I appreciate the tip with the right click.Catalog Delete
But why so complicated? Why doesn't C1 just show the folder hierarchy by default?
To "delete" is quite important a term and must be used. There is no reason to remove an image from the catalogue and keep it on disc (where it takes up space). Removing an image from the catalogue means it can't be found, so why should it exist? It would just be dead space on the hard drive. "Remove from catalogue" is the term you should stop using, and put "delete" in its place, because this is what photographers do.
What about the impractical import dialogue? There could be an upgrade that removes the term "import date" - because it's an equally useless one. Nobody cares when an image was imported, but everybody cares when it was shot - that's what attaches it to a project.
I like the image quality of C1 Pro 7. It's the best of all RAW converters.
At the same time, the DAM features of C1 Pro are probably one of the worst of its class, more hurdle than help. Give photographers a choice to opt out of it by using the folder tree as primary navigation tool without any right-clicking - until the C1 DAM features are developed enough to be working for, and not against the photographer.
The delete term should not be used as a primary option.
Yes, removing an image means it can't be found in the catalog
, but not true of the system finder or other applications?
There could be plenty of reasons to remove an image from the Catalog and leaving it on disk. What if you had imported an image to the catalog in error?
If you don't have the option to do this, then you are inextricably linking the image to the catalog forever.
This is very dangerous and a very big no no.
I agree a secondary
option to delete could be useful.
Lightroom, for example, does also not delete by default.Importing
Import by date is indeed useful for some of our users and was a common request when the user base was surveyed. As I said in my earlier post, the Date section in the filters tool gives a one click access to Year/Month/Day.
However, I agree an autosplit function in the importer would be nice.Sessions
Sessions remain in Capture One Pro 7 as they are an extremely popular method of file management in our user base. Watch this video...http://youtu.be/_FcfE67Ln_4
...and you will understand Sessions in under 4 minutes.File Browsing
If you want to browse system folders, you can do so in ANY session, effectively using Capture One as a browser.
If you want a pure file browsing application, then you will have to accept a hit in performance in terms of showing previews, moving from image to image quickly.
Note from dpreviews recent Raw converter comparison, where it discusses this in relation to DXO...In DxO Optics Pro 8, you don't have to go through an import process before working with an image, but you do have wait for a preview to be generated when you select an image. I've found this to take anywhere from three to six seconds depending on the magnification view and the image's pixel count.
So, yes, you avoid an import process but accept a performance hit in browsing. Of course, I accept this maybe preferable to you.DAM Features
I disagree we have weak DAM features.
- Ability to share catalogs amongst multiple users
- Ability to adjust images even if the raw file isn't available
- Option to store images inside the catalog (Like Aperture and iPhoto) and outside of the Catalog (Like Lightroom)
- Powerful organisational tools with Projects, Albums and Groups.
- One click search and filtering possible with Date, rating, color tag, keywords, camera meta data.... more...
- Work with more than one catalog simultaneously (Lightroom for example has to be relaunched to work with a different catalog)
- Work with Catalogs and Sessions simultaneously
I apologise for my abruptness but I believe I have to correct for what is, in my opinion, misinformation.