I am a little confused about importing everything to the Library.
My usual process is to drag from cards to folders. Open folders in PS CS and edit.
With lightroom I am creating and saving files twice (thee times with back-up).
How do you then coordinate changes made in lightroom with original folder?
Am I thinking too much?
You need to "import" via reference - Reference files in existing location
. This way, your files will stay in their respective folders. As for coordinating the differents versions, how about adopting a naming scheme?
See the enclosed screenshot of the import panel.