I’m Back, and It’s Time for a Quick Lightroom Tip

Hi Gang – I’m back from a wildly fun week at the Photoshop World 2017 Conference in Orlando, so I should be back on my regular blogging schedule again. Such a great conference – met so many great people, including lots that read the blog (btw: I posted a ton of photos today over on my daily blog at http://scottkelby.com if you want to see what it was like). A big shoutout of thanks for everybody who came out! 🙂

Today, just a quick tip – but it’s a thing I get asked about a lot, and that question is…

Q. I shoot in RAW + JPEG mode on my camera. Is there a way that I can see both files, the RAW and the JPEG as separate files, rather than just the RAW file?

A. Absolutely! It’s actually a preference setting (see below):

Just go to Lightroom’s preferences, under General, and turn on the checkbox for ‘Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos’ as seen above. Now, your JPEG file will appear right beside your RAW file, as its own separate thumbnail.

Hope that helps. 🙂

It’s great to be back, and I’m already working on “Part Two” of my “Everything Else in Lightroom” course. Can’t wait! 🙂





  1. Ellie 25 April, 2017 at 11:35 Reply

    Is there any way to show virtual copies and masters — only the photos that have virtual copies along with their VCs? Is there a way to filter for this, or to create a smart collection or use stacks (filter for stacked photos and create a collection) to do it. If not, do you know of any plug-in that does this? Thanks!

  2. Callmebob 24 April, 2017 at 10:16 Reply

    I’ve done this to try matching raw output to jpg a few times…

    To visually match 2 in Develop – open a second screen ( the “2” ) to the far left, just above the filmstrip. Choose “Compare” at the top… Click on one image from the filmstrip, then Ctrl-Click the other. (The one with the white border will take your edits. You can enable sync, and increase the size of the 2nd screen window for more space.) If you get a wrong picture, ctrl-click to unselect it from the filmstrip, then ctrl-click to get a new second one you want.

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