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11 Messages

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626 Points

Thu, Jun 2, 2011 3:58 AM

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Lightroom: Sorting and filter in import dialog

I frequently work a job that requires JPGs on site and raw files for post the next day. I have to work fast and would like to be able to sort images on my card by file type, so I can quickly import the JPGs for immediate output to 4x6 proofs. A subsequent step is to copy the raw files to a separate folder for processing after the job is over.

Currently I'm directing LR's import dialog to look at the desktop that has no images, then sorting and selecting by file type in my OS file browser, and dragging the selected JPGS onto the LR dialog window, where their status is "checked". The raw files on the same card show as unselected/unchecked in the dialog window, interspersed with the selected JPG files. It's a little busy and hard to quickly see that I have all the desired files selected for import.

Could you just make a sort by "file type" option in the import dialog that would group and separate the JPGs from the raw files? Thanks... Tom Meyer

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354 Points

9 y ago

Hello,

New camera (as an example: Canon EOS 5D Mark III) allows to rate pictures. Others sources (customers, partners, etc..) rates pictures as well.

Would it be possible to filter or sort picture from the rating in the import dialog.

Exemple: I do shooting on location, the client choose on the camera the wished picture. Back in studio I only import the selected pictures.

Discuss :-)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom? Filter/sort picture with rating on import.

7 Messages

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154 Points

9 y ago

I find very usefull to add a functionality that allows to filter the images in the import dialog box by acquisition date, or by folders in the camera's memory. For example, if I did two separated shoot sequence with the same card inserted in a camera, from the camera settings I can set that some photos must be saved in one directory and other images in another folder. When I import images in Lightroom from the import dialog, I see all the images as a unique directory and than I must deselect the images that must be copied into the second folder, import the images related to the first folder and then repeat the procedure for the second folder.

Samuele

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Image filter from the import dialog box.

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226 Points

8 y ago

Like the others, I have often felt limited by the ability of the import window in LR4.

Because I do not always take my laptop when I travel, I can sometimes come home with a CF card full of thousands of images taken over several days in many different places. I won't be able to edit them in one sitting, so I want to be able to organize them so I can systematically whittle away at them.

I've wished for a long time that I could import things in batches. I'd love to be able to select all the photos from Zambia, name a new folder for them to be imported into, add specific keywords and develop settings to them, then add them to a queue. Then, without leaving the import window, I can do the same for the images from Zimbabwe, sending them to a different folder with different keywords, develop settings, metadata, and preview sizes. And so on. Then, I can hit Import, and let LR run while I go work on something else.

Trying to do all those things once the images are imported takes a much longer time. The alternative, importing one set of photos, then another, then another, isn't any better.

For what it's worth, I also think the ability to queue up batches would be helpful in the export dialog.

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18.3K Points

7 y ago

Import filtering would be a huge help.

Lightroom has three core functions- import images, modify them, and export them. All three of those functions should allow great flexibility.

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60 Points

5 y ago

Any update for Lightroom CC? Import filtering would significantly help.

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776 Points

5 y ago

I shoot RAW+JPEG on my Fuji X-T1 because that is the only way to do a 100% focus check while shooting. My imports are then bottlenecked because I am forced to download the JPEGs from the card, which I immediately delete when the import is over. Would really love this corrected with proper sorting/filtering on import.

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100 Points

5 y ago

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1.6K Points

5 y ago

A feature I would welcome very much since I shoot RAW + JPEG more and more to be able to get an immediate preview on a tablet or even via upload using a mobile device. RAW is possible, but way slower. The JPEGs aren't good enough for the ensuing process.
So, yes Adobe, please add something like filter or sort by filetype.

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218 Points

5 y ago

I agree! Professional photographer here using Adobe products for years! This is such an obvious need to tell the import box to sort by file extension before importing. Please!!! Looks like people have been asking for this for YEARS!

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626 Points

5 y ago

we have... and been ignored for years. Very Comcast like behavior.

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2.5K Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled it would be nice if the import function allowed filtering by file type.

including allowing or ignoring multiple file types.

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938 Points

4 y ago

5 years since this thread started and still no easy way to select only raw or JPEG files to import from a card in the latest Lightroom CC (Lightroom version: CC 2015.10 [ 1111918 ]). I understand that a "select RAW only" option could be tricky to implement but surely a "sort by file type" would be fairly easy, here already being a dropdown to select sort type and code to apply the sort. Surely adding another sort order is fairly trivial, particularly one based on file type (or extension). Being able to sort by file type, allowing contiguous selection of all JPEG or raw files is all we really need.

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626 Points

4 y ago

There's already a "sort by file type" option in the Library module. Why it's not easily added to the Import dialog is a mystery to me.

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676 Points

4 y ago

Hi Tom, I just added a very similar request. I'm sure it will be rolled into this one, but I figure the more the merrier. This is a really simple idea that should have been implemented years ago. 

33 Messages

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676 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled More Detailed Import Filtering.

Please allow users to filter photos in the Import dialogue box by file type, date captured, camera & lens used. 

This would be a quick and easy way to only import JPEGs or RAW files, quickly locate and import the images on a card/drive from a specific date or camera, etc.