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Best Way to Combine 2 Capture One 23 Sessions

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  • Ian Wilson
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    1. Combining the sessions is straightforward. 

    • if they are held on different computers, A and B, copy the whole session folder (subfolders and all) from computer A to computer B.
    • Open one of the sessions (it doesn't matter which one) then find the other session's folders in the System Folders section of the Library tool.
    • Drag and drop the images from there to the folders on the opened session (so all the images in the other Capture folder to the Capture folder of the current session, etc). Capture One will take care of moving the edits, ratings etc.

    2. No problem with having images from more than one camera brand in the same session (as long as your Capture One version is Pro, not a brand-specific version).

    3. I don't use either of these, so I will leave someone else to answer that.

    Ian

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  • Adriana Escalante

    Thank you, Ian!  I will test it before just to make sure I know what I am doing. 

    So, I can't copy the raw files directly from one session to the other, correct?  I need to go to the system's folder of the Library tool in order to move the color tagging/rating of the images, and/or any adjustments assigned to the images, correct?

     

    Thank you!

     

    Adriana

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  • Ian Wilson
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    No - you're making it too complicated. You can copy the raw files as long as you do it in Capture One, not in Finder (or Windows File Explorer). Here's an example. I am in my 2023C March session and I find my way in the System Folders tool to the Capture folder in the 2022K October session. Select all the images in that folder in the browser and drag them as shown. Capture One will take care of the ratings, edits etc for you - no need for you to worry about that.

    Ian

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  • FirstName LastName

    Combining two Capture One 23 sessions can be done using the following steps:

    1. Backup Your Sessions: Before combining sessions, it's essential to create backups of both sessions to ensure that no data is lost in the process. This will serve as a safety net in case any issues arise during the merging process to mayphunsuonganthinh.

    2. Assess the Sessions: Take some time to review the content and organization of both sessions. Identify any overlapping folders, images, or adjustments that exist in both sessions.

    3. Create a New Session: Start by creating a new session where you'll merge the contents of the two sessions. This new session will serve as the primary session that contains all the combined data.

    4. Import Folders and Images: In the new session, use the "Import" function to bring in the folders and images from each of the two sessions. You can either import them directly or choose to import referenced files if that was the organization method used in the original sessions.

    5. Resolve Duplicate Files: If there are duplicate files in the two sessions, Capture One will prompt you to handle them. Choose the appropriate option, such as replacing, skipping, or renaming the duplicate files.

    6. Organize the Combined Session: Once the images are imported, you may need to reorganize and structure the session to suit your preferences. This could involve rearranging folders, creating new albums or groups, and organizing images into relevant collections.

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  • Ian Wilson
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    ^^ This appears to be a spam post. It's not all good advice, and it inserts a dubious link. ^^

    Ian

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