Sessions are popular for tethered capture due to their portable and autonomous folder structure. However, you can work tethered in a Catalog if you prefer. Note that a tethered Session is not different from a regular Session, though there are some important points to consider in the workflow prior to capturing and saving images to your computer.
- In the main menu, choose File -> New Session… and the corresponding dialog will open. When capturing images using an existing Session, ignore this section, and verify the tool settings starting with the Name or Rename files section.
- In the Name text field, add a descriptive name for the new Session.
- In the Location text field, verify where the captured images will be stored is convenient. The default setting is the Pictures/My Pictures folder (Mac/Windows) on your computer. You can choose a new location by clicking on the (…) icon to the right of the Location text field.
The location can be altered later by using the Next Capture Location tool. Note that the camera does not save or back up images to the memory card and does not require a memory card to be installed.
- Choose a Template if you have one set up it. Otherwise, leave it with the Blank option. When starting a new tethered session, templates offer a convenient method for adopting a predetermined set of albums, favorites, and sub-folders. You cannot create multiple sub-folders using Capture One’s token-based dynamic locations feature when creating a Session, you can only add them if you have saved a hierarchy of folders previously as a template.
- In the Subfolder text fields, choose between the default names or rename them. If you are new in working with Sessions, it is recommended to leave these folder names unaltered.
- In the Capture name text field, the Session name is adopted automatically for naming images. However, you can choose another name now or change it later.
- Click OK to save the selections.