Creating Selections With Smart Albums
In our All Images Smart Album... So this looks at every single image in the session which is anything that's in our Basic Session folders and anything that we've added as Session Favorites. If I hadn't added those as Session Favorites, then this All Images album would've shown nothing basically so it's really important to add those to Session Favorites, and it gave us that nice shortcut ability to switch the Capture Folder. So remember, looking in our Finder, we have Look 1, 2, 3, with all those various different shots in it like so. Now instead of moving to the Selects Folder, which we could do - we could do the same workflow. We could just drag the images from each Looks to the Selects Folder if we wanted to, but we might like to just keep them in their own folder just to be neat and tidy. Otherwise, we're going to end up with three different looks in the one folder. But that's an option. There's nothing to stop you doing that. But like we did in earlier lessons, what we do for selec...
tion is that we will use some Color Tags. So let's just actually go to Look 1, and then what you and I can do together, Jeff, is rather than dragging to the Selects Folder, I'm just gonna use cursor keys, and then we can pick - let's say pick three shots per look like so. So you can either look in this view of course, Jeff, or we can just have the helicopter view like so. And what I do is, if you see a shot that you like, we just hit it with a Green tag.
Maybe that one?
Okay. So I'm gonna press "7" on my keyboard which, remember from earlier lessons gives me a Green tag, and that shows up in the bottom left hand corner like so. So let's just pop through.
Yeah, I would say number... Yeah, that's a good one.
And I think Number 19 there.
Number 19. So that gives us three shots. Okay. Happy with that?
Great. So let's go to Look 2. Remember if I want to, I can use my shortcut again to step down to the next Look. So that was Edit, Select Next Collection, Shift+Command+Down. So again we can drive all of this without having to pick up the mouse or pen. So if I go to the next look, use my shortcut for First Image...
Yeah, I like that one.
Yeah. Then we tag that one green. So then I can just tap through.
Maybe that one.
And then maybe one that's not as close.
There you go.
Go to the next one.
This one. Okay. Remember if you just want to quickly verify focus, we could check. Actually, that one's a little off.
Maybe that next one?
Next one...Let's look at 100 percent.
What happened, Jeff? (laughs) Whoops! Wrong shortcut key. Hang on. Even I get shortcuts wrong sometimes. So the nice thing is... There we go.
There you go.
So if you want to check focus, at 100 percent, it's still pretty speedy. I mean, it's instant, and that's because Capture One is caching that 100 percent view so if we're working collaboratively like this, and we want to bounce back and forth between 100 percent, we can definitely see we've missed it, which we did on purpose of course.
Always. (Instructor laughs)
And now we know that one is good so I can press 7 like so and then that gives us our three pics. So let's go to Look 3 and do the same process.
I like that one.
Yeah and the next one down too maybe. Yeah.
Okay. And then...Not that one?
Maybe that one.
Okay. Again, let's just check focus. We're spot on with that. Super sharp. Okay, so now we've got in our individual Looks... Remember we can filter by Green, like so, either in the Filters tool or by using our shortcut. Because what we want to do if we look at Edit Keyboard Shortcuts is...collapse this. Find Filters and then Toggle Color Tag Filters. So we haven't made one for Green, that's why. So if I do Option+7 that gives me the ability to toggle that Green Filter on and off. So now in this Look, if I just do Option+7, then we can see that's our final selection. Jeff, are you happy with those?
Okay. Let's go to our next collection. Or previous, sorry. Back to Look 1. Back to next collection. Let's toggle our filters: Option+7. Happy with those? Good stuff. Next collection. Toggle our filters. Happy with those. Yeah. So what we'd really like to see is be able to see all those selects in one go. So if we go to... We can either filter All Images which would work so if we filtered All Images we could see them, or if we wanted to, we could make another Smart Album. So if I say Smart Album, like so... "Green Tag Selects", for example. And then... Whoops. It helps if I actually pick Green. Sorry. Let's say Edit Smart Album. "Green Tag Selects". Color Tag is Green. That's the criteria for the Smart Album. It will populate itself with all of our images. Let's make the thumbnails smaller. So we've got our Look 1, Look 2, Look 3, like so. Any questions on that so far, Jim?
Yes. From Kelly Gilchrist. When you change to the different destination folders like Look 2, Capture One retains the last shoot even though it has changed destinations.
Do you need to reset this?
Yeah, if you want to reset that after you've, say, fired off a test shot, just hit Command+R and then it will reset. And then the next shot you take will be a default. Or you make a shot, you adjust as you wish, and then the next one will be a default as well.
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