Printing Images

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Print selected images using customized print layouts with the option to include watermarks, captions and even annotations.

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 panels.
  4. Adjust the image appearance using the Caption, Image Settings and Watermark panels.
  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 images to print in the Browser.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Adjusting image settings

The Image Settings panel has several layout options, including choices to add overlays and annotations to the final print:

  • 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 of the selected images will be repeated on one page according to the layout.
  • Include Overlays: Enable this option to add any previously used overlays during printing. When enabled the overlay will be superimposed on the image displayed in the print preview window.
  • Include Annotations. Any annotations added as scribbles or notes earlier in the workflow will be included for printing. When enabled any annotations will be displayed on the image in the print preview window. (Note images with annotations can be searched for using the Filters tool.)

The Image Settings tool has several layout options, including choices to add overlays and annotations to the final print:

Adding a caption

When you've added a caption in the Description field of the metadata editor located in the Metadata inspector, you can add it to your print.

  1. Go to the Metadata inspector and either, verify the existing caption, or add a new one in the Description field in the IPTC - Content section.
  2. Select File > Print and go to the Caption panel in the Print dialog window.
  3. Select Description from the Type drop down menu.
  4. Press the Font button to alter the size and font of the caption to be added to your print.

Go to the Metadata Tool Tab and either, verify the existing entry, or add a new caption in the Description field in the IPTC - Content section

Add or remove the file name

  1. Select File > Print and go to the Caption panel in the Print dialog window.
  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 Filename or None from the Type drop down menu.

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, using either your own text or tokens or a combination of the two.

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.

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

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 images to print in the Browser.

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).

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

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.

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