Sessions Question

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  • SFA
    If you want to leave the images where they are but reference them in a session just navigate to the FOLDER that contains the images Using the Library > System Folders route. Highlight the Folder and tight click then "Add to Session Favourites".

    That will make it a permanently referenced folder for the session unless you remove it from the Favourites list.

    If you don't want to make it a permanent reference you can just select files and work on them without making it a Favourite.

    The one thing to remember is that a referenced folder is not part of the Session's internal folder structure in any way.

    So if, for example, you manage a session to an archive disk once you have finished working in the images by simply copying the entire session folder structure to a different drive the referenced folders will not be copied at the same time.

    Typically this will not matter on the basis you have kept things referenced anyway. However it is worth mentioning just in case such a consideration is important.

    HTH.

    Grant
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  • Michael Woeller
    This seems like an odd way to do it. My understanding was that Sessions were designed to be self contained. Meaning if you wanted to take the images with you to another machine with C1, it would take the edits as well. For a situation like you are describing, a Catalog would allow you to import images in without moving or duplicating them with just an option on import. PhaseOne also put out a decent article on a hybrid workflow using both sessions and catalogs, which is what I am currently trying to implement. This allows me to work in the field and then have a master catalog at home
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  • SFA
    MikeWoeller wrote:
    This seems like an odd way to do it. My understanding was that Sessions were designed to be self contained. Meaning if you wanted to take the images with you to another machine with C1, it would take the edits as well. For a situation like you are describing, a Catalog would allow you to import images in without moving or duplicating them with just an option on import. PhaseOne also put out a decent article on a hybrid workflow using both sessions and catalogs, which is what I am currently trying to implement. This allows me to work in the field and then have a master catalog at home


    Sessions are indeed designed with self contained usage in mind - as are MANAGED catalogues.

    It's desirable, in my opinion, but it's not compulsory.

    The main difference (In the context of what is being discussed here) is that edits, Thumbnails and Previews are always held in the catalog database files whereas for a session they are located near the Image folders. The image folders may be in the Session folder structure or external to it like a referenced folder in a catalog situation. The difference then is where the edits and thumbnails and Preview files are stored.


    Grant
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  • David Staven
    If i open a session where i linked to a folder as a favorite (on my hard drive)...how come I can't see the adjustments I made on a picture in a catalog view?
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  • SFA
    drstaven wrote:
    If i open a session where i linked to a folder as a favorite (on my hard drive)...how come I can't see the adjustments I made on a picture in a catalog view?


    Are you opening an image that has been edited as a REFERENCED file by a catalog?

    See my previous reply.

    To recap. In a CATALOG the edits, etc, are saved in the Catalog database file.

    A session drops the files in Subfolders of the Image file folder.

    You can get C1 to Export images AND adjustments in a form that can be used by a session.

    https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002423958-How-to-migrate-from-a-Catalog-to-a-Session-

    HTH.

    Grant.
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  • David Staven
    I tried to export but the session i want to export to doesn't show up in the destination field
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  • Ian Wilson
    drstaven wrote:
    I tried to export but the session i want to export to doesn't show up in the destination field

    I don't understand this comment. What are you trying to do that you describe as exporting to a session? You export to a folder.

    Perhaps you need to explain in detail what you were trying to do, and we will see whether we can help.

    Ian
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  • David Staven
    Trying to follow the instructions on https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002423958-How-to-migrate-from-a-Catalog-to-a-Session-

    "In the Location section, in the Destination field, we have set the Catalog_To_Session_Migration folder created in Step 1"

    I'm trying to export images from a catalog to a sessions folder (with adjustments, etc.). Shouldn't I see the session name in the "location field" of the export window?
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  • Paul Steunebrink
    drstaven wrote:
    Trying to follow the instructions on https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002423958-How-to-migrate-from-a-Catalog-to-a-Session-

    "In the Location section, in the Destination field, we have set the Catalog_To_Session_Migration folder created in Step 1"

    I'm trying to export images from a catalog to a sessions folder (with adjustments, etc.). Shouldn't I see the session name in the "location field" of the export window?

    No, you need to browse manually to that particular session folder.
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