Research folder versus Draft folder for visual artists

Hello, I am a visual arts phd student so use a lot of images with and aside the text. Do I really need the Draft folder? As would prefer to use the Research folder ongoing for simplicity as it appears to have all the features of the Draft folder as well as the capacity to add images, pdfs and links etc.

The Compile command only draws text from the Draft folder. So you’ll definitely need it as soon as you start sharing your manuscript with other people.

You can only Compile the Draft folder, and there’s no problem including links or images there … but you can’t compile pdfs and other files. Here’s a recent post having to do with images:

inserting a map