Show in Library

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  • Ian Wilson
    It should work in both sessions and catalogs.

    Show in Finder, of course, opens a Finder window and selects the image in question in that Finder window.

    Show in Library doesn't open a window in the same way, because it is going to show you where the image is actually located within the Capture One Library tool.

    In a session
    Show in Library will go to the System Folders section of the Library tool, to the actual folder where the image is physically stored and it will select the image in question.

    In a catalog
    There isn't a "System Folders" section in the Library, but there is a Folders section in which you find both "In Catalog" for images stored within the catalog, and also any physical folders that have been added to the catalog. Show in Library will, again, select the folder in the Folders section of the Library tool where the image is located and select the image in it. (In a catalog, it is possible to Capture One to show where an image is located even on a drive that is not actually connected to the computer at the moment - such as a USB drive that is not currently plugged in - but of course to get at the image you would need to connect the drive.) One obvious use of the feature would be that you might have a smart album of, for instance, all your butterfly photos, which may be physically located in may different physical folders. The Show in Library feature will allow you to track down where it is. (So would the show in Finder feature, of course.)

    Ian

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  • Jerry C
    Thanks, Ian. This makes clear the use and limits of Show in Library. Used in a catalog, it has no use I can see with managed image files. However, it is a great way to find the location of a referenced image in the In Catalog folders. Unlike Show in Finder, the media need not be connected to see the file's location. Handy.

    Sometimes an image is copied to multiple albums (or smart albums) and it would be convenient to be able easily to find all of the locations of the image in the User Collections.

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  • Ian Wilson
    [quote="NN635680879799322049UL" wrote:
    This makes clear the use and limits of Show in Library. Used in a catalog, it has no use I can see with managed image files.

    Except that in a catalog with both managed and referenced files (you can have both at once) it would show you whether an image was managed or referenced.

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  • kai

    Should it work in C1 version 20 as well? Actually it doesn't do anything.

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  • Ian Wilson

    Yes it should. Can you describe exactly what you are doing and what is (or is not) happening?

    Ian

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  • kai

    I choose a picture, with a right click in the menu or via menu bar I click on the function and nothing happens. Thats all.

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  • Ian Wilson

    Where is the picture when you choose it? (In a folder, in an album, in a smart album etc?)

    Ian

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  • kai

    The picture is within the catalog in an album. As it should be.

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  • kai

    The picture is within the catalog in an album. As it should be.

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  • kai

    My question was purely informative. I don't expect a solution to this issue, as I can find the images on my Mac's hard drive by other methods and have major problems with the current version. The current version is the worst, or rather the one with the biggest problems for me since I have been using it. I use CaptureOne since Adobe introduced the rental versions. But unfortunately every new version came with various problems, endless discussions with support but never a solution. Currently, my knockout bug is a really serious problem with the white balance tool (again, no interest from support to solve it), so I'm consequently just starting to use Adobe again. CaptureOne is in itself a very good program (possibly the best on the market), but the handling of catalogs, even very small ones around 50 GB, is insufficient, the boot process is a disaster, etc. Since I have learned that the CaptureOne team does not really like to support users of Leica cameras, the only way is going back to Adobe. But thanks for your interest and the answer to my question.

    Greeting Kai

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  • Ian Wilson

    Another thought occurred to me about this today when I was using this function. 

    If I am am working in any tool tab, and I use Show in Finder, then of course a Finder window opens. 

    But if I am in some other tool tab, Capture One doesn't shift away from the tool I am using. So I might have used an album in the User Collections area of the Library tool tab to find an image to work on (and an album is just a virtual collection of course, not the "real" location of the image file, and the same image could be in more than one album), then go over to the Exposure tool tab, adjust brightness and contrast etc, then invoke the Show in Library command, Capture One will NOT shift away from the Exposure tool. But if I then go to the Library tool tab, instead of seeing the image in the album I selected it from, I will find that it is now showing me the same image, but in the actual Folder it is physically located in.

    Ian

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  • kai

    Interesting, but what ever I do and wherever I  am in the program the command is without any respond from C1.

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  • Ian Wilson

    So if you use it, and then go to the Library tool, it hasn't switched to the Library tool, and the folder the image is stored in?

    Ian

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  • kai

    it does nothing at all, absolut nothing!

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  • Michael

    I have the same question/concern. If I am working from an album and the Library tool is not in the current tool tab, Show in Library does nothing. It ought to change the browser to show other images in that folder. I would prefer C1 not switch to the Library tool or tab.

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