Tool Tabs

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Each Tool Tab contains a number of utilities. Each tool has its own set of controls to adjust an image file.

If you cannot find a particular Tool Tab in your workspaces setup then you can add the Tool Tab (right click the tool tab bar > Add Tool) or select a new workspace.

See Customized Workspaces.

Tool Tabs – In Detail

The Library tool allows access to files located on your local computer or on external drive and networks. It is a filtered file explorer that displays supported files. The Library tool also enables access to images within Session Folders, Session Albums and Session Favorites. It is very similar to the file browser in a Mac or PC operating system (Finder on Mac, Explorer on Windows®).

Browse through image collections using the hierarchical tree structure of the Library.

The Library tool features an Output folder, a Move-To folder, a Capture folder, a Trash folder and enables users to browse between recently used sessions.

The Capture tool tab is your gateway to tethered shooting with a Phase One digital back, Leaf back, Mamiya back or selected DSLR camera. Check the release notes for details on the supported cameras .

Adjust some basic camera exposure settings here and control image file naming elements.

Automatically copy settings from one capture to the subsequent captures.

The Exposure Evaluation illustrates the exposure values of the capture not only as a histogram, but also on the slider showing the under or over exposure in aperture values.

The Quick tool tab includes a selection of key tools to help get a faster workflow.

Base characteristics provide different ICC camera profiles and film curves. An ICC profile is automatically applied according to the make and model of the selected RAW file.

The Quick tool enables users to Set White Balance conventionally or by using the Skin Tone tool. It is also possible to control Exposure and High Dynamic Range and process directly from this Tool Tab.

The Color tool tab has a number of options to help control the colors of an image file.
The Color tool enables users to set White Balance conventionally or by using the Skin Tone tool. Adjust the Color Balance to control the overall tone of color.

The Color Editor enables adjustments to be applied to groups of colors, specific colors or on the skin tones. Save a color setting (once it is achieved) and apply it to later work, even as an ICC profile or style directly in a tethered session.

The Color tool also features a Black & White inspector allowing users to adjust individual tonal channels and save them as a Preset for future use. 

The Exposure tool tab provides controls to adjust the exposure aspects of images. Basic controls (e.g. Exposure Compensation) affects the whole image, and more advanced controls (e.g. High Dynamic Range) enables users to fine-tune adjustments.

Levels and Curves can adjust overall lightness values as well as the individual Red, Green and Blue color channels. 

 Lens Correction - PRO Feature
The Lens Correction tool tab provides a number of lens correction options that can automatically adjust unwanted lens issues using Phase One’s testing of individual lenses. You will find many presets created to adjust 3rd party lenses.

Adjustments can also be applied manually to correct individual elements, e.g. Distortion.  

The Composition tool tab provides the crop feature and its related settings.

Aspect ratios can be applied to images to meet output format needs. Rotate, Straighten and Keystone tools are also available from this tool tab as well as the Overlay feature.

Image sharpness and noise reduction is controlled from the Details tool tab as well as the PRO features Advanced Noise Reduction and Moiré.

The Details tool tab includes a navigation tool and focus tool that allow you to quickly check the details anywhere on the image at any zoom level.

Use the Focus window to keep track of the sharpness in 100% view, and the Spot Removal tool to get rid of dust and spots.

 Local Adjustment - PRO Feature
The Local Adjustments tool allows you to create layers and work on specific areas in any photo. Local Adjustment is useful when you only want to adjust selected areas of an image (e.g. specific areas that are overexposed). 

Any copyright and caption information you have added to an image are shown in the Metadata tool tab. Basic file information and basic EXIF information for the image, such as camera make, model and exposure data are also shown here.

You can enter many different IPTC recognizable keywords as well as other Metadata and options of synchronizing or reloading the metadata to/from the original image file.

 Adjustments Clipboard
The Adjustments tool tab provides a clipboard with image adjustments which can be copied from one image and applied to other images. The default copy function contains only the parameters where actual adjustments are made to the settings of the source image.

It is possible to deselect specific adjustments as well as to save a set of adjustments as a Style for later use.

The Output tab allows the process parameters to be defined and for the images to be processed.

The Process Recipe includes parameters such as file formats, quality, color space, and resolution. The size of a processed file can also be configured.

You can decide what specific metadata will be included in the processed image file and systematically rename the output files as desired.

Capture One PRO can also add watermarks and save process recipes as well as process to multiple formats at the same time.

Control the queue for processing and check which images have been processed previously in the Batch tool tab.

Options of changing the order of processing by drag-and-drop. Delete images from the batch queue by marking and pressing backspace.

The Batch will start automatically when Process button is pressed.

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A guidance histogram is located at the top of some Tool Tab options. This histogram provides an up-to-date graphic representation of an image exposure.

The histogram reflects the output RGB color space but it will also display monochrome values should the image file be converted to black and white. It is worth noting that the processed image will still be RGB even though the Histogram displays monochrome values. 
The Auto feature optimizes the image from the controls in the specific tool. Press the Reset icon to cancels all adjustments that have been applied in a given tool. The Presets feature allows you to save tool settings for later use.

Note: If an ICC profile is not applied to all files in a folder, then an ICC file will only follow a profiled primary selected RAW file.