Lightroom. How do you treat your RAW and JPG files?

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by gdourado, May 12, 2012.

  1. gdourado

    gdourado Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 23, 2012
    Lisbon - Portugal
    Hello,

    How are you?
    I'm having a few doubts with Lightroom.
    I've decided to start using it to manage my photos.
    I usually shoot RAW+JPG.
    Lightroom has an option in preferences that is:

    - Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos.

    I want to keep my out of camera pictures on a separate drive.
    Then import them to my computer hdd and the lightroom catalog.
    As such, I will be using the option to convert to DNG when I import the files.

    My doubt is:
    If I leave the previous option unchecked, Lightroom will only import the DNG files to the lightroom catalog, but will place the DNG and JPEG files on the computer HDD.

    If I leave the previous option checked, lightroom will import the RAW files and JPEG files to the catalog and also the HDD.

    I think I would prefer to only have the DNG in the catalog and also the HDD.
    If I want the JPEG, they will be in another drives.
    But I can't seem to do it...
    So, how do you use lightroom?
    And what do you think would be the best option for me?

    Hope you can help me out.
    Best wishes!

    Gonçalo.
     
  2. jmw

    jmw Mu-43 Regular

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    May 20, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    Seen this discussed elsewhere, and it appears the only solution is to delete or move the unwanted jpegs before or after import. "Sort by type" in the filesystem can be helpful.