Lightroom Import - "import only new images" extremely slow

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When selecting "import only new images" in the LR import dialog the removal of already imported pictures takes very long. LR first renders the preview of the pictures and removes potential duplicates afterwards. This takes very much time.
It would be much more effective to first identify already imported pictures by their attributes and remove them and render the previews afterwards
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Arnold Bartel

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The import dialog doesn't render previews per se, but rather uses the embedded preview in the source file. I am not sure you would see much of a time savings with this. 
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Arnold Bartel

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However, after selecting a folder with some new and some already imported pictures, it takes very long until LR filtered out the already existing images. And it takes also long to get a thumbnail of the pictures.