What is the 'two way street' sign on image thumbnails mean?

Enthusiast ,
May 30, 2021 May 30, 2021

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I only recall seeing this on the last import and on none previous. Can you tell me what the 'two-way' sign means on thumbnails in Lightroom?
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Adobe Community Professional , May 30, 2021 May 30, 2021
If you hover the cursor over that icon it will tell you that the image is an Embedded Preview, i.e. during the import you selected the "Embedded & Sidecar" preview option. That means that Lightroom will display the jpeg preview that cameras embed in the raw files, rather than generate a new preview via conversion of the raw file. It's mainly a performance aid, as it allows the user to quickly start culling a new batch of imports without having to wait for Standard or 1:1 previews to be built.

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If you hover the cursor over that icon it will tell you that the image is an Embedded Preview, i.e. during the import you selected the "Embedded & Sidecar" preview option. That means that Lightroom will display the jpeg preview that cameras embed in the raw files, rather than generate a new preview via conversion of the raw file. It's mainly a performance aid, as it allows the user to quickly start culling a new batch of imports without having to wait for Standard or 1:1 previews to be built.

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Excellent Jim. Thank you for this very clear response. 

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