My 50k images are stored in another cataloging tool (and not moving). My workflow is to import images from the camera to a working folder, delete the obvious bad ones, then edit the imports and export them for inclusion in the main catalog. Coming from LR and it worked "ok" there. Sort of works in C1 as well but not quite so easy. Seems what I need is a variation of a Session. The Session makes sense, except for the imposed directory structure and the photos needing to be moved into it. Could a "lightweight session" be added to C1 where you could create a session on an existing folder of pictures and the existing folder becomes the session source and the other folders are created as subfolders within the existing one? That way images can stay where they are and be imported from the camera prior to editing. My current solution is to import them into my C1 catalog, edit them, and then when done, delete them from the catalog (so it doesn't fill up with old stuff). Not too bad, but you also have to remember to empty the trash on the catalog to make them really go away. Lots of moving things around when I don't want or need that.
Another thing with that workflow. When you go to export, there is no way to have it go to a subfolder (where the photos are). So you have to manually go to where the photos are each time and it always defaults to where the catalog is (which is nowhere near where the photo working area is). Could it at least remember the last export area? If the new "lightweight session" feature existed, the export would default to a sub folder in the session area so that would be good.
Also, why is exporting so slow? Decent machine, tons of memory, and video card acceleration and still several minutes for several 24mp photos.
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