The Selects Album is perfect for housing your favorite images in a catalog. In this video, Derrick Story shows you how to create and use a Selects Album to help you organize your images in the User Collections area of Capture One Pro.
- [Instructor] I think the selects album is one of those handy tools that I like in the same way that I like smart albums. In that it gives me a lot of flexibility and speed for pulling together a group of images. Now they can happen at any level, or you can establish them at any level. Here's a top-level selects, and you can see that it's the selects album or collection by this little icon right there. I'm going to show you how to set that up in a second. But let me show you how it works. So now I'm working at that same level and if I go through and I want to make this a select I can right-click on it or control-click on it.
And I can add it to the selects album. And you see that number goes up right there. Number six, and it has been added. (mumbles) go back here. Now there's a shortcut for that and on the Mac I'm using Command+J, so I can click on this and do Command+J right here. And now we have seven. So you can imagine that you can just start whipping through images with your arrow keys and just go boom boom boom boom and hit Command+J when you get to one that you want to add to your particular selects album.
Now if I want to have a selects album inside a project I can do that also. So now I'm going to come down here and I'm going to right-click on it right here and now I'll make this my selects collection. And now the icon is here, and it's not up here anymore. Now the images don't go away, I still have my images there, but now this is the active selects album. You can only have one active selects album at a time. But as I work through these images here, let's say that we want to add this one so I'll do the shortcut, Command+J.
I'll do this one right here, Command+J, and now they're in here. Is that nice, so you can go really fast and just designate images to go in. Now we can also have a selects album inside a group. So I'm going to click on my group here, I'm going to put a album, we're going to call this Personal Selects, right? There it is, just move it right up here, I like 'em at the top.
Now I'm going to right-click on it, to get the pop-up menu and now this will be our selects. So this isn't active anymore, nor is the one up here. This is our active one and now while we're inside of here I see an image that I want to go in there. I can just use the shortcut and it goes inside this group, the selects album that's inside this group. So the group is limiting the collection.
Let's see here, let's go with this one right here. Command+J, and there we go. So you can move the selects designation from album to album, work within groups, work within projects, or work on the top level. The images will stay there even once you turn off the designation for that particular album. And I just think it's a very handy way to go, saying I want to go over here inside this project, I want to choose the selects, and then want to go over to this group and choose the selects and you just bounce around, very nice tool, very cool tool.
And I use it a lot.
- 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