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Using LR 3 - I have a set photos divided into subfolders based on photo type ie.
parent folder = glamour
subfolders (typical) = topless, boudoir, nude, lingerie etc....

I also have a folder Pending where I place my pictures before categorizing them or adding them to the LR cat.

When I import the Pending (new) pictures into the catalogue can I get LR to automatically move the pictures to the corresponding subfolder to suit the category. What would be the best way to assign the category to the pictures, presently I just move them manually to the appropriate folder/subfolder. Two assign keywords to match the category I assume they need importing into LR Cat first ?

Would it be easier and more efficient just to leave them in the original folders then just Sync the folders in the catalogue and then add them to the appropriate collection manually.....

TIA for any help or suggestions

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You could create smart collections based on the keywords used. Then the images would be added to the proper collection when you keyword them…

No need to move the actual image files into different folders. (unless you need to separate the image locations for easier use outside LR)

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I like having my folder/file system set up in a descriptive way so that I can easily find things using whatever program/browser, so when I import a shoot into Lightroom I just use Lightroom to name the files and copy them into a named folder, which initially all goes into a current/temporary "parent" folder on my internal "data" drive.

Then, after doing short-term work on the photos, it's easy in Lightroom to just move the folder/files onto another drive/location for long-term keeping.

I use LR collections and keywords as well. It can be redundant, but it gives more tools for finding what you want.

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