Lightroom and iphoto

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by brenda TN, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. brenda TN macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2010
    I always use iphoto to download my pictures from my camera. I am starting to take raw images and am trying the 30 day Lightroom 3. The problem is I downloaded all pictures in iphoto. Can I get a raw image out of iphoto into Lightroom 3. It is only showing jpegs available?
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Change The Default

    Location, but before you do, and since you are only trying lightroom, it can be a hassle...

    Easy way to do it is to open photo stream on light room, and in preferences change that to the import default.

    Aperture is what I use at present, and all photo's in all formats go there.

    iphoto is pretty limited, but it will certainly handle more than just jpegs. Check the prefs. there too.
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    In iPhoto, select the photos you want to edit using Lightroom, then select Edit>Export and choose Kind: Original. This will export the RAW files to wherever you want, and then you can import the RAW files into Lightroom.

    Of course, you'll have a duplicate of each RAW file you export, but this is probably what you'd want for testing anyways.
  4. brenda TN thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2010
    Thank you

    I exported them and that works great. I love forums for answers.

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