Printing Photos

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Print selected images using customized print layouts with watermarks, annotations and color profiles.

Print images

  1. Select images to print in the Browser.
  2. Select File>Print to display the dialog box and print sheet.
  3. Adjust the page layout using Templates, Margins and Layout tools.
  4. Adjust the image appearance using the Annotation, Image Settings and Watermark tools.
  5. Use the Printer tool to adjust the Print Settings, Page Setup and the Resolution, Sharpening setting and a Color Profile.
  6. Press the Print… button.
  7. Choose additional layout options via the Print dialog box.
  8. Finally, press Print.  Images will be rendered in Capture One (with a progress indication) before they are sent to the printer.

Select File>Print to display the dialog box and print sheet

Templates

Use a built-in template or create your own and save it for future use:

  1. Select images to print in the Browser.
  2. Select File>Print to display the print sheet and dialog box.
  3. Go to Templates tool and select one of the built-in options from the drop down menu that best fits your needs.
  4. If there are no appropriate Built-in Templates, go to the Layout tool and adjust the sliders as desired.
  5. Once you have the desired layout, you can save it for future use. Go to the Templates tool and select Save User Template...
  6. Name the template and press Save.
  7. This template can now be accessed via the Template drop down menu under the User Templates heading.

Go to Templates tool and select Manage User Templates... from the drop down menu

Manage custom print templates

  1. Select File>Print to display the print sheet and dialog box.
  2. Go to Templates tool and select Manage User Templates... from the drop down menu.
  3. A dialog box will appear. Press the minus (-) button in the lower left corner to remove a highlighted template.
  4. Double click on a template to rename it.
  5. Press Done once finished.

Go to Templates tool and select Manage User Templates... from the drop down menu

Units and guides

Change the units used in the Margins and Layout tools:

  1. Go to the Units and Guides tool in the Print dialog box.
  2. Select one of the five units of measurements from the Units drop down menu.

Note: Check mark the Show Guides option box to display the paper guides in the preview window. 

Change the units used in the Margins and Layout tools

Adjust the Layout

The Prioritize Spacing and Prioritize Cell Size options determine what action Capture One takes when users change Rows/Columns/Margins/Paper size etc.

  1. Go to the Layout tool in the Print dialog box.
  2. Select Prioritize Spacing from the Resizing drop down menu the software will do its best not to change the spacing between the cells. (It will instead change the cell size).
  3. Select Prioritize Cell Size from the Resizing drop down menu and the software will do its best not to change the cell width and height. (It will instead change the cell spacing).
  4. Adjust the sliders in the Layout tool to get the desired layout.

The Prioritize Spacing and Prioritize Cell Size options determine what action Capture One takes when users change Rows/Columns/Margins/Paper size etc

Adjust the image settings

The Image Settings tool has three check mark options:

Zoom to Fill: Use this option to get a postcard effect where all images are cropped to fill the paper.

Rotate to Fill: This option ensures all images have the same layout and are rotated to fit the paper.

Repeat One Image per Page: Each selected images will be repeated on one page according to the layout.

The Image Settings tool has three check mark options

Adding a description

  1. Go to the Metadata Tool Tab and either verify or add a caption in the Description field in the IPTC - Content section.
  2. Select File>Print and go to the Annotation tool in the Print dialog box.
  3. Select Description from the Type drop down menu.
  4. Press the Font button to alter the size and font of the description.

Go to the Metadata Tool Tab and fill in the Description field in the IPTC - Content section

Add or remove the file name

  1. Select File>Print and go to the Annotation tool in the Print dialog box.
  2. Select Filename or None from the Type drop down menu.
  3. If Filename has been selected, press the Font button to alter the size and font.

Select File>Print and go to the Annotation tool in the Print dialog box

Adding a text-based watermark

Capture One can add a high-quality text-based watermark to your printed images, using either your own text or tokens or a combination of the two.

  1. Select File > Print and go to the Watermark tool in the Print dialog box.
  2. Select Text from the Kind drop-down menu,  and choose from the following:
    • Enter the text required for the watermark in the Text field, or ...
    • Click on the adjacent Action menu (…) icon to open the Watermark Tokens manager dialog box. Select a token or collection of tokens from the list displayed, from the Group drop-down menu, or add a combination of text and tokens, as desired, and select OK.  
  3. From the Size fly-out menu, select between Pixels or Points as a measure of the font size.
  4. Click on the Font Action menu (…) icon to select the font type and color of the text.
  5. Adjust the Opacity, Scale, Horizontal and Vertical sliders as desired.

Capture One can add a high-quality text-based watermark to your printed images.

Add an image watermark

  1. Select File>Print and go to the Watermark tool in the Print dialog box.
  2. Select Image from the Kind drop down menu.
  3. Insert an image into the Overlay window by pressing the browse icon to select a relevant file or simply drag and drop a file into the specified area.
  4. Adjust the Opacity, Scale, Horizontal and Vertical sliders as desired.

nsert an image into the Overlay window by pressing the browse icon to select a relevant file or simply drag and drop a file into the specified area.

Change print page setup

  1. Select File>Print and go to the Printer tool in the Print dialog box.
  2. Press the Page Setup... button. 
  3. Change the page attributes and press OK.

Select File>Print to display the dialog box and print sheet

Change current printer

  1. Select File>Print and go to the Printer tool in the Print dialog box.
  2. Press the Print Settings... button.
  3. Change the page attributes and press OK.
  4. Choose a different model in the Printer drop down menu (Mac) and press Save. (PC: Double click on the desired printer).

Change current printer

Change image appearance

  1. Select File>Print and go to the Printer tool in the Print dialog box.
  2. Adjust print Resolution and Sharpening.
  3. Choose a Color profile from the drop down menu. 
  4. If a specific Color Profile is chosen, then also choose a rendering intent (Rend. Intent) option and the Black Point Compensation check mark option.

Change print page setup