Pardon my ingnorance but I have a LR 4 catalogue on my MacBook Air and, to date, I have been importing new files into the catalogue by copying RAW files from CF cards. This process also copies the RAW files from the CF card to a designated folder on the MBA's hard drive.
The hard drive is now getting close to capacity and something needs to change!
I think I should now copy the RAW files from CF cards to an external hard drive and then import them into LR by adding them to the catalogue. I would be grateful if someone would confirm this. Also, would my options change under LR 5?
I guess if, after importing the files into LR, I move the RAW files from the present hard drive to a new hard drive, LR will not store their new location and I will have to find it manually. Is this right?
Is there a way to update the location information in LR 4 to show the new location of the RAW files? Any change under LR 5?
Thank you in advance for any light you can share on this topic.