Import / Importing images

In the Library Tool you can access files located on your local computer or on external drives and networks. The Library Tool is a filtered file explorer that displays supported files.

The Library tool tab in Capture One is where all file navigation and organization takes place. Navigate via the tree-view to a folder that contains the image files you wish to edit. Thumbnails of the images within your selected folder will be created and displayed in the Image Browser.

You do not necessarily have to import images to a local drive (although this is recommended for optimal performance). Capture One applies non-destructive editing because any image adjustments will not affect the actual raw file – only the Capture One settings file will change.
You can also import and watch videos supported by your particular OS.

See Viewer for details on videos.