Now that DXO PL3 supports keywords I am considering not using LR Classic for my image library looking for a simpler method. At the present time I have been trying Image Capture to import images from my memory card to my iMac then using PL3 for organizing with keywords and projects.
Although Image Capture does work ok I am wondering if other PL users have an import method that they are using I may be interested in trying.
Depending on your camera maker, try their software.
I use Canon’s EOS Utility v3 and connect my camera direct to my PC.
It allows me to look through the images prior to download, so I can bin any ‘duff’ ones before I even download. Then I use Fast Raw Viewer.