Catalogs are best used as semi-permanent projects or for organizing large volumes of images.
Overview of Catalogs
Before importing any photos, you must first decide to use either a Catalog or a Session. This section provides information on Catalogs and the benefits of using them.
Importing Images into a Catalog
Find out how to import images from your card reader, connected camera, flash disk or portable external drive, as well as how to import and view images already stored on your computer, external drive or network.
General guidelines on importing images into a Catalog
File formats suitable for import
Adding description and copyright on import
In addition to importing entire Capture One Catalogs and Sessions and their associated images, you can also import Media Pro Catalogs, as well as Lightroom catalogs and Aperture Libraries.
Importing Catalogs from Media Pro, Lightroom, Aperture
Organizing Images in a Catalog
After you have imported images into your Catalog the next step is to organize them. You can use system-based Folders or organize your images using virtual folders such as Projects, Groups and Albums.
Virtual organization of images
Working with Multiple Catalogs
In Capture One, you are not restricted to working in any one Catalog or Session at a time.
Working with Networks
Whether you are an individual with one or two computers or you are a part of an organization or a group, Capture One is network compatible and capable of handling access from multiple computers.
Creating and saving a Catalog on a network drive
Importing and storing images on a network drive
Viewing images stored on a network drive
Sharing Catalogs over the network
Backing-up a Catalog
This section provides information about backing up a Catalog. It also describes how to restore a Catalog, should anything go wrong, and how to verify a Catalog to keep it in good shape.
Restoring a Catalog from a backup
Verifying and optimizing a Catalog
Upgrading Earlier Catalogs
Catalogs produced by earlier versions must be upgraded to take advantage of the latest version of Capture One.
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