I have a system of folders arranged by date of shoot. I do not want the original files moved, ever - that way I can find them in my LR catalog. When I work on an image and export it, it will go to a file that's printed, in a psd or tiff format - and that will be stored on another hard disk.
Question: I want to have all my C1 sessions in one place, where I can see them all at once easily, and I want the raw images to stay where they were put in the first place. Is there no import option that leaves the file in its original folder?
Question2: DO I have to import a photo to work on it? It seems not ... so ...
Question 2: If I don't want to bother with the individual sessions, couldn't I just create a session titled "Workspace", work on images without importing them, save a new variant of that image, rename it perhaps, and then save that corrected copy to a selects folder in another central location with all my selects?
What I'm trying to get is a system of working with C1 to do initial image processing (which it does very well) in a way that does not disturb my archive/folder organization by date, and then use a cataloging system that will help me keyword, organize and locate files (LR).
Probably someone out there has this all worked out .... if so, thanks for your input.