2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 29, 2016 2:33 AM by wobertc

    Import JPG or TIF

    Dan The Photo Man

      If I dont have raw files available from a shoot, but do have access to high quality JPGs or TIFs, I assume it is fine to import JPGs and LR will still maintain quality files?  It seems that Lightroom will treat the JPGs like a RAW files and be non-destructive?

        • 1. Re: Import JPG or TIF
          Geoff the kiwi Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          That is correct...Lightroom treats al files as nondestructive... so to see the results in other apps a new file with the adjustments mad in Lightroom needs to be created through an export....

          • 2. Re: Import JPG or TIF
            wobertc Adobe Community Professional

            Yes-  Import all JPGs and TIFFs.

            Lightroom itself will not over-write or damage the 'original' image file that you import. LR edits are only in the catalog (until you 'Export' a derivative copy!)

            But-! it is possible to open the original files in a 'Pixel' based editor (Photoshop, etc) and force them to over-write the 'original' - so beware when you edit outside of Lightroom.

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