Enhancing the import process (there is a need for advanced options there!)

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I've been a Lightroom Classic user for years - but I don't want to blabber about how different everything with the new Lightroom is. I do love the fresh UI, how much better it responses; and even the cloud based services do seem usefull.
The main problem for me right now is, sadly, the very first step in using is: Import.

I would love an advanced import dialogue. This should have at least the following options:
 - Zoom in on photos prior to importing them. I don't get, why i have to select thumbnails for import, forcing "not the best" of my photos to be pushed into the cloud, just to delete them in the next round. Just think of the time saved in this remote highway hotel with limited bandwidth by not uploading 250 but 100 photos....
- Sorting. Sort by creation date (in both directions)
- Tagging. This may seem to be a "pro" feature in a "consumerish" app, but it's not. Tagging helps to at least have the tiniest of orga-structure in your photos and browse them across devices. Again, you've just imported 100 photos on your desktop, jump onto your couch to swipe around on your tablet, but have no option to directly look for those 2-3 photos you really wanted to focus on - you have to comb through all those other photos first... the bad ones, the technically unsolid.. ladida.

So, dear Adobe & community, please vote for this to be implemented. I promise, that nobody would hate you for it, but i'd be a very happy boy. And it might give Lightroom CC the chance of being better than the rest of those not-thought-through apps out there.
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> Zoom in on photos prior to importing them. I don't get, why i have to select thumbnails for import, forcing "not the best" of my photos to be pushed into the cloud, just to delete them in the next round. Just think of the time saved in this remote highway hotel with limited bandwidth by not uploading 250 but 100 photos....

A tip on this one... pause sync via the cloud icon before importing. Then you can import, delete the duds then resume sync, so it only uploads the keepers.