Exporting with File>Export
Now there's a few different ways, that you can export with Capture One. And there's kind of the basic way, and the clever way. So, we'll have a brief look at the clever way. And then hopefully you'll see when we look at process recipes, you'll see generally, that's a better solution for batch processing and so on. So let's just grab some more images. So let's just select all here. So we can do a couple of things. We can say File, down here Export Images, Originals if you'll remember from earlier lessons, this is a way to get originals out of your catalog or session and share them with other people. If we say Variants this is making an export to your final formats like TIFF, JPEG and so on. So if we open this up this opens this dialogue like so. Which is very simple, you just follow that from top to bottom. So where do we want the images to go, the exports? How do we want them named? And then we have a basic recipe here for how we want them to look. So first thing is we can choose a des...
tination so let's just go to New Folder here and just call it My Exports for example and set that as our export folder. We have a subfolder field which you remember we can use tokens as we've seen to then automate some aspect of that. So if you want to choose a token you can either type ahead. So for example if we want Capture One to divide them up by rating, into different folder based on their style rating for example then we can do so. Let's actually do that. Equal if you want to look at the range of tokens that we can have. Click on the box here. And then that enters the subfolders token menu like so. Next we come down to naming. Again the token image name will simply use the raw file name. So again you can examine all the various different tokens and see if there's any of those that you want to change your naming convention to. And then we get down to the recipe which is what kind of output do we want to have. So in the first tab this is pretty much where you decide the format and so on of the image. So JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, and so on and so forth, you can see those options there. A useful option is Quick Proof which just gives you a really fast output where essentially just exporting the preview file that we made when we imported images into Capture One. So that's a really good fast way to get proofs off to a client or something like that. But let's do a simple JPEG for example. We can choose our quality, we can choose our CC profile, the resolution and the scaling, and we talk a little bit more about scaling and going to specific dimensions in one of the next lessons. So let's just say fix like so. If you want to you can then open with an application of your choice once the export has finished. So we can drop these into Photo Shop for example if you needed to do more work, but I just say none. Then we've got additional tabs here. So in the file tab we can do some different file handling. So we saw here under Export Location it's gonna go to whatever export location we set up here, but if we want it to go somewhere else, you can do so. There's a useful option here, image folder, which means that the exports will be placed back to where the raw files exist, so alongside the raw files. And we talk about an Edit With option after that if you want a round trip to Photo Shop for example. Again, you can use tokens to create different subfolders if you wish additional to the subfolder you can create here as well, which might sound a bit strange, "Why is this in two places?" but with process recipes which you'll see less than shortly, we can have tokens here starting off building a subfolder, and then you can continue building along from that on further subfolders. Adjustments we can say ignore crop, which is very useful even if you're cropping kind of on set in the studio but you want to deliver the maximum file to retouch or the client. Even if there's a crop on the image we can turn that off. We can actually add some additional sharpening which we can look at in conjunction with the proof option in just a minute as well. And then finally with metadata we can choose what kind of metadata goes into the file as well. If you remember from a much earlier lesson we talked about having keywords as well, you can include those keywords into the output if you wish, but you can actually only choose to have keywords from various libraries, because when we looked at keywords we made one keyword library, but you can actually have multiple keyword libraries. And in the export dialogue that we see here you can choose which keywords you want to include rom which library. So if you had two different libraries for say two different agencies, but you've applied all the keywords to the image, in the export dialogue we can say only use the keywords that come from a specific library. So that's very useful if you're working with stock. So let's stick with that. We've got 13 variants. We're doing a JPEG, maximum size, going to this destination here so we can click on the arrow at the top here to always take us to that destination so we know where that's going. And I just threw in a quick token here which is gonna divide them up by their star rating. So let's say export 13 variants. If we quickly go to the queue, the process like so you can see exporting 13 files. When you're using the file export dialogue they don't actually pop up in the queue as you can see here. You just get the activity monitor popping up. So let's actually go to that in the finder. So that was under pictures, My Exports. So we asked Capture One to make a folder based on the rating for example, so that was all the zero stars. Lots of bad pictures. And then that was all the five stars like so. So again very simple use of tokens. Export completed So that's kind of a basic way just to get images out into their final format. So File, Export Images, Variants, like so. But it's way more powerful and more consistent if you go for designing stuff with process recipes and actually using the proofing function to see exactly what your export is gonna look like. So if you remember this image that we just did a little bit of work on earlier, we had some local sharpening if you can remember.
Can I jump in with a quick question?
Yeah, of course.
Are we moving onto process recipes, or?
Okay let me throw out a question for you before we move on then. Which would be great. One of the students wanted to know are there ways where you can automatically export to services like SnugMug?
There is not a way to automatically go straight to SnugMug or Instagram or something like that, but what we look at in the not too distant future in a later lesson is where you can export to specific sizes which fit better for social media, Instagram, and so on. But there is no sort of plugin capability like that which goes directly to those websites.