How do I import images from my camera to Capture One?
1. Connect a card reader to your computer and insert your memory card into it. When you do this, an Import Images dialog should appear. If not, go to the main menu and select File -> Import Images. To set the Import Images dialog to automatically appear when the memory card is detected, open Preferences -> General and enable the setting as shown below.
NOTE: Capture One is not designed to recognize cards that are mounted within the camera; rather, it is optimized for a tethered workflow with cameras and communicates over PTP (camera control) rather than as a Storage Device. It's necessary to download the images off the card via a card reader or internal card reader.
2. From the Import From tool, click on the Source fly-out menu, select CF card drive (if not chosen automatically), and navigate to the relevant folder you want to import. Checkmark the Include Subfolders option if needed for locating all the images on a memory card. When you want to select specific images to import, adopt the usual Shift-click to select contiguous images or Cmd+click (macOS) / Ctrl+click (Windows) to select individual images.
3. When using Catalogs, in the Import To tool, make sure the Destination fly-out menu is set to Choose Folder... Note the importer remembers the last selection and, therefore, the current setting may not be suitable for your intended storage location. Navigate to an existing system folder or create and name a new folder as desired on the local computer or an external disk, and click Set as Import Folder. Recently used folders appear as shortcuts.
When using Sessions, in the Import To tool, from the Destination fly-out menu, select the Capture Folder. This option is the standard folder to import files when using Sessions. It maintains the standard Sessions structure of Capture, Selects, Output, and Trash subfolders.