Importing photos results in both a jpg and nef photo in Lightroom

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when importing Lightroom is importing both a jpg and nef file.  As a result I have two files for each picture.  Is there  a setting that needs to be changed.  In deleting duplicates is it better to delete the jpg or nef photo.  thank you

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Importing photos results in both a jpg and nef photo in Lightroom

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when importing Lightroom is importing both a jpg and nef file.  As a result I have two files for each picture.  Is there  a setting that needs to be changed.  In deleting duplicates is it better to delete the jpg or nef photo.  thank you

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NEF files are raw files, so these files have much more room for editing. If you must delete one, then delete the jpeg version (and maybe stop shooting raw+jpeg).

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Hi Wally,

To add to what Johan has suggested, a raw files gives you more flexibility over editing an image, if given a choice then you should keep the raw file instead of the jpeg file.

Also, try changing the capture setting on your camera, it probably is set to capture Raw+Jpeg, it should only say NEF.

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Sahil

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Thank you for the suggestions.  I have changed the camera settings.  I did not notice this issue with the desktop version.  Recently converted to the cloud version so still learning the differences.

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Lightroom Classic gives you an option (in the preferences) to import both the raw and the jpeg as separate photos, or to consider the jpeg as a 'sidecar' file of the raw and not show it. The default is the second option. Lightroom 'cloudy' does not have that choice, it always shows both.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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