The Power of Keyboard Shortcuts
Capture One can be, if you wish, very keyboard shortcut driven. And I would recommend that you try to get your head round keyboard shortcuts cause it can help you work much faster and much smarter. For example, just the basic thing we saw earlier about hiding and showing the viewer. It's very natural to be scrolling through images and think, okay, I wanna look at this one and then just hide the viewer, hide the browser. It's much faster than saying View, Hide Viewer, View, Show Viewer. You know, that's very laborious compared to doing this. And you see there's no lagging in Capture One in hiding these various elements. So, you shouldn't be really afraid to make use of that. So, pretty much everything can be driven by a shortcut. The keyboard I actually have in front of me is ... If I just move this out of the way, and this out of the way. The keyboard that I have in front of me is actually ... Shall I just put that there for the camera? It's actually a specific one designed for Capture...
One by Logic Keyboard. That's another Danish company. You can buy it from Phase One Partners. So, that's where it's available. So, if you find your local Phase One partner they can source a keyboard like this for you. And really essentially it's like any other keyboard but it has some text and color coding on it. So, for example, if we look on the right hand side for shortcuts, sorry, for color tagging and star rating and so on, we sort of color code that. A lot of shortcuts are written on the keys themselves and so on. I was a bit skeptical, personally, about these cause I thought, you know, what I can't remember all the shortcuts. And you can remember some but it's kind of harder to remember the shortcuts which you don't use as frequently. To give you an example, tomorrow when we're working with Jeff and we're shooting tethered, quite a lot of recessing of counters goes on. Like resetting your capture counters, rename counters, and so on. So, I know up here that to reset my capture counter is F15. But I've also got an import counter reset, a rename counter reset, an output counter reset, and an export counter reset. So, to remember that, the Capture One is F15. Because I'm not shooting tethered a lot, then it's nice to just have that stamped on there so I can see it. And again, it can really help speed up your workflow. So, in terms of shortcuts, just move everything back, it's well worth spending a bit of time thinking about could I make my own custom shortcuts? Could I make shortcuts that I'm more familiar with? We've tried to make a shortcut set which is as close as possible to other applications. So, if I've zoomed into 100%, I can hold the space bar down and then I can scroll around quite easily. So, something obviously like that we try to mimic other applications. If you're unsure of all the shortcuts, then you can either see them next to the menu items themselves, like so, or we can say Help, Keyboard Shortcut Summary, and then will drop open a webpage and show it as well to your particular shortcuts. Can we can customize these too. Which we'll get it onto in a second. And actually, Jim is the bonus material. There's also keyboard shortcut summary for Mac and PC. You won't know all the keyboard shortcuts straightaway unless you're a genius, of course. But if you kind of try to push yourself to use keyboard shortcuts, you're gonna move through the application much, much faster. Even if you only learn the basics, like Command T to hide the tools, Command B for the browser, the squiggle underneath the Escape to hide the viewer and so on. If you wanna change any of that, and as we go through some of the exercises over the next two days, I'm gonna point to some keyboard shortcuts that you might like to add to help you. You can say Edit Keyboard Shortcuts. Like so, and this brings up the Edit Keyboard Shortcut pallet. Now, by default it will be on default like so. The default you can't actually change. So, you can always get back to the factory default. So, you have to make your own set. If you get ahold of a Logic keyboard, then we've put the actual Logic keyboard set already in the application. So, you don't have to download anything or make anything. So, there's the UK layout and a US layout. That will map exactly to the Logic keyboard. So, if I simply pick Logic UK, then it's now mapped to this keyboard. But if, for example, I want to add an additional shortcut. If we just go to, let's go to Filters cause I know this is something that we're gonna look at later. If I try to add a shortcut here, for example, it'll tell me that I can't edit the default shortcut, and we have to create our own. So, if I hit Create, I can give it a name, David's New Logic Set, for example. Say OK. And then that gives me a now editable set of shortcuts. So, if I wanted to add something here, for example, we want it to show toggle at this filter in particular, I can choose any kind of combination of modifiers. Control, Option, Command if you're on the PC. Control, Alts and all that sort of stuff. Then I can just simply pop the keyboard shortcut in there, and then it remembers that. If the shortcut's being used by something else, it'll get flagged up down here, So, if I try and put in this, for example, it's saying D is already used by 100%. So, that would just encourage you to think of something else. If you ignore that, it will overwrite it. But then you've kind of broken your other shortcut. So, it makes sense to try and think of new shortcuts. Okay, so well worth editing your various shortcuts. So if we want to look at the Default set, and just to give you a tip to kind of locate the right shortcut, let's think of something like hide and show the viewer. On the Default set, it's this really odd kind of combination, which as you saw, was Option, Command V. Which is kind of not very easy to do with one hand. So, if we did Option, Command V that would hide and show our viewer on the Default set. But that requires two hands, whereas something with the viewer you just wanna use one hand. So, the way to do it in your Edit Keyboard Shortcuts ... Let's just go back to my set. Is you find the term that you want to have based on the menu bar at the top. So, we know that Hide Viewer is under View. So, we find View here. We go to Show/Hide Viewer and then we put in the shortcut that we want to have. So, it's just located by the menu bar at the top. Like every rule, there's always some kind of exception. So, once we get to help at the end of that, we've got a few other categories here as well. Cursor Tools. So, all these cursor tools at the top. We can pick various different key commands for them as well. And then other Other, that's basically any other shortcut that kind of doesn't belong in that menu system then we can place in the other menu. So, that could be something like even changing exposure. So, if you wanna use keyboard shortcuts to bump exposure up and down, then you can do so as well. Some people like to just leave the mouse alone, leave the pen alone, sit with the keyboard, advance through images, and just use key combinations to do quick exposure adjustments and so on. I'm personally not so good at doing that, but people with a large body of work like wedding photographers that just need to tap, tap, tap, blast through images, make quick incremental changes really like being able to do that with shortcuts. So, as I said, we're dropping in and out of maybe adding the odd shortcut here and there as it makes sense through the next couple of days. But generally, if you go to Edit Keyboard Shortcuts, and then go to the Default, and then create your own, or if you've picked up a Logic Keyboard just go straight to the Logic set, and then you'll be well on the way to flying through keyboard shortcuts. As I said, having stuff written out in front of you just helps you to learn to the point where you won't even look at the keyboard. You'll just be moving around it nice and quickly, making stuff happen in Capture One without really having to think. Okay, that concludes our keyboard shortcuts. Any other questions?
We're good over here, David.
Okay. Great. All right. So, now you know how the interface works. You know how keyboard shortcuts works. Now, we have to think about the basics of image management.