Adobe Lightroom - External Editing and Saving

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2020-02-18 01:40:08

I set Adobe Lightroom to open externally edited files into Pixelmator Pro. If I select a JPG in lightroom and choose "edit in Pixelmator pro" I choose to 'edit a copy' which creates a stack image in Lightroom on the original image.

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So the image opens in Pixelmator and I make edits. I am now ready to quick save and choose "command+S" to save. I simply want Pixelmator to save the source file that now exists. Instead it prompts me with the 'save dialog' and I have to navigate to a deeply nested folder to save this image over what already exists.

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Am I missing something? I want to make quick Pixelmator edits, and save and get on my way.
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2020-02-18 14:10:13

Could you try turning off the Import JPEG, PNG, and TIFF images option option in Pixelmator Pro > Preferences > General? I think this should make everything function as expected.
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2020-02-18 14:17:45

Thanks I will give this a try. if I turn this off is there anything else I should expect about other functionality being missing?
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2020-02-18 14:30:51

I should've mentioned — this will also turn off autosaving and the native version control for all documents (due to a technical limitation). But if your workflow is based around opening the images directly from Lightroom and not saving versions of them in the Pixelmator Pro (PXD) format, I guess you weren't really using the functionality?