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Sun, Jun 5, 2011 11:17 AM



Lightroom: Capability to display embedded preview or sidecar Jpeg

As it stands, there is no way to view the preview embedded in a raw file except by loading the raw file into an external app.

Many a folk has wanted to view, in Lightroom, the camera-generated preview, or preview as edited by camera manufacturer software, or even DNG preview as previously saved in Lightroom or Photoshop/ACR.

So, the 'Idea' is for some way to temporarily view the jpeg preview embedded in a proprietary raw or DNG file.

Embedded preview should be usable in before/after comparison, as well as side-by-side, as well as temporary loupe display.

Note: development resources to satisfy this request would be relatively small.

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4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled use embedded JPEG instead of previews, until editing starts.

Hi all!
My computer is not the fastest in the world, so I got this idea to speed up Lightroom a bit. At import, or in the catalog preference (Whatever is best), I would like to have the option to use the jpeg embedded in the raw-file as a preview in library, and only have the 1:1 preview file being created once editing starts. A RAW-file that has not been edited will not have a preview file.
Is this a good or bad idea?