1. Is there any reason to not import all photos when you have large folders full of images? My thought is that if you do not want images to show up you just wouldn't keyword them. It seems like this would be a lot easier than unchecking images before import. Is there a reason to not import everything?
2. LR thinks certain photos of mine are duplicates, even though I'm not so sure of this. Is there a way to override on an individual image basis the images that I want imported even though LR thinks they are duplicates?
1. You can import everything and mark for deletion the ones you don't want. Shortcut 'x'. Then you can use Ctrl/Cmd Delete to rid yourself of them. I find that easiest; some other people don't.
2. To be considered a duplicate, the photo has to have the same name, size, and date/time taken. When LR says you've got a duplicate, it's best to believe it. No there isn't a way to override that on an individual basis.
Hal is correct.
They are moved to the Trash.
Personally I import everything and delete hardly any. Storage is cheap and sometimes looking back I see something different in an image, some of my "rejects" have become "works of art"!
I am importing thousands and thousands of images and slowly going through them and key wording them. Is there an easy way to keep track of where you stopped the last time if you close the program? How do you handle this?