Lightroom: Improved import preset handling.

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The problem is: sometimes I forget to select a preset before importing, and end up with a bogus import, which I usually detect immediately and cancel/restart the import, but not always...

(Notes: Presently, the import preset is *not* saved when Lightroom is restarted. I've heard that's a bug, but regardless... Preset selection *is* however saved between imports, if Lightroom is *not* restarted.)

To remedy this I have these Ideas (any one of these would solve the problem):

- Have a menu item: "Import Using Preset".
- Context-clicking the import button brings up the import preset list.
- Force me to select a preset before every import (this may need to be optional somehow).
- Auto-select correct preset based on import source.

PS - This is the only thing that stops me from auto-deletion after import: I need to re-import from card if I goof the import.

This 'Idea' is for Adobe to fix the "problem", even if the proposed solutions are rejected.

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Rob Cole

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Geoff Walker, Champion

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Sounds like operator error to me Rob, wouldn't a large tool tip be more effective as a prompt??
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Timothy Austen

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I need the ability to pick the default import preset.
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Rob Cole

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This 'Idea' is how to keep this "operator error" from ever happening again.

PS - I don't use the import dialog box now, I use a plugin that forces me to enter through a "preset" - I haven't made this mistake ever since switching to a plugin based import, but I'm hoping to obsolete the import plugin come Lr4 - Adobe willing.

If you rename files upon import, its "never" correct to import without a preset. Another solution would be a simple prompt if import initiated without a preset (which could be "dismissed forever" if desired). But in order for that to work, the preset selection would need to revert to "None" after each import.