Lightroom: How can I exclude jpegs from import?

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Hi,

I'd like to import just the RAW-files from my sd-card (no jpegs). Unfortunately there is no simple way to exclude the jpegs from importing. I'm talking about importing some hundreds of photos so it's not possible to uncheck them manually. I think there has to be a way to filter the import by certain file extensions or at least sort by file extensions. Sorting by media type does not fix my problem.

Why is there no way to handle that? Please tell me a solution or give a hint to your programmers.

Kind regards,

Michael
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Michael Mohr

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LR has a setting to treat JPGs and raw files as separate files, and if you uncheck this, you'll only get the raw files imported. Is that good enough, or are you also wanting to not import JPGs that don't have corresponding raw files, which would get imported.

You can easily filter and remove the JPGs from the import after they are imported, but that is more work than not importing them.
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If I uncheck the button the jpegs will not be imported as separate files but they are copied to the designated folder which I don't want. I just want to copy and import the raw's.
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Ok, I see. Do you shoot RAW+JPG for other purposes, unrelated to LR?

You might take a look at Rob Cole's Ottomanic Importer plug-in that has many options, although I am not familiar enough with it to know if it does what you want:

http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...

He's usually quick to respond about things so you might be able to request that such a function be added if it isn't already a capability.
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Ottomanic Importer can help in 1 of 2 ways:
1. Comprehensive alternative to import dialog box (requires some setup),
and new @v3.13:
2. Hide bothersome extensions on disk/card prior to invoking Lr's standard import dialog box (no setup required):