hollis_f wrote in post #15840796
Which is why applications that display the embedded jpeg of a raw file are so useful. Things like FastStone and IrfanView are great for rapidly stepping through the contents of a card, deleting the obvious duds.
It saves a load of time that would otherwise be spent transferring those duds from the card and importing them into Lightroom.
They're also very handy for grabbing a quick 'n' dirty jpeg from a raw file, especially for forum posts. I just open the raw file in FastStone, resize, 'Save As' then drag and drop to my FTP folder. About 20 seconds to get a forum-ready image.
I use Breeze Browser Pro for this. I never could accept the Adobe recommendation that you download the entire contents of the card to LR, wait for it to make previews and then delete the losers. Based on this approach, the thumbnails on the Import page in LR 1 and 2 were less than useless, you couldn't make any judgement about the contents of a card before downloading. BBP gave me very fast full-screen images, 1:1 or larger views, on-screen comparison of up to four images, easy marking of the winners, and delivery of the marked images to LR's Import dialog. In LR3 they finally woke up and improved the Import page, but I have retained the habit of making BBP my first stop.