I’ve just released a revision to my little Locktastic plug-in which is designed to help photographers who “lock” certain pictures in the camera. Some do this to identify pictures they particularly want to work on when they get back to their desks.
As a result of a user request, the plug-in now bypasses Lightroom’s Import dialog and imports only those images. I’ve added a new menu item “Import read-only images” which prompts you to point to a folder. the plug-in then imports all read-only files found in that folder and its subfolders – no metadata or develop presets are applied.