My idea is for some sort of an addition to the software that would allow me to not have to keep updating the location of moved files in my library so that I can continually work on them seamlessly. Here is an example of my workflow and presumably that of others:
I am a photographer. For each photo shoot I do I have a directory with the models name and the date of that shoot. Within that director I have several other directories, RAW (to hold the raw files) JPEG (if I also shot in jpeg) EDITS (where the edited photos are stored) and VIDEO (should I have shot video, BTS, etc on this shoot). This never changes and keeps me organized.
When I shoot and begin the initial editing process I always work off of the high speed internal SSD or a high speed extrenal SSD should I have been shooting while travelling. The directory structure remains the same. Eventually I move these folders to larger and slower storage for archiving but frequently go back to do new edits etc. When doing so, Lightroom requires several steps to be pointed to the location of the new files and it slows things down and is in no way an obvious feature of the software.
Could there not be an auto-locator with known locations that could update this for me with easy accuracy 98% of the time? And when I add new drives with new capacities and drive names, I could just add it to the list of known locations. It seems like extremely simple file comparison and matching and would save a lot of time and make library management so much smoother.
Thank you for reading this.