Petition for Adobe to add a confirmation prompt before closing the import window

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New Here ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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It's another huge event and due to my short attention span I once again have managed to press escape instead of the tilde key and will have to go through a few hundred pictures once again. Would you please be kind and make the import window a little more difficult to close by accident? Or should I just find a better workflow to avoid these kind of things in the future? Many thanks, all the best

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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Why is this such a huge event? You can simply reopen the dialog with 'File - Import Photos &Videos', can't you?

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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New Here ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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@JohanElzengaat least my version (10.2) doesn't remember checked states so all the checking progress is gone when you close the import window - that's the problem. or is there a feature like that already built in?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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There is indeed, but not many people seem to know that. At the bottom center of the import dialog, you can save an 'Import Preset'. That saves all these settings, such as the destination folder, keywords and other settings of the right panel.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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So, I take it you are accidentally clicking on Done instead of Import?

 

User error, we all do it, not a huge problem that calls for request for change.

 

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Advisor ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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One very quick and efficient solution to this issue is to use Photo Mechanic to ingest and cull your images on the drive before even opening Lightroom Classic. Culling with Photo Mechanic is very fast, the more images you have in a set, the more time you will save over Lightroom Classic. Once the folder is culled, you have no decisions to make during Lightroom Classic import. Just import them all.

Kenneth Seals

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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There is an option at the bottom right of the import dialog to save your import settings for future imports. See the screen capture, just click the Done button.

Screenshot 2021-09-11 at 4.35.32 PM.png 

Screenshot 2021-09-11 at 4.59.05 PM.png

 

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.8,; LrC 11.4.1, Lr 5.4.1, Ps 23.3.2-ACR 14.4,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 12, 2021 Sep 12, 2021

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@DdeGannes The problem is that the OP sometimes dismisses the import dialog by mistake. What the 'Done' button does is irrelevant in that case. The only way to get back to your import settings quickly is to save your most commonly used settings as import presets.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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