The Adjustments Clipboard is one of Capture One's most versatile and powerful tools, enabling you to not only select what adjustments are copied from the various tools but also which ones are to be applied to other images. It is used additionally to create User Presets and User Styles for the ultimate control over the look of your images.
The Adjustments Clipboard is one of the most misunderstood tools in Capture One and yet it’s also one of the most powerful.
Located in the Metadata inspector, the Adjustments Clipboard is where the settings for all the adjustment tools applied to an image as a group are stored when the Copy and Apply Adjustments command is used. As it encompasses all the adjustments made In Capture One, this is the clipboard that is used when any of the various Copy and Apply commands are chosen.
The commands can be selected from the tool itself. The shortcuts are in the main toolbar (slanted arrow icons) or in the Adjustments main menu.
You can use the Adjustments Clipboard in different ways depending on your workflow and whether you want to apply the adjustments to just one image or multiple images.
When you want to apply adjustments to one or more images quickly, whether that is just a couple of settings or a group, ensure that the Edit Selected Variants option is already enabled. When you simply want to apply adjustments to one image only, press Copy and select another image or a number of images and press Apply.
However, if you are not sure which images are to have the adjustments copied to or you have forgotten to enable the Edit Selected Variants option before selecting Copy, then it is easy to make the selections, enable the Edit Selected Variants option and then press Apply.
The Adjustments Clipboard oversees each of the individual tools’ local copy and applies clipboards. Adjustments copied to these are also copied to the main clipboard. They can be used either independently of each other or together. For example, if you want to copy an orientation change between images, then this can be overridden by manually enabling it in the Adjustments Clipboard before selecting the Apply command.
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