david_jones_2244821's profile

53 Messages

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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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12 Messages

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394 Points

6 y ago

A hundred and fifty-two thousand Adobe DNG frames and their attendant RAW originals committed to 45 terabytes of hardware and online storage and backup and now THIS?!

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!

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120 Points

6 y ago

Agree with the others. Removing the features is part of a known and usable workflow. By making things "easier" for new users, you are making it harder for them in the long run. Improper locations, not being able to see previews for naming or folder hierarchy changes.

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140 Points

6 y ago

There was nothing wrong with the import mechanism of LR

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80 Points

6 y ago

Oh dear, this is depressing and a step backward. Does not seem to be aimed at experienced, existing users who have had LR for years. Instead it seems exactly as someone said "dumbing it down". But darn, I will miss these features!

4 Messages

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194 Points

6 y ago

Let's see if I got this right:
The "improved" interface
1. reduces functionality
2. removes information
3. slower
Next I expect Adobe to offer a $9.95 a month service to automatically revert back to earlier versions of their software that have been shown to function better

6 Messages

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240 Points

6 y ago

The new importer is just crap. Why change something that simply works?
Do you plan to get new coustomers offering this "simplified" method of importing photos?
C'mon, you can do better than this. Really!

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140 Points

6 y ago

Please reinstate the following functionalities regarding the Lightroom Import Dialog Screen.

1. Zoom is gone from the Import Loupe view.---this is a serious problem. I must be able to import photos one by one, and I need to enlarge each photo, one by one, to see if the photo is sharp before I import it. I don't want a bunch of unsharp photos to come into my hard drive at all. I find it overwhelming to have too many photos to process. Having that zoom tool is of utmost importance. If you do nothing else, please bring this back.

2. I need to be able to see the destination folder so that I can avoid making any mistakes on my import. I have spent too much time cleaning up messed up file trees, and your view of destination folder was what saved me. This is something you need to bring back.
3. I need to be able to MOVE photos upon import...
4. Eject After Import is gone. Please reinstate this. Extreme importance.

You might consider bringing back the import interface the way it was. It worked great. There was nothing wrong with it. If you think some of your new customers can't seem to figure it out, why not create a wizard for those people, and just leave the interface as is for your loyal, pro customers? That might be a plan which could please everyone.

I would rather not have to move to a simple userface offered by one of your competitors at a cheaper price point. I am happy to pay your price, but I need features for adult users, not for novices. I look forward to working with Lightroom for years to come, as long as LR continues to offer features for intelligent users who appreciate smart workflow management tools.

Thank you for your attention to these important matters.

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146 Points

6 y ago

This is clearly a downgrade, PLEASE upgrade as soon as possibile to the previous version!

27 Messages

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572 Points

6 y ago

the changes are foolish. Adobe grabs another tiger by the tail

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140 Points

6 y ago

Please return the Move functionality, visibility of the destination folder (this is essential for my workflow), and "Eject After Import".

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60 Points

6 y ago

Testing? What's that? Crash on quit = forced reboot on osx. (Fix: Option-Shift on startup to reset preferences. The change preferences so Photos are not imported automatically.)

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130 Points

6 y ago

Glad I didn't upgrade yet.thanks fot the heads up

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130 Points

6 y ago

Glad I didn't upgrade yet.thanks for the heads up

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358 Points

6 y ago

What the h**l is the development team thinking?!! You want to help the people too lazy to learn a powerful and sophisticated tool, fine, ADD that option, but don't take away features we use and depend on! This really ticks me off! I really hate it when individuals in some far flung office decide what is "good" for me. I pay real money for the use of LR. As far as I am concerned Adobe is breaking an implied contract. I now pay for less and spend more time doing the same job. Incredible.

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120 Points

6 y ago

Terrible upgrade that removes essential import features. This is one of the worst moves I've ever seen by a supposedly professional software maker. You realize you've just destroyed many of your professional users' workflows? Please undo immediately!!! Add a simple mode for newcomers if you must, but don't mess with the standard import process.

How can you not have run this by at least one pro user before releasing????