Further Catalog Strategies
So really the final thing to close on in this lesson is just to cover some of the other catalog strategies that you might do of. A few other things that we can do with catalogs. So I think someone asked earlier a question about merging catalogs and so on. So it's worth just pointing out in the file menu here. Just to reiterate. Import. A Capture One catalog. So that means you can have a master catalog at home. And then a traveling catalog on your laptop or whatever. And then you can merge the one into the two. So be aware you can do that. Works very nicely. Also, any collection over here. So let's just grab day one. Let's just grab so these images for example. Any collection you can also export out as a catalog by itself. So if I right click on this or control click we can say export as catalog like so. This brings up the export dialog. And it asks me to rename it. So let's just call this day one, segment one, for example. And where I want to store that. So let's just put it back in th...
e pictures folder. This checkbox here is kind of interesting. This says include originals. By default it's not ticked. So what this means is that if we don't tick this we're gonna create a new catalog. But it will point to those images wherever they are in the current catalog. So in this case they're on this SSD. If we tick this box, it will also place inside the catalog the images themselves. So this is a good strategy for if you just wanna share a small collection of images with somebody else. 'Cause this create a Capture One catalog with the images, all the adjustments, and so on. Which you could send to a retouch or a client or whatever. As long as they have Capture One they can then open that up in their own copy. So let's say export as catalog like so. If we get the activity window you can see this popping up. Let's just go to pictures. Oh, is it finished? Not quite. Probably should have chosen a slightly smaller collection. So that was 100 images. But you see it's already created the first part. 'Cause it will have to make new previews as well. So it's exporting out the original data, with the adjustments, and creating new previews as well. Let's say okay. So now I've got a stand alone catalog of day one, segment one. You can see it's about 5 1/2 gig. So it's got those 96 images inside. So if we double click it, it will open up into capture one itself. As it's complete stand alone catalog. So we've got the same thing. All images. Recent imports. And then Capture One will make you a user collection just of those particular images. Now remember, I checked include originals on that export dialog. So I would be now safe to say take this file, this one here, give it to any of you. You could load it up on your own laptop and you'd see all the images, all the adjustments, and everything. Which is as I said a great way to share images between different people who need to use it. What it can also be useful for if, let's say I give it to you and you open up a shot. And then you make your own adjustments to a particular image. If I was then to import this catalog back into the one where it came from then I would get the dialog that says, image already present in catalog, do you want to. Well let's just do it. Rather than talk about it. Import catalog. Capture One catalog. Let's say import that. Says, it already contains this image. Do you want to use the imported variant, if it's been adjusted? The one that exists in the catalog? Or both of them? So let's say I'd done some edits. Sent it to my re-toucher. He's finessed it a bit. Sent it back. I import it in. Say all of them. Then I could see my edit and his edit, created as an additional variant. So it's a really nice kind of interchange. Let's just say stop like so. So that's one strategy we can think about. The other thing if you wanna share images with someone else. Let's just go to filter. Get mine. Create. Tell you what. Let's just go back to my, to my default workspace. That's easier. Bring up filters. I just wanna look at greens like so. So let's say I just wanna send these RAW files to somebody. So I can select all. And I can say, export images originals. So this is the RAW files. I can choose a destination. So let's put them in pictures. RAW files for re-touch for example. Say, set as export. We can rename them if we wish. But, important one here we can say, include existing adjustments. So if I wanna give somebody some RAW files, then this is a good way to do it. If I don't wanna send them a catalog for example. I just wanna send them RAW files. Also in Capture One we have this option called pack as EIP. And this will export the RAW file, change it to something called an EIP, which also has the adjustments inside. So then if you then use the Capture One import dialog, and you take that box that said include adjustments. And it would read the adjustments and then import them into your catalog or session, whatever you're doing. So that's a good way of sharing files as well. So I won't export 46. Let's just grab say the top row for example. And say file. Export images. Originals. And then say pack as EIP. Let's export those. Export completed. Now if we go to this one, we can see they're now EIP files, which contains the RAW file and the adjustment data. So if anyone was to import that back into Capture One, then they would see all the adjustments as well. So if you're not comfortable with exporting sub-catalogs, you can export EIP files as well.