I have tried and tried to get Lightroom 5 (version 5.6) to see - but importantly - record all my JPG files, but it staunchly refuses to show them in the Library.
Why is this please?
I take CR2 (RAW) files with my Canon cameras (450D, 550D, 7D and 5D Mark3), and before I used LR, I used Canon's own Digital Photo Professional software to deal with my images.
I've now got a free copy of Adobe Lightroom5 with my Canon 5D Mark3, so I thought I'd start to use it instead.
Over the many years of shooting, I have tended to retain the CR2 files in a folder of meaningful name, and then I've created a JPG file of a lower resolution (typically 800px along the longest edge) alongside the CR2 of the same name.
For example, here's how my folder structure works for me:
However, when I Import my Pictures folder into LR, all I get are the CR2 files, and their sister JPG files are absent.
Why is this please? Help... me... please...
Thanks for your time.
Check the General Tab of the Lightroom Preferences (Edit menu>Preferences), there's an option on that tab called "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos". It's probably unchecked, in which case if you really do want those low-res jpegs as well as the original raws in the catalog you'll need to check that option. Then right-click on the folder in the Folders Panel and choose "Synchronise Folder", then you should see the jpegs available for import.
This resolved it; I totally missed that one!