[QUOTE]\nYou can do the same thing in LR.\nAnd, what is the biggie about running an Import and deleting on a first\nrun through?[/QUOTE]\n\nJust less detritus to remove later. I'm a clutter collector once stuff\nis on my system it tends to remain with me from system to system. So if\na photo makes it to the HD, it will make it to the TM and will make it\nto the Drobo. So it's nice to clear the crap before it gets past the\ngate.\n\nThat said, I do offload large single sets of photos to DVD - in turn,\nunfortunately, setting off a requirement to dupe those sets every 5\nyears. I really need to order some "gold" archive DVD's. OTOH I\nbelieve we'll be seeing true permanent storage by 2015.\n\nThough I have over the last year begun deleting DMG's once the install\nor data is proven.\n[QUOTE]\nBTW, the preferred designation is RAW, not raw, unless you really do\nshoot in the buff.[/QUOTE]\n\nRaw is an adjective. Each manufacturer has a TLA for their particular\nraw container(s).