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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

Add a description

  1. Go to the Metadata Tool Tab and fill 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.

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.

Add a text watermark

  1. Select File>Print and go to the Watermark tool in the Print dialog box.
  2. Select Text from the Kind drop down menu.
  3. Fill in the Text field.
  4. Press the Font button to alter the typeface and color. 
  5. Adjust the Opacity, Scale, Horizontal and Vertical sliders as desired.

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.

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.

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 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.

Video tutorial: Print

Peter Eastway demonstrates how to get high-quality print with the Capture One print module on version 6. You can customize the margins, crop to match the aspect ratio of your paper, and add borders in custom widths and sizes.