I have this problem which has been bugging me for ages, when I want to import pictures from an SD card, I want the pictures to import to an external hard drive ON DEFAULT, but instead Lightroom always chooses the "Pictures" folder on my local hard drive. If there is a way to work around this and potentially help me with my issue, your response is greatly appreciated and welcomed.
Scroll down the 'Import' panels to [Destination]
Choose the external drive
Click the black triangle to show/hide existing folders
Click on the drive or folder where you want your images to be stored
The "last used" location is 'sticky' and will appear at next Import.
Or create a Preset- click the drop-down menu beside 'none' below the thumbnail window-