Import from catalog fails since LR 2015.6

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Bug since installing this update LR 2015.6:

When importing from catalog, it ́s not possible to select images. If they already exist in the catalog.

My workflow:
1. Importing pics from sdcard to WIN10-PC
2. Importing same pics from sdcard to iMac Pro
3. Develop pics on iMac Pro
4. Export developed files as catalog on USB_Stick (without copying the dngs)
5. Import from catalog from USB_Stick to WIN10-PC
6. Select all pics and overwrite

With LR 2015.6. this is not possible anymore, because the files are not selectable. Up to 2015.5 this works fine.

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René van der Voorden

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Posted 3 years ago

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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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You have to have some photos importable by the New and Changed-Existing filter options before you can select a subset of those photos up top. 

In this example, I had to select something other than "Nothing" for the Changed Existing Photos to be able to select the photo I wanted to import settings from at the top.  The checkboxes were disabled until I did that.

If this doesn't work for you, can  you show us a screenshot of your Import from Catalog panel like I have?

And for completeness, since you talk about importing specific photos, after enabling the folder checkboxes at the top by having some photos pass the New and Changed filters, you need to have the Show Preview enabled to allow putting checkmarks on individual photos if you don't want to import everything that is new or changed.