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.
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