Get The Most Out of Your Photos with Capture One Pro 10

 

Lesson Info

Advanced Exporting

So we've got a really nice helicopter view of all our selects, basically. In one view, like so. So again, we can verify with client or GIF. Now are we happy with these final ones? Yes, I'm delighted. We could put on additional look, or adjustments if we wanted to. But really, now we wanna kind of do some clever stuff, and process them out. And again, this is where we can really sort of see the power of the process recipes in capture one. Because really, we only have to invoke a process once for all our images. So, I don't have to set off three different processes for those three different looks. I set off one process only, and everything else is handled nice and automatic. So, let's say this time we want to have... Let's make another recipe. Lets say we wanna have a TFF. Full size. Like so. And lets say we want to have... a JPEG that is... 2,000 pixels on the long edge. So the longest edge. And long edge is a really handy sort of thing to take, because it doesn't matter is it's a portr...

ait short, or a landscape short. The long edge is gonna get whatever value we put to it. So lets make our recipe for TFF. So far, we're gonna have a TFF 8 bit, uncompressed, Adobe RGB 1998. I'll leave everything else as default in all the other options. Now for my JPEG, I wanna have a JPEG. And we'll just drop the quality down a bit, we wanna have sRGB. And my scaling, long edge, we're gonna change to... 2,000 pixels, like so. So, that gives us two recipes which we can basically run at the same time. Now if I just start running these now, what's gonna happen is that all those images are just gonna pop into the output folder as a collection of TFFs and JPEGs. There have been naming convention, of course. Like look one, look two, look three. So, maybe that's enough for me personally to sort through it. But what is nice, if we can get capture one to automatically build us some different output destinations based on the token that we can use in the output folder as well. So, lets look at a couple of options, and this is something we're gonna explore more in later lessons as well. So output location, the destination is output. Now you see down here, if I just zoom in for you, there's a sub folder field. Now if you remember from almost the very first lesson where we spoke about importing, and we could ask capture one to automatically chop up images based on some metadata, like the date they we're captured. This is exactly the same principle. We can use a token in the sub folder field to ask capture one to automatically create us a new destination. So let's do one option, and then we'll kind of do it all again. So, in sub folder, lets divide it up by recipe name. So again, if I start typing I know there's a token called recipe name, so it brings that up. Course if you're still learning about the different tokens, if you click on the box like so, and we've got all the various tokens down here. And then you can find the one that's called recipe name, or we've got recipe format, which would simply give you TFF, or JPEG, or PNG, or PSD, or whatever. But let's use recipe name, pop that up in there. So we've got two process recipes running, so lets simply say select tool, like so, and then you can either hit the process button, or we just simply say command + D. Now in the process summary it says we're running JPEG 2,000, and one more recipe. We could have 10 recipes running if we wanted to, but for the sake of not watching progress bars, lets just do two. So I've selected all, and now if I say process, and we go to my output folder, you'll see capture one's made a folder called JPEG 2000 px long edge, and TFF full size, like so. The same name of the recipe. Now as those pop in, you see we've got look one, look two, and so on. And down here at the bottom you'll see an indication of how long the process is gonna take. That's now finished. What we didn't see, cause it was too fast, in this tab, the batch tab, you'll see queue of what images are about to be processed. If you realized you've made a huge mistake and you need to stop, you can just stop the queue at any point, and then select the items in the queue and simply delete them. You'll also see a history here of all the various different adjustments that we've made as well. So going back here, we've got our JPEG folder, and our TFF folder like so, but they're all kind of still together, like so. Which maybe isn't a problem, but you might wanna categorize those further. So, let's delete those. Let's delete those, and do something else. So, let's change our token in our output location to something else. So there's a token in here, which is super super useful. I'll just check we're on the right. We've got look one, yeah. Are we looking at... green tag selects, yes. So, we've got a really super useful token in here, which you'll probably never guess what it does by its name, but its called sessions sub path. So, basically what that means is that capture one will see where the original is. So, in this case, we know that this particular original, if I right click on it and say show in finder, lives in a folder called look one. So capture one knows this image lives in a folder called look one. So, what I will do, I will make a sub folder in my output path with exactly the same name. Now if you want to do the same thing again before with the recipe names, we can do so. And again, if you remember from the earlier lesson, we have to use the slash to go down another tree, or another step in the folder tree, we can do so. And now I can use recipe name, like so. So, I'm gonna get a really nice collection of folders in the output thing, which divides it up into the different capture folders, and also the different recipe names. So, let's run two recipes again. Select all, and then rather than having to press the process button, I can just press command + D. So, if we look here under file, you can see process, command + D, like so. And bear in mind, you don't even have to be in this tool tab. Remember, capture one is not modular, so it's neither here nor there, whether I'm in this tool tab, this tool tab, or this tool tab. If I select all and press command + D, capture one will activate whatever process recipe I have checked on. So, let's do that. So, we have selected out nine shots, and lets say command + D to process. Now let's have a quick look at the queue so you can see the images popping in like so. Let's go to our output folder. So now we can see, we've got look one, we've got our JPEGs in there, and our TFFs in there in separate folders. If we go to look two, we've got our JPEGs in there, and TFFs. If we go to look three, we've got our JPEGs in there, and TFFs as well. All at a pretty rapid rate as well. Bearing in mind that was nine images processed as a JPEG and a TFF simultaneously. So, that takes away huge amount of manual sort of lifting, because if I didn't do it that way, what I would have to do is go to my first look, for example. Filter green, select all, start a process for JPEG, then change my process and go to TFF, for example, go to the next look, process them out at JPEGs and TFFs. By doing it in this extremely elegant way, it simply targets the process recipes that you want. Select all, command + D to process, and jobs done.

Imagine if you could capture, tether, adjust color gradient, and manage files in one program? Enter Capture One and, David Grover, a Capture One educator and expert. In this class, you'll learn how to maximize every shot. Here's what you'll learn: 
  • The interface and tools, so you can customize a workflow suited to your needs 
  • Techniques to grow a searchable and automated image catalog  
  • Ways to simplify your workflow so you can tether and adjust your RAW files WHILE you shoot 
  • Tips on using the color management tools to get that cinematic crisp look
With Capture One, manage your photos and edit all-in-one program for a simple streamlined process. 


Software Used: Capture One Pro 10, Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.4 - 2015.8

Lessons

Introduction
What's Possible with Capture One: Quick Edit
Capture One Versions: Installation Basics
Interface Introduction and Customization
The Power of Keyboard Shortcuts
Image Management Basics
Organization Best Practices
Building your First Catalog
Image File Management Automation
Advanced Catalog Organization
How to Add Meta Data
Searching and Filtering Techniques
Further Catalog Strategies
Basic Selecting, Rating and Culling Techniques
Advanced Selecting, Rating and Culling Techniques
Basic Composing Techniques: Cropping, Rotation, Straightening
How to Correct for Perspective
Basic Tool Behavior
Tool Basics Part 1
Tool Basics Part 2
Converting to Black and White and Adding Grain
How to Apply Image Adjustments Globally
Sharpening and Noise Reduction
How to Create and Save Styles and Presets
Why Should You Shoot Tethered?
How to Set-Up Your Tethered Hardware
How To Set Up A Tethered Photoshoot Project
Basic Session Workflow Organizing And Making Selects
Basic Session Workflow Exporting
Advanced Session Workflow
Creating Selections With Smart Albums
Advanced Exporting
Saving Session Templates
Collaborating On Set With Capture Pilot
Using The Color Editor Basic Color Adjustment
Skin Tone Adjustments
Color Grading Using The Color Balance Tool
Image Processing Demo Perfecting Color
Create Masks for Local Adjustments using Brushes & Gradients
Advanced Local Adjustments using Masks
Dodging and Burning in Capture One
Creating Local Adjustments with the Color Editor
How to Use Local Adjustment Masks for Color Editing
How to Remove Objects in your Image
Image Processing Demo: Local Adjustments
Exporting with File>Export
Export Strategies and Proofing Previews with Process Recipes
How to Export for Social Media
More Clever Tricks with Capture One Pro 10
Final Q&A
 
 
 
 

Reviews

  • This is a good overview of Capture One 10. The course is well structured and presented logically and progressively with clear and concise examples. The software is intricate and the amount of details presented will benefit from a second or third viewing, along with sufficient practice. David is an excellent teacher, slow enough to follow, fast enough to keep the listener's interest. I would agree with a previous reviewer that the shooting session was uninspired but the tethered demo was thoroughly useful nevertheless for someone to become an assistant, for instance. If you have ever used LR in this role, you will appreciate the power and stability of C1 for tethering. With regards to the comment about this class being non-creative; before you can run you have to walk and this course is all about understanding how to operate the software not about what you eventually want to do with it. Capture One is well designed, speedy and its homogeneous interface makes it easy to get to a result once you have a good knowledge of its layout and principles, compared for example with LR which is all over the place with modes, inconsistent and slow operations. Likewise, the C1 color editor is miles ahead of LR color functions, in simplicity and overall efficiency. This class is about mechanics for a reason; creativity is a parallel stream. It would have been beneficial to have a module highlighting major differences with LR for people migrating to Capture One as the word on the street is that C1 is hard. I would suggest to listen in to convince yourself of the contrary. All in all, I recommend this class; it is time well invested if you want to become more comfortable with Capture One and discover its potential.
  • The course is excellent and David does a nice job. However, I'm an advanced armature, not a professional. I had my own personal color darkroom, then Photoshop/Bridge, and NIK which I still use occasionally. My intention is to rely on Capture One which I purchased about 90 days ago. I would have appreciated a SIMPLE, here is how you load (Import) an image, "save" or "save as" and how to simply export an image (Variant). Yes those items are covered but, David has a tendency to casually and very quickly jump from Tool Tabs or Cursor Tools or the Tool Bar and then magically it's done and he has moved on. How did he do it. Based on David's training, I love the results I get with Capture One Pro. Yes, I know this is not Photoshop - it's much better. I never used Lightroom. I added variant to my vocabulary and I understand all the tools. I still struggle with the simple import, save, save as, and export of a image I worked on and cropped, then trying to consistently open that image as I see it in Capture One Pro. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and I don't know why. I will continue to re-review the course materials and I will figure it out. I know there is something simple I missed as David navigated the various tools and pull downs. I recommend this class but it does little for the armature. Capture One Pro is second nature to him and he knows all the ins and outs. I would help me a lot if he just add a 5 minute intro, importing an image from a folder, just crop it, then export the variant and open it in Photoshop.
  • I recently purchased Capture One because I needed a RAW converter that was more dependable and also more reliable when it came to shooting tethered. I also noticed that many of the photogs I follow really enjoy using Capture One and rave about its efficiency. After looking at a few YouTube videos I decided that I needed something more thorough and of course CreativeLive delivered. This is an excellent course and David Grover is a superb instructor. His in depth and thorough knowledge of the software is obvious but his manner of speaking and the simplicity with which he provides directions makes it easy to learn Capture One and lets you appreciate a sophisticated and expertly engineered software. If you're working with Capture One 11, layers is a little different than in version 10 but otherwise everything David discusses is the same. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will continue to refer back to sections as needed. Thank you Creative Live and David Grover!!