Process Files

Process images / Process recipe / Watermark / TIF / Web Contact Sheet

Find out how to process images, produce Customized Output Recipes and use the Batch Tool Tab.

Create multiple process recipes Pro

  1. Go to the Output Tool Tab.
  2. In Process Recipes tool press the '+' (plus) button.
  3. Name the new recipe.
  4. In Process Recipe tool, choose the desired Format, bit depth, Compression, ICC profile and Resolution.
  5. Choose the Scale setting from the drop down menu.
  6. Select an application from the Open With drop down menu (in the Process Recipe tool) to automatically open a processed image.
    This is not recommended if multiple images are processed in one batch.
  7. File names are set using the Output Naming tool. See File naming.
  8. The output destination can be changed if the session folder is not the desired output folder.
    A new output folder can be chosen in the Stored Files option.
  9. Go to the Process Recipe tool and check mark the preferred Metadata options to include in the processed files.
  10. Choose whether or not to include a watermark in the image from the tab in the Process Recipe tool.
  11. Every step is instantly saved and will re-appear next time the recipe is selected.

Multiple recipes are only available in the PRO or DB version. Start at #4 if the installed version is not PRO.

Introduction

Images can be processed for output in multiple formats including TIFF, JPEG and DNG. Capture One provides a range of options for setting the file compression, bit depth, color space, resolution and size. The Scale option is especially useful if you want to process images for various purposes.

Customize your output workflow with Output Recipes to create, for example, multiple output recipes to process the same collection of images for various output purposes. You can continue working in Capture One while image files are processed in the background.

Process images

  1. Select the image files for processing.
  2. Go to the Output Tool Tab.
  3. In Process Recipes, check mark the required recipe(s) for the selected images.
  4. Press Process.
  5. Processing can be stopped at any time, then edited and re-started from the Batch Tool Tab.

Create a text watermark Pro

  1. Go to the Output Tool Tab.
  2. Choose the Watermark tab in the Process Recipe tool.
  3. Select Text from the Kind drop down menu.
  4. Type the watermark into the Text field.
  5. Press the Font menu icon to adjust the font and color of the text.
  6. Adjust Opacity and Scale sliders to the desired level.
  7. Adjust the placement of the watermark using the Horizontal and Vertical sliders or by selecting the hand cursor tool (h).

Create a graphical watermark Pro

  1. Go to the Output Tool Tab.
  2. Choose the Watermark tab in the Process Recipe tool.
  3. Select Image from the Kind drop down menu.
  4. Drag and drop a file to the image area or browse for an image using the File link below the image area.
  5. Adjust Opacity and Scale sliders to the desired level.
  6. Adjust the placement of the watermark using the Horizontal and Vertical sliders or by selecting the hand cursor tool (h).

N.B. Capture One supports all common image file formats for use as a watermark.

Use multiple output recipes at the same time Pro

  1. Go to Output Tool Tab.
  2. Go to the Process Recipes tool and check mark all recipes needed.
  3. Select the image files in need of processing.
  4. Press Process.

Process different process recipes into sub folders Pro

  1. Go to the Output Tool Tab.
  2. Highlight a Process Recipe.
  3. Choose the File tab in the Process Recipe tool.
  4. Type a name for the Sub Folder into the corresponding field. This will automatically create a subfolder. (E.g. For Standard jpeg RGB files).
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for other Process Recipes.
  6. Check mark the desired Process Recipes and press Process. The different files can be found in the corresponding subfolders within the Output folder.

Edit the batch

  1. Go to the Batch Tool Tab.
  2. Choose the Queue tab.
  3. A batch of files can be changed and reordered. Simply drag and drop files to the desired order during processing.
  4. Highlight a file(s) and press backspace (on your keyboard) to remove it from the Batch Queue at any time.
  5. Press the Stop or Start button (at the bottom of the Batch Tool Tab) to stop or restart the queue at any time.

Reprocess files (history tab)

  1. Go to the Batch Tool Tab.
  2. Select the History tab.
  3. Highlight any previously processed files and press the Reprocess Selected button.

Learn more

Find out more about the output settings in the Output Tool Tab.