Lightroom CC: Ability to eject memory card after import

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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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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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Noah Lam

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

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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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Judy Needham

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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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Dacian Groza

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