LIGHTROOM: Preview Images BEFORE Import

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This idea arose from a question someone asked on Twitter. When you open the LR import window and navigate to the correct drive/folder, LR displays a grid of the available images. From there you can sort, select all, unselect all, or select specific images to import. If you click on the single image or press E you can see one image instead of the grid, and there's a box that says 'Include on Import'.

What you can't to is hide the side panels to see the image larger, nor use the F key to see the image full screen. I understand that all you're seeing is the embedded jpg image from the camera, but still, it's enough to make a decision on if you want to cull before importing. Also, engaging the Caps Lock key does not auto advance to the next image the way it does in the Library Grid. Adding those would be a bonus to some people at least!

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Mike Nelson Pedde

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Posted 6 years ago

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Rob Cole

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I just import everything then cull in library module. - works for me.