Lightroom CC: Please stack RAW+JPEG files

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Contrary to Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC doesn't automatically stack the two photos of a RAW+JPEG pair together. This creates quite a bit of clutter. Could you please implement this feature? Thank you.
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Will save significant effort and storage space if you could cut JPGs when storing Raw as well.
Either way just a defined workflow.
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Just started with Lightroom and I'm kind of shocked this isn't here. Very disappointed. 
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Spyglass Withice

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yeah, this may be one of the most frustrating lacks in PS LR CC
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Daniel Petrariu

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I was quite bumped by this too. Hope it comes soon. Can't deal with all the photos twice. I also want the raw one as a backup in case I wan't to go further with one but I don't want to go trough duplicates all the time.
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When is support for this coming? I'm holding off on signing up for the Lightroom CC plan for this reason only.
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They don't tend to announce their release plans in advance because... well, life happens! This post should get updated when it as added. In the meantime, it is possible to stack manually, but of course that could take some time. Or you could just import the raw files, after all, do you really want duplicates taking up space in the cloud?
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Makes sense. I’m just trying to make the voice louder that’s asking for this feature :) More people showing interest helps product prioritize their backlog :)

I don’t want duplicates, but I don’t have time at this moment (we just had a baby :) to go through my entire library and organize things such that I’m confident that loosing all the jpegs won’t be a problem. I’d love to upload everything as-is and manage it all later, if that makes sense!
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Congratulations on the new baby!
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I’m personally having a hard time understanding why one would need to work with both raw and jpeg files at the same time.


If you shoot raw but prefer the in-camera jpeg look, the color profiles in the newest Lighroom are amazing and mimic the in-camera jpeg processing perfectly.

Of course everyone’s workflow is different.
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That's true, but (i) at the time I wrote this suggestion, CC didn't yet support profiles; (ii) in my Olympus camera I have about 7 picture modes and like 14 art filters — Adobe only provides 4 "equivalent" profiles for those; and (iii) I still want that stacking option for the photos I took back in the days before I shot RAW only but RAW+JPEG instead. I think it's a valid request we're expressing here. Some people like to shoot both.
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I think different people have different use cases. For me, sometimes I just want to rip the pictures off my SD card and post them somewhere without doing any post processing, so grabbing the JPEGs off my camera yields better results. But I still want to have the RAW files so I can do edits at a later date when I have time. After I process the RAW files from a “photo shoot” I’ll then delete the JPEGs, since I agree that there’s not much point in working with both formats at the same time.