I think that would be a great feature but AFAIK it is only possible to do it manually at present. However it is possible to change the sort menu to by media type. That would group all the videos at the end of the import dialog, meaning you could deselect them all as a block using shift+click.
If you are using Lightroom 6/CC, There is no such way to deselect videos, but what you can do is to change the sort order to media type and deselect all the video at the time of import.
- press 'check all'
- sort by 'media type'
- select all video files ( select first one + press shift + select last one )
- remove flag on one video file ( this uncheck all video files selected)
- press import.
If you are using Lightroom 5 or earlier version, There is a hidden option: hold Alt/Option key, and the "check all" and "uncheck all" buttons turns into "Check Videos "and "Uncheck Videos", respectively. From there you can asily choose to imp[ort photos or only video.
.. yet another feature that has been dropped from the import ..
thank you very much for your quick and helpful reply.
And luckily, the "hidden option" with the Option Key still works. This is good to know. It is still annoying though, that even after deselecting the video, Lightroom spends a lot of processing power into building previews for the video...
Yes, As you have not updated your Lightroom to 2015.2.1, you are still able to have It.
As it is no more in 2015.2.1 which is the latest version for Lightroom 6/CC.
I use a DNG workflow starting with the stand alone DNG converter which I find quicker than copy as DNG. The DNG converter ignores video files and I simply import the DNG raw photos from the folder using Import “Add”
No unnecessary previews in the import dialog.
I use Bridge to browse my videos.
This is just a suggestion. It works for me but may not be right for everyone.
Adobe is actually dropping that option to deselect all videos by file type? What a horrible idea! I would like to stop my trial immediately. Unfortunately, there do not seem to bey any good alternatives to Lightroom on the market, now that Apple has dropped Aperture...
Do you know what the reasoning is behind this? Maybe it is nice for photographers to have their videos in Lightroom, but as a film and video pro with an established post workflow I cannot see the point at all.
Yes , we do changed the import window in our latest release but we would be reverting the import experience in Light room in next dot release.