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(17,356 posts)
2. I like it because I can work with either DNG or CR2 files along with JPG
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 08:58 AM
Mar 2020

I've got the subscription with Lightroom and Photoshop, and Bridge.


(10,136 posts)
3. How are your images currently organized?
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:25 AM
Mar 2020

Both Bridge and Lightroom store your images on the hard drive(s).

Lightroom uses a SQLite database to track your images and store your edits to the files. To see the edits outside of Lightroom, you need to "export" your edits into a new file, usually JPG. The original images are never changed.

When you "import" your photos into Lightroom, you can choose that the files can stay where they already are or LR can move them elsewhere to be organized as you choose. The database contains references to the files by pathname.


(17,356 posts)
4. This is the first answer I've gotten that actually is telling me what I need to know
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:37 AM
Mar 2020

about what LR does with the files.

Thank you.


(17,356 posts)
6. I realize that I didn't ask that question because I had been searching on my own on other forums
Thu Apr 2, 2020, 03:05 AM
Apr 2020

I'm glad that someone answered with information that I needed.
It's all good.

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