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..
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It's astounding that this doesn't work already. Even web apps allow drag and drop from Windows Explorer. 

I'd also add that I would like the ability to drag selected photos from Lightroom Classic to an album in Lightroom CC. 
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olivier Guilloteaux

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It is really hard to understand why such basics feature are not implemented. I vote for it, but as far I can see, nothing happen for 10 months. Either Adobe thinks it costs too much to develop something totally start from scratch. Or Adobe things there is only 10 people which want this feature. 
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I agree... the whole Lightroom CC/Lightroom Classic CC debacle seems like it was initiated by people who don't use the software and have no idea what working photographers and human beings want. Adobe certainly has the money to fix this. I just hope they have it on their roadmap to add this basic functionality.