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For the basics of importing, go to Importing Photographs.

Both Raw & JPEG Files

If you're saving both raw and JPEG files on your camera, Lightroom will:

• Import the raw file.

• Add + JPG to the raw file name displayed in Lightroom.

The JPEG file is hidden as a sidecar file.

If you want to edit the JPEG file, press Ctrl + r.

If you want to see both the raw file and the JPEG file in Lightroom, do the following.

1) Go to Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Lightroom > Preferences (Mac).

Or, press Ctrl + ,.

2) Click the General tab.

3) In the Import Options section, in the middle, select Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos.

Import from iPhoto to Lightroom

Your photographs, in iPhoto, are not easily accessed by Lightroom.

The original files, and their edited versions can be imported with some effort.

You'll loose any Events.

Keywords associated with raw files won't transfer, as these keywords are stored in sidecar files, and are not embedded in the raw file.

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Import by Dragging

Into the Library Module Work Area

You can import a folders or photographs by dragging them onto the work area in the Library module.

Import by Dragging

Onto the Lightroom Icon

Windows users should use the Lightroom icon on the Desktop, not the icon at the bottom of the screen.

Mac users should use the Lightroom icon in the Dock.