LR: Import original raw files files on demand into library

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Congratulations on your new lossy DNG format! After trying it items sold on using it as a workflow enhancer. My Nikon D800 raw files are massive so I thought I would try using the new DNG format as my initial working format. I copy all of my original raw NEF files to a directory and make a subdirectory called Lossy DNG where I convert the original files into that format. I then import the Lossy DNG files into Lightroom and use those to pick and do my initial edits on and if need be use these to export for client approval. Once I receive that approval and know which final files I will be using I reimport just those original raw files to ensure optimum quality and resolution. Here's the fun part for all you phenomenal programmers at Adobe, I would like to be able to select all of my picks and right click on them having a command that imports the original files or new large DNG conversions. I would like them to be stacked with the picks and have the edits applied to the larger files automatically. What I would end up with would be a collection of all the shoot files in Lossy DNG with all my picks having the original raw file with edits next to it or stacked with it. Now I have to import my picks manually and sink my edits. This procedure makes working with extremely large raw files very fast and efficient.
Thanks!
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Charles Leland

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Rob Cole

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In the mean time, consider EditInLightroom.
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Charles Leland

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So you are already doing this, very interesting I will have a look.
Thanks