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Is it possible to extract images from Lightroom's preview cache? For example if I lose some of the original image files before weekly backup.

JPEG Preview is set to Medium size so I would not get the full images but it'd be better than nothing.

I'm using version 2.6

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Lightroom stores its previews as lrpreview files. I've heard you can extract them using BitmapRip, but a better approach would be using this Lightroom Extract Cached Images Plugin.

(I just saw that this question has already been answered over at, see there for more details.)

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Nice, the Lightroom Extract Cached Images Plugin seems to be exactly what I was looking for – Siim K Jan 25 '11 at 20:25
I'm glad I could help! – slhck Jan 25 '11 at 20:37

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