15 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2017 7:50 AM by charlieh6415140

    basic jpeg is "missing"

    charlieh6415140

      I have set my Nikon to save a RAW file in slot 1 and a basic JPEG in slot 2.

      I took a test shot and then imported it into LR.

      Both files appear in the catalogue but the JPEG is flagged as missing so although it can be seen I can't edit it.

      Checking with Finder on my Mac both files are present in the folder.

       

      I am doing this to get a JPEG small enough to email and post on forums - is there a better way of doing this?

      LR doesn't seem able to export a big RAW file as a JPEG with a maximum size of 200K - the basic JPEG the camera made is 1.3Meg - still too large and so would need further processing.

      I would prefer to get a JPEG of around 200K in LR rather than use the camera's process. Is there a way to do this?

       

      Chaz

        • 1. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          Right click on the JPG image in LR and select "Show in Finder/Explorer" to find out where LR thinks that file is located.

           

          What exact version of LR are you using?

          Did you use a card reader or did you connect the camera directly to the computer?

          • 2. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
            charlieh6415140 Level 1

            Right clicking and selecting "show in Finder" takes me to the folder "tests" which is where I expect it to be. But the image in Group view is tagged with a explanation mark in the top RH corner. Pointing to this produces "Photo is missing" - even though Finder is showing both the RAW file and the JPEG as present.

             

            To answer your questions:

            I am using LR6

            I connected the camera to the Mac with a cable. Putting the card in the SD card slot of the Mac would need me to put both cards in turn in.

             

            Can I just clarify - I would prefer not to save a JPEG in the camera - it would be more elegant to just export from LR as JPEGs those photos (imported as NEF RAWs) I want to send attached to emails. BUT I need to keep the maximum size down to around 200K and LR tells me it can't do that when I try.

            When I was using a Windows 7 laptop for my photo stuff I used Pixresizer to get my JPEGs down to 200K or indeed below 100K for a forum. Now that I have a Mac I wanted to use LR to do the work - it would be neater to do this - but maybe it can't?

            • 3. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
              dj_paige Level 9

              I don't know why your JPG is showing as missing ... is the exclamation point icon inside a small square, as shown in Figures 1 and 2 of this document Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders , or is it inside a circle?

               

              You should certainly be able to export a JPG under 200KB. If you set the Image Sizing area of the Export Dialog box to have a long edge of (for example) 1000 pixels and the quality slider at (for example) 60, you should be able to get your exports down to 200KB. (It's unclear to me why you have chosen 200KB as the size you want, that's usually not a meaningful thing to do ...)

              • 4. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                You can certainly resize the exported JPG from RAW NEF down to that size but you have to adjust the output quality along with pixel dimensions down.

                • 5. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                  JoeKostoss Adobe Community Professional

                  charlieh6415140  wrote

                   

                   

                  Can I just clarify - I would prefer not to save a JPEG in the camera - it would be more elegant to just export from LR as JPEGs those photos (imported as NEF RAWs) I want to send attached to emails. BUT I need to keep the maximum size down to around 200K and LR tells me it can't do that when I try.

                  When I was using a Windows 7 laptop for my photo stuff I used Pixresizer to get my JPEGs down to 200K or indeed below 100K for a forum. Now that I have a Mac I wanted to use LR to do the work - it would be neater to do this - but maybe it can't?

                  You need to reduce the pixel sizing of the image to something less than the original Raw file; try 1000 px for the long edge.  If the sizing is too high, as would be the case if "Resize to fit" is unchecked" the jpeg file, even at the lowest quality would be larger than 200K

                  Screenshot 2017-05-29 08.22.30.png

                  • 6. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                    JoeKostoss Adobe Community Professional

                    https://forums.adobe.com/people/Just+Shoot+Me  wrote

                     

                    You can certainly resize the exported JPG from RAW NEF down to that size but you have to adjust the output quality along with pixel dimensions down.

                    If you choose "Limit File Size", you cannot adjust quality, Lightroom automatically adjust quality to meet the size in KB and the size in PX.

                    • 7. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                      charlieh6415140 Level 1

                      Yes, the exclamation mark is inside a small square. However if I can understand the resize facility I won't need to import JPEGs. I obviously need to do some further experiments.

                      As to why I need to reduce the file sizes - I use Yahoo to send emails and if photo attachments are too large it won't send them - just tells me to reduce 'em.

                       

                      Chaz

                      • 8. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                        charlieh6415140 Level 1

                        OK, that's very helpful. I will need to experiment a bit to find the optimum settings to prepare JPEGs for emailing as attachments.

                         

                        It still remains a mystery as to why LR can "see" a photo but tells me it is missing. Still, for my purposes it doesn't matter. If/when I get the resize facility to work as I want the problem will disappear.

                         

                        Chaz

                        • 9. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                          cmgap Adobe Community Professional

                          Test this...

                           

                          Within Lighroom select one of your RAW images > tap Export button > go to the File Settings box > Check Limit File Size to 200k > go to Post-Processing and select Show in Finder

                           

                          If this produces the desired result there is no need to shoot jpg in camera.

                          • 10. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                            JoeKostoss Adobe Community Professional

                            In Preferences, under the General Tab, do you have "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" unchecked?  If you check this option, then the JPEG will be treated as a separate file by Lightroom and you should be able to edit it separately from the Raw. 

                             

                            Screenshot 2017-05-29 09.53.18.png

                            • 11. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                              dj_paige Level 9

                              Wow, I did not know that Yahoo! mail has such an antiquated limit on attachment sizes. In that case, I see why you need it, and the instructions given here ought to get you there.

                              • 12. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                                Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                                JoeKostoss  wrote

                                 

                                https://forums.adobe.com/people/Just+Shoot+Me   wrote

                                 

                                You can certainly resize the exported JPG from RAW NEF down to that size but you have to adjust the output quality along with pixel dimensions down.

                                If you choose "Limit File Size", you cannot adjust quality, Lightroom automatically adjust quality to meet the size in KB and the size in PX.

                                It was Either - Or not both.

                                 

                                There are many ways to limit the file size of JPG exports.

                                • 13. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                                  charlieh6415140 Level 1

                                  Thanks for all the useful advice, guys. In fact I found that putting in a number of pixels on the long edge having checked resize gave me an effective control over the size of the JPEG file. Exporting from a RAW file of 27.2MB and setting the value to 800 pixels gave a file size of 55K, a value of 1000 gave a file size of 281K. these are very small photo files but do look OK on a monitor - I certainly wouldn't want to use them for printing etc.

                                  I think my problem is solved and I have no need to generate JPEGs in the camera. I only wanted JPEGs from a few shots from each session and one from every shot would have been a messy solution.

                                   

                                  Chaz

                                  • 14. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                                    cmgap Adobe Community Professional

                                    Sounds like this is resolved. Thanks for letting us know.

                                    • 15. Re: basic jpeg is "missing"
                                      charlieh6415140 Level 1

                                      No problem - seemed the right thing to do when you have all been so helpful.

                                       

                                      Thanks again, guys!