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Add the ability to view images of subfolders.

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  • Sebastian Szyszka

    +1

    This is definitely an inconvenience. I'd like to add that the parent folders should also show a total of the images in all its subfolders, switchable to include or exclude variants. Just like Lightroom.

    -Seb

    SebastianSzyszka.com

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  • Steve Miller

    Yes I'd like to see this suggested update to C1Pro, having come from LR not being able to view all the images in a top level folder is a big inconvenience.
    Steve

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  • Marco Hyman

    Me Too!  Yes, I can almost work around the issue with judicial use of filtering.   But why should I have to?  Ideally it would be an option in preferences -- show images in subfolders when folder is selected.

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  • Lost Carrier

    +10k

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  • Ben Kaplan

    YES!!  This is one of several ways in which C1 fails in the area of CATALOGUE ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT to match the competition and is very frustrating to use compared to Lightroom.  The problem is made worse by the fact that the main workaround is slow: if you create a Smart Album to include all the images in the folder and its subfolders, then when you click on a Smart Album C1 has to re-filter the selection, which can be slow.  AND LIKEWISE, when you SYNC a folder it is incredibly frustrating that you have to sync EVERY SUBFOLDER separately.  I mean, this makes syncing as good as useless for large catalogues!

     

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  • Thomas Kyhn

    Requested here too.

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  • DaveG

    Must be a simple fix, but one of the major flaws in image management within C1.

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  • Mark Witherington
     
    I agree a major flaw, a complete pain and I would suggest as other have that it is would be seen as a blocker to people wanting to make a move away from Lightroom. The ability to read sub-folders is standard functionality in most other image editors (with asset management capabilities) with good reason. It is certainly the thing I dislike the most about Capture One.
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  • Lily

    Hi,

    Thank you all for the comments and suggestions on this topic.

    I've forwarded your requests on the ability to see the total number of images (including those in subfoldera) next to the parent folder and to view all the images from subfolders to our Product Management team.

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  • Class A

    Does it make sense to add posts to threads that have been marked "Completed" already?

    If so, note that David Grover, during the recent "Capture One 20 Live : Know-how | Organizing with Sessions" webinar, had to do extra work due to the lack of an option to see subfolder content:

    1. Creating Session Favorites would not be necessary to see the images in subfolders of the "Capture" folder.
    2. When going through all images (to rate them), David had to manually switch from Session Favorite to Session Favorite. It would be more convenient to go through all images without having to change the Session Favorite. A global view on all images in the "Capture" folder would allow that.

    "All Images" is generally not an acceptable substitute for seeing all images in a folder and its subfolders because "All Images" will likely contain many more images (from other folders), particular in catalogues (versus Sessions).

     

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  • TitleUnknown

    As "Class A" mentions "all images" isn't acceptable it doesn't update well and includes images in trash and other folders for the session you might not care to see at the moment. 

    A simple right click context menu option to toggle on/off "view subfolder contents" is all that's needed.

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  • Thomas Kyhn

    "A simple right click context menu option to toggle on/off "view subfolder contents" is all that's needed."

    Exactly.

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  • Kyle Petrozza

    Adding my voice to this ‘completed’ post to show support for this feature request.
    After spending days (literally) importing 91,000 images into a catalog, this missing feature of C1 catalogs is forcing me to use LR to edit my archive. This is a massive pain in the ass.

    I have a sneaking suspicion (though, I’m not a programmer) that however Capture One handles its database makes it very difficult to add this functionality.

    C1 has always been ‘buggy’ regarding the need to ‘Add to favorites’ in order to make images searchable / smart-album worthy.

    Everyone on this and other threads need to submit support requests for this feature addition.

    The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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  • SFA

    Only an acceptable action to introduce if it can be turned off - in my opinion.

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  • Thomas Kyhn

    "Only an acceptable action to introduce if it can be turned off"

    Isn't that what the request is for?

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  • TitleUnknown

    Disappointed this isn't being added to 2, it's not listed as a feature in the beta. I guess we will wait another year for it and cross our fingers it makes it to 22...

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  • Thomas Kyhn

    Just in case you haven't seen it, they say beta discussion is strictly prohibited.

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  • Bjorn -

    OMG. When will CaptureOne finally get some user-friendly (and user-requested) file management capabilities?

    This is a major inconvenience in addition to the fact that one cannot create Smart Filters that uses the folder name as criteria. Seriously - how difficult is it to extend the current viewing capabilities to transcend sub-folders?!? 

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  • Frank Hoebener

    I would find it very usefull if when adding a folder to the my catalogue aslo the subfolder included would be imported/added.

    This would save time when there is a need to reimport the folder structure again. (no matter if just one or the whole folder structure)

    I would also like to be able to colorize the folders in diffferent colors. (alike for a single picture)

    Would this be something to consider for one of the next updates?

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  • Ian Wilson

    When you import a folder to the catalog, isn't it already possible to include subfolders?

    Ian

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  • Andreas Gruber

    +1 this feature would save me so much time!!!

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  • Jürg Rast

    How is this marked as "Completed"? Can someone explain how to get the functionality or was this just marked as completed by mistake?

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  • Thomas Kyhn

    "How is this marked as "Completed"? Can someone explain how to get the functionality or was this just marked as completed by mistake?"

    "Completed" just means that they've noted that the request has been made, nothing more than that.

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  • Mark Witherington

    What seems to happen is tha once the request has been sent to the Product Management team then it gets marked as closed. I am not convinced I agree that the status should be closed as we have no idea when the functionality is likely to be implemented (if ever), but it is what seems to happen. 

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  • Jürg Rast

    What kind of policy is this, seriously? I mean, I work as a Software Engineer myself. If I would just mark a Issue or Feature Request as completed just because I have read it, and maybe noted it on a post-it on my desk, I would be in trouble quite soon...

    But oh well... Let's see, maybe they will find one of the post-it notes mentioning this request sometime in the next few years...

    After reading all the comments in the different feature requests I can quite understand all the disapointed users.

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  • Mark Witherington

    Jurg, you are preaching to the converted😉, it would be very useful to me and to others as well apparently, so we can hope that C1 implement it at some point. 

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  • Thomas Kyhn

    You get the impression that the priorities aren't quite as good as they could have been in this company.

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  • Thiru Vadivelu

    Reposting my comments from the other similar thread, for added visibility, given this request has 34 votes:

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    Its such a shame, this very basic (but wholly essential) feature is missing from the highly regarded CaptureOne(which I love for all the other reasons, trying to move away from LR).

    TO THE PRODUCT LEAD/OWNER of CAPTURE ONE:

    PLEASE PLEASE make this is a top priority for your next development sprint. This is such a low hanging fruit , much requested and awaited feature/enhancement for apparently years.
    The development effort involved shouldnt be hugh, since the ask is to merely implement an "option",that will display all the images in the current+sub-folders recursively - an operation many operating systems naturally support in being able to provide a recursive list of all image files underneath a specific directory/folder.
    The workarounds mentioned - do not completely provide the same capability in a simple/straightforward manner. Organizing folders/files recursively , is NOT LIGHTROOM specific..but something many operating systems like Unix/Linux ,Windows have been doing for decades. Even newcomers like Luminar provide this capability so efficiently. Just have a look at Luminar pls, you know what I am talking about.
    This is a very basic but critical feature missing in C1, if implemented, will pave way for many many more LR users easily transition - looking at the threads.

    Dont get me wrong, I really like C1 and want to move away from LR completely...,but "product gaps" like these are not very encouraging..esp one thats been requested by a wide consumer base for years, without progress!

    Thank you!

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  • P1337

    +1

    This is such a basic feature and definitely missing.

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