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Subject:   Lightroom handling of RAW/Jpeg images
Date:   2007-06-10 08:13:38
From:   bendee
I've been using LR for a few weeks and have been puzzled by the way LR handles those images I capture with RAW and Jpeg saved for the same image. I usually do this so that I can immediately send the Jpeg off to someone, while I decide what I'm going to do with the RAW image. I can't find those Jpegs in LR even though they're recorded as a separate file in Finder and even in Bridge. All LR shows is the RAW images. Those images don't even show up in the LR folders, and the image numbers exactly add up to only the RAW images. On the other hand, if I only capture Jpeg, then LR shows this image and does so as a Jpeg. Any explanation?
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  • Lightroom handling of RAW/Jpeg images
    2007-06-10 08:40:10  michaelclarkphoto [View]

    I'd suggest separating the Jpegs into another folder before importing into Lightroom - that way everything stays separated and isn't confusing. Don't know why Lightroom isn't importing your Jpegs with the RAWs - maybe check your preferences.
    • Lightroom handling of RAW/Jpeg images
      2007-06-10 21:13:08  bendee [View]

      Did check my preferences and can't find a command for this. Separating Jpegs and Raw somewhat defeats the purpose of setting my camera to take both for a single image (I only do this when I expect to send files off ASAP). It's so much simpler when they're together (like Bridge), and I would have expected that if LR is smart enough to ignore the Jpegs, it would be smart enough to stack them under the RAW images. Have you encountered this problem, or is it only me and my LR settings? Or does LR assume it's so good that users no longer ever need to capture both RAW and Jpegs for one image. LR works fine when I only capture one file format (either RAW or Jpeg).
      • Lightroom handling of RAW/Jpeg images
        2007-06-10 22:33:16  michaelclarkphoto [View]

        In a future version of Lightroom it may work as you wish, but for now it is what it is. I don't see why separating the images is a problem. For myself and my workflow, I wait to send out any images because I don't want to send jpeg's from the camera and then work up the RAW's and have them look different. I have gone to an all RAW workflow. I know for yourself and many others that are on tight deadlines this will not work. If I am on tight deadlines I send un-touched RAW files to a client - have them tell me what they want and then I work those up.