Select General settings relating to the Viewer, Catalog and Session, Recent Captures Collection, Importing, Hardware Acceleration (Use OpenCL), Activities, Favorites, Catalog Backup, Media Pro, and Tangent Integration.
Enable or disable the mouse scroll wheel to zoom images displayed in the Viewer.
Catalog and Session
Open a new Catalog or Session in a new window in addition to the current open window. Deselect this check box to replace the current window with the new Catalog or Session.
Recent Captures Collection
Choose the duration after when a Recent Catpures folder will be created in the Library. This is useful to isolate groups of images when shooting tethered throughout the day. Select the duration from the fly-out menu.
When detecting a memory card in a card reader, decide whether the importer dialog opens automatically or ignores it.
Hardware Acceleration (Use OpenCL for)
Choose Auto from both the Display and Processing drop-down menus to improve performance. The Auto setting will automatically determine whether your graphics card will produce a faster performance than the CPU (Central Processing Unit) in your computer. Select Never if you are experiencing stability problems. Note that OpenCL stands for Open Computing Language.
Enable or disable the activities icon, when Capture One is busy.
Choose the appropriate action for adding Session Folders to Favorites from the fly-out menu.
From the Remind on close fly-out menu, select the frequency for backing up Capture One catalogs based on the volume of work. Backup Catalogs do not contain any source (i.e., original) image files, whether referenced or stored internally.
The Location field displays the path to the current backup location. Click on the arrow icon to verify the setting. The default location for backing up catalogs is in the User’s Application Support folder in the Library (macOS), however, where possible, backing up to an external disk is recommended.
When importing Media Pro catalogs, metadata and Catalog Set information from Media Pro can be used by Capture One to update image variants and Albums, respectively. Select the intended action for each, as desired.
Capture One’s interface and the majority of the tools set can be controlled by grading panels from Tangent. Each Tangent panel model is supported by Capture One Pro with a group of default control layouts. Enable support by checking the box.
To reset only the displayed settings, click the Defaults button at the bottom of the tab.