Keyboard Shortcuts

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Get an overview of all the keyboard shortcuts and create your own with this easy to follow guide.

Overview of shortcut sets

Capture One has numerous default keyboard shortcuts arranged in sets to help speed up your workflow. You can choose between the set for the the current version, one from a legacy version (v 3.7) and, if you’re using a Logic Keyboard (macOS only), you can select a localized set for the US, UK and German markets. In addition, you can also create one or more custom sets, to assign your own favourite shortcuts.

Shortcuts are assigned not just to the main menu but to many other tools and features, including options for the workspace (such as selection of the tool tabs, cursor tools and displaying or relocating the browser), certain adjustments (including rotating images, rating and color tagging) and many others.

Selecting keyboard shortcut sets

When opening Capture One for the first time the default shortcut set is used. However, Capture One offers the option to create and select custom sets of shortcuts, as well as shortcuts from an earlier version (Capture One 3.7), if desired. Shortcut sets are also provided for the optionally available Logic Keyboards (macOS only), which are localized for the keyboard layouts typically used in the US, UK and Germany.

  1. To select the version, from the main menu, select Edit > Edit Keyboard Shortcuts. The Edit Keyboard Shortcuts dialog window opens.
  2. Select the required set from the fly-out menu. Choose from the following:
    • Logic Keyboard (US) - Localized for US keyboard layout.
    • Logic Keyboard (UK) - Localized for British keyboard layout.
    • Default - Latest set. Choose this to return to the default settings for the current version.
    • Capture One 3.7 - Popular legacy set.
    • Logic Keyboard (DE) - Localized for German keyboard layout.

Displaying a summary of the selected set

Capture One can display a summary of the selected set using your default browser. Note a network connection is not required.

  1. From the main menu, select Edit > Edit Keyboard Shortcuts. Click on Summarize... and get the currently selected keyboard shortcut setup. Capture One opens your default internet browser and displays the summary in a new window (macOS shortcuts displayed, above).
  2. Close the browser tab or window to dismiss.

Create a custom shortcut set

Before editing the keyboard shortcuts, a copy or duplicate of one of the default sets must first be created. Note, a number of essential shortcuts cannot be changed.

  1. From the main menu, select Edit > Edit Keyboard Shortcuts…. The Edit Keyboard Shortcuts dialog opens.
  2. Select one of the default sets from the fly-out menu.
  3. Click on the + (plus) icon. A second dialog box opens.
  4. Name the new shortcut set in the text field. (e.g., My custom shortcuts), and click OK. The new set is added to the fly-out menu and is ready for editing.
  5. Continue to make edits (see below), or click on Close to shut the dialog (the set will be saved automatically).

Edit shortcuts

As a safeguard, only a custom set can be edited. The default sets cannot be modified or deleted, even accidentally.

  1. From the main menu, select Edit > Edit Keyboard Shortcuts…. The Edit Keyboard Shortcuts dialog opens.
  2. Select a previously created custom shortcut set (see above for details on how to create a custom set).
  3. Under the Command column, click on the function that requires a new or different shortcut. Selecting a function that is subsequently highlighted in orange can’t be edited, however those that change instantly from orange to gray are editable.    
  4. Type in the chosen keyboard shortcut in the adjacent text field, under the Key column. Repeat for each selection. The new shortcuts are effective immediately (and are updated in the main menu against the tools, where applicable).
  5. Click on Close to shut the dialog. All of the edits are saved automatically.
  6. You can view a summary of the selected set by clicking on the Summarize... button at the bottom of the dialog.

Assign shortcuts to cursor tools

Although certain groups of cursor tools are assigned keyboard shortcuts by default, you can assign new keyboard shortcuts to any cursor tool. By assigning the same shortcut to a group you can cycle through the selection using the shift key. For example, when assigning the P key to all of the pickers, you can cycle through the group using shift+P.

  1. Create a custom shortcut set, as described above.
  2. From the Cursor Tools command, select the cursor group you want to change the shortcuts to. For example, Pickers.
  3. Select each picker in turn, then click on the adjacent key column (the text box will turn from gray to black when active) and type P, for example.
  4. Repeat for each cursor tool in the group.
  5. When finished click on Close to shut the dialog. All of the edits will be saved automatically.

Search for commands or shortcuts

The Edit Keyboard Shortcuts dialog has a search feature that will help you to quickly find which commands that you can apply keyboard shortcuts to or whether a particular key (or keystroke combination) is already in use.

  1. Open the Edit Keyboard Shortcuts dialog from the Edit menu.
  2. Select either Command or Key from the Search drop-down menu, depending on which type you want to search for.
  3. Type in a command or keystroke in the search field, and a list of all the related commands or keystroke will populate a list below. As an example, If you select Command and type in “mask”, a list of all the mask related commands will appear.
  4. You can select a command from the list and enter the desired keyboard shortcut (or keystroke combination) in order to assign it.
  5. In order to view all commands and keyboard shortcut again, clear the search field by clicking on the cross at the end of the search field.

Copy shortcut set

When more than one custom set is required with only some minor changes, or you want peace of mind after taking time creating a complex set, you can simply duplicate it.

  1. From the main menu, select Edit > Edit Keyboard Shortcuts…. The Edit Keyboard Shortcuts dialog opens.
  2. From the fly-out menu, located top left, select the set to copy.
  3. Click on the + (plus) button at the top right of the dialog. A new dialog opens.
  4. Type in a name for the new set in the text field, and click on OK. The new set is added to the fly-out menu and is selected ready for editing.
  5. Continue to make edits and when finished click on Close to shut the dialog. The set will be saved automatically.

Delete shortcut commands

Although you can edit individual shortcut commands by selecting them and overwriting them, you can’t adopt the usual backspace or delete keys beforehand. However, you can delete individual shortcuts using the provided button (delete icon) instead. Only custom sets can be edited and deleted, the default sets cannot be, even accidentally.

  1. Open the Edit Keyboard Shortcuts dialog and select the custom shortcut set to be edited, as described above.
  2. Under the Command column, click on the chosen shortcut, then click on the adjacent delete button (cross-shaped icon). The shortcut is deleted immediately.
  3. Click on Close to shut the dialog.

Delete custom sets

Only custom sets can be edited and deleted, the default sets cannot be, even accidentally. Warning! Deleting a custom set is irreversible. After creating an extensively modified set of shortcuts, it is advisable to make a copy as a back-up (see above for more details).

  1. Open the Edit Keyboard Shortcuts dialog and select the custom shortcut set to be edited, as described above.
  2. Select the chosen custom set from the fly-out top left, then click on the - (minus) button at the top right of the dialog box. The set is deleted immediately.    
  3. Click on Close to shut the dialog.