LIGHTROOM? Automatically "Add" photos to a catalog without moving them

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Automatically "Add" photos to a catalog without moving them (would be useful when working with multiple catalogs/multiple computers where you want to add all photos from a NAS).

In my workflow I import all the images to a laptop and once in a while I copy all the images to a NAS (and deletes the photos from the laptop). The first import is made into a temporary catalog but I keep a "full" catalog of all the photos from the NAS. It would be great if this "full" catalog could be updated with the "add" command using the picture store as a watched folder.
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Nicklas Broberg Larsson

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Rob Cole

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I acknowledge your request is for native functionality.

That said, for the mean time, if you're not too adverse to a plugin, Jeffrey Friedl's Folder Watch plugin will do it, as will Ottomanic Importer.
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Thanks, I didn't know that there were support for writing import plugins and therefore I never looked for any...