Evaluating photos before importing
Lightroom Classic makes it easy to decide which of your photos you wish to import by providing an enlarged Loupe view in the Import dialog box; you can examine each image in detail so that you can choose between similar images or exclude a photo that is out of focus.
Double-click any of the thumbnails to see the photo in Loupe view, or select the thumbnail and click the Loupe view button at the left of the Toolbar below the preview pane; the image is enlarged to fit the preview area, and the pointer becomes a magnifying glass cursor. Depending on the size of your display and/or the application window, you may first see a Zoom Out cursor.
If necessary, click the image again to further magnify the image to a zoom ratio of 1:1. Use the Zoom slider below the preview pane to see even more detail. Drag the enlarged image in the preview pane to pan the view so that you can inspect portions of the photo that are not currently visible.
While you’re examining the photo in Loupe view, you can select or deselect the Include In Import option in the Toolbar below the image preview.
Click the enlarged preview to return to the Fit view, where the entire image is visible. Double-click the image, or click either the Loupe view button or the Grid view button beside it, to return to the thumbnail display.
For the purposes of this exercise, deselect the Include In Import option for all but the first image to exclude those three images, and then click Import.