Library and catalogs : About the Library
About the Library
Your Library is where you store one or more catalogs of photos. It is a key part of the asset management system. It lets you access the master files (original photos) as well as all the versions that you create.
A catalog is a collection of photos and their associated image data. In essence, a catalog is a database that can be managed within Corel AfterShot Pro. Catalogs contain master files, thumbnails and preview images, image settings, image adjustments, and catalog-specific preferences.
The Library can be accessed from the Browse panel. The Library page contains the Catalogs section which lists all the folders and photos that you have cataloged by importing. For more information about importing to the Library, see Importing images.
The Library page in the Browse panel contains the Search box, the Catalog section, and the Metadata Browser.