How do I create sessions or catalogs in Capture One?

When getting started in Capture One, one of the first things you’ll do is choose whether to create a new catalog or a new session as you prepare to import photos or begin a tethered shoot. A session can be used as a project container to store folder locations. Use the sessions function to organize all your work.

To create a new session:

  • Select File > New Session. (Alternatively, go to the Library Tool Tab and press the + icon located next to the Switch Session/Catalog menu). 
  • Name the Session.
  • Rename folders if desired.
  • Decide on the placement of the session folders. Please note: a tethered session will contain a Capture Folder.
  • Press OK.