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

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Basic Session Workflow Exporting

David Grover

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

David Grover

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29. Basic Session Workflow Exporting


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1 Introduction Duration:08:11
6 Image Management Basics Duration:10:38
7 Organization Best Practices Duration:09:53
8 Building your First Catalog Duration:19:47
10 Advanced Catalog Organization Duration:17:41
11 How to Add Meta Data Duration:12:42
13 Further Catalog Strategies Duration:07:09
17 How to Correct for Perspective Duration:12:35
18 Basic Tool Behavior Duration:11:04
19 Tool Basics Part 1 Duration:22:44
20 Tool Basics Part 2 Duration:06:34
23 Sharpening and Noise Reduction Duration:09:58
25 Why Should You Shoot Tethered? Duration:02:26
30 Advanced Session Workflow Duration:15:00
32 Advanced Exporting Duration:09:03
33 Saving Session Templates Duration:03:14
36 Skin Tone Adjustments Duration:09:30
46 Exporting with File>Export Duration:08:07
48 How to Export for Social Media Duration:05:11
50 Final Q&A Duration:13:11

Lesson Info

Basic Session Workflow Exporting

So, we need to export these. And this is where you get your first glimpse of a process recipe. So, in the second to last tab, this is where we have our process recipes. The idea of a process recipe is that we can simply turn one on and as soon as we stop processing it will use that recipe. So let's just export these. Let's just go for... full size JPEGs. Why don't we just make one? Let's make a recipe right now so you can see the process. So, the plus button down here will enable you to make a new recipe. So, untitled recipe let's just call this Full Size JPEG, for example. So down under here in the process recipe box, for this selected recipe this is how it's gonna be processed So I need to change this to JPEG. We can change our quality, we can pick our ICC profile Resolution scale, but we're gonna go normal full sized. There's further tabs. Which we'll kind of look at when we come to working in a more advanced session. So, by default, in the file tab you'll see this field here, I'll ...

zoom in for you Try to zoom in... Root folder, which is output location. So this is where in this process recipe are the images gonna go. By default, it'll say output location. Which means that it'll look to the output location tool of where to put the images. And again, by default, if you don't change anything in this session, it'll go to that output folder. So you don't even need to really think about or change anything if you're just doing a basic workflow like so. If you wanna confirm exactly where the images are going, click the arrow and it'll take you to that actual folder. So we can see we're in basic session, output folder. Under adjustments, there's some handy stuff here about ignoring the crop and applying more sharpening. We'll get to output sharpening in a later lesson. We can choose which metadata we want to add or remove. So if we don't want to have any of the metadata here, we can get rid of that. And we can also add our own watermark, which could be text or graphic. So if we wanna put our company logo on there, or just our name, if it's going out to proof, then we can do so as well. But we're gonna keep it nice and simple and not change anything. Output naming, we can rename if we wish, if we use the token image name, then it'll simply use the name that we created with our naming convention. So that's the token image name, we'll just use basic session, underscore and our four digit counter. But if you need to rename of course, you can do so as well. So let's command + A to select all and then in our process summary, it gives us an idea of the recipe we're using, the file names that we're gonna get, the file size, the scaling, the profile, JPEG quality and the approximate file size of each image as well, just to give you an estimation. So if I select all and say process, notice actually when I hover over the process button, have a look at what's going on up here in this edit all or edit primary toggle. Because when I hover over the process button, see number six pops up, so you know that you're actually gonna process 6 images and not just the primary. So if I say process now, a little orange cog pops up Oh, it was too quick. So when it's orange it's processing, when it's white it's done. So that one's done, that one's done, like so. So if we go to our output location tool again, click on our arrow, then we've got our basic outputs like so which we can just pop through nicely. So, that concludes, if you're just doing a headshot, or just a simple product shot or something like that, you don't need to do anything more complicated than that. That's just a really simple way to exercise the very powerful session workflow. And I didn't change anything off default, that was just exactly how it happens if you were to set up a basic session. So we shot to capture, we moved some selects to the selects folder, and we process to the output folder and we had our two duds in the trash like so. Now, if I want to, this basic session folder We can pick that up, I can put it on my external hard drive for example. We can send it over the network to someone. We can zip that up and send it to a retoucher, and all I need to do to open that into Capture One, will be just simply double-click on the cosession file, and it will open up and show everything as before. We can even, if we go to the output folder, We can see all our JPEGS as well, like so. So we can even browse the final JPEGs. Any questions on that, Jim? We're good over here. Okay. So that's the basic workflow. Now, we can get a bit smarter and we can use tokens again to help with our naming, and a few other clever tricks for processing as well.

Class Description

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

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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.

Maria Baptiste

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!!