Process Photos Pro

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Find out how to process images, produce Customized Output Recipes and use the Batch Tool Tab.

Introduction

Images can be processed for output in multiple formats including TIFF, JPEG and DNG. Capture One provides a range of options for setting the file compression, bit depth, color space, resolution and size. The Scale option is especially useful if you want to process images for various purposes.

Customize your output workflow with Output Recipes to create, for example, multiple output recipes to process the same collection of images for various output purposes. You can continue working in Capture One while image files are processed in the background.

Capture One provides a range of options for setting the file compression, bit depth, color space, resolution and size.

Process recipe tool

  • The Process Recipe tool has four tabs: Basic, File, Adjustments, Metadata and Watermark. These options are used to amend an existing recipe or in the creation of a new recipe.
  • Select the recipe to update from the Process Recipes window or to begin creating a new recipe, add a New Recipe in the Process Recipes window, as described above.
  • Find out more on the creation of multiple recipes here.

Process recipes tool

  • This window provides a quick overview of typical recipes for the processing of files and a method naming and of selecting one or more them for simultaneous outputting.
  • Recipes may be customized using the Process Recipe tool located directly below, and it is this tool that Capture One uses to determine those instructions during the processing of the files. It will override the selection in the Process Recipes window, so it is important to make sure the named recipes actually match the instructions in the Process Recipe tool.
  • To add a new recipe to the list, click on the '+' (plus) icon and select New Recipe or choose one of the presets, if applicable.
  • To remove a process recipe, highlight it in the list and click on the '+' (minus) button at the bottom of the window.
  • To select a recipe for processing, check-mark the box to the left. One or more of the recipes may be selected for processing.

Create multiple process recipes Pro

  1. Go to the Output Tool Tab.
  2. In Process Recipes tool press the '+' (plus) button.
  3. Name the new recipe.
  4. In Process Recipe tool, choose the desired Format, bit depth, Compression, ICC profile and Resolution.
  5. Choose the Scale setting from the drop down menu.
  6. Select an application from the Open With drop down menu (in the Process Recipe tool) to automatically open a processed image.
    This is not recommended if multiple images are processed in one batch.
  7. File names are set using the Output Naming tool. See File naming.
  8. The output destination can be changed if the session folder is not the desired output folder. A new output folder can be chosen in the Store Files option.
  9. Go to the Process Recipe tool and check mark the preferred Metadata options to include in the processed files.
  10. Choose whether or not to include a watermark in the image from the tab in the Process Recipe tool.
  11. Every step is instantly saved and will re-appear next time the recipe is selected.

Multiple recipes are only available in the PRO or DB version. Start at #4 if the installed version is not PRO.

Customize your output workflow with Output Recipes to create, for example, multiple output recipes to process the same collection of images for various output purposes

Process images

  1. Select the image files for processing.
  2. Go to the Output Tool Tab.
  3. In Process Recipes, check mark the required recipe(s) for the selected images.
  4. Press Process.
  5. Processing can be stopped at any time, then edited and re-started from the Batch Tool Tab.

n Process Recipes, check mark the required recipe(s) for the selected images

Use multiple output recipes at the same time Pro

  1. Go to Output Tool Tab.
  2. Go to the Process Recipes tool and check mark all recipes needed.
  3. Select the image files in need of processing.
  4. Press Process.

Images can be processed for output in multiple formats including TIFF, JPEG and DNG

Process different process recipes into sub folders Pro

  1. Go to the Output Tool Tab.
  2. Highlight a Process Recipe.
  3. Choose the File tab in the Process Recipe tool.
  4. Type a name for the Sub Folder into the corresponding field. This will automatically create a subfolder. (E.g. For Standard jpeg RGB files).
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for other Process Recipes.
  6. Check mark the desired Process Recipes and press Process. The different files can be found in the corresponding subfolders within the Output folder.

Process different process recipes into sub folders

Learn more

Find out about Dynamic Locations in Sessions and Catalogs on import.

Output location tool

  • The Output Location tool enables users to choose a destination for processed files.
  • Click on the arrow icon to navigate and select a desired folder. Note, the output location for files is dependent on the Root Folder setting, selected via the File tab under the Process Recipe tool.
  • By default the Root Folder is set to defer the destination to the Output Location tool. However, if the Root Folder is set to either Image Folder or another folder, via the Select Folder…option, the Output Location tool will be overridden for the chosen process recipe.
  • Be aware that the Output Location tool may still be adopted by other process recipes. Used this way, in conjunction with the Root Folder option, the Output Location tool can separate chosen process recipes and output them to different destinations, for example, JPEGs to one folder, TIFFs to another.
  • A new Location Sub Folder field provides the option to add an enclosing folder at the output location specified in the Store Files field. This is useful if multiple recipes are processed with their own folders, when selected in the Process Recipe tool Sub Folder field.

The Output Location tool enables users to choose a destination for processed files. Click on the arrow icon to navigate and select a desired folder.

Output naming tool

  • Output Naming provides a range of options for naming processed files. See more on Output Naming.

Output Naming provides a range of options for naming processed files

Process summary tool

  • The Process Summary window provides an overview of all the chosen settings for an image before processing. This includes the actual and final processed size, name, format and file size.
  • Any red highlighted figures are there as a warning that something will not be processed in a desired way. Check the red figures and make the necessary alterations e.g. change the dimensions.

he Process Summary window provides an overview of all the chosen settings for an image before processing.