The two RAW files would be named *****.ORF and *****-2.ORF instead of *****.ORF an *****.JPG
Before the actual import the files are properly named one of each format.
I know its not a camera malfunction because this occurs with both a Nikon and an Olympus, two brands which I have tried.
Is there a fix for this?
That this happens with RAW + JPEG would only be a coincidence. There is no way that Lightroom can change a JPEG into a RAW file.
Perhaps Lightroom is not changing the JPG file to a RAW file, but simply renaming it as *****-2.NEF instead of naming it as *****.JPG
When I look at the EXIF data it has all the attributes of a RAW file.
Mind you this phenomenon occurs about 25 to 50% of the time on every import.
Has anyone else experienced this?
I will tend to a dual command given by the user when importing the files. Then the only LR rename action is to add a figure after the name to mention that it's a second time the same image is loaded.
By definition, any computer cannot have the same file name in one directory (folder)
This problem has occurred with both my Nikons and an Olympus camera; so I know that this is a Lightroom problem.
It seems that my Lightroom (6.12) upon importing 'raw plus jpg' files sometimes but not always duplicates some raw files while ignoring the matching jpg files.
I appreciate all your inputs and thank you;
Excellent suggestion. I did as you stated and yes importing the images from the hard drive resulted in in no duplicates and equal raw and jpg images. On the other hand the same images imported through the SD slot on my Mac Mini resulted in getting some duplicate raw files and missing matching jpg files.
Thank you so much. The card slot is the problem. Incidentally I also used an external SD reader which also gave the same problem. But that's another story.
The external hard drive checks out fine. I will try another hard drive and report back.
I don't have a solution.
Time to update this situation. I have done extensive testing with the help of my brother Barry, who is a Mac / Windows consultant and a Lightroom user. If anyone needs to contact him his email is: email@example.com
Enough of the free advertising for him, now I want to provide a summary of the issue. This issue is not limited to Fujifilm cameras but there have been complaints from Nikon, Canon, Olympus and other users. The one thing that seems consistent is that it is coming from Mac users. That may change as more people learn about this issue.
Here’s what happens:
Using Adobe Lightroom, when importing raw and jpeg files, from the same card, some jpeg files disappear during the import and they appear as a raw file with a -2 at the end of the name. They also become a raw file. So the jpeg file is gone from Lightroom and you end up with another raw file which is a duplicate.
Trying to track this down became difficult because of inconsistency in results. I think that I now have enough information to say that this is an Adobe Lightroom problem. Whether an Apple update may have contributed is beyond my pay grade. I’ll leave that to Adobe.
I’ve got pages of notes and hours of testing.
It does not seem to matter whether you use a SDHC or the newer SDHX card, or different brands of SD cards or a GFX50S or an X-T2. I experimented with images from both.
When you open Lightroom and do the first import of that card, you get the problem of missing jpegs and duplicate raf files. If you delete and remove the images that you just imported from Lightroom, and import the card again, while Lightroom is still running, all the files import ok.
If you delete and remove the images and then quit Lightroom and then open Lightroom and import that were previously imported (and removed), you will get the same problem of the missing jpegs and duplicate raf files.
It also appears that if you start Lightroom and import images from a card and experience the problem with the jpeg and raw files and then insert a new card with new images, and import those into Lightroom, you will get the same problems on the new import.
Other tests were done using the internal Mac SD card reader, an external reader plugged into a USB port and copying and pasting files from the SD card to the Mac hard drive. The same results were obtained.
When looking at other Adobe forums, it seems that this problem has been around for at least one year. I am hoping that the Adobe experts will use some of my results to figure out what is going on and get it corrected.
A temporary work around could be to import your jpegs and raws to separate drives (assuming you have two cards in your camera). Another could be to start the import until the preview is finished. Then just select one file to import. Then delete that file from Lightroom and reimport all the files on that card. It seems that if Lightroom sees the images once, the second time will go ok.
Let me know if you have questions or can provide more input.ADOBE - PLEASE HELP.
When I copy an SD card to a folder on my internal hard drive, and then import those files into Lightroom I consistently get both the RAW and the JPG images with no duplicates. Now the SD card contains two folders; one called ALBM, and the other called DCIM. It is the DCIM folder that contains the image files, and that is the folder one chooses to import photos into Lightroom.
However when you use a card reader, Lightroom will see both the ALBM and the DCIM folders. I just wonder if this ALBM folder is causing the problem. By the way the ALBM folder contains a *******.BIN file.
Let me know what you make of this;