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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  • very disapointed

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antoine MOUTIERS

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I think the guy who had this "smart" idea must be fired ...
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Stephane Marchand

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I hope you take these comments seriously.The new lightroom release does not clearly show the destination folder for imported photos.Please bring back the facility in the import dialogue to see the folder tree that is being imported. Please restore the previous versions import functionality. I use the destination preview every time I import.
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Philippe NOU

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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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jochen strobel

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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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Luc BRIAND

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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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Peter Hedström

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Such contempt for all your loyal and professional users. This new Import function is a total meltdown by the Lightroom product management.
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Karen Montalvo

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Pro version, please!.

The latest "upgrade" to the import process in LR 2015.2 is just one more disheartening sign that Adobe is dumbing down the LR experience trying to capture a more consumer/amateur audience and ditching us longtime, pro users.

There needs to be a Pro Version!
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Klaus Weber

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Afree, don't like the new interface either, but there is no need for pro Versions.

The Power of the Program is the develop Module rather than having fancy "consumer orientad" user interface trying to bring an mobile phone interface to an professional program.
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Marc Simard

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Please don't remove the Lightroom 6.1 Import Menu. I haveLigthroom 4.3 at this moment and I use every option of the Import Menu. I plan to by Lightroom 6 and don't want loose any import option.

Thank you for listening.
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In just two days, this has become the 4th most popular unresolved topic (8th overall). The other topics have been open for years:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

465 votes: Lightroom: Ability to sync Smart Collections to Lightroom Mobile / lightroom.adobe.com

303 votes: Lightroom: Multi-User / Multi Computer (Shared catalog on a network)

249 votes: Lightroom: Mark a photo as the FINAL version

226 votes: Lightroom: Restore features removed from Import in LR 6.2 / CC 2015.2
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Robert Peters

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The number of comments regarding the Import interface says it all!
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Butch_M

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Yep ... I have watched the topic climb from a top 25 level to the top 5 just since I joined in this morning ... some of the topics you listed above took months to years to achieve the level of status they have attained ... this one only took a couple of days ...
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George Karydas

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Big step backwards. Import dialogs for a 6-year old kid. Scans all your disks for no reason, all professional functions missing.
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Chris Hayes

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OMG.... Import.... First of all, I am not one of the "something changed and change freaks me out" type people. I don't care about the look of the old whatever. But losing the functionality is something else. This app is supposed to be used by professionals. I already reported the issue of destination folder not changing with the Import Preset. Eject Disk After Import needs to come back. These bugs and changes affect the way I work with this in a high-volume photo workplace. I don't have time to train all of the other photographers at my business how to work around these bugs. Is it faster? I hope so. Make export faster! That would help everyone.
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Chris Hayes

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On the other hand, great job making rolling back to the previous version easy!!! Too bad that needs to be used by so many of us.
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Rory Hill

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This really gives me confidence in Lightroom's future with this type of decision making and priority setting. I'm sure glad I never jumped on the DNG wagon - it's going to make it easier when I finally move away from Adobe products, which will be when I find an equal or better option.
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Joe Farrell

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Re: LR 6.2

Please bring back the import options and add back eject card. May have other things to say but did not get that far as had to revert to the previous version of LR.

Joe
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where is the last import window for lightroom 6.2.

Dear Adobe

Restore the last import ASAP....

You are removing functionalities, what a disgrace!!
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Ollivier Robert

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Seems pretty clear to me I'll stay at 6.1 until Import has been properly fixed. Make the new import a preference if you wish, even the default if you really think it might be better for new users (even though I'm not convinced at all) but get the damn thing back!
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I became aware of the update a couple of days ago. I usually do these updates immediately, but issues with the Adobe Update Manager "update" installing prevented the lightroom 6.2 update from downloading. During the 2 days of trying to get the update manager to work (it finally did) I kept reading about the overwhelming negative reaction to the changes in LR 6.2 and now have no intention of making the change any time soon. I'm very happy I was not able to download and install the LR upgrade. I'm not so happy with Adobe and their obvious lack of input from the long term users. Another reason I am very reluctant to move to the subscription model.
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I concur - I absolutely hate the new import dialog. The older way was so much better, it was perfect! WTF, why did you change something that was totally dialed? Please bring back old functionality and look. Not happy!
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Please put it back as it was , we all were used to working that way and it was fast ,
now the auto eject is missing, a disaster, can't import duplicates (why) it now looks very amateurish
PUT IT BACK
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Chant down Babylon!
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Graeme Stewart

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Hi

I have not been using Lightroom for very long, but I was becoming used to it after converting from Aperture. Many things were better, including the "import" functionality, which was a lot faster and smarter than in Aperture. But now it's been broken completely. Not only does it have huge missing functionality, it is incredibly slow and constantly stalls on my MacBook Pro. The old interface worked like a charm. This is really an awful update - please revert!
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Wow! On top of all the stupidly removed functionality, the changes for change's sake, and the lack of empathy for the users, who the heck thought it was a good idea to place the Import and Cancel buttons in the upper right corner? Sheesh!
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Rory Hill

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That got me too - I was looking for how to cancel.
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AJP Lawrence

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The worst thing about this rejig is that it makes errors and mistakes far more likely for all, in particular the novice who supposedly it is to benefit.

I always use move on import as I copy files [from possibly several sources at once] to same HD as where LR photos are stored, check everything has imported properly and then import to LR. LR then just moves items to correct folder on same HD. This was because LR didn't and still doesn't always copy all files off the disk/phone and data can get left behind. I also seem to recall on testing such things a while back that Adobe software was slower at copying than using a file browser to move the same data.
Now I have to copy off HD/phone, copy into LR and then delete from two locations rather than just off the card to be safe.
So more chances of mistakes and at least doubling time to import data.

Also removing by feedback about what is going to be done such as with file renaming and file destinations, this is only going to increase mistakes on import.
LR seems to have gone down the simplistic route rather than a simpler route. I seen no benefit to removing these features as they will only increase the chance of errors, so anything but novice friendly - the supposed justification.
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AJP Lawrence

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I should add that I have zero problem with things changing even quite dramatically, IF and only if it results in a better/easier workflow. Such as LR moving away from the actually still very good [for individual images] PS interface. .
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People often fear change. But sadly, all too often companies make change for no good reason.
The latter seems to be the major issue here.
The changes could have been done in a less intrusive manner that would both simplify the UI and keep the workflow for the loyal customers who are very familiar with the old one. At the very least bring up a notice for those who have upgraded (not needed if a first time install). I honestly thought I somehow triggered the wrong software and made multiple attempts to figure out what I was doing wrong. This is NOT funny.

First impression:
– Giant check boxes obliterate dimmed images images so much that I cannot determine which ones I want.
Honestly! Who thought that was an improvement by any stretch of the imagination!?!?!

– The “Select All” button state is inconsistent and does not match actual photo state. BUG or just lack of usability testing?

– is it just me or has most of the text been made smaller (but with extra space between lines) for no apparent reason?

– default wording in text fields (i.e. keywords and metadata) is so dark and small that you cannot read it.

– the displayed portion of the Destination folder is so small that I’m not even sure which folder I have selected.

I worked through the new UI in a few minutes, but I honestly am not sure I have all settings correct and consistent to how they were in the past. Why were my old settings NOT brought forward in a consistent manner?!?!!?

The advanced UI is similar to the old one, but you really spit in the face of your current customers!
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AMPhoto

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So, in streamlining the workflow Adobe decided to remove the auto-eject of the SD card on Mac.
How is that streamlining the workflow.
Now I have remember to manually eject (by going out of Lightroom) before pulling the card from the slot,
In a fast-paced work environment where I may have minimally trained assistants importing photos, this is disruptive, confusing, error prone, and potentially damaging to the data!

Again I have to ask, Who thought that was an improvement by any stretch of the imagination!?!?!
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AMPhoto

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Adobe, it is simple....
Change the UI if you must to dumb it down. But DO NOT remove features just for the sake of doing so.

There is never a need to do so.
The ONLY reason to do so is because you HATE your customers.

Why do you hate your customers so much?!?!?!?