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na goodman

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Lightroom 5 Questions
« on: August 28, 2013, 04:10:57 PM »

So, I'm helping a client with Lightroom 5 on a Mac running 10.8.4. She is shooting with the Leica Monochrome camera in both DNG and jpeg. When importing to LR the DNG file preview is not showing up. The jpeg preview is there but not the DNG. The other problem is that when she goes to edit in
PS4 the file never opens in PS4. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Lightroom 5 Questions
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 05:50:24 PM »

Is the Monochrom creating a JPEG preview? I seem to remember something about it not doing so, and I presume you're just talking about the Import dialog. Just hit the Import button - once they're in Library, you're able to make better keep/trash decisions.

How does she edit in PS4? What steps is she taking? Do other files open correctly in PS4?

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Re: Lightroom 5 Questions
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 06:53:45 PM »

It is the monochrome camera that she has set to capture in both formats. I was trying to make it as simple as possible for her which she thought just importing the files she wanted but yes they do show up on full import but then she has to delete from there which we were trying to avoid. Other files open just fine into CS4, it's just when she hits the "edit in PSCS4" out of LR that it does not work.
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Re: Lightroom 5 Questions
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 11:49:25 AM »

So, I'm helping a client with Lightroom 5 on a Mac running 10.8.4. She is shooting with the Leica Monochrome camera in both DNG and jpeg. When importing to LR the DNG file preview is not showing up. The jpeg preview is there but not the DNG. The other problem is that when she goes to edit in
PS4 the file never opens in PS4. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

I would suggest either avoid the JPG files on import or set the following setting so that RAW and JPG are treated as separate files in preferences.

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 12:11:33 PM »

That is exactly how I have it set in the prefrences. So, are saying that the dng file will not preview before importing? That means she has to import all and then delete which I was trying to avoid.  Or leave as is and use the jpeg preview there to import the correct dng file which seems a bit odd.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 12:35:46 PM »

That is exactly how I have it set in the prefrences. So, are saying that the dng file will not preview before importing? That means she has to import all and then delete which I was trying to avoid.  Or leave as is and use the jpeg preview there to import the correct dng file which seems a bit odd.

So it seems that you are referring to previews in the import grid. If there is no preview there I can only think of the case where no preview JPG is embedded in the DNG file. I don't know what the Leica does with the DNG files.

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 12:41:13 PM »

Ok, thank you for your input - so it could be coming from the Leica file.
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Re: Lightroom 5 Questions
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 12:42:12 PM »

LR's JPEG+DNG handling issue is not relevant to why you don't see a preview in the Import dialog. LR's Import dialog would normally display the JPEG preview that is embedded in the DNG, and never refers to the JPEG in a JPEG+DNG pair (unless you choose to import both files and in that case it refers to it as a separate file, not in relation to the DNG). It's only this embedded preview that matters, and as I said before, I think I read somewhere that by default the Monochrom doesn't create such an embedded preview. Research this issue - there may be an option on the camera.

Import all files. The Import dialog is a poor way to choose which pictures to import, and Library offers more tools for making a proper decision about which pictures to keep and which to trash.
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