Lightroo: Raw + jpg: Selecting jpg only

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I shoot raw + jpg. Lightroom 4 presently does not support my new Lumix DMW-GH3 body. Upon import, LR4 finds the .rw2 file,which it cannot read. There is apparently no way to ask LR to import the jpg file when it also fines a .rw2 of the same image.
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James Hess

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Do you mean the Lumix DMC-GH3? It is supported in the 4.3 release candidate that is available on the Adobe Labs web site.
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And if you really want to see both the RAW and JPGs in LR 4.3 RC, you can enable Treat RAW and JPG as separate files in Preferences.
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Thank you Steve and James. I appreciate your good info. I tried the "Treat RAW and JPG as separate files" and it is a good temporary solution. (Although not as good as managing related files as one photo.)
I'll wait until the 4.3 release with confidence that I can shoot RAW in the meantime.
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I don't understand your comment about it being a temporary solution. Your JPEG images will be imported with all of the in-camera settings. Those settings will not be read for your raw images. So it will be impractical to treat a JPEG and its raw duplicate as a single image. They have to be handled differently because they will look different in Lightroom. I have been using the Lightroom 4.3 RC now for several weeks, and haven't had any problems with it. You can wait if you want, but support is there for your camera now.
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Initially, the OP's RAWs and JPGs were being treated as a single entity and not recognized by LR because the RAW file wasn't recognized. By separating them temporarily the OP has something to work with in the form of the JPGs, with the RAWs still there for when LR can process them.

Once LR 4.3 is being used, which I would argue should be right away via the RC so feedback for the new camera can be given if needed, then the OP can rehide the JPGs or shut them off in the camera because the RAWs will be the preferred image format.
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Agreed. I have decided that the choice for shooting raw or JPEG is an either/or situation rather than a combination situation. I very rarely shoot JPEG anymore, as I appreciate what can be done with raw images.