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Quick Start to Capture One

Lesson 18 of 20

Adding Keywords and Metadata on Import


Quick Start to Capture One

Lesson 18 of 20

Adding Keywords and Metadata on Import


Lesson Info

Adding Keywords and Metadata on Import

Something which Lightroom people often ask is how do I add some keywords or metadata on import? So again to sort of rewind to that first import dialogue menu where we could add some additional things. So if we just open up the import dialogue for a second. Let's just have some more images up. We can see that there's no sort of category here for adding keywords. So I can't pick and choose from my keyword library to add keywords to my images, but I can do it with a preset. So let's go back to keywords. Sorry, let's go back to one of these images and let's say we've got a certain set of keywords that we always apply to weddings. So I'm gonna say it's a wedding ceremony, for example. We could put the location like it's in India, for example, and so on. So let's just say we have a standard set of keywords that we use for our weddings. Now if I want to apply this on import, then I have to save it as a preset. So if we go up here, I can say Save User Preset. Keywords, it's the only option I h...

ave. And we'll say Save. And we're gonna call this Indian Keyword Basics. So that's the basic keywords that I want to apply to a wedding that I've shot in India, for example. Now when I go to import under Adjustments, we can see User Presets and if I look under Metadata. Sorry, sorry, not under Metadata, under Keywords, you can see Indian Keyword Basics. So that will apply that preset as I import. So you can pick and choose your keywords in this window, but you can pick and choose presets as such. The other thing that you might want to do is kind of adding some basic metadata. So if we get our Metadata tool back. So let's collapse Keywords and Keyword Library. So let's say we wanna make a standard metadata template. So we're gonna say the creator is Eric Ronald, for example. He's a photographer, like so. And we can add other stuff like your website, but most importantly we're gonna add a copyright, which is Eric Ronald 2017, for example. And we could add our address and other contact details and so on and so forth. But I wanna save that as a user preset again. I don't want the Color tag, but I do want the Creator, the Job Title and the Copyright Notice. So very important, I don't want the Color tag cause I don't wanna add the same Color tag to every image I import. So let's save that and we'll call this Eric Ronald MetaData, for example, and say Save. Now when we go back to Import, in our import collection we could pick our Keywords and then we could also pick Eric's MetaData like so. So we can see the selected presets that we're putting in here. So Eric's MetaData and our Keyword Basics and then when we import these images it will have the metadata preset and keywords as part of it as well. So we can't pick and choose our keywords, but we can happily add as many presets as we like. Also to just add to that as part of this if you wanna add like a black and white look, for example, or a color grade, then you can also do that on import as well. So you can stack up as many preset installs as you wish on import.

Class Description

Whatever your current RAW converter or imaging software is, this course will help you make a smooth transition to Capture One and give your images a new look. Join David Grover, a Capture One educator and expert, as he shows you how to overcome the initial hurdles of learning a new program and hit the ground running.

In this class you’ll learn:

  • The interface and terminology Capture One uses
  • How to setup the workspace and shortcuts so they become familiar to you
  • The 10 most important things you need to know for everyday workflow and adjustment
  • How to make your images shine with Capture One’s RAW conversion engine

By the end of this class, you’ll be able to start importing your image into Capture One and create new and creative images!

Software Used: Capture One Pro 10


Juan Sebastián Echeverri

This class is a great introduction to Capture One. David covers the CO environment including the basics of tools, tool tabs, toolbar, cursor tools, action buttons, the viewer, and the browser. It includes some useful shortcuts and best practices for an efficient workflow.

Dan Donovan

A comprehensive overview of Capture One. David does a FANTASTIC job of getting you started with Capture One!


David is extremely well versed in CaptureOne Pro and he has the ability to share his knowledge in a way that is easy to follow and understand. My time in the audience was well spent, increasing my knowledge of CaptureOne basics. I would particularly recommend this class to anyone who is relatively new to CaptureOne or who is considering making CaptureOne part of their photo editing process.