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Hi there,

 

I have RAW files in one folder and JPEG files in a different folder - these are exported photos with the same name as their RAW versions. 

 

I want to keep ONLY those RAW files that were exported as JPEG. How can I only select those RAW files that match the name of the exported JPEGs?

 

I understand that I should've flagged the images in Lightroom library and delete/keep them after exporting. However, I simply selected a few dozens out of hundreds of raw photos without tagging or flagging them.

 

It's either too difficult or too simple to do. I hope my explanation makes sense and I would really appreciate some help.

 

Arthur 

 

 

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"I have RAW files in one folder and JPEG files in a different folder - these are exported photos with the same name as their RAW versions.  I want to keep ONLY those RAW files that were exported as JPEG. How can I only select those RAW files that match the name of the exported JPEGs?"

 

A couple options, one manual and one automated:

 

- Manual method (assuming the JPEGs have been imported into the catalog): In View > View Options > Grid View, ensure that File Name is included in Cell Extras (i.e. that it will show next to the thumbnails in grid view).  In the Folders panel, select the folder containing the raws. Select all the raws' thumbnails and set their color label to red. Now Cmd/Ctrl-click the folder containing the JPEGs, so that both folders are selected. Do View > Sort > File Name. Visually scan the thumbnails looking for a pair, the first one with a red label (a raw), the second with no red label (a JPEG), and the file names matching. Remove the red label from each such raw.  When you're done, filter the raw folder for just those that are labeled red.

 

- If the JPEGs have been imported into the catalog, then in LR move all of them from their current folder into the folder containing the raws. If the JPEGs haven't been imported into the catalog, then use Finder / File Explorer to move them into the raws' folder.  Then use the Any Filter plugin to search that folder using this query:

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Find RAW files based on JPEG images with the same name.

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Hi there,

 

I have RAW files in one folder and JPEG files in a different folder - these are exported photos with the same name as their RAW versions. 

 

I want to keep ONLY those RAW files that were exported as JPEG. How can I only select those RAW files that match the name of the exported JPEGs?

 

I understand that I should've flagged the images in Lightroom library and delete/keep them after exporting. However, I simply selected a few dozens out of hundreds of raw photos without tagging or flagging them.

 

It's either too difficult or too simple to do. I hope my explanation makes sense and I would really appreciate some help.

 

Arthur 

 

 

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"I have RAW files in one folder and JPEG files in a different folder - these are exported photos with the same name as their RAW versions.  I want to keep ONLY those RAW files that were exported as JPEG. How can I only select those RAW files that match the name of the exported JPEGs?"

 

A couple options, one manual and one automated:

 

- Manual method (assuming the JPEGs have been imported into the catalog): In View > View Options > Grid View, ensure that File Name is included in Cell Extras (i.e. that it will show next to the thumbnails in grid view).  In the Folders panel, select the folder containing the raws. Select all the raws' thumbnails and set their color label to red. Now Cmd/Ctrl-click the folder containing the JPEGs, so that both folders are selected. Do View > Sort > File Name. Visually scan the thumbnails looking for a pair, the first one with a red label (a raw), the second with no red label (a JPEG), and the file names matching. Remove the red label from each such raw.  When you're done, filter the raw folder for just those that are labeled red.

 

- If the JPEGs have been imported into the catalog, then in LR move all of them from their current folder into the folder containing the raws. If the JPEGs haven't been imported into the catalog, then use Finder / File Explorer to move them into the raws' folder.  Then use the Any Filter plugin to search that folder using this query:

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I have RAW files in one folder and JPEG files in a different folder - these are exported photos with the same name as their RAW versions.

 

I want to keep ONLY those RAW files that were exported as JPEG.

 

Something is not clear to me. What don't you want to keep?  From your description above, it seems like you want to keep all the JPGs in that folder.

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Hi there, sorry for the confusion. If you're interested in the solution, johnrellis reply was spot on!

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I understand that I should've flagged the images in Lightroom library and delete/keep them after exporting.

As far as I know that's the only way to do it.

Afterwaeds you have done it manually.

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"I have RAW files in one folder and JPEG files in a different folder - these are exported photos with the same name as their RAW versions.  I want to keep ONLY those RAW files that were exported as JPEG. How can I only select those RAW files that match the name of the exported JPEGs?"

 

A couple options, one manual and one automated:

 

- Manual method (assuming the JPEGs have been imported into the catalog): In View > View Options > Grid View, ensure that File Name is included in Cell Extras (i.e. that it will show next to the thumbnails in grid view).  In the Folders panel, select the folder containing the raws. Select all the raws' thumbnails and set their color label to red. Now Cmd/Ctrl-click the folder containing the JPEGs, so that both folders are selected. Do View > Sort > File Name. Visually scan the thumbnails looking for a pair, the first one with a red label (a raw), the second with no red label (a JPEG), and the file names matching. Remove the red label from each such raw.  When you're done, filter the raw folder for just those that are labeled red.

 

- If the JPEGs have been imported into the catalog, then in LR move all of them from their current folder into the folder containing the raws. If the JPEGs haven't been imported into the catalog, then use Finder / File Explorer to move them into the raws' folder.  Then use the Any Filter plugin to search that folder using this query:

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Thank you very much, that solved my problem!

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Not an easy task. I do not see how to make it automatically.

I only see a manual and tedious operation : search for each name of the Jpeg folder, move the corresponding raw file to another folder. When you have completed all the Jpeg images and moved the corresponding raw, you can delete the remaining raw files

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