to LightRoom as external editor

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2017-12-15 22:54:03

I'm trying to use Pixelmator Pro as an external editor within LR for detailed editing of scratches, dust marks and other blemishes from scanned old photos. When I finish in Pixelmator I click "save" but the changes are not reflected in the LR original so I'm guessing that Pixelmator is not linking with LR.

(Previously I did this external editing in PhotoShop and when I saved in Ps, the editing was immediately reflected in the LR original)

Can you tell me how to link Pixelmator to LR?

I have OS High Sierra 10.13.1 and LightRoom 6.13
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2017-12-29 04:39:26

I have the same question, what's the correct way to get this set up so that everything syncs back and forth seamlessly.
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2018-01-05 03:29:27

No answer since December 15th?
Would be great to get a simple, honest answer...

I just tried using the PSD format from LR, and edited in Pixelmator (not Pro), then exported as PSD. It worked, but a little cumbersome.
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2018-01-05 09:28:25

Apologies for the delay! To get this working, try to deselect the Import JPEG, PNG, and TIFF images checkbox in the Preferences Window (Pixelmator Pro > Preferences...). Hope this helps :)