To get the most from this training, we recommend that you have some familiarity with Capture One Pro. You may want to check out Capture One Pro Essential Training to help you get up to speed. If you've been using Capture One Pro, even on a very casual level, you should be ready for this course.
- I think one of the strengths of Capture One Pro is it's ability to manage a big library full of images, now we call them catalogs here and, we're going to be talking a lot about that and, most of our work in this training is going to happen right up here, under the Library Tool tab. And you can see that we have that active right now, and well, we've been working on this particular catalog quite a bit And we're going to work up to this, we're not going to start this way, we're going to work up to it. But I use Capture One Pro to manage my online film photography shop, it's actually called The Film Camera Shop, and its on Etsy, and so I have all sorts of images that I'm constantly taking pictures of, cataloging, moving into the film camera shop on Esty, and so this is the application that I choose to manage that business.
And I have to tell you, that it works great. Now there's a few things that you might want to know before we dig in to this, I would say that if you haven't used Capture One Pro much, you'll be fine working with me on this training because I really do try to explain every step that I do. And I try to explain the terminology and so forth so I think you'll be fine. If you want to get a little bit more comfortable, I do have an essential training, on Capture One Pro, over five hours worth of essential training and, you know the way we do things here, we do them in small movies, so you could look at some of the introductory movies and get a feel for Capture One Pro, and really get your feet wet and then come back to this training, it's just a suggestion, its not a requirement, but it might be something that would help you as we get into the depths of catalog management, in this particular training.
The other thing that I want to mention is that we will jump around a lot in terms of actual catalogs in this training and the reason why I do that, is because I want to show you the different types of catalogs you can set up, right here we have what I call a reference catalog, where these images live on an external hard drive, but I'm also going to show you how to set up a manage catalog and the ins and outs of all of that. So we'll be working with different catalogs throughout this training just to give you a feel for the types of catalogs that you can set up for yourself, which leaves me to my next point I highly recommend that you set up a catalog maybe watch a couple movies and then play with those techniques in your catalog, watch a few more movies, go that route, I think that will make your learning experience stick better. We don't have exercise files for this training, because I set up a variety of catalogs and in order to really get into library management, you have to have a lot of photos. And having gigabytes and gigabytes of files to download doesn't make sense for exercise files, its much better that you set up your own catalog and follow along, and I think that would provide a very rich learning experience So I'm excited, I'm ready to go, I want to show you how fun it is to manage photos, you can hold me to that, and then we'll check in at the end of this training to see if I fulfilled that promise.
- 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