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1.9K Points

Mon, Oct 5, 2015 2:38 PM

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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5 Messages

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364 Points

6 y ago

I have always loved Lightroom for being extremely focused on good user workflow. When other Adobe software added bling, Lightroom gave us really well-thought-out features, that was truly helpful to the users.
Some brilliant UX designers have definitely worked on the Lightroom team in the past. Well I guess they don’t have that much to say anymore.

With many essential features removed and really none added it is obvious that this is a disastrous downgrade for professional customers. I agree with all the above comments, no reason to repeat that.

But if Adobe has any user testing on the software they release, I am sure photographers would have complained about this, so Adobe probably made the decision with open eyes, favouring entry users at the expense of their core users. We have seen that before.

The sad thing to me is that they probably also made it harder to use for inexperienced users. To me, the prime example of this is removing the destination panel folders preview.
In my experience, one of the hardest thing for new users to understand is exactly where Lightroom imports the files, and in what folder hierarchy. The destination folders preview at least gave a clear overview of that. Now that is gone.

Adobe: We redesigned the Import experience to make finding and importing your photos easier and more visual.

So to me the only thing easy about it, is that it is easier to make make mistakes when importing files, and the only thing more visual about it is someone else’s stock photo in the background when I want to import my own.

Here is hoping that this was just a dumb premature software release, to have something to show off at Adobe MAX.
But I am not so sure.

Adobe: The revamped Import experience is based on customer feedback and we’re excited to hear what you think.

Hopefully they are also exited about improving Lightroom based on the customer feedback they receive now. At least back to how it was before the update.

636 Messages

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11.4K Points

6 y ago

An example of how I previously used Move was to get images out of synced folders from services like Dropbox and OneDrive.

I'm able to work around the loss of functionality by doing more file management tasks outside of Lightroom, but that feels like a step in the wrong direction.

+1 on bringing Move functionality back to Import.

29 Messages

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462 Points

exactly - it's like going back in time!

133 Messages

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2.5K Points

6 y ago

i guess some PR guy at adobe thought that "add photo screen" is a nice idea to attract mobile user.... epic fail.

i wonder if you will find a single longtime LR user who thinks this was a good idea......

instead of fixing long overdue bugs adobe is wasting time on such nonsense..... :(

2 Messages

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150 Points

6 y ago

I just started to use Lightroom - and thought the program was a great starting point. Before I used Adobe Bridge as my startingpoint. Now - I will go back to Bridge as my default startingpoint. The update is crap and also it crashes alot!!!!!

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66 Points

6 y ago

Really think Capture One here I come!

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80 Points

6 y ago

I agree with most of the comments above. I shall miss the Destination folder preview and renaming setup. I'll miss Move too and also the Eject card after importing.

While the new interface is pretty the Add Photos needs to be debugged.

I'm gonna stay with LR6--not LR6.1 which many users reported problems--and hope Adobe pulls up its socks and bring back what PHOTOGRAPHERS need.

6 Messages

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176 Points

6 y ago

For anyone who has a workflow with multiple possible destinations for imported photos (eg for professional versus personal work) the loss of easy checking of which folder an imported file is going to end up in is a deal breaker.

I do use move from time to time and import previously imported photos (as some photos will end up on the drive Iuse for personal images and on the ones for professional). I am sure there are workarounds for all these, but why should I have to change what I am doing because of a removal of functionality in what was previously a well optioned import dialogue?

I do not like the flashy distracting interface. When importing I want to concentrate on what images I am importing (and sometimes even judge them zoomed in before I Import)

5 Messages

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160 Points

6 y ago

Bring back the old import dialog and all the others options that were removed. I am using all of them and it seems a lot of people are using them.

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140 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIghtroom File Import Upgrade a Step Back.

The new lightroom release does not clearly show the destination folder for imported photos. This is a real problem for folks who import to lots of different directories, depending on the jobs the photos were shot for.

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260 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom 2015.2 import dialog.

I'm stunned. Just stunned.

How the x could Adobe come up with a travesty of an import dialog like they did?? The old one was fine, there was NOTHING wrong with it! The new one is... well, I don't want to trigger adult filters the world over by speaking out loud about that car wreck of a change.

PLEASE tell me that you got drunk, didn't know what you were doing and that this will be reverted ASAP to the old dialog! And I do mean ASAP, this completly, totally wrecks any kind of serious workflow!

4 Messages

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120 Points

6 y ago

PLEASE HIRE ME TO DO UX FOR LIGHTROOM.
The first 2 months of my input are FREE.
Jeepers creepers guyz - I am zipping my lips for now but, wow.....

3 Messages

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240 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Bring Back the Old Import.

Bring back the old import! Why so software developers keep thinking they need to dumb down software? So much of the efforts to make it easier for newbies just makes is so much less useful for experienced people who rely on some of these features.

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274 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Please bring back the destination panel's folders preview.

I just read the feature list for 6.2. Ah, what? While, I have to say I support the plan to make import more pleasant and less over whelming, especially for new users but I am greatly concerned that the destination panel "folders preview" is gone.

No, please say it isn't so. I use that panel to give me a "everything looks OK" just before hitting the button to begin the import. There have been a few times when my settings have been changed unintentionally and that preview saved me a ton of work by preventing images from ending up in the wrong place on my HD. Please bring it back.

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120 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC 2015.2 Disappoints.

Adobe has, in my opinion, significantly downgraded Lightroom with their release of Lightroom CC 2015.2. 1. It crashes frequently; 2. 'Eject after Import' is gone; 3. Zoom is gone from the 'Import Loupe' view; 4. 'Filename' is now hidden under a tooltip; 5. the 'Destination' panel folders preview is gone; 6. the filename preview (when renaming) is gone; and 7. 'Move' is gone. These problems must be fixed. Doesn't Adobe beta test and ask the opinion of power users before changing software anymore?

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350 Points

6 y ago

This must be one of the worst UI changes I've ever seen done to a software. What the...? I don't see ANY improvement, just a lot of pitfalls for making mistakes. And with a software of this type, mistakes are very critical.

Please bring back the old dialog. At least make it optional or something, but better yet, just reverse it to the old one.