Lightroom: Import matching raw file

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Aperture allows importing only the jpeg from jpeg-raw pairs, which is useful for organizing and culling, and allows 3 times more pictures in the limited space of a laptop hard disk.

For the few special files, you can "import matching raws" to do detailed processing. For jpeg-raw pairs that are imported, aperture lets you select which file to use for processing. It's quite a useful feature, and would be great in LR.
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There is a script you can use to import those matching raws, named:

'Import Raws For Jpegs'

available here for free (I wrote it):

After matching raw is copied from card or archive alongside jpeg, and imported.. it will be selected for further processing...

The implementation of the above-mentioned script is a tad unconventional, but works plenty-well I think, if you aren't frightened too easily ;-}.. - I can help if you need it:

I may improve UI or features as time rolls on, but this should get you by until then.

PS - to select which file to use for processing, I recommend keeping the pairs in stacks, then just push down the top one so the photo you want to be active is at the top, or something like that (there is more than one way..).

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RawPlusJpeg has recently (@v3.0) been enhanced to supports this feature.

It's a free plugin I wrote..

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I found a copy of RawPlusJpeg in my Downloads folder, and uploaded it on github (after checking that the license allows it):