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  1. Peter
    Peter says:

    Hello, thanks for this article..is there any limit of images recommendation for the session mode? Someone told me, that for performance wise, I should split my event gallery to several sessions…I mean I came from a wedding and have 1000 images…all will be on internal .m2 ssd imported…do I need to split the images into 3 sessions with 333 images?

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Peter, with sessions the 300-500 images per folder limit has long been advertised. However, with faster hardware and SSD drives, you can stretch to 1000 images per folder. There will be some delay. Optional, split images in 2 or 3 folders within a single session and make all folders a session favorite. That might help as well.

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  2. Bedour
    Bedour says:

    While using capture one, if l want to outsource my editing process.. do you know a good company that offer the editing/color correction using capture one?
    As most editing companies only use lightroom!

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  3. david
    david says:

    I scanned BW film negatives saved as TIF and imported them into my Mac. The scanned files do not import into Capture One10. I changed the Tif file to a psd but still no import. btw PS and LR can see the files as tif or psd
    thanks. david

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi David, most likely that the B&W scans are greyscale images and not RGB images. Capture One can not open or import greyscale images.
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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  4. Maarten
    Maarten says:

    Is there any way to customize the import window tools. As in, I would like to add the ‘keywords’ tool, but for some reason, all tools are greyed out.

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Maarten,
      Unfortunately, the Import Images dialog is not customisable. You can technically add keywords during import, via a preset or style, but otherwise this is considered done after import.
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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  5. Lewis Levin
    Lewis Levin says:

    Is there any way to not generate thumbnails? My set of images is too large to scan through them. I want to import all so it just wastes rendering time–for an already tediously slow process–to generate them.

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Lewis,
      I suggest to look at the setting at the bottom of the Import Images dialog named Import Collection and set it to Never Open Import Collection. Might speed up import and postpone thumbnail generation.
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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  6. Stephen
    Stephen says:

    Why are all newly imported images in a new catalogue black?
    Just after importing, it looked like CapOne was building previews, then
    all the images went completely black in the strip
    I’m running CapOne 11 trial and this is day one, running on
    Mac OS Mavericks, files are uncompressed raw files from Sony A7II.

    Thank you so much,
    Stephen

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Stephen, if you are really on OS X Mavericks I wonder how you got CO Pro 11 working: it is not supported. Please check your OS version and update if possible (macOS 10.11.6, 10.12.6, 10.13.x are supported). Also: in Preferences set Hardware Acceleration to Never.
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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  7. Joseph Klock
    Joseph Klock says:

    Hello, when importing into Capture One, I like to rename the photos based on date and an automated sequence. However, it is importing (and renaming) them all out of order, even though I have sorted by the original file name. Why is this happening?

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Joseph, there seems to be a bug in CO 11.0. Workaround is to import without renaming and batch rename afterwards. For further assistance please contact per e-mail.
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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  8. peter quenter
    peter quenter says:

    Sounds all good… thanks much –
    however, as I am writing right now, Capture1 -11 is importing (‘at current location’) my Lightroom catalog and it takes between 4 to 7 seconds for each single image to progress into the newly-created C1-catalogue… thus, I’ll be waiting for at least 5 days or so for the 70.000 pics in my LR catalog to be added to C1-catalog ?? correct ? or did I miss some settings ?

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Peter, during import the preview generation is often the bottleneck. To postpone preview generation, set in the Import Images dialog ‘Import Collection’ > ‘Never Open Import Collection’. This option is at the bottom of the dialog.
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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  9. Brian Elliot
    Brian Elliot says:

    New to Capture One Pro and I want to know how to import my pictures so they stay organized the same way I have them on my hard drive; YEAR/MONTH/SUBJECT. When I import a YEAR in to a new catalogue I get all 6,000+ pictures from that year in one place. No folders or sub folders. Too many pictures to ever sort through, find or work with. What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you, Brian

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Brian, when using a catalog, in the Import Images dialog, Import To section, make sure you set Destination to Current Location. This will leave the images (no copying) and the folder structure is maintained in the catalog. Please contact me directly if you need further assistance.
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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  10. Silvano
    Silvano says:

    A friend of mine has a problem importing files into Capture One 11 Pro, the software recognizes tiff files but won´t even see the nef files, Mac software.
    What do you think about this?

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Silvano,
      Maybe your friend has new NEF files then his version of Capture One supports. Check for updates and check the release notes for supported cameras. If your friend still encounters issues, contact me directly via mail.
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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