Change the Default Settings

Capture One automatically selects a recommended default setting for all image files from recognized cameras. It is also possible to apply a user defined default setting.

Individual adjustments can be made to most Color, Exposure, Details and Metadata tool parameters and used as the default setting. Once selected, this user defined default setting will be automatically applied to every subsequent file from a specific camera make and model. This procedure is recommended for advanced users only.

There is a vast range of possible user defined default settings. Here are two examples:

Change the default setting: Example 1

  1. Go to the Color Tool Tab.
  2. In the Base Characteristics tool, change the ICC profile to a different recommended profile or to a favored camera profile from a different make and model.
  3. Go to the Curve drop down menu and select a different preferred option.
  4. Click on the action menu icon and select the Save as Default for Canon EOS-7D (or other relevant camera name) option at the top of the Base Characteristics tool.
  5. This Default setting will now be applied to every subsequent file from this specific camera make and model.

Change the default setting: Example 2

  1. If your camera habitually overexposes captured image files, adjust the Exposure slider to an appropriate value.
  2. Click on the action menu icon and select the Save as Default for Canon EOS-7D (or other relevant camera name) option at the top of the tool tab.
  3. Add any other Color, Exposure, Details and Metadata adjustments using the same procedure.
  4. This Default setting will now be applied to every subsequent file from this specific camera make and model.