• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
0

LR changes RAW to JPG after update.

Explorer ,
Feb 22, 2023 Feb 22, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Why is it that often after an LR update I often find a whole folder of  RAW files have been converted to JPG, I never shoot JPG's

TOPICS
Windows

Views

448

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Feb 22, 2023 Feb 22, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Technically, this is not possible. A raw file cannot be converted to a jpg, but it is possible to render a new file from the raw file (like when exporting), and this new file can be a jpg.

Additionally, LR never changes the original files, so I think something else is going on.

If you open one of these files in Develop, what are the latest steps in the History panel?

Could it be that you have exported some jpgs, and inadvertently checked Add to this catalog in the Export dialog?

That would import the jpgs after exporting.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
LEGEND ,
Feb 22, 2023 Feb 22, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Most of the time, a person insists he never shoots JPG, and yet the problem is that the person's camera was accidentally set to shoot JPGs. Really, that's the only explanation, LrC does not turn RAWs into JPGs, its not even possible.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
LEGEND ,
Feb 22, 2023 Feb 22, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

As outlined, not possible. Adobe treats raw as 'read only'. Raws can be used to produce a new JPEG document (or TIFF) indeed. The raws remain raw unless the user deletes them otherwise. 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
LEGEND ,
Feb 22, 2023 Feb 22, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Or that folder could be a library previews folder?

 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines