Lightroom CC: Ability to Drag and drop files from the OS to import

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Please add the ability to drag and drop files from the desktop to import them into Lightroom CC. Sometimes I start by looking at files in my file browser and have to go back through Lightroom to find them, which is very inconvenient.
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John Hietter

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I was really surprised (not in a good way) I can not import files by drag and drop in Windows. A carefully selected only several photos inside a folder with hundreds of photos and the realised drag and drop does not work. Had to use import button, navigate all the way and select one by one photo again :( Not very friendly.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Yeah, that one's bugging me too, so you've got my vote.
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Olive Noire

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Yes, good.
I mean drag and drop for export too...
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Jonathon Watkins

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Just about to submit that bug. Working in Photo Mechanic and dragging the picks into Lightroom is my standard workflow, so when this stopped working in Classic it's a real pain. 
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Denise Jones

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I am trying to process photos and I can't drop and drag them. Seriously LR should be able to do this!!!!
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Same here for me It's very annoying !
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Very basic stuff, please add it asap.
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Justin Wells

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This gets my vote please add some urgency to getting this added..