Lightroom: Restore features removed from Import in LR 6.2 / CC 2015.2

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LIGHTROOM...PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE. I use each and every item most every day in my work flow.To be able to see how file name looks before it is brought in to LR. Is very important.As well as To see the destination Folders , how big a file is......Move is gone. You can only Add the photos at their existing location or Copy the photos to a new location.
Eject After Import is gone. You must now remember to eject memory cards using the operating system
Duplicate photos can’t be imported
Zoom is gone from the Import Loupe view.
Filename is now hidden under a tooltip.
Destination panel folders preview is gone, including the italic preview showing your chosen folder structure, the checkmarks to their right, and the volume information showing how much space was available on each drive.
Thumbnail filtering by Destination folder is gone.
Total file size is gone from the bottom left corner.
The filename preview (when renaming) is gone. THANKS!!!
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Jack Williams

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I hope you take these comments seriously. It is not like Adobe to make such a blunder. I'll let the apology slide if you just go back. The new appearance is not the issue. It is the removal of functionality. How did this slip through beta testing?
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Peter Overly

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What in the world were you thinking? What stupidity. Please bring back the entire import interface ad stop wasting my time. Shame on you.
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Carlos Oliveras

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Please Adobe dismiss this "Fisher-Pricy" experiment and bring back the tried and tested "Import" feature. Or create a separate version called "Lightroom Light" (no pun intended) and allow us serious users to keep working with the regular version. Thanks!
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David Edelstein

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I agree with the general sentiment here. Overall, for me, the new import system makes things harder, not easier. I almost always MOVE photos to a new location, and now I have go and delete the files that were copied after the import. Why not give us that option? Lightroom is meant to be powerful software for photo professionals, not simple software for the masses. Please keep this in mind and bring back the functionality! Thank you!
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Chip Cain

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Turning a power tool into a safe-toy is plain nuts. I'm sure my grandson's plastic circular saw can do what my power saw can do. So Adobe, why are we paying for power tools when you're going to give us play toys?
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I echo everything, and I still feel like I'm screaming at a wall.

Aesthetically it looks like a Fischer Price toy, and functioanly...well, I'm on a MAC so it doesn't function AT ALL. Do we professionals get reimbursed for lost time due to your ineptitude? Why must we pay for your mistakes? I agree that this brings up a very interesting point about the Cloud model. You should not be able to charge people for dysfunctional product releases.

I'm so glad I have auto-update turned off. This is a total junk show from a professional photographer's perspective. Shame on you Adobe. And if this was really rushed to be released before Adobe MAX conference, I hope they drag out the Manager of this product update on stage for a well-deserved flogging and firing.

There. I've vented. Back to work. (Adobe owes me $3 for the time it took me to rant.)
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Etienne charlier

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It's urgent that Adobe gets inspiration from programs like

Microsoft Insiders,
Apple Public Beta,
Sony Beta test of android 6.0 http://www.droid-life.com/2015/10/07/...

And seriously takes feedback into account !!

They are in their ivory tower in a suit of "enlightened despot" ...
That's very bad!
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This "insanity' is not new to Adobe LR. Every couple of years they go off the rails by dumbing down a wonderful feature in a misguiding attempt for improved "safety" or "simplicity"

For example, in version 4.0 they messed with the keyword exporting check boxes and turned it into an all or nothing option such that if you turned off "Include on Export" you could not turn on either of the other 2 check boxes. After a massive outcry similar to this one, by version 4.2 they back tracked and brought back the old functionality.

In that case too, they removed functionality so that people too stupid to un-check a box wouldn't accidentally export a keyword they didn't want to.
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Just to add my voice to what others have said - I simply can't live with the dumped down version of the import box - the destination tree structure in particular is vital to my workflow. As a CC customer, if the old import box isn't reinstated, I'll be cancelling my CC subscription.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LR 2015.2 "new import panel" is the biggest epic fail ever..

Please, restore Lightroom CC 2015.1 import panel features and solve this EPIC FAIL of 2015.2: no more auto-eject, no more "move" option, no more destination folder naming and location preview, no more double copy, etc etc etc.

Thanks.
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I'm quite astonished at this "update". What were you thinking Adobe? If you want this software to be only useful to casual users you have a done a great job. But for professionals who use Lightroom as part of their daily workflow this is simply a disaster. If you want to have an optional simple interface, fine but please put back the real import interface for those of us who need this software for doing real work.

You have done a fine job of building a software program used and trusted by a huge community of professionals. And now you have pulled the rug out from under us, which I take as a slap in the face. Just simply stunned.
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Please remove this ugly new Import dialog !
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I am NOT happy with this update. It was shocking! I expected a little update and got a whole new workflow!
I would have never pushed the upgrade button.

I've been a LR user from the beginning, I'm an Adobe Certified Expert in LR, and a professional photographer. I feel like Adobe just dumped me for new beginners.

There needs to be a Pro version and an amateur version!
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What a mess!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIghtroom CC 2015.2 new import panels are a disaster and remove essential pro too....

You have broke the import. No preview, no zoom, no destination folder structure, two screens instead of one... and that's only a part of it!

A pro photo workflow is something sensible, we need all these options you removed, we need the source panel to be show by default, we need previews, we don't need you to show a picture fullscreen that is not ours.
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What The Eff is up with this?? I hope some Adobe VP's paycheck also gets "refurbished" with one digit removed for each feature removed from the previous version, let's see how "awesome" that idea works.

Sheez, I really am looking into options other than Lightroom now; frustration building up for 2+ years.
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For the first time ever, I'm spending this evening looking for alternatives to Adobe photo editing products - seriously Adobe, you need to re-instate ALL the features to the import dialog box, or you are going to lose a LOT of customers.
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« Dear Adobe : we want the classic « LR Import Dialog » back ! Please give us the Choice : in the Preference Panel »
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Qu'est-ce qui vous arrives chez Adobe?
On habitue les clients à une interface d'importation avec tous les outils requis pour effectuer un workflow efficace et adulé et tout d'un coup on change la donne avec le minimum afin de plaire à qui...? Pas à moi en tout cas et à ce que je peux lire sur ce topic, à bien du monde.
Please put back the old menu
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Thank good for DOWNGRADE... now I am back at the last version! 15.1. VERY happy!

Sometimes downgrade is a good thing...
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Emmanuel DEGUY

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Dear Adobe : we want the classic « LR Import Dialog » back ! Please give us the Choice : in the Preference Panel
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THANKS FOR HAVING ONE OF THE WORST DAYS OF MY LIFE - One of my favourite pieces of software seems ruined :(

I am using LR for years now and never hesitated to update, cause so far every update was smooth and brought improvements. So I started my day with the update hoping my Pentax K-50 bundle lenses are finally in the list. They aren't, this is all I found out on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013), before LR froze after occupied about 5GB harddisk space. I tried half the day to make it run, then switched to my partners windows PC, cause I had to get a job done. There it worked, but what is this new import dialog all about? Are we not supposed to get more functions with an update? Well, with LR I don't really need more function, but I need the functions of previous versions, and these are partly gone. WHY?

I did not get my job done in time and lost about $1500 Euro. Again, thank you Adobe!
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"I am using LR for years now and never hesitated to update"

No offence, Stolle - but that's a terrible mindset for a professional photographer to adopt.

You're as much to blame as Adobe for your financial loss, I'm afraid.
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You're right, of course. And I wouldn't have started a major update knowing there are jobs to be done. I just did not expect problems with this supposed to be minor update. Lesson learnt :(

BTW: My client was nice and accepted a delay. So I didn't lose money, but a lot of time, which ist almost the same.
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Please restore the previous versions import functionality. I use the destination preview every time I import.
I know that all Lightroom users are capable of using a professional and flexible user interface and do not need nor want a dumbed down beginners interface. That's why we use LR and not PS Elements.
If this dumbing down is the future direction of Lightroom I cannot see continuing my subscription to CC that was supposed to give extra new features not take them away. I have not 'upgraded' to 2015.2, nor will I until the changes are reversed, so I really am getting no value from my CC subscription which I was very reluctant to start in the first place.
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I always thought the subscription model was a bad idea for me, and now Adobe confirms this, and also shows us its contempt for its customers, by removing functionality and introducing an Import screen that's a joke. I didn't fall for the subscription trap and upgraded from LR5 to LR6 by paying my 79 Euros (or so) as I had done all the way back to LR2, but those on the subscription model must be feeling well sick to be paying the same every month for less. (excluding the Dehaze Brush, if that's what's it's called, which we poor second cousins don't get anyway)

I didn't upgrade to 6.2 and won't until I can use all the Import functions that I used to once again, and I think there are many more users out there who feel the same, just look at this thread!
Boy Adobe have you shot yourself in the foot with this one. Please just roll it back and think about your customers.
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Clarification: On the subscription model, only those who had the subscription set to "automatically apply updates" or hit the "update" button before seeing this thread are affected. Those of us on the CC model who do not automatically update (for this very reason) and who spend 30 seconds researching new updates before hitting the "update" button are still sitting very nicely on CC 2015.6.1 (same as LR 6.1 but with the DeHaze filter - just not as a brush option).

Where it will become an issue is if Adobe adds really useful new features in future updates but does not clean up this mess. If this mess persists I won't be willing to update to those newer features and will be no better off than the perpetual license folks - just paying a bit more.

Where it will really suck is if I need the ACR code for a new camera that is not in 6.1. With CC, I'm not aware of a way to get the new cameras without also getting the functional changes. The Perpetual license folks get the new cameras without the new features. For those folks, not getting DeHaze was a downer (it has become my favorite adjustment tool), but now being able to get new camera support without this crappy Import dialog they have the advantage if they need the support for a new camera model.
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"only those who had the subscription set to "automatically apply updates" or hit the "update" button before seeing this thread are affected"

Exactly, There's a bit too much of this "it's everyone else's fault but mine..." mindset pervading some posts on this thread.
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« Dear Adobe : we want the classic « LR Import Dialog » back ! Please give us the Choice : in the Preference Panel »