Make it so I can edit an embedded image
Make it so I can edit an embedded image in photoshop and save back to Illustrator like editing an image in Acrobat Pro
There is a plugin called Rasterino, from the AstuteGraphics plugins pack, which allows exactly this — open an embedded image in Photoshop, and update one when it’s saved. It also allows better cropping and trimming and other useful things. I advise to try it, if you need this often. Too long to wait until Ai team implements something, AG team managed to invent a decade ago.
Franck Payen commented
This is not something I would do very often, but this was asked to me for an illustrator workflow :
Use and artboard to place pictures from a camera, sometimes edit their lighting, place, crop, annotate and… embed. (in the end, we need 1 file, no links).
Once the image is embedded in the Ai document, it's impossible to edit it in Photoshop (and maybe change the lighting/colors settings…)
A workaround now would be to un-embed, edit the newly created file in photoshop, place and embed again.
Another solution would be to include the Adobe Camera Raw filter in illustrator so we don't have to use full Photoshop only for basic color adjustments.