You can customize the file names of your images while importing them. In this video, Derrick Story shows you how to add to file names, or change them completely, during the importing process in Capture One Pro.
- [Instructor] Tokens are a great way to customize the meta-data for your images, file names, and in other ways too. I'm going to show you right now on Import how to customize the file name of the images using tokens, and this is a really cool technique. So, as we look at the images, we have the import dialog box open right now, I have a card in here. And as we look at the images, they have those standard file names right here. That's terrific, but what if I wanted a little bit more information in the file name? What if I wanted, in this case, the name of the camera also, which is the Pentax Super Program? Well I can do that with these tokens.
I have two tokens, the Image Name token, and the Job Name token. With the Job Name token I actually have this field right here that I can complete, and what I end up with is the image name with the job name right there, which is really neat. Now, the way that that's set up is, you click on the three dots, and it takes you to this area right here where you have all these different tokens that are available to you. So you can put together any sort of series of tokens that you want and then click OK, and they'll be available to you right here.
So let's go ahead and do Import, let me show you how that works. We'll pick the first shot right there, and then we'll come down to right here. I'm holding down the Shift key. So we're going to bring in 16 images. We're all set up up here. We've worked on this before, so we're going to add it to our Referenced catalog. We've filled out our job name and we have our tokens set up, we see what it's going to look like. I think we're ready to go. So I'm going to go ahead and hit Import 16 images.
Now as they're coming in here, as we see, isn't this lovely, look at this! So now we have the shot. We have the original file name, which I think is big. I always try to keep the original file name regardless of what else I add to the file name because I just think, over the long haul, that helps with backup and archiving and all that good stuff, and then we have the name that we added, and of course, we have the file extension right there. So that is all easily added on Import using tokens.
That's just one of the ways that we can add meta-data to our images when we bring them into the catalog and I have a few more ways to show you and we'll get to that in upcoming movies.
- Deciding between a session or catalog
- Choosing between a managed or referenced catalog
- Importing files for sessions and managed and referenced catalogs
- Integrating a session into a managed and referenced catalog
- Using the Import Session command
- Creating a project in user collections
- Adding an album to user collections
- Adding pictures to an existing album and a project
- Configuring a Smart Album in user collections
- Showing information for albums and projects
- Exporting projects and albums as catalogs
- Using the Folders panel