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

Lesson 22 of 50

How to Apply Image Adjustments Globally


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

Lesson 22 of 50

How to Apply Image Adjustments Globally


Lesson Info

How to Apply Image Adjustments Globally

How do we get some or all of the adjustments from one image across to all the others? So let's grab this image here for example and let's just do a quick, well it already has some basic adjustments, let's just reset it and do it for real. So let's bump up our exposure a touch. Drop saturation slightly, have a bit more contrast. So let's say we've got a set of images like this, we want to get these adjustments across to everything else. So very simple, up in the top right hand corner we've got our Copy button. So if we click on Copy like so, that copies all those current adjustments to the clipboard which we'll look at in a second. So now if I I Shift Select a whole bunch of other images like so and press apply, then it sends that adjustment across to everything else. But it didn't. Why is that? Because earlier remember we turned this toggle off. So that means that batch adjustment didn't happen because we only had it set to edit primary. So I did that on purpose of course, but if you e...

ver get a kind of similar situation happening for your in Capture One where it's only happening on one images just have a quick check that you haven't turned that on. So now if I do the process copy, from this image, the primary one, and then apply, then it sends those adjustments across to everything else nice and speedy. So let's change that a bit, let's reset that once more. So I'm gonna reset adjustments on all of those. Let's go back and do the same thing. Let's bump up the exposure, contrast, drop the saturation, play with that and so on. And now I'm gonna put a crop on here as well. So let's put in a crop. So now I've got a crop and adjustments. So now when I press copy like so, let's look at the adjustments clipboard and see what's going on. So when I press copy, any adjustment that's applied to that image gets ticked over here like so. Now I might not want to copy something across to everything else, like the crop for example. So if I now uncheck crop and then select a whole bunch of images and then say apply, then it does the adjustment but without the crop. So that's really useful to know because quite often something is very specific to an image or you just simply might want to pick and choose exactly what we've going on this particular image. So if we just, let's select all of those and reset once more. So reset all. And do something similar again. Like, not that much. And throw in a crop, like so. And let's just put in something else. Let's add in some, say spots. Let's say there was a couple of spots, I'm just gonna pretend there's a few spots like so. So similar kind of process. If we copy that when we go to the adjustments clipboard I can say I want all of that, but the spots were just specific to that image, so then we could take them out. If I can find it. Where is it, details? Oh it hasn't included it. Let's see, maybe that's some intelligence in Capture One that spots aren't copied as such, but that could be anything else. Let's take, what else could we take? Let's just throw in film grain for example. Let's add some film grain. Say copy, go to adjustment's clipboard. We're gonna leave our crop on and then we're gonna take off grain. And when we go to everything else, say apply. Sometimes you get a dialogue depending on how complex the adjustments are. And then we get basically all our images like that. We had our crop. But if we look at our film grain you don't have any grain applied. So just pick and choose with the adjustments clipboard. So that's kind of the copy apply to everything. What about if we just did single tools for example? So this could be really useful for crop or for sharpening or that sort of thing. So let's go back to this one and let's say we've gone through, we've adjusted everything, but we're not quite happy with the crop so let's press C to get the crop. Let's adjust the crop a little bit. And then we want to get just the crop and nothing else across all the other images, we don't want to affect anything else on the rest of them. So if we go to the tool itself, so we've got the crop tool here. Remember when we spoke about the tool basics, I mentioned this copy and apply. So that's just copy and apply for that particular tool only. So what we can do is if I click on this, tap, then Capture One knows that I've adjusted the crop. So if I had a whole bunch of other images selected like this we could go to the crop, do that, say apply, and then the crop is sent across to everything else like so, but just the crop, everything else is left intact. If we open up this image again, let's just adjust it once more. Select a whole bunch of images. If you want to make it instantly apply, if we want to suppress this dialogue, then if you hold your Shift key down and click on up down arrow, then it will instantly apply that crop. And this works for everything, so let's just kick the rotation for example. Let's just rotate. Shift click the up down arrow. Then it moves it across to everything else, and super nice and fast as well. So if I reset the rotation we can actually reset on multiple variants like so. Again if I change that, Shift click, then it sends it across to everything else. So it's a really kind of good tool to know about if you just need to change one particular thing like just the crop, just the sharpening, just the noise reduction, something like that. Any questions on that Jim? Yes, can I save all the adjustments into the XMP sidecar file for raw images if I want to send to clients. Um, no. XMP was actually only designed for metadata interchange, not for adjustments. So if you want send an image with adjustments to a client, then the best way which we looked at a little bit earlier was to say Export Originals, that's the raw file, and say Pack As EIP. So that would give you the raw file and all the adjustments in a format that Capture One understands, and then your client on the other end when they bring that into Capture One, into their Capture One catalog or Capture One session, then it will come with all the adjustments as well, so that's by far the easiest and fastest way to do it.

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

Newer Class Here: Get The Most Out of Your Photos With Capture One 12 With David Grover


  1. Introduction
  2. What's Possible with Capture One: Quick Edit
  3. Capture One Versions: Installation Basics
  4. Interface Introduction and Customization
  5. The Power of Keyboard Shortcuts
  6. Image Management Basics
  7. Organization Best Practices
  8. Building your First Catalog
  9. Image File Management Automation
  10. Advanced Catalog Organization
  11. How to Add Meta Data
  12. Searching and Filtering Techniques
  13. Further Catalog Strategies
  14. Basic Selecting, Rating and Culling Techniques
  15. Advanced Selecting, Rating and Culling Techniques
  16. Basic Composing Techniques: Cropping, Rotation, Straightening
  17. How to Correct for Perspective
  18. Basic Tool Behavior
  19. Tool Basics Part 1
  20. Tool Basics Part 2
  21. Converting to Black and White and Adding Grain
  22. How to Apply Image Adjustments Globally
  23. Sharpening and Noise Reduction
  24. How to Create and Save Styles and Presets
  25. Why Should You Shoot Tethered?
  26. How to Set-Up Your Tethered Hardware
  27. How To Set Up A Tethered Photoshoot Project
  28. Basic Session Workflow Organizing And Making Selects
  29. Basic Session Workflow Exporting
  30. Advanced Session Workflow
  31. Creating Selections With Smart Albums
  32. Advanced Exporting
  33. Saving Session Templates
  34. Collaborating On Set With Capture Pilot
  35. Using The Color Editor Basic Color Adjustment
  36. Skin Tone Adjustments
  37. Color Grading Using The Color Balance Tool
  38. Image Processing Demo Perfecting Color
  39. Create Masks for Local Adjustments using Brushes & Gradients
  40. Advanced Local Adjustments using Masks
  41. Dodging and Burning in Capture One
  42. Creating Local Adjustments with the Color Editor
  43. How to Use Local Adjustment Masks for Color Editing
  44. How to Remove Objects in your Image
  45. Image Processing Demo: Local Adjustments
  46. Exporting with File>Export
  47. Export Strategies and Proofing Previews with Process Recipes
  48. How to Export for Social Media
  49. More Clever Tricks with Capture One Pro 10
  50. Final Q&A



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!!