I am a long-time LR user currently evaluating CO 7.
For me, one of the benefits of LR is that I can keep all my original shots in one neat folder structure and import them into LR's database without my folder structure acquiring extra folders, sub-folders, settings files etc.
I understand that this is also how the CO catalog feature works. What I am not sure about is sessions. I could make do with catalogs but I want to try sessions too. I already have my images on an external hard drive. I tried creating a session on my laptop's hard drive, then imported some images but it copied them from the external drive to my session folder. Is there a way to add my existing images to a session without them being copied?
If not, and the images must reside in the session folder, I will live with that but - how do I create a new session within my pre-existing image folder?
Is there a FAQ that explains exactly what files/folders are created within a session folder?