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| p.1 #4 · Optimal, Efficient Workflow - saving files & folders |
By having the photos in subfolders under a master parent folder you can easily point Lr at that parent folder to find any "missing" files should you ever have to revert to using a backup drive.
If your photography is based around events or trips then use them as clues for folder names. Otherwise use folders that indicate how much you like the photos. Why ? So that you can find them easily in other software such as Canon DPP or Nikon View NX2, which each have a few handy capabilities that Lr 3 does not have.
My collection is sorted by camera/star rating and my file names include camera, date, time, camera folder number and camera image number. Lr does the renaming for me, with a preset for each camera. Downloader Pro was better because it knew the camera too but it is a windows-only program. I use a separate folder for new unsorted images from which I delete the crud and process the rest with keywords, ratings, etc., before moving them with Lr to their new locations.