Managing Keywords and other Metadata

The Process Recipe’s Metadata tab is used to manage keywords, ratings and color tags, and other metadata such as copyright information, GPS and EXIF data. It can also be used to manage annotations and overlays.

Managing keywords

When exporting images, Capture One will include any assigned keywords from shared keyword libraries by default. However, you can select specific keyword libraries to assign to images during output. This is particularly useful when you have a controlled vocabularly for a particular use, for example, a certain client, news agency or stock library.

  1. Select the appropriate recipe form the Process Recipes list. The recipe is then highlighted in orange. (Note that if multiple recipes are to be used for output, the following selection will have to be made for each recipe).
  2. From the Process Recipe tool located under the list, select the Metadata tab.
  3. Click-on the Keywords fly-out menu and select from the following:
    • None - to exclude keywords from the image
    • All - to include all the tagged keywords to the image
    • From Selected keyword libraries -  to include all the keywords from the chosen library, where previously set-up. (Only shared libraries can be chosen.)
  4. Selecting the option will automatically save the choice to the recipe.

When exporting images, Capture One will include any assigned keywords from shared keyword libraries by default.

Specifying metadata

Capture One has the option of removing specific metadata from image variants during output. Like other recipe settings, specifying or controlling metadata is an integral part of each process recipe. You can choose to include or remove the following, as necessary: Rating and Color Tag, Copyright, GPS Coordinates, Camera Metadata (EXIF), and All other metadata (IPTC). When reset to the default setting, with the exception of Ratings and Color Tags, all the metadata in the images will be included for processing.

  1. Go to the Output inspector.
  2. Select the Metadata tab in the Process Recipe tool.
  3. Un-check the relevant boxes to remove any metadata associated with the image variants selected for processing and output.
  4. Selecting the option will automatically save the choice to the recipe.

Capture One has the option of removing specific metadata from image variants during output.

Managing annotations

Annotations added to images, such as line drawings or sketches to aid retouching, for example, can be either included or excluded from processing when preparing variants for output. When a variant is to be processed using the PSD file format (chosen from the Process Recipe Basic tab) and annotations are included, they’re rendered as individual objects in a layer that can be edited in Photoshop. For more information on adding annotations and the Annotations editing tool, please see here.

  1. Select the appropriate recipe from the Process Recipes list. The recipe is then highlighted in orange, or silver when focus has moved. (Note that when multiple recipes are to be selected for processing, the following selection will have to be made for each recipe in-turn).
  2. From the Process Recipe panel (located under the Process Recipes list), select the Metadata tab.
  3. Under Workflow, deselect the Annotations checkbox to exclude the retouch notes or sketches from processed images. When selected, the annotations will be rendered as part of the image. When the variant is to processed as a PSD, the annotations are included as individual objects in a separate layer that can be edited in Photoshop.
  4. Selecting the option will automatically save the choice to the recipe.

Annotations added to images, such as notes, comments or sketches to aid retouching for example, can be included or excluded from processing when preparing variants for output.

Including an overlay

An overlay superimposed on images during tethered capture, or retrospectively, using the Overlay tool to aid composition can be included during processing. A previously prepared transparency file (e.g., a PNG saved with a transparent background) can be rendered as part of the image for proofing purposes, or when processed as a PSD file, included as a separate layer. This is a useful option when you want to share both the image and layout as a guide with the production team, for example. For more information on adding an overlay and the Overlay tool, please see here.

  1. Select the appropriate recipe from the Process Recipes list. The recipe is then highlighted in orange, or silver when focus has moved. (Note that when multiple recipes are to be selected for processing, the following selection will have to be made for each recipe in-turn). 
  2. From the Process Recipe panel (located under the Process Recipes list), select the Metadata tab.
  3. Under Workflow, deselect the Overlay checkbox to exclude the transparency file from processed images. When selected, the overlay is rendered as a part of the image. When the variant is processed as a PSD, the transparency file is included as an individual object in a layer that can be edited later in Photoshop.
  4. Selecting the option will automatically save the choice to the recipe

Overlays superimposed on images during tethered capture or retrospectively, using the Overlay tool to aid composition can be included during processing.