Photos App Workflow Advice

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Robdmb, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. Robdmb macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    I like the idea of the Photos app as a simple way to view photos across multiple devices with iCloud Photo Library. However, I generally shoot RAW and JPEG. I really only want to import JPEG into Photos and use the RAW Photos in Lightroom for edits, etc. I want to keep the files in a references folder created by Lightroom upon import. Is there any simple way to only import and upload to iCloud Photo library my JPEG files? This will allow me to easily share photos and also save space on iCloud without upload RAW. Any advice for this type of workflow is appreciated. Thanks.
  2. VideoFreek macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2007
    Since you use Lightroom, it would be best to start your workflow there. My advice would be to shoot RAW only and then use LR to export your photos as JPEGs to a folder, from which they could be imported into Photos. Here's a pretty thorough walk-thru of the export process:

    If you feel you need to keep shooting RAW+JPEG for other reasons, some advice on handling the files can be found in these articles:

    Summary: you can easily separate the RAWs from the JPEGs in LR, and keep them in separate folders.

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