Enhanced Image Package (EIP) Pro

EIP / IIQ / RAW / Verarbeiten von Bildern / Verarbeitungsvorgaben / Benennen der Ausgabedateien

Learn about the benefits of exporting RAW files using Capture One’s Enhanced Image Package feature.

An overview of an EIP workflow

Capture One’s Enhanced Image Package (EIP) option offers a secure, reliable and non-destructive method of keeping the original RAW file together with any adjustments, metadata and relevant IIC and LCC profiles in one convenient container.

This makes the EIP format a highly desirable option when sharing files between colleagues and clients, or when you need to simply move files between your laptop and workstation when back in the office.

All RAW files from officially supported cameras can be packed as as EIP files, and you can even set up Capture One to pack RAW files as EIPs when working with a tethered camera.

Not only is the EIP file treated like any other RAW file when working in Capture One, but even after you have shared it with someone, it will be seen exactly as you created it and the RAW file is available for further adjustment and output to a final format like any other. 


Importing EIPs

When collaborating with colleagues, packing RAW files as EIPs does away with the need to locate and include additional files. Even so, it's important to remember when using the Importer in a Session or Catalog to enable the Include Existing Adjustments option in the Adjustments panel, otherwise those adjustments will not be visible and you'll have to-re-import the files. That's not the case when dragging and dropping a folder of EIP files into a Session. When you do that, Capture One automatically includes the existing adjustments when creating the previews. If the adjustments are not wanted, simply select New Variant (Image > New Variant) or use the shortcut F2/F7 (macOS/Windows).

  1. Open a Session or Catalog, and select File > Import Images... or click on the Import Images icon in the main tool bar. The Importer dialog opens.
  2. From Import From select the folder of EIP image files to import, and then choose the destination folder, naming and other options as appropriate.
  3. In the Adjustments panel, enable Include Existing Adjustments with a check-mark.
  4. Click on Import All to import EIPs (complete with adjustments).

Packing images as EIP in Sessions

  1. Select the intended images that will be packed as .EIP
  2. From the main menu, choose Image > Pack as EIP.
  3. The files are now automatically packed and will be named .EIP

Note: EIP is not recommended for use with catalogs. 

Automatically convert all Phase One digital files to .EIP

  1. Choose Capture One>Preferences.
  2. Open the Image tab.
  3. Check mark Pack as EIP when importing.
  4. Check mark Pack as EIP when capturing.

The image file is now integrated in the Enhanced Image Package. The .EIP is simply replacing the image files. The setting files will be removed from the relevant folders and will also be included in the package.

Note: An EIP is not recommended for use with catalogs. Always unpack an EIP before using it in a catalog.

Unpacking EIP files in Sessions

  1. Select the images that need to be unpacked.
  2. Choose Image > Unpack EIP.
  3. The files are now automatically unpacked and will display the original file extension.

Note: An EIP is not recommended for use with Catalogs. Always unpack an EIP before using it in a Catalog.

Sharing EIP files

Catalog users can benefit from EIP export for simplified transportation of RAW and settings files and profiles, off system. In the Export originals panel, you will find an option to Export as EIP. Sessions users can also choose to Export originals as EIP files. In both cases this creates a workflow where the original RAW file and adjustments are copied and exported as a single EIP file.
Although EIP files can be imported into a Catalog, with or without any previous adjustments applied like a Session, EIP files cannot be unpacked in a Catalog. It is therefore recommended that EIP files are unpacked before using them in a Catalog or that they continue to be handled in a Session.

Exporting images as EIP files

  1. Select the intended images that will be shared as .EIP.
  2. From the main menu, choose File > Export Images > Originals.
  3. Add any folder and file name information using the Location and Naming tools where necessary, and check mark Pack As EIP under the Options palette.
  4. Click on Export Original. The files are now automatically packed and the extensions will be renamed .EIP.

Note: JPEG and TIFF files cannot be packed as EIP.