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Backing-up a Catalog This section provides information about backing-up your Catalog. - Backing-up a Catalog Backing-up a Catalog Backup Catalogs do NOT contain any original images (i.e. RAW, TIFF or JPEG files etc), whether referenced or managed (i.e., stored physically inside the Catalog), however, database and adjustment settings are included, therefore, Catalogs should be backed-up regularly. Where possible, backup to an external disk is recommended. This backup location can be the same disk as the source of the original images.  Go to the main menu > Capture One/Edit (Mac/W...
Working with Catalogs Workflow / Workspaces Catalogs are best used as semi-permanent projects or for organizing large volumes of images. Overview of Catalogs Before importing any photos, you must first decide to use either a Catalog or a Session. This section provides information on Catalogs and the benefits of using one. Importing Images into a Catalog Find out how to import images from your card reader, connected camera, flash disk or portable external drive, as well as how to import and view images already stored on your computer, external drive or network. Importing Catalogs and Ses...
Working with Sessions Pro Sessions / Workflow / Workspaces Sessions are favored for daily on-set workflow with direct interface to the computer’s file system. Find out how to create a Session and start importing images. An Overview of Sessions Before starting work on your images, find out how Sessions can be used in your workflow, and how they differ from using a Catalog. Importing Images into a Session Find out how to import images from your card reader, connected camera, flash disk or portable external drive. Organizing Images in Sessions Discover how to organize images when using Se...
Deleting Images Find out how to delete source images and variants in Sessions as well as referenced and managed variants in Catalogs. - An overview of deleting images and variants - Deleting images and their variants from Collections - Deleting only variants from Collections - Deleting variants from an Album - Deleting variants from a Project (Mac only) - Deleting images and variants from the Session Trash - Deleting images and variants from the Catalog Trash - Deleting images and variants immediately - Deleting offline images and variants - Restoring images and variants to their Collecti...
Creating Copies of an Image Variants / Copy and apply / Thumbnails Each time you copy an image you create another variant. Capture One keeps all of the variants of an image together in groups, so that you can always view and work on them together at anytime. - Creating copies of variants - Creating a copy of the original image - Creating a copy of the selected image - An overview of variant groups - Opening and closing variant groups - Creating multiple copies of variant groups Creating copies of variants Although Capture One creates a variant of the source image to display on-screen an...
Search and Filters Filters / Smart album / Metadata There are numerous ways to search an image collection to help you find, sort and organize images. Users can apply a simple text filter or use the Filters Tool to quickly locate image files that have a colour tag or star rating. Filtered images (in a Catalog, actual folder, Session, album, and Smart Album etc.) are displayed in the Browser . - Filters tool - Adding more filters - Refining searches by combining criteria - Searching by text - Searching by orientation - Saving search results Filters tool The  Library Tool Tab has a Fil...
File Naming File naming / Importing images / Output naming / Batch rename Choose a customized filename recipe that best fits your needs The expanded Token Based naming function enables easy access to create individual naming criteria that can be tailored to your own personal preference. New tokens include access to a range of International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) metadata, including rights usage terms and copyright status, as well as some for submitting photos specifically to Getty Images. In addition, EXIF data has been expanded to include Camera and GPS data and toke...
Organizing Images in Sessions Discover how to organize images when using Sessions, create templates, and transfer Sessions between disks. - Working in multiple Sessions simultaneously - Create a Session Template - Moving a Session Working in multiple Sessions simultaneously Capture One can handle numerous open Sessions at the same time. When one session is open, choose File > Open Session. Browse and open the next session file Sessionname.cosessiondb. It is now possible to drag and drop image files from one Session to another. Create a Session Template Making a Te...
Star Rate and Color Tag Images Rating / Smart album / Filters / Metadata Use stars ratings and color tags to help organize images. Ratings and tags can be altered throughout the editing process. There are several ways to apply ratings and tags to help filter your image collection and make searching for files quick and easy. You can combine a star rating with a color tag or use one exclusively. Add star ratings and color tags in the viewer Color tags and star ratings can be selected in the bottom right corner of the Viewer . Click on the box icon to select ...
Smart Albums Smart album / Folders / Filters / Metadata / Batch rename / Library A Smart Album is a filtered album containing a subset image collection. Discover the benefits. - Introduction - Create a smart album - Edit a smart album - Create a smart album from filtered collection with multiple criteria - Can I use a smart album in a catalog? Introduction A Smart Album only contains the references and adjustments that will be applied to all views of the image. You can search and/or filter within a Smart Album. This will help to narrow down a collection of images to get a smalle...
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