Very annoying, but as the title says, Photos on my Mac wants to import photos from my iPad, some of which are years old. The photos on the iPad are also being duplicated. Some are up to 6 copies of the same photo. I’ve tried relinquishing and letting it import, to no avail.
I use Photos but it can be aggravating at times. My solution has been good backups and a long walk when it loses its mind.
At least you’re not the one one having problems:
This always happens with my wife’s phone, and has as long as I can remember.