Export Originals and Variants

Output / Raw / JPEG / TIF / EIP

With Capture One’s dedicated Export function, you can export copies of your original files, with or without adjustments, or you can quickly export variants straight from the browser using a single Process Recipe.

Export copies of original images

Capture One lets you quickly export virtually identical copies of the original RAW, JPEG, PNG or TIFF source files, with or without adjustments, directly from the browser. Note the original source files must be available to Capture One. Most users will likely want to export original image files with the adjustments (contained in a separate folder), as it allows you to send other Capture One users edited image files before processing, thus enabling them to make further amendments when necessary. Note Capture One will not re-compress JPEGs when exported. Although the file quality will not differ with JPEGs, or TIFFs, the file size may increase slightly if extensive metadata has been added. 

With Capture One Pro, you can also export RAW files with adjustments as EIP files. Find out more information on the benefits of Capture One Pro’s EIP option.

  1. Select the image, or images, from the browser that you want to export.
  2. From the main menu, go to File (or right click)>Export>Originals… Alternatively, right click on a Session Folder, Session Album or Catalog Collection and select Export>Originals… from the menu options. The Export dialog will appear.
  3. From the Destination drop down menu in the Location tab, navigate to a desired location to save the exported image files to. Add a folder and name it in the Sub Folder text field. See more about organizing images into folders and using the dynamic locations feature here.
  4. Enter a name directly in the Format text field, or choose a naming format by clicking on the action button (…) in the Naming tool and adding the appropriate tokens. Type a Job name if applicable, and add the Job Name token in the Format text field to add it on output.
  5. Select or deselect any relevant fields in the Options tab. (The Notify When Completed option is selected by default).
  6. Click on Export Original to complete the process. When multiple images are selected, the task is added to the Batch Queue and is executed in the background, enabling users to continue their work during the export process.

Capture One lets you quickly export virtual copies of the original RAW, JPEG, PNG or TIFF images with or without adjustments directly from the browser to a folder location on your computer or external hard drive.

Export image variants using a single recipe only

When using the Export Variants option, Capture One makes virtual copies of the originals, applies any adjustments made and saves them as either JPEG, TIFF, PNG, DNG or PSD file formats. In addition, the Export feature offers options to resize, convert color spaces and embed profiles. Note, the original source files must be available to Capture One.

With Capture One Pro you can also add or disable sharpening and include metadata, such as EXIF data, Keywords and other IPTC data. With the exception of being able to export images with watermarks and using multiple Process Recipes, the processing and naming options are practically identical to those offered under Capture One Pro’s dedicated Output Tool Tab, see here for more information.

  1. Select the image or images, from the browser that you want to export.
  2. From the main menu, go to File (or right click)>Export>Variants... Alternatively, right click on a Session Folder, Session Album or Catalog Collection and select Export>Variants… from the menu options. The Export Variants dialog box will open.
  3. From the Destination drop-down menu in the Location dialog, navigate to a desired location to save the exported image files to. If desired, add a folder and name it in the optional Sub Folder text field.
  4. In the Naming dialog, enter a name directly in the Format text field, or choose a naming format by clicking on the Action button (…) and adding the appropriate tokens. Type a Job name if applicable, and add the Job Name token in the Format text field to enable it.
  5. Go to the Recipe dialog and select the file format, quality and other parameters as desired. See more here about Process Recipes.
  6. Click on the Export Variant button. When multiple images are selected, the task is added to the Batch Queue and is executed in the background, enabling users to continue their work during the export process.

When using the Export Variants option, Capture One makes virtual copies of the originals, applies any adjustments made and saves them as either JPEG, TIFF, PNG, DNG or PSD file formats.