Capture One Export Settings


Studio Photography: Shoot and Edit While Tethered


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Capture One Export Settings

Once we're at that point, we can go through and make our output selections. So again, we talked about this earlier, but I'll go to it in a little more detail now. On your toolbar here, you have your output. Oh, and if at any point you want to rearrange this, you just hold down your command key, and you can change the order of your tools, so I tend to do 'em in order of folder structure, the actual captures of my camera, color, exposure, details, and processing. And then info last. That's just kinda the order that I like to work and adjust things, but again, all my main tools are into this local adjustment so it doesn't really matter. What we're gonna do now is we're gonna export, so now that we have imported our cards, I'm going to show you how exactly I export. So we're not gonna do full res, 'cause we want to edit. We want to edit pretty quickly. We're gonna go to JPEG, under this process recipe you can see the file that's our output location, where it's going. If you want it to crea...

te thumbnails, it just loads a little faster. If you want any other adjustments done, whether it's cropping or sharpening, I don't like doing sharpening in Capture One, I prefer to do it in Photoshop, so I'll show you how I do that later. You can actually export with or without the metadata, or selective metadata, so you can say for this, copyright, so that's in the information I've already put in to Capture One That it includes with the metadata about copyright. You can even put the ratings or whatever you want. It's all gonna be included, or none of it. And you can even watermark within Capture One, so you can export and it'll lay a watermark over whether it's an image you've created, or just typing in text. It'll put that watermark on the image if that's something you're looking for. So again, process recipe our basic recipe's gonna be a JPEG. We'll do quality 100. We'll do 300 dpi. But we're not gonna do full res. I always go by the long edge, so whether that's for vertical image, the height. We'll do, say, 3200 pixels or on a horizontal image, that'll be the width. You can have it automatically open with Photoshop. If you are only exporting one image, that might be handy, we're gonna export a few, so I don't want them all to go to Photoshop. Our location, you can choose the folder. It automatically defaults to the output, which is great 'cause that's what we wanted it to do. But just to show you, you can go in and select output, set as your output folder. If you have a subfolder, you can do output, outfit one. Output, outfit two. You could even have it broken down like that. Again, it lets us know that there are 263 gigs free. Naming, I always name them on the import so I don't have to rename them on the export. And then down here it's just kind of the process summary. When you're ready to process, if you want to just do one image, you go up here, you hit this little gear, and you'll see it turns orange. It's processing that image. As soon as that turns gray, it is done. So it is done fully processing, and now we can go down to our first CL test. You'll see output, and boom. There's our image. And this Capture One folder, that's just kind of all the info that Capture One's pulling from, so it makes it faster when it's loading. So you don't need to worry about that. It doesn't really take up much space. It's just kind of a default thing that they include with all the process recipe information, metadata, and all that. If you want to process images all together, you can hit shift. Or click an image, so select one, hit shift, select the last one, so you'll see now we've selected three images. Again hit process, if you wanna. So you've selected multiple variants. That means there's different edits we did. Do you want to process only the primary variant, or all the selected? Actually, we're gonna process all. So there might be multiple images and you know, as we changed up what we were editing, how we were doing it, and even what we were copying and pasting, there's all different variants. If you ever want to go through and see compare an image you can add a second variant, so you can take one image you can actually copy that image, and clone that variant so you can see now if you want to reset that one, so now you can go back and forth and see what it looks like before and after. If you want to delete it, you just hit delete. And you have your original variant. So it's a good way, rather than having to reset your settings, go back and do it again. Again, to do that you just go to image, you can actually hit new variant, and it'll show you that before and after. Again, to get rid of it, just delete it, and you're back to square one. So, that's something that's kinda handy if you're trying to show a client, or show yourself what an image looked like before the settings and after. And sometimes you might want to make changes based on those variants.

Class Description

The best photographers have a good idea of the image they’re after from the very beginning of the process. But shooting with a specific end product in mind requires a lot of thought and planning. Dan Brouillette will show you how to do it by creating a live, in-studio portrait shoot with simple lighting. You’ll learn how to make adjustments for color correction and toning in Capture One®, the best way to use shadows and highlights while tethering, and how to perform additional post-processing work in Photoshop®.