Saving Session Templates
So if you remember, we spent a fair bit of time setting up this more in-depth session. We had to make the different look folders. We had to set up our naming convention and so on and so forth. Now it's very likely once you go through a process of designing that this sort of perfect session for you. Then you want to save that, because you don't want to have to recreate that session structure every single time you set up to do a tethered shoot. So once you've made a set up like this, go through, get your naming convention set up exactly as you wish. Everything set up in the session how you want even to the point of deciding which folder is going to be your first catcher folder. In here you might like to make a folder called Just Test or Lighting Test, which is the one you're going to fill up with the images you're going to dump, for example. So once you have this nice session set up, what we can do is say file; save as template, like so. And then I can call this My Tethered Setup, for ex...
ample. And save that. So now all the hard work we've done in creating our super wonderful session that makes sense for us is now saved as a template, which we can recall instantly. So if I close down this session and we say file; new session, once more. Lets just call this Another Session. Notice we've got here, templates. So the one I just made was called My Tethered Setup, so if I choose that and say okay. Straight away you can see what's happened. I've got my three different look folders setup. Look one is already targeted as the capture folder. If we go to next caption naming we've got my document name and collection name like so already set up too. So that's already handled as well. And various other things in the session also take on from the template too. So that simply means no additional setup, you can just get going straight away and then you're ready to shoot immediately. So that makes life much, much faster. There's no limit to the number of templates you can have. There is just a simple text file that describes a bit more. If we look in the finder, you can see on the capture, its already made those folders. Of course if I wanted to just modify this template a bit, lets say we needed to do a lighting test, I can put that there, simply drag that over to favorites, highlight it, option C and now we're ready to go again with my capture folder. So that will save you a huge amount of time in setup, once you've nailed down exactly how you want to, you know, run with your sessions.