Lightroom: Ability to "uncheck all" as the default for Import

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Feature request: When importing photos, the ability to "uncheck all" the default. Too many times I forget to uncheck and end up importing everything on a card when I just want t a few images.
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josh owen

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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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I would pretty strongly disagree with this as a default. Almost every time I put a card in a reader, I want them all.
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josh owen

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It could be made an option in the preferences for those like me that don't usually want them all or want to bring the photos in with separate imports. Particularly useful when unable to off load photos after every shoot.
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I wouldn't object to it being a settable preference
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Rob Cole

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You just want to import a few selected images, yet you import all without checking which images are selected - did I get that right? So if "uncheck all" were the default, then you'd import nothing in those cases when you've forgotten to check the images you want to import - hmm... - ok..

In case you weren't aware - you can cancel the import, and then remove all those you just inadvertently imported using the "previous import" collection.
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Correct... but when there are no images selected the import button isn't highlighted and selectable so I would know that I needed to either click "select all" or individual photos. That is how the import button already works.

I am aware, but that is a hassle. Well maybe hassle is s strong term but it is more work than if I had the option to just "uncheck all" at the beginning of import.
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Rob Cole

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Fair enough - thanks Josh.
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john beardsworth

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No, Lightroom may allow people to leave photos on cards, but that shouldn't be made any easier.
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Mark Bogacz

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Did anything ever happen with the ability to Change the Default on Import to Uncheck All?