I have my catalog of jpegs setup in Lightroom. If I want to make an adjustment to a photo in a 3rd party editor (Exposure or Nik) Lightroom asks the following:
- Edit copy with LR adjustments
- Edit a copy
- Edit original
So I select "Edit a copy". Every time I do that I end up having a physical copy created on the disk with the name something like "originalName"-Edit-Edit.jpeg and stacked copies in LR catalog. I really do not like creating a copy every time I want to adjust a photo littering both my hard drive and LR catalog.
What is the proper way of editing jpegs from Lightroom catalog in 3rd party editors like Exposure X2 or Google Nik?
PS: There is a similar question here: Why does Lightroom create a new copy of the image before editing it by another program? but it talks about RAW files, I'm not sure if that is relevant with jpegs.
PPS: Once Lightroom even created a 100 mb PSD file out of 5 Mb jpeg and I am not sure how this happened.