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626 Points

Thu, Jun 2, 2011 3:58 AM

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Lightroom: Sorting and filter in import dialog

I frequently work a job that requires JPGs on site and raw files for post the next day. I have to work fast and would like to be able to sort images on my card by file type, so I can quickly import the JPGs for immediate output to 4x6 proofs. A subsequent step is to copy the raw files to a separate folder for processing after the job is over.

Currently I'm directing LR's import dialog to look at the desktop that has no images, then sorting and selecting by file type in my OS file browser, and dragging the selected JPGS onto the LR dialog window, where their status is "checked". The raw files on the same card show as unselected/unchecked in the dialog window, interspersed with the selected JPG files. It's a little busy and hard to quickly see that I have all the desired files selected for import.

Could you just make a sort by "file type" option in the import dialog that would group and separate the JPGs from the raw files? Thanks... Tom Meyer

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219 Messages

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3.9K Points

9 years ago

This would have uses when doing quick shoots using raw/jpeg and need to get quick and dirty jpegs to see quickly and raw processing is too time consuming. Import jpegs and view, etc then import raws for detailed work.

2 Messages

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96 Points

8 years ago

In "LR3 Import" I miss the possibiity to filer files (By example: "import only DNG") or a sort option (sort by file type)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Filter (or sort by file type) in Import Option.

2 Messages

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172 Points

8 years ago

Please... add to sort at import "sort by file type" or "sort by file extension".

I often shoot both raw and jpg because I have an immediate need for jpg when working on a laptop on a location shoot, but also need the raw files for further editing and use in different media. I'd like to be able to import just the jpgs to the laptop on location (for printing or to create low res proofs for the client), then import the raw files when I'm back at the studio for processing out for other media/purposes. Thank you.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Ability to "Sort by file type/extension" at import.

86 Messages

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1.3K Points

8 years ago

Agreed, this would be a useful feature, for all the reasons stated above. There might be ramifications with the "RAW+JPEG" thing that need to be worked out, though.

My current workaround utilizes the camera -- save RAWs to one card and JPEGs to the 2nd card. Obviously, not all cameras (very few?) have this capability, so having it as a feature in LR would be beneficial.

11 Messages

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626 Points

8 years ago

I have one camera (D300s) that has that feature, but my primary one, the D700, does not. Currently, you can tell LR to treat Raw and JPG as separate files, so at least there's an option to handle that already in place... is that what you meant? Thanks for your support, getting this added to the LR feature set is turning into a personal goal/hobby.

162 Messages

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2.6K Points

8 years ago

I would also love to see that option added to sort choices. Another idea might be to allow you to only import the raw file (or only the jpeg file) of images that you have both with name name on the same card.

11 Messages

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626 Points

8 years ago

uncheck all> sort by file type> select raw files> check selected> import, leave the jpgs on the card.

162 Messages

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2.6K Points

8 years ago

That is not an option on my version of Lightroom (3.6)- that is the problem.

11 Messages

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626 Points

8 years ago

Right, that's the point of this thread/request....

My suggestion is the type of work flow that would be enabled by a simple sort "by file type", which is only available *after* you import, but not before. That simple omission, forces us to import twice as many files, verify the "Non-raw files were not converted to DNG" warning (that brings the preview generating to a screeching halt), and then delete all the JPGs from your HD, which clutters the drive, slows it down and necessitates early and more frequent cleanup and defragging.

Lightroom is supposed to enhance efficiency.

162 Messages

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2.6K Points

8 years ago

Exactly.

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142 Points

8 years ago

I would like to see filter criteria for the import function in LightRoom. I would like to be able to limit what images show up for import in the center window based on file type and also file date criteria

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Import filters needed.

12 Messages

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294 Points

8 years ago

I would love to be able to select either the RAW/DNG file OR the JPG file when importing into Lightroom. Since the files have the same name and only the extension differs they could be stacked in the import view and I could simply select 1 for RAW/DNG and 2 for JPG.

Seeing all of them separately makes me a sad panda.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Ability to import either RAW/DNG OR JPG file when importing.

11 Messages

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626 Points

8 years ago

so even with a new Beta out, this issue is still not possible to address/resolve? Such a basic item, so valuable to anyone that shoots raw+jpg... sigh. I don't get it.

Champion

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5.8K Messages

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102.6K Points

Be aware that new features are only usually considered for full .0 releases, so don't be too disappointed when it doesn't appear in further .x releases.

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76.3K Points

8 years ago

OttoImporter settings include which extensions should be imported.

11 Messages

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626 Points

8 years ago

Thanks, Rob. Awaiting DNG approval.

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76.3K Points

All set! Please let me know if you have problems, or need help... -R.