Hi, I’m cleaning up all meta data in Media Pro, Aperture and Lightroom databases to make them ready for my move to Capture One 22.
I used to split my catalogs / libraries by year and country, but to search was complicated, if you have more than 20 years. So I started to merge them back into one big master catalog. My plan is to store this master catalog on an external SSD and make the previews only in 640px.
I don't need to have access all the HiRes RAW files, but want to be able to see and search all my photos previews without jump between catalogs. I have tested the new PhotoMechanic +, but was disappointed.
So, my question in 2022 with the new super powerful Apple M1, or an IntelMac with 64MB RAM. What is possible nowadays in a DAM via Capture One without to wait for the rainbow spinning ball of death? Any experiences with catalogs of more than 500.000 photos?
I want to have one master catalog with all my photo archive and use sessions for actual jobs, which will be imported after in this master catalog, if finished.
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