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350 Points

Sat, Mar 16, 2019 8:58 AM

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Lightroom Desktop: Ability to eject memory card after import

There is no option to disable the function of "Eject Memory Card after Import" for Lightroom CC (not Lightroom CC classic). How could I solve it?

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2 years ago

There isn't a way at this point in time, but I'll change it to a feature request. Can you explain why you need to keep it attached? That'll help your case.

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2 years ago

It’s simply I would like to import the images in different batches for better organization ^_^

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2 years ago

There's a lot of scope for user error (accidentally missing photos) doing it that way whereas if you import in one go, you can then drag/drop into albums.

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106 Points

2 years ago

I also like to select a group of images, create and name an album for that group then import the group. I then go on to the next group, do the same and so on until all images have been imported. As I may have shot over 1000 images in a studio session and like to create up to 15 different albums for each part of the shoot, it’s very tedious having to take out the SD card and reconnect many times. It seems odd that LR Classic has the facility to disable Auto-Eject but not the newer Cloud Based LR CC.

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Every time you go back to the import dialog, it has to load all the thumbs again. Have you tried importing all 1000 while you sit back and enjoy a cuppa, and then create the albums from the "recent import" collection. It's honestly way quicker.

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Thanks, yes, that is a way around it but I prefer to stick to my established workflow. It’s just strange that Auto-Eject can be disabled in LR Classic but not in LR CC!

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I agree with John -- there clearly are many photos that I will never want to import. You may say it's quicker, but doesn't make sense to have to import everything, drag to albums,. and then discard ones that you never would have imported in the first place.  It was a feature in Classic that has been removed for no apparent reason and makes no sense that it wouldn't be a feature in LR CC

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106 Points

Thanks Michelle! Is it just me or what - I want to use CC but many of the LR Classic features are missing, what’s it all about a Adobe?

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84 Points

I agree with Michelle and John. I have a system of importing that allows me to file pics the way I like them and disregard the ones I wouldn't import. Please bring back the option. i worry about ruining my SD card by reinserting often.

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Make sure you are hitting the [Vote] button at the top right if this is a feature you want.
 

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I have installed Micro SD as my secondary drive in Surface Pro, I don't want it to be ejected forcefully.

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I have installed Micro SD as my secondary drive in Surface Pro, I don't want it to be ejected forcefully.

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62 Points

I agree, my workflow works for me, and I'd prefer to not keep remounting the card. 

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I agree, my workflow works for me, and I'd prefer to not keep remounting the card. 

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I agree, also. Returning from a long trip to a number of places, I want to import selected photos to specific albums. Reconnecting over and over again is tedious and irritating. It should be the photographer's choice on how to import.

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I'll offer my own workflow. I often have a mix of photos and video. I obviously do not want to import the video to Lightroom CC, so I import the photos first (usually the shorter import), then import the videos to my drive while I go do something else. I hate having to reinsert the card when the photos finish to switch to video. I 1000% can't set them to offload at the same time because when the photo import ends it terminates my video transfer. I don't care if it isn't the default, LET THE USER CHOOSE.

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I'll offer my own workflow. I often have a mix of photos and video. I obviously do not want to import the video to Lightroom CC, so I import the photos first (usually the shorter import), then import the videos to my drive while I go do something else. I hate having to reinsert the card when the photos finish to switch to video. I 1000% can't set them to offload at the same time because when the photo import ends it terminates my video transfer. I don't care if it isn't the default, LET THE USER CHOOSE.

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I also would like the option to NOT eject the SD-card automatically. I use a Leica M-D that cannot delete the pictures in camera, so I have to delete them on the computer. Because Lightroom ejects the card automatically, I have to insert the card again afterwards to erase the pictures.

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I also would like to not have to eject my card after import. I do the same workflow as John above, creating an album specific for certain photos (food for specific recipes) and selecting those that are associated with it. Then, I move onto the next batch. I don't understand why this isn't an option.

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2 years ago

I'm trying to do the opposite in LR Classic - I don't see the "Eject after import" option anymore. Any idea how to keep it?

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a year ago

I have installed Micro SD as my secondary drive in Surface Pro, I don't want it to be ejected forcefully.

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62 Points

9 months ago

I agree, this needs implemented again. I don't want to have to re-learn a new method in my workflow which works for me and have used in all previous lightrooms.

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112 Points

6 months ago

The user should be in control of when the SD is ejected. An auto-eject behaviour should be under control of a preference setting. The content of the SD may be relevant for use by other Apps e.g. video. Unfriendly and unexpected behaviour from LR to cause the user to re-insert the card if they want to do anything other than a single LR import.

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While the original poster wrote "for Lightroom CC (not Lightroom CC classic)", my experience is on Classic:
Lightroom Classic: 9.2.1 on Mac OS X: 10.15.5

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oh - is this new in 9.3, or did I miss it in the UI... anyway the option is clearly there in this version of classic

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64 Points

I rename photos as I import them, usually according to location and/or subject. I often shoot more than one subject on  a card, and it is a pain to have to rename them again after they have been imported. Users should be able to choose what works for them.

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5 months ago

I never save my photos onto my internal harddrive, I do all editing through external harddrives. I also edit photos one at a time because I do them all differently. It's infuriating to have to keep physically pulling and putting the usb back in just to save my work and then re-import. 

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I'm not sure I follow your problem Georgie. Lightroom works just fine with the photos on external hard drives, this thread is about ejecting memory cards. Perhaps you'd like to explain your workflow so we can understand where it's going wrong?

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It ejects USB devices too not just SD cards. I use USB storage devices.

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USB external drives should not be ejected. Take us through what you do and what happens.

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When I import 1 or multiple photos from a USB device then Lightroom ejects the drive. Sometimes it glitches and is unable too and comes up with a message saying it could be not ejected, but 90% of the time it does eject.

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Ok, let's start back at the beginning.

Are you Mac or Windows? And which Lightroom version number are you using (under Help menu > System Info) as this thread is about the cloud-based version of Lightroom.

What kind of USB device are we talking about? Is it a powered USB2 external hard drive? Is it a portable USB3 external hard drive? Is it a USB stick? Is it a memory card in a card reader?

When you go to the Import dialog, what settings do you select?

We need to be much more specific as there aren't other reports of the same issue. 

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I amended my comment above as I experienced the original poster's problem on Classic.