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Mon, Oct 5, 2015 2:38 PM

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Lightroom: Restore features removed from Import in LR 6.2 / CC 2015.2

LIGHTROOM...PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE. I use each and every item most every day in my work flow.To be able to see how file name looks before it is brought in to LR. Is very important.As well as To see the destination Folders , how big a file is......Move is gone. You can only Add the photos at their existing location or Copy the photos to a new location.
Eject After Import is gone. You must now remember to eject memory cards using the operating system
Duplicate photos can’t be imported
Zoom is gone from the Import Loupe view.
Filename is now hidden under a tooltip.
Destination panel folders preview is gone, including the italic preview showing your chosen folder structure, the checkmarks to their right, and the volume information showing how much space was available on each drive.
Thumbnail filtering by Destination folder is gone.
Total file size is gone from the bottom left corner.
The filename preview (when renaming) is gone. THANKS!!!

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Adobe Administrator

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15.4K Messages

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291.4K Points

5 years ago

Lightroom 2015.3/6.3 is now available. This release restores the Import experience available prior to Lightroom 6.2.

Details here: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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1.4K Points

Great! Downloading now!

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202 Points

Oh, how nice to see that familiar black dialogue interface again!

And LR now closes [and reopens] properly in Windows 10.

Adobe Administrator

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15.4K Messages

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291.4K Points

Woot. Thanks for confirming.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

53 Messages

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1.9K Points

5 years ago

I do like the new look . I do like the ability to have more control with the de-haze with local adjustments. the new additions to mobile

56 Messages

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1K Points

5 years ago

In the light of all the removed features it is clear that Lightroom moves into the direction of a fun app. Capture One Pro here I come...

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152 Points

Yep. Me too. Already watching their tutorials. They act/look they are more interested in professionals, not iPhone and Pixoto customers.

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572 Points

I absolutely agree. This change is uncalled for. How cab I go back the 2015cc1.1?

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180 Points

Please, please bring back Move and Destination visibility! I have wasted hours trying to work with the new Import interface and now I am going back to the pre-update version as soon as I figure out how. Design a different application for the perceived new marketplace and restore the old Import interface of LR for the users who have invested countless hours learning the module and developing efficient workflows. This could be a deal-breaker for my subscription.

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116 Points

This dumbing down is a really worrying aspect.

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326 Points

5 years ago

Move is the most important to me. Many photo sources deliver photos and videos to my computer via Dropbox. I review them in the import dialog and select groups to MOVE to a particular permanent storage location or catalog while applying relevant keywords. I repeat until Dropbox's Camera Uploads folder is empty. With this software update, it now means I have to manually delete each import group as I go until there is nothing left, nothing forgotten, no mistakes because of manual processing. This is really much more work and frankly a tool for pro photographers should have a lot of options. If there is truly market demand for a simpler import function, make that an option rather than remove so many features that pros use.

I also use these features that have been removed/changed to be less useful:
- To be able to see how file name looks before it is brought in to LR.
- To see the destination Folders
- Zoom is gone from the Import Loupe view.
- Filename is now hidden under a tooltip.
- Destination panel folders preview is gone, including the italic preview showing your chosen folder structure, the checkmarks to their right, and the volume information showing how much space was available on each drive.
- Total file size is gone from the bottom left corner.
- The filename preview (when renaming) is gone.

27 Messages

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572 Points

how do i go back to 2015cc1.1?

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112 Points

Yes,PLEASE return these features!

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322 Points

5 years ago

It will be a huge effort for me to move from LR to another system, but if this isn't reversed I will have to seriously consider cancelling my subscription. The features you removed were important to file integrity (eject after import) and folder management (preview of destination tree). Your customers are going to end up with their images in unintended places, with folder structures like "2015/10/2015/10/2015..." without warning. See how much new users love you then.

If you feel you must compete in the "simple" marketplace, create an "expert" mode and let those of us who understand LR set things up as they need to be.

Thanks.

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130 Points

I agree, Charlie. Several of the features removed in the latest update will cause more harm than good.

Even if Adobe is trying to market to a more "simple" marketplace I think you can only go so far before losing helpful information. I like seeing exactly where my images will end up, on a specific hard drive, with a specific folder structure and naming convention before import. Hopefully Adobe will add these features back into Lightroom very soon!

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362 Points

I agree. I hope they add them back soon too else I am going to be a very unhappy bunny.

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152 Points

I agree as well Charlie. I've already spent a couple of hours looking at Capture One this afternoon. Completely baffled at why Adobe would dumb down the import features for "new users" and ignore professionals. Very, very frustrated at this.

27 Messages

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572 Points

it is horrible

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60 Points

This showing by Adobe is exactly what those who opposed the subscription only model feared most. Adobe chooses what they give, and what they take away.

As previously noted, Dehaze was not included in LR6. Adobe clearly stated they would not include enhancements/upgrades to the perpetual model until the next version. All this of course due to "legal" issues. The amazing 6.1 update came a few days later and did not include the new Dehaze, which of course was conceived, developed, beta tested and added to the software in a matter of days and granted to CC users with their version of the update. We all know Adobe would never delay it's release or leave it out of 6.0 on purpose.

Adobe has clearly shown they intend to dismantle the perpetual license and take away any user ability to do other than pay for what Adobe is willing to give them on a continuing basis, regardless of the quality of that product or lack thereof, or the taking away of features which we have actually already paid for.

Why would Adobe care if those using the perpetual version of LR could "figure out" how to Import files? They are after all just old sticks in the mud who won"t buy into the subscription model. So how is it they do not get enhancements or upgrades, but they can have functionality removed? Why would adobe chose to take away an existing function from the perpetual version? I see no explanation other than they wished to render LR6 unacceptable to those who might cancel their subscription and elect to go the perpetual route due to the CC changes.

I thankfully have not upgraded my perpetual version nor will I until and unless Adobe rolls back the changes they have made. I fully believe this clearly shows there will never be a LR7, and serves to clarify Adobe's position for those who may have not believed or heeded prior warning signs.

Capture One and DxO are very functional. I use both and have thankfully kept them up to date against this day. CO8 has become my processor of choice. Affinity Photo and others are interesting new participants in the industry that give users alternate choices as they continue to develop. I have a studio to run and do not have time nor do I choose to run my business based on what a company with other interests finds convenient for them at the expense of their customers.

Personally, I have been with Adobe since CS2 and LR1 beta when I switched from film to digital, and I have purchased each and every version of both products throughout the years. Adobe products have always been a staple of studio processing for me. I am sorry they do not value me as a customer but I accept that fact and move on.

MJGray

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262 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Destination panel folders preview.

Please reinstate Destination panel folders preview - this was a chance to ensure your import was not going astray and new folders created made sense. Removing this makes little sense.

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116 Points

Yes yes yes! Vital!

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274 Points

5 years ago

This is the first step in a very very wrong direction for Lightroom. If they want to use this interface for "LR Elements", great. But they've messed with something that wasn't broken. Changing a workflow is one thing, but removing vital options from that workflow is something else entirely. I'll be sticking on the previous version until this gets fixed.

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280 Points

5 years ago

I agree. I use all the things that were taking away. The one I'm not sure I can think of a workable solution without, is move. I really really need that feature back.

This will be the first time ever I hold updating until it gets fixed.

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390 Points

5 years ago

I emphatically support this petition. I had noticed a number of things missing from the new dialog, but wow, it's so much worse than I first thought.

I understand the desire to make things "simpler", but please bear in mind the difference between "difficult" and "complex". Yes, less difficult is good, but less complex means less capable and that is definitely not good—at least not from the point of view of users, even if it means more code to support.

248 Messages

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4.1K Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom 6.2 Import.

Geeez, thanks a lot for eliminating zoom to 100% in the new import module in lightroom. Not everyone wants to import every image into lightroom, wait for 1:1 previews to be built, cull and then delete. What a totally cumbersome workflow. An improvement would have been to speed up the previous import module, although I'm sure the simplification is welcome to newcomers..

13 Messages

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322 Points

5 years ago

Please restore the Move option. I can't imagine why this would have been removed in the first place, as this will have broken many people's workflows.

I hope Adobe reads and responds to these forums.

Champion

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5.3K Messages

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95.4K Points

5 years ago

I use (used) Move when I was reorganizing groups of photos brought in from other sources originally managed by other people.

Champion

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5.3K Messages

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95.4K Points

5 years ago

I used Import Duplicates when reorganizing photos brought in from other sources originally managed by other people. I'd import all the photos and then figure out how to handle the duplicates within LR. Now, I have to figure it out before importing.

12 Messages

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394 Points

5 years ago

This rapidly-accelerating "dumbing down" of Lightroom is a travesty. I need ALL of these import (important) features.

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180 Points

5 years ago

Please reinstate items removed from Lightroom 6.2. You have not improved this version, but made it weaker. I am especially upset about your removal of the move option, zoom in the import loop view, and preview of the destination tree. What in the world are you thinking?