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Get The Most Out of Your Photos With Capture One Pro 12

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Basic Copy Paste Workflow

David Grover

Get The Most Out of Your Photos With Capture One Pro 12

David Grover

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10. Basic Copy Paste Workflow
Capture One Pro includes tools to help you avoid repetitive work. See how to copy the adjustments from one image to paste them onto the next. Then, adjust the default options on how the tool works.


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3 Making Your First Catalog Duration:07:02
4 Importing Your First Images Duration:11:51
5 Virtual Organization Duration:20:21
6 Basic Tool Behavior Duration:13:32
7 Starting Approach to Editing Duration:24:02
8 Next Level Editing Duration:20:10
9 Color Tools Overview Duration:16:28
10 Basic Copy Paste Workflow Duration:10:40
11 Basic Export Duration:13:32
12 Getting Started on an Edit Duration:05:13
13 Adding Layers to Your Toolkit Duration:10:25
14 Radial and Linear Gradients Duration:08:21
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16 More Advanced Layers Duration:22:44
18 Advanced Color Edits Duration:05:31
20 Editing Colors in General Duration:03:48
21 Editing Skin Tones Duration:14:30
25 Intro to Second Day Duration:01:37
26 Session Overview Duration:05:47
27 Tethered Basics Duration:05:04
29 Controlling the Camera Duration:05:08
33 Saving a Session Template Duration:03:51
34 Overview of Process Recipes Duration:05:28
35 Tokens Overview Duration:26:21
36 A Simple Round Trip Duration:14:04
37 Sharpening Workflow Duration:08:06
45 Image 5 - Black and White Duration:09:13
46 Image 6 - Landscape Duration:07:22
47 Image 7 - Portrait Duration:05:06
48 Image 8 - Action in Lowlight Duration:07:46

Lesson Info

Basic Copy Paste Workflow

on the last basic thing that we need Teoh talk about or something that we do all the time is copy paste. So we take some adjustments from one image, and we copy them across to everything else. So if we look at a sequence off images, let's select all of these and I'm gonna reset. So, Commander, that'll reset everything back to default. So let's take the 1st 1 on. Let's do some edits. So let's just bring up the exposure of tiny bit and I'm going to reset my workspace. Open up all levels se auto levels. Hey, presto! Already looks a bit better, darkened down the mid tones a bit on. Let's have a little bit of clarity. So that's my basic at it Now. These three further images were shot under exactly the same conditions, so it makes sense. Teoh copy paste across. So let's shift. Click on Bring those up and let's put a crop on a swell. So I grabbed my crop Curse it'll and even in multi view Aiken still work with the crop as well. It's still set to square, so let's right click and say unconstrai...

ned and then added, My crop like so So I've got a crop and some adjustments that I'd like to get across to the other images Really simple. So up in the top right hand corner, we've got copy and apply. So if I click on copy and I go to the employee arrow and click, then it copies across. But you're going to say what's going on? It didn't copy the crop across. That's totally intended behaviour. So the default is is that crop is ignored in the copy paced process. So if I say undo, let's go back to where we were and look at what happens when we press copy. So I'm in the adjustments to Tampere, this one. It looks a bit like a clipboard. So when I click on copy over here, it checks on everything that is part of the image so we can see exposure levels. What else did I do? Clarity. And someone. So that's all loaded into the adjustments clipboard. But if we go to composition, you'll see that it's not checked on and again that an intended action, the reason being is that often crop can be dynamic, especially if we think of something like wedding photography, we might have 50 or 60 shots. Where the environment lighting conditions is is the same, but the crop is always gonna vary a little bit. So when I say paste over here, nothing happens with girls to the crop. Now, if you find that super annoying and in some cases it is super annoying in the adjustments clipboard tool again the sup menu, you'll find an option called Auto Select, and by default it will be on adjusted except composition. So if you want it toe also reflect the crop. We can change that to adjusted. So now if I say um, copy this time it's click on copy. Appear copy on we look a composition you see Now it's got the crop checked. So now when I press supply, it sends that crop over to the other images. Now, the nice thing is, I can also just play around and edit the crop as I see fit, even with, you know, like a multi view situation like this. So if you want the crop to be reflected, that's how to do it. Let's go back to the default and we do a couple of others, so let's grab this one. I mean, in this this situation, it would be super annoying toe have the crop because it's landscape and portrait, so it doesn't make sense. So let's bring these up similar kind of action. Almost perfect out of Cameron, Let's just had a bit of contrast orto levels on and let's have a bit of clarity. So just a little bit. And once again we say copy and look at this. When we hover over the deploy button, it's gonna be hard TOC because it's quite small. But over here on this check box, you'll see a little number pops up and it says four. So that's telling me it's going to affect four images Now. What this Tuggle does is it simply means effect all the images that is selected. So in this case, four images or only is affect the one that is the primary. So it's this funny capture one term where we talk about the primary variant that's the one with this solid white border around it, and then the other variants which of the selects. So if this is off, if I see copy paste, nothing happens because this toggle is being turned off at some point. If you're new to capture one, you will probably accidentally turn this off. We will be pressing it thinking What does that do? I Well, it doesn't do anything. I'm gonna leave it turned off on the next time you try and copy paste or you try and process 50 images, it only happens to the 1st 1 and it's really annoying and it drives you crazy. So just check that generally you want tohave this one turned on. So now when I say paste, it now goes across to everything else. But again as I change my option there. If we do copy Paste, it's not doing the crop as intended. Now you might ask, What's the point of having this stupid total? I'm gonna always wanna have it turned on on time. The answer is no. In some cases, you might not actually want it turned on. So if we bring back our viewer labels, says turned the labels on, on with it on. If I use a short cut to say, Let's look at these four images and think which one's the best? I'm going to tag it green. So I'm gonna Press seven on my keyboard. Oh, it's marked everyone green. That's super annoying, so I need to clear those tags. Eso I've got six. It's my short cut. So if I turn this off and then mark you seven on my keyboard to tag Green, you see it only happens to this one so it can be a useful toggle to turn or enough. But at some point, if you're new to capture on your turn it off and it will drive you nuts for half a day heat because you won't figure out what's going on. It also exists in the edit menu eso sort, where his image menu edit all selected variance and a handy short cut to, of course, sticking on the subject of shortcuts that copy paste action. You can also do as a short cut to so you can see here copy adjustments and apply adjustments. Shift command. See Chief, come on V again. If that doesn't make sense to you, just change it to something else in the editor. So that's copy paste everything. So as soon as you click copy that would load everything into the adjustments keyboard. You can, of course, uncheck them before pasting if you only want a few to come across. But sometimes it can be really handy to just copy one adjustment across. So let's go back, Teoh. Let's take these as an example. So let's bring up these four and actually, let's go to these four. Make more sense. So let's are going to do command off a reset research adjustments so we can start from scratch. So once again, let's do auto levels on the 1st 1 auto levels. Actually, with the selection like this will work on everything. That's a good accidental think. So what I'm gonna do is just turn that off and do auto levels. This one, let's have a bit of clarity and contrast. And so and let's also throw in a crop like so. And we going to do standard things you did before Copy paste. So that brings those across except the crop. But what if I want to copy across the crop or some other adjustment? Is Aziz well? So if I go to the crop tool itself, this is under the this tool tip here it looks like a little Lenz said, the lens to tap. If we go to the crop tool. Remember, Right back at the start of the course, we spoke about these icons on each tool, So this one is a copy pace just for that. So if I want to get the crop on this image over to the others, I can click on the little up, down arrow. See Crop is ticked, and if I say a ploy, it copies it all across like so. So if I'd change it again, let's just make a tight crop so you can see and I click copy paste and quick apply. Then it goes across. So this works for any adjustment, and it's really super useful. So let's do it again and employ. Or it could be. If you think you know what, I just want to tweet the exposure. So if I just brighten it up a little bit, copy, see? Explosion contrast is ticked and say Apply. It comes across Now. If you want to make that even faster, you can suppress that dialogue or just say, Apply straightaway by holding down shift, and if I shift, click the up and down. Then it goes a gross straight away, like so so really handy thing to know. So copy and apply up here. Copy and apply all except the crop copy and apply on any tool. Just that individual tool. Really useful for lots of reasons. You could be copy and applying metadata like keywords across exposure changes, crop and so on. So in this case, we copied across the crop and then I can just drag each one and then fix the crop. But if that crop has to be the same dimensions, that's a really simple way of doing it.

Class Description


  • Understand the interface and terminology in Capture One Pro 12
  • Setup your workspace and shortcuts to fit your habits
  • Build a workflow and editing strategy to save time and maximize results
  • Control the dynamics of color and texture with Capture One’s RAW conversion engine
  • Tackle a wide variety of image problems with photo editing
  • Learn the new features inside Capture One Pro 12
  • Master advanced image editing techniques
  • Shoot tethered photos -- and edit as you shoot


Capture One Pro 12 allows you to seamlessly capture, organize and edit your images all in one space. But the wide variety of tools and customization options in the photo editing program from Phase One can make the software a challenge for new users.

In this course, David Grover, a Capture One educator and expert, shows you how to overcome the initial hurdles of learning this program so you can hit the ground running. From basic techniques to advanced edits, you'll learn start-to-finish photo editing and asset management inside Capture One Pro 12.

Whether you are new to Capture One, are coming from an older version of the program, or are switching from another photo editor, you'll master everything from import to export. In this class, David shares everything from workflow to editing, exporting and even shooting tethered- all the while giving you helpful examples and visual aids to drive home each lesson. By the end of this intensive course, you’ll be ready to manage and edit your photos in one streamlined process.


  • Beginner and intermediate Capture One users
  • Photographers in need of a post-processing workflow that are working with one of the more than 500 compatible camera models
  • from Sony, Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon, Phase One, and others
  • Photographers who want to enhance RAW images and make them look extraordinary
  • Photographers incorporating tethered shooting into their process
  • Professional photographers switching from another editing program


Capture One Pro 12


As a member of the software team behind Capture One, David Grover is an expert on the ins and outs of Capture One Pro 12. But with experience running weekly webinars on the photo editing software, David is also a respected educator in the industry. Shooting since the age of 16, David is both a photographer and a photo editor. He lives in the UK with his wife and two children.



This is a superb course. David is an excellent teacher. I'm coming to the end of it and have learnt so much. I've been using the software for a year, self-learning as I went along. I had watched the odd David Grover video on YouTube, but never got much further in my understanding of the software. Capture One is brilliant software and to do it justice you need to learn it properly from an expert. Highly recommend this course if you want to produce professional results.


Excellent course and a very engaging speaker. If you are starting with Capture One 12, this is the best class to take. The lessons are presented and explained in an organized way that it shortens the learning curve. Thank you, David. Cheers!

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One of the best course I've purchased. Very helpful and I learned so much more with this course and in a short period of time, than all the official Capture One You Tube videos put together! Anyways David Grover is the same guy who does the Phase One C1 official YouTube videos, so there's no better person to conduct this course than him! Truly excellent and if you think you know all about C1 Pro 12 interface, wait till you watch this course.