Lightroom CC: Raw images from a camera card become jpeg after being imported

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raw images imported from a camera card become jpegs after being imported by lightroom CC
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Raw images cannot suddenly become jpegs. You'll have to give more information, such as your version of Lightroom and your camera details. Do you shoot raw+jpeg by any chance? If you do, and your version of Lightroom does not support the raw files of your camera, then Lightroom will only import the jpegs.
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As above. That simply does not and can not happen without user input. In fact it can't happen at all during import even with user input of some kind.
There is no preset that I know of that a user could apply during import that would Export freshly imported RAW files as JPGs and then Delete the RAW image files.
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Thanks for your reply.  Lightroom  simply doesn't import all my raw files as raw images.   After import I find many of my images haven't been imported as raw, but as jpeg, even though before import they are all shown as raw.  There seems to be no pattern as to how many photos it is going to do this too, every import is a different surprise. I'm astounded and don't know how to stop Lightroom from doing this....Each raw photo has an underlying jpeg image,  but I have only been selecting to upload the raw images into lightroom.  I see someone else posted a similar problem 4 months ago, I will contact them and see if they have found a solution.  Thanks
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It's not a matter of importing raw 'as raw' of 'as jpeg', it seems that Lightroom sometimes ONLY imports the jpeg. Do you have a compelling reason to shoot raw+jpeg? If not, you could try what happens if you shoot in raw only.