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.