Hiding JPG in RAW+JPG Pair
It's great that you have the option to treat a RAW+JPG as a single image. But the idea of picking a preferred extension is wrong. It should be a simple choice between "prefer JPG" and "prefer RAW" as at the moment the system cannot cope with users with different cameras. I always want to prefer the RAW file, but that may be CR2 or ARW.
#1 Updated by Markus almost 4 years ago
I personally do not like the idea of the preferred extension too much:
a) it is very complex (for the algorithm)
b) a UI for more advanced selections would become complex very quick
would the filter option (Tools > Filter) not help for your scenario? you could for example filter the folder with this string: ARW|CR2 (arw|cr2 if the extension is lowercase).
#2 Updated by Neil almost 4 years ago
I am looking to replicate the behaviour of LightRoom, which hides the JPG component of a RAW+JPG pair unless you say otherwise. Their user interface is simple: you must tick a box that says "Treat JPEG files next to raw as separate photos", to suppress the default behaviour of hiding JPGs.
I appreciate that nomacs is serving a different purpose, but I hope to use it to cull my photos before processing in LR. Sadly I cannot use the filter as sometimes I have to shoot only JPG, so I can't hide them unless a RAW is present.
You could have a simple user interface. It's just under the hood you would have to decide what is the main file, and what's a "sidecar" file. You could choose to expose to the use two filter lists: one to indicate the "master" files and one to to indicate the "sidecar" files. I think that would be simple to implement and within the understanding of most users. I would then use it to hide the PP3 files generated by RawTherapee for example.