One catalogue

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One catalogue

Postby MikeKG » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:30 pm

I am thinking of moving all my catalogues and sessions into 1 main catalogue approx. 30,000 images and counting, I currently have them by year. 2 Questions is C1 stable enough to do this what is a big catalogue and is it a good way to have your pics so you can tag and keyword easier. I do backup so its not that its just the convenience of having all images accessible. Let me know what you think. This is all on a Mac
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Re: One catalogue

Postby Ian3 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:35 pm

I have over 30,000 images in one catalog, and it works fine. My usual approach is to start with sessions, and when the session is mostly done, I import the Selects folder into my catalog.

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Edited to add: and my reason for doing it that way rather than just having the sessions is to make it easier to search and organise the whole collection with keywords, etc. So I can, for instance, find images of a particular bird species taken at different times and places.
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Re: One catalogue

Postby MikeKG » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:44 pm

Thanks Ian Im thinking of giving it a try
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Re: One catalogue

Postby IanL » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:30 pm

I am on Windows and have over 60 000 images in my catalogue. Using the all images collection does not perform well the but apparently that is not a problem for the Mac (yes I have an open support case about it - I still owe them some more information). Once it finishes what ever it's doing searching is fast.

I created smart collections for each year I have pictures in the catalogue. That makes a nice way to search for smaller sub sets of images.
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