4The Library Tool Tab

Capture One Pro lets you decide how to manage your image archives: within Capture One or using a separate database—or perhaps using a traditional folder structure. This chapter introduces the options available in the Library tool tab and looks at various ways of managing the mass of data that a modern digital photo workflow produces.

4.1Catalog, Session, or Both?

Catalogs and sessions are the primary methods of file organization offered by Capture One Pro. You can combine the two within certain limits, but it usually makes more sense to use one or the other.


Whether you use catalogs or sessions is a matter of personal preference. If you already use a media database or a dedicated DAM system such as Media Pro, ...

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