After setting up and creating your first Catalog, the next time you open Capture One, that Catalog will be displayed straight away. However, if in the meantime you have created and recently opened a second Catalog or a Session, the Recents window will be displayed first. You can bypass any previously created Catalogs (or Sessions) and create a new Catalog by clicking on the New Catalog... button instead.
If you have clicked on one of those Catalogs in the list or Capture One is already open, you can create a new Catalog (or Session) without closing the existing one. You are not restricted by the number of Catalogs that can be created.
- If Capture One is already open, as either a Catalog or Session, select File -> New Catalog... Or use the keyboard shortcut Shift+Cmd+N / Ctrl+Shift+N (macOS/Windows). A dialog box will open.
- Fill in the Name field and select the Location for the Catalog. Although a Catalog can be stored anywhere, it is best to locate it on a high-speed local drive.