How do I stop Lightroom from showing jpg files on import?

Susanne

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Hi there!
Here's another Lightroom question. In my Olympus camera I've chosen to shoot both JPG + RAW because now and then I want to be able to import images quickly to my iphone, for posting on social media.
In Lightroom, since I got my new laptop I've noticed JPG files show up in the import window next to the ORF files - this is very annoying. If I've already unchecked "Treat jpg files next to raw as separate files", what else can I do? I've tried to reset all settings too.
I asked in the camera club and the only suggestion I got was to use the sorting options to put all the raw files together - and this somewhat reduces the problem but I prefer to have them sorted by capture time.

Any suggestions?

Edited. Now all of a sudden (without changing any settings) the jpgs don't show up anymore. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't!
 
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Frustratingly, there isn't a way to filter out jpegs on import - I stand to be corrected though - I've looked out for such a feature on every single LR update.

In library mode, hit backslash to show the filter panel. Filter by metadata.

The file type is nowhere by default, so you need to change the filter type at the top of one of the column headings to file type using the drop down in the top right corner which only appears when you mouse over the column.

Or, go to Library > Filter by Metadata > Add column.

Once you can filter all of your jpegs onto one screen full of thumbnails, it's easy to select all, create a folder in your LR catalogue and pop the whole lot into it. Just remember not to move anything outside of lightroom.

Alternatives for EM1 Mk2 would be to write jpegs to one card and RAW to the other, but that kind of takes away the advantage of having a proper backup on an important shoot.

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Susanne

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Frustratingly, there isn't a way to filter out jpegs on import - I stand to be corrected though - I've looked out for such a feature on every single LR update.

In library mode, hit backslash to show the filter panel. Filter by metadata.

The file type is nowhere by default, so you need to change the filter type at the top of one of the column headings to file type using the drop down in the top right corner which only appears when you mouse over the column.

Or, go to Library > Filter by Metadata > Add column.

Once you can filter all of your jpegs onto one screen full of thumbnails, it's easy to select all, create a folder in your LR catalogue and pop the whole lot into it. Just remember not to move anything outside of lightroom.

Alternatives for EM1 Mk2 would be to write jpegs to one card and RAW to the other, but that kind of takes away the advantage of having a proper backup on an important shoot.

That looks very interesting, but it looks like you can only do it with already imported images?
I always import directly from the SD card and it's on that import window I want to only see the ORF files (which I do now, without knowing why it changed).

The filter function you showed here looks briliant though, very good to know! I'm just starting to understand the library, the recent Lightroom virtual summit was extremely helpful.
 

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It's not automatic but if you sort the import screen by file type, you can easily exclude the jpgs from being imported (if that's what you want).
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Susanne

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Isn’t there a “treat jpg and raw files as the same image” or some such?

edit: actually it’s the reverse of what I posted above. See https://www.lightroompresets.com/bl...04-how-to-handle-raw-jpeg-in-lightroom-part-3

Yes there is, but as I said above, it doesn't help having it unchecked. All info I've seen so far handles already imported images, as far as I can see. Maybe there simply isn't a way to not see the jpgs mixed with raw, other than sorting by file type. It's good enough because it works, but when there are hundreds of photos on the card it can get troublesome... am I the only one having this problem?
Perhaps I just need to stop shooting jpg, and instead remembering to switch the setting before I shoot something I will need to use the jpg for.
 

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