While RAW files offer all the image data that
your device has recorded delivering much better quality, these uncompressed
files take up a lot of storage space. As a result, many photographers make use
of JPEG compression. While you can reduce the storage size of a JPEG file with
minimal perceptible loss in image quality, issues can occur causing JPEG files
to lose clarity and crispness. With Luminar, it is easy to work with RAW and
JPEG files simultaneously while still making it easy to navigate and manage your
Why work with Luminar?
If you prefer to shoot in RAW and JPEG at the
same time, Luminar makes it easy to stay organized. What makes Luminar so great
for working with both file formats is that it lets you decide which files you
want to see when you import your RAW and JPEG pairs. You can select to view
only the RAW files or JPEG files or view both.
Lets you use the JPEG file as
By selecting to view both the RAW and JPEG
file separately, you can use the JPEG file as a handy reference while you apply
Change your view at any time
If you don’t like your current setup, it is
easy and quick to switch to a different view.
Ultimate user experience
Bigger fonts and sliders as well as increased
spacing between interface elements improve the overall readability and
How can you handle RAW and JPEG pairs in Luminar?
RAW + JPEG Pairs
When you open the View menu, you can select
one of three ways to view your images based on your needs. You can select: Show
RAW Only, Show JPEG Only or Show Separately. While the edits to the JPEG and
RAW files are done independently, it is easy to sync them. It doesn’t matter
which file format you choose to modify, attributes such as color labels,
ratings and picks are applied to both formats. If you move or delete a file,
both the JPEG and RAW file will be moved or deleted. Though, if you want to be
able to delete images independently of each other, simply opt to view the JPEG
and RAW file separately.