Bridge: Mover JPEG file along with raw file

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Moving a RAW file to a different folder in Bridge also moves a JPEG of the same name, even if I created the JPEG on the computer (I don't shoot RAW+JPEG.) I can't find a preference to turn off this HIGHLY annoying behavior.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open a RAW file that doesn't have a corresponding JPEG in the same folder.
2. Use the Save Image... button on ACR to create a JPEG file with the same name, in the same folder.
3. Drag the RAW file to a different folder in Bridge.

Expected behavior: Only the RAW file and linked .XMP file are moved.
Actual behavior: Both the RAW+.XMP and JPEG files are moved. Undo moves all three files back.

This also happens if the JPEG is saved from Photoshop, if both JPEG and RAW file are copied from another computer, and with file cut/paste instead of dragging. Verified in Windows Explorer. I have not tested to see if not having a linked .XMP file makes a difference.

I've tested this at work on two different Windows 7 Professional computers running up-to-date Bridge CC. Have not tested in Lightroom or at home on OS X.

I'm guessing that Bridge thinks the RAW and JPEG are linked and wants to keep them together for some reason.

Can you point me to a preference to turn this off? This is definitely a bug, not a feature.
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David Converse

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Posted 2 years ago

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Ken Barber

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Heh heh.  I'm betting that they're going to tell you it's a feature.  I'm guessing that you're going to hear the word "sidecar"...
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Lightroom has the option to treat raw files and JPEG files as separate entities by selection of a preference file option. Bridge, AFAIK does not. 

The behavior is expected and as designed. If this is functionality you need, I would recommend submitting a feature request if this mission-critical to you. 
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David Converse

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So there is no possible way to change this behavior? Really? Its all based on filename?

This is NOT expected behavior. If I select one file, I don't expect another to be moved with it. This is a recipe for data loss.
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Ken Barber

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It makes sense to me.  Anytime one moves a RAW file, the sidecar file must move with it.

It's easier to write code that will move all files bearing the same name (without regard to extension) than to start carving out exceptions for this and that extension.

But not that much easier.  It shouldn't take more than a couple of lines of code to implement what you want.

I suggest that you follow Rikk Flohr's advice and put in a feature request.
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