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

Lesson 39 of 48

Selecting with a File Name List


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

Lesson 39 of 48

Selecting with a File Name List


Lesson Info

Selecting with a File Name List

Let's turn off recipe proofing. Or, by the way, when you turn recipe proofing on, depending on the performance of your computer, it might take a couple of seconds to kick in because it's essentially processing the file right there and then on the fly. So don't leave recipe proofing on by default. That will kind of slow your system down a bit, so make sure it's no on by default, and you can always see when proofing is up. So let's turn that off. Okay, so we've got a whole bunch of images here, something 112 that we want to send off to recline, and they're going to choose the best ones. So one of the things we could do for that is to upload to cloud storage as an option. So Google drive Dropbox box all kinds of other different options. So let's make a process recipe which does that specifically, and to help our client a little bit were also watermark the images well, so let's make a new process recipe to turn this one off, and we call this upload to cloud generic cloud storage like so s...

o first of all in the file tab. I'm not going to use the output location. It's going to go to my cloud storage. So let's go to select folder and I prepared earlier documents my generic cloud storage folder. So this could be the top level of, like, your Dropbox or Google Drive or something like that. So let's say open. So I now now know that this recipe is going to go to cloud storage now for speed and ease. Let's make it a J pig. Quick proof. So that will output really fast because it's already using the preview that scene capture one now. Also, we might want to help our client and add some kind of watermark on the image so you can see the last tab in the process. Recipe is called exactly that watermark, so we can have two kinds the watermark, of course, text or an image. So I'm going to use text on. The nice thing is, this is another place that where we can use tokens as well. So rather than just typing. So if I type my name David, let's try that again. David. You see, it pops up on the image straight away, but that's gonna be the same watermark on every image, but it might be helpful to make it dynamic. So instead of just typing, I'm going to go up here and we're going to choose first of all, the image name which we use before this one here image name. And that's drops that on the center of the image. Now it's a bit big. So let's change the font down to something a bit more manageable, like so. And we're also going to change the capacity so we can see it a bit better and using the little handle here, we're going to move it up here. So that's just got my file name. But I am a super conscious about copyright, so I wanna make sure that we know who this came from. So what we're going to do is use another token called the Copyright Notice. So let's drop this up here as well. Now it's brought up this name, my colleague and friend who took these Astra. So if we look in the meta data, she was clever enough to put her name in the copyright notice like so. So now it's pulling that from the meta data on what we could also do. If we're smart in our recipe or in our meta data, we could do something else. Actually, let's go to the first image in this big collection like so. And let's also add in something else. So we're gonna add in another my metadata term. Let's use job, identify. So let's say we shut this work for creative life like so. So I'm gonna add that in, and then I want a copy. Paste this across to everything else. So if we just escape out of that, let's hide our viewer gonna select toe. And we're going to say copy here on the meta data and make sure job identify is ticked. It is and say employ. So now everything has got the copyright notice on the job. Identify. So if we go back to our process recipe and let's just look a one image so we can see what it looks like, and then we can also add in the job identify as well. So if I start typing job identify, choose that token now, adds creative life. Now, once again, that's a bit of a mush over a string of phrases together. So in between those we can put like an underscore or dash just to space it out of it. Now, as let's say Okay, now, as we move through those images, you see the fire name changes like So So now we've got a nice dynamic watermark, which is sitting over the image now going back to the file tab. The root folder is our cloud storage now to save me time. I don't want to have to necessarily going here a maker folder each time. So what I could also do is use the job. Identify a token in here as well for the sub folder. So when I run this process recipe capture one's gonna go to my cloud storage folder, look at the job, identify and create that sub folder. So let's set this process running. So let's hide all these. Hide the viewer. So let's select all sets images, and we're going to say process. So if we go to cloud storage, we can click on this arrow. You can see it's made the sub for tickle creativelive and then all those pictures of popping in like so so Now we can just simply say to our client, Hey, I'm uploading to cloud storage. Here's the link. You can go in and see all those pictures on D. I want you to tell me which one's a good Now what happens. Of course, issue could end up with an email with a whole bunch of numbers. You could end up with the text file with a whole bunch of numbers, or they could hold different ways. They could send you those images back. Now, this is only 112 images. You can see them all now you can see our our watermark on top like so. So that's 112 images we just processed. Now that could be 1000 images, of course. And if you get a email back with 200 numbers, that's kind of a bit of an issue to find all of those. Luckily, there's an easy way to do that in capture one as well. So we're in this collection on what we can do is is weaken select images by a number of different ways. So in the select menu you'll find an entry here called Select Boy so there's a couple of options, different ways of selecting by so rating or color tag. So, for example, if we mark a few of these five star, if I go to select and say select by five stars, then it select sel those that of five stars. So that's really, you know, a kind of an additional thing over filtering. If you just want to quickly select all the five stars, all the color tag ones, that's a nice way to do it. But what we can also do is select boy a file name list. So if we say select by far name list capture one gives us a box that we can copy paste names into. Now, Fortunately, I have prepared a full name list like So So I've just got a simple text document here, which has a bunch of fire names, which the client picked at some point. So I'm gonna select all of those and say copy so control, see on my keyboard and then paste into the far name list. So these are all the far names that that I want now the d limiter, this kind of funny phrase under here. How have we separated out or four names. I've put each far name on a new line, but if you get a neck so she with comma separated values or semi Colon, you can also just drop that straight in there as well. So I've got new line, and as soon as I say OK, you could see it selected all those images. You see the ones with the lines around it from that list in a second. So that's much faster than reading the list going through, finding the image that that's a really huge pain. Now, before we lose this election, I can right click and say, create albums from create albums from right here by the selection. So make an album from anything that's currently selected, so I'm going to give this a name. Let's call it my client picks like So there's a couple of check boxes had selected images after creation. Obviously, we want to do that and select that collection after creation. So as soon as I say OK, my client picks is here, and it has the 69 images that were on that list so much, much faster than trying to do anything manually getting that list back using select select by for name list and away you go much, much faster now, of course, again, if I was to upload something else if we went to you know, a different collection, Excuse me if we went to a different collection off images like So now you can see here a soon as we've brought those images up. It's just picked up on the, uh, currently highlighted recipe. So it's going to show me the watermark on on the screen that sometimes trips a few people up because they think, Why is this watermark showing here? Because the currently highlighted recipe So you like, so we'll actually show the watermark now. In this case, there's no copyright notice on this image, so it's not showing up and there's no job identify it, so it's not showing up. But if I was to add that, let's just do that again straight away. If we go to job identify, let's just add creative lives again like so and go back to you. This image and the watermark. Oh, it was copyright notice. My mistake. Let's go, Teoh Copyright notice down here. Ah, Option G. I think Yeah, Kish like so then, in theory, it should show up like so. So now we can see the copyright and also the job identify it to so that works super nice. And then when we come, Teoh process that as long as we use something like the job identify, I don't have to touch any of the settings here. I just have to remember, Okay, every time I do is shoot, let's load something the job. Identify. So when I use this process recipe its automated. So I don't have to go in and manually start typing into this her into this book.

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.


  1. Interface Overview

    Get acquainted with Capture One Pro with a quick overview of the program, including where the different controls and options are located. In the first half of the class, David walks through a quick start of the software before diving into the advanced tools.

  2. Customizing Your Workspace and Keyboard Shortcuts

    Capture One Pro offers full control of your workspace, allowing you to customize where the controls are situated. Learn how to design a workspace that works for you, along with tips for creating your own custom keyboard shortcuts. In this lesson, David also notes the differences between running the image editor on Mac and on a PC.

  3. Making Your First Catalog

    With a workspace in place, begin working with your images by creating your first catalog. Learn how to create an organized home for your photos in the editing software. Here, David also shares tips for organizing images and maximizing performance.

  4. Importing Your First Images

    Add your RAW files to the catalog in this lesson, picking up tricks for including subfolders and avoiding duplicate images. Work on asset management essentials like where to save files and renaming images.

  5. Virtual Organization

    Starting Capture One Pro with a basic organization scheme will save time and trouble in the long run. Pick up basics on getting images organized inside the imaging software -- and keeping them that way. Work with moving files, managing folders, finding images on the hard drive and more.

  6. Basic Tool Behavior

    Jump into image processing by learning how the different tools work. Pick up essentials like the hidden tools for returning the settings back to zero and reviewing the before and after of just a single adjustment. By starting with an understanding of the options that comes with each type of control, you'll be better poised to diving into the nitty-gritty of photo editing.

  7. Starting Approach to Editing

    What do you edit first? Establish a basic editing workflow and optimize both your time and the image quality. Dan shares tips on which edits to tackle first and why. Work with tools like exposure and white balance, then move into levels for adjusting shadows, mid-tones, and highlights.

  8. Next Level Editing

    Continue layering on adjustments. Learn the difference between the brightness slider and the exposure slider, then move to next level tools like saturation, clarity, contrast, the RGB curve, and the luminosity curve. See a comparison between similar tools to see the difference between each one.

  9. Color Tools Overview

    Fine-tune the colors in images using the color editor and color balance tools. Learn the difference between the two options and how to use each one. Then, move into specifics like the skin tone tool and adjusting specific colors.

  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.

  11. Basic Export

    Once you are finished with a basic edit, images need to be exported for sharing or printing. Navigate the different export options like file type, recipes, and more.

  12. Getting Started on an Edit

    Capture One is good for more than just quick edits -- get started in more advanced editing tools in the second segment of the class. In this lesson, discuss topics like how much editing is too much, planning the edit, and more.

  13. Adding Layers to Your Toolkit

    In Capture One Pro, layers allow you to apply local adjustments, or changes made only to a small portion of the image. Learn how to use separate layers and masks to fine-tune an image using the brush tools and other local adjustment options.

  14. Radial and Linear Gradients

    The linear and radial gradient masks allow for creating layer masks that follow a shape for local adjustments without painting on with a brush. Work with these two types of masks to fine-tune the image through more local adjustment options.

  15. Luminosity Masking

    The luminosity mask tool adjusts images based on light, applying the masked effect to just the shadows or highlights, for example. Master this more advanced local adjustment to fine-tune the photograph.

  16. More Advanced Layers

    Now that you know how to use layers for local adjustments, see them in action. In this lesson, David walks through layer adjustments on a handful of images to demonstrate the different possibilities of these tools.

  17. Removing Simple Objects and Local Adjustments

    Learn how to remove an object from a photograph inside Capture One Pro. Using the clone and heal layers, remove distractions from images with this toolset.

  18. Advanced Color Edits

    Head back into the color editor tool and build in advanced techniques. Learn how to select and adjust specific color ranges, including helpful shortcuts.

  19. Using the Color Range to Select Just What You Need

    Put those color tools in action on sample edits. In this lesson, David demonstrates how to use the color editor tool to adjust a single object, without affecting the rest of the image.

  20. Editing Colors in General

    Expand your color editing repertoire with several real-world samples. Learn how to use the color tools to enhance the sky in a landscape image or to remove distractions in street photography.

  21. Editing Skin Tones

    Capture One Pro breaks out skin tones into a dedicated tab to better help photo editors easily work with portraits. Find out how to correct skin color to remove redness and other imperfections.

  22. Combining Color Selections with Layers

    What if you have an image with two objects that have identical color, but you only want to adjust one of them? Fine-tune your color adjustments using layers to adjust only a single area of color.

  23. Creating Masks From the Color Editor

    The same selections that you make in the color editor can be converted into masks to adjust more than just the color in that area. Unlike the color tools, this technique can be used to make a selection that adjusts other elements, like sharpness, contrast, and clarity.

  24. Color Grading with the Color Balance Tool

    Get creative with color grading by using the color balance tool. See how the tool works, then see real-life examples of the technique in action. Build your own color grading station by adding a custom tab into the workflow.

  25. Intro to Second Day

    Ahead of a live shoot, get a jump start on what's next: tethered shooting and sessions.

  26. Session Overview

    Unlike a catalog, a session is designed to organize a single event. Learn how sessions are organized, how the software manages the files, how to create a new session and more.

  27. Tethered Basics

    If you've never shot with a tether before, there are a few basics you need to know first. In this lesson, David shares beginner's tips on connecting the camera and computer for a tethered session. Then, see the camera and software prepped for the tether live.

  28. Setting Up Simple Sessions and Setting Naming Conventions

    Tethered sessions do not need to be organized into a single folder. Learn how to separate images into folders as you shoot and how to create a custom file name.

  29. Controlling the Camera

    Adjust camera options directly inside Capture One Pro. Here, David shows how to customize the tethered workspace, how to connect the camera, and how to remotely adjust camera settings.

  30. Handling Next Capture Adjustments

    Start shooting from inside Capture One, then learn how to make adjustments that will apply to all the subsequent photographs. Explore advanced options for tethered shooting.

  31. Using Live View Focusing and Overlay

    See what your camera sees while working remotely using Live View. In this lesson, David shares how to use the Live View feature, along with the Overlay option when working with composites or images with text.

  32. Selecting Images and Using Smart Albums

    With the tethered shooting session finished, choose the images from the live shoot using tools like color tags and ratings. Then, work with filtering options and smart albums.

  33. Saving a Session Template

    Starting a new tethered shoot doesn't necessarily mean starting everything over from scratch. Learn how to save a session template so you can easily re-use that organization scheme.

  34. Overview of Process Recipes

    Process recipes make exporting simple. Build your own process recipes for working with image files inside Capture One.

  35. Tokens Overview

    In Capture One Pro, tokens help organize images with metadata and keywords. Learn how to use tokens to create custom file names based on factors like when the image was shot. Use tokens to save images in specific folders based on their color tag or rating, rather than doing multiple exports.

  36. A Simple Round Trip

    Capture One Pro plays well with other image editors. Learn how to take a photo out of Capture One and into Adobe Photoshop or other programs, then bring the file back into the catalog. Work with a PSD file inside Capture One.

  37. Sharpening Workflow

    Sharpening can be adjusted in three different ways in Capture One. In this lesson, work with lens corrections to apply specific sharpening algorithms, sharpening sliders, and sharpening at the export.

  38. Creating a Recipe for Web Output

    Quickly share files online by creating your own recipe for exporting images. David walks through the options and some of the best settings for prepping images for the web as well as how to preview what the file will look like compressed.

  39. Selecting with a File Name List

    Design a process recipe for uploading to cloud storage and adding a watermark. Then, learn how to easily select images based on a list of filenames, such as when a client sends you a list of the photos that they like.

  40. Using Plugins and Sharing to Clients with PRODIBI

    Plugins can expand Capture One's capabilities. In this lesson, lean how to install plugins and how to use the PRODIBI option for online proofing and galleries.

  41. Image Review 1 - Sometimes Simple Works!

    In the final segment of the course, walk through full edits for various types of shots. In the first set, work with an image that needs just a few basic adjustments.

  42. Image 2 - Radial or Gradient Masks, Object Removal

    Continue perfecting real, RAW images with this pet shot. Work with a radial gradient mask, apply selective sharpening, and more.

  43. Image 3 - Keystone Tool and Aspect Ratio

    Correct perspective on architectural images using the Keystone tool. Then work with structural adjustments, lens corrections, and other adjustments.

  44. Image 4 - Using Styles in Capture One

    Work with styles to make quick adjustments to an entire image. Learn how to work with styles as a layer and further fine-tuning tips.

  45. Image 5 - Black and White

    Continue building your editing strategy and workflow and work with a black and white conversion. Customize the look of a black and white conversion and make monochrome-specific edits.

  46. Image 6 - Landscape

    Correct a landscape image, using tools common for the category like the Keystone tool, saturation, radial gradients, and more.

  47. Image 7 - Portrait

    Explore the tools for editing a portrait. Revisit skin tone adjustments, remove distractions and more in the edit for a casual portrait.

  48. Image 8 - Action in Lowlight

    Editing low light images is often a challenge -- see how to tackle this type of edit. Work with gradient masks, selective brightening, color grading and more. Finally, gain additional insight from student questions.



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!

Jino Lee

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.