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Lesson 46 from: Get The Most Out of Your Photos with Capture One Pro 10

David Grover

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46. Exporting with File>Export


Class Trailer



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


Lesson Info

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? Yes. 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.

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Ratings and 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.

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!!

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