Deleting Raw Files

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Pecos, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Is there a simple way to delete the RAW file from Lightroom and disk while retaining the JPG image?
    Two reasons for wanting to do this:
    1. Sometimes I have shot a whole bunch of files RAW + JPG without realizing it; the RAW files are about 14 MB and the JPG (on disk) is about 7MB. This takes up too much space on my solid state drive. I know hard disk space is cheap now, but I simply don't want to bother with all those RAW files cluttering up my storage.
    2. When I shoot an Art Filter with the camera inadvertently set to RAW + JPG, Lightroom does not show the Art Filter shot (actually it does - briefly - before "switching" to the straight (non Art Filter) version; happens both in Library and Develop modules.
  2. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 29, 2013
    Taneytown , MD
    If you Export all your raw files to jpg and put them into a separate folder, you can go back to the top level folder and select all raw files. A box will pop up ask if you want to remove from library or delete from disk.
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