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Sun, Dec 27, 2020 1:08 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Filter photos by RAW+JPEG

My LR photo catalog contains thousands of photos. Some photos are just raw files, some are only jpeg, and some were imported as raw+jpeg (as one).  I want to create a filter which shows only the photos which are both raw AND jpeg. How do I do this please?

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1 y ago

Create a smart filter and choose the "File Type" choice. You can choose DNG, jpg, Raw, png etc.

Let me know if you need help setting up a smart filter in the first place.

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Here's the one I use for starred photos in archival formats that I use.

--Steve Gandy - stevegandy.com/photography

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This doesn't really apply to my question. Your example displays all images that are dng OR raw OR psd OR tiff.

Like I explained, I want show images which were imported as raw AND jpeg.

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A Smart Collection is the way to do this. Once created, all imported, it will update showing the different kinds in each collection.

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I am familiar with Smart Collections. I use them extensively. So what criteria would I enter for the smart collection to achieve my goal?

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Unfortunately, there isn't any way to do this with built-in features of LR. The best you can do is use the Any Filter plugin to find all raws that have a JPEG of the same name in the same folder. But this will find raws that have been imported without the associated JPEG being imported.  You'll still have to do a visual inspection of the file type displayed on the thumbnail, but that should go much quicker.

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That's a huge bummer. I'm quite surprised that Adobe haven't thought of this. And also a way to discard jpegs when there is a sister raw file.

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Double unfortunately, LR doesn't provide plugins with access to the sidecar field, so a plugin like Any Filter can't provide a 100% accurate answer -- it can only approximate it by looking on disk to see if there's a .jpg of the same name as the raw.

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Let me ask why you want to find the image files that are listed as RAW (or the proprietary extension of a RAW file) + JPG.

what are you going to do with or to those type of listings? Possibly Delete the JPG part, the JPG file?

Simple fact is all images listed as being RAW + JPG the JPG file was copied to your hard drive at the same time the RAW file was. Also imported into the catalog file as a Sidecar file but NOT Shown in the Library module.

If you then want to import the JPG copy of that image LrC would list the JPG as Already In the Catalog.

So state why you want to find all of this type of images. That will help figure out what is the best course of action to take.

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Are you needing to do this on a MAC or PC? I seem to remember a PC batch file that would move the matching jpg files into a different folder outside of LR. Then you could clean up the LR library (find the missing JPGS) and then do what you want with them.

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@avpman 

I saw all kinds of scripts in my searches and none of them were ideal. This is a function that needs to performed within the context of the Lightroom catalog, and not the native filesytsem.

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@Just_Shoot_Me

In this instance, I want to delete the sidecar jpegs where there is a matching raw file.

But I think Lightroom should have this ability regardless of my application.

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@joe_bazooka I totally agree. This is not a new issue, it has existed since the very first version of LR. Once I saw the mess I created, and disk space used, by shooting JPG + RAW I cleaned up the files, deleted the matching JPGS, and never shot in JPG + RAW again. Primarily because LR had no good way to deal with the pairs. Adobe never appeared interested in providing any file management features for the issue. Considering DAM is one of LR's strongest points. I don't understand Adobe's reluctance to address better management of JPG + RAW pairs.

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How, what file system, naming, do you use?

If you store images in folders name by the date they were taken could select each folder, look to see if you have that reference, RAW + JPG and then go to that folder with your File Manager and delete the JPGs.

I would also like to ask what View Option are you using to show that RAW + JPG entry shown in your first screen shot. I know it is in the Grid View tab, Expanded Cell Extras but I can't find one that shows that.

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I wonder if Adobe Bridge is able to manipulate the Ligthroom catalog and do more with it.

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No, Bridge is a browser. It does not create or read catalogs.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com