Lightroom Classic: Should be able to view HEIC and JPG with same file name

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In Lightroom I should have the option to view HEIC and JPG files with the same file names. I export them so I can see and edit both files. Changing the file names will separate the images in how the photos are organized and make editing difficult. I can do this with RAW and JPG, there's no reason this problem should exist.
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Crissy Maier

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Tom Mickow

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Hey Crissy, I don't have any problems seeing/working with HEIC & JPG files with the same name, so I'm guessing this is more of a preferences or workflow issue.

 

Go into Preferences --> General tab and make sure you have "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" checked.

If that was already checked, some additional details would be helpful - OS, Lr version, step by step description of the workflow you're going through, etc.

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I reviewed this with Adobe and they experienced the same issue. I also already have the "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" checked. They told me I needed to change the file names so both would show up. That's what initiated this post, seemed like a reasonable fix to the program.

Just to play around though, I just tried to sync the folder and now the HEIC and JPG are both showing up. A bit odd - some pictures are showing up in number order regardless of the type (JPG vs HEIC). Other groups (within the same folder) are grouped by type and then the number. 
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Did you ever change the setting or has it always been checked?  The reason I ask is because changing that setting only affects things going forward and not any images that have already been imported into the catalog.

For example, if you imported an HEIC & JPG with the same name with the option checked, you'd see both images and can work with them individually.  If you then uncheck the option, Lr doesn't go back and retroactively remove the JPG.  You'll still see and be able to work with both images individually.

The reverse is also true.  If you imported an HEIC & JPG with the same name with the option unchecked, you'd only see and be able to work with the HEIC (that's the one Lr considers to be the "raw" file .  If you then check the option, Lr won't go back and retroactively "add" the JPG.  You'll still only see and be able to work with the HEIC image.  To get the JPG to show up, you'd need to synchronize the folder/import them.  This sounds like the situation you're tripping over.