Does LR store the same picture in the catalog and folder area or is one a virtual instance?
Can I only use the Catalog or only use the Folder approach?
How do I tell Lightroom to delete the photos off my camera after import?
I am a long time Aperture user trying to get up to speed on LR 5 CC but the import into LR is a little confusing.
In Aperture, my workflow was to connect my camera to my iMac, provide a project name (e.g. 2015 04 04 - Easter) and click import. the result was the photo would be placed into Aperture database and I would have a project named "2015 04 04 - Easter". In addition, I would be asked if I wanted to delete the photos, just improved, off my camera.
in summary, the library has folders (i.e. year) and the folders contain projects (i.e. 2015 04 04 - Easter)
In LR, I plug in the camera, I select the camera as the source but destination is gets a little different (from aperture). On my hard drive, I created a folder called "Lightroom photos" which has a sub folder for each year. so upon import, I tell Lightroom to put the folders into "Lightroom Photos/2015/2015 04 04 - Easter". When I want to edit the photos in LR, I navigate through the folders area on left side and life seems good.
Now we go from different to weird
While I am good with the LR folder approach, there is this thing called Catalog which appears to contain the same photos (i.e. from 2015 04 04 - Easter) that I imported into the folder "Lightroom Photos/2015/2015 04 04 - Easter". If I edit a picture in the catalog, those edits appear in the folder area and vice versa.
Hope this was clear and any advice would be appreciated.