Marking already-placed images after import
Having Illustrator flag placed images (by small icon or turning the text to italics?) under the "File > Place" pop-up window when using LIST mode (by Illustrator finding duplicates comparing in the Links pallete) helping the user keep track when a large number of images need to be placed.
Right now if I have 50 images to place I have to use memory of where I was placing each or compare links pallete to finder window as a list to check at the end.
I see the reasoning for that, but I personally doubt it’s technically possible. Hacking into an OS dialog (specifically in Mac’s Finder) is a complicated task and is tough to do because of security reasons imposed by the OS — as much as I know about it.
But I like it anyway.