Import / Importing images

The Library Tool enables you to access files located on your local computer or on external drives and networks. The Library Tool is a filtered file explorer that displays catalogs, sessions, albums, projects, groups, folders and supported files.

The Library tool tab in Capture One is where all file navigation and organization takes place. Navigate via the hierarchical 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 can also watch videos supported by your particular OS. Find out more here.

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. Create a catalog or session to help organize your workflow.


Create and utilize a catalog in Capture One Pro 8


Find out how to import files into a catalog and session

File Naming

Choose a customized filename recipe that best fits your needs