Lightroom and iphoto

brenda TN

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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?
 

Macman45

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Change The Default

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?
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.
 

telecomm

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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.
 

brenda TN

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Aug 26, 2010
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Thank you

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