When opening Capture One for the first time, you have to choose between a Catalog or Session. If you want to adopt the more project-oriented workflow, you will need to create a new Session. If you previously created a Session and want to continue working on the project, you can choose one of the ways to open it:
- Choose File -> Open. Navigate to the Session file and open Sessionname.cosessiondb.
- Choose File -> Open Recent. Choose a Session from the drop-down menu (it displays up to ten previously opened Sessions/Catalogs).
- Drag and drop the Sessionname.cosessiondb file on to the Capture One icon located in your Dock (macOS only).
- Double-click on the Sessionname.cosessiondb file and it will automatically open in Capture One.