When exporting images, Capture One can automatically create and name sub-folders based on the metadata properties of the Sequence. For example, when you have captured 10 separate Focus Stacking Sequences and made some preliminary edits and now want to export the images for merging and rendering, Capture One can process the images and automatically create and name a sub-folder for each Focus Stacking Sequence.
Automatically naming and creating sub-folders on export using Capture One’s Dynamic Locations feature can be achieved on an improvised basis using the Process Recipe tool (using Sequence tokens in the Sub Folder text field). However, this is a specialized tool intended to make presets and is useful when creating sub-folders by file format (using Recipe Name tokens). The best practice when creating Sequence sub-folders is to use the Output Location tool instead.
- Select the images for export and choose the appropriate recipe or multiple recipes. Note that the Root Folder option in each chosen recipe must defer to the Output Location tool.
- In the Output Location tool, click on the Sub Folder button (…) to the right of the text field. The Location Sub Folder Tokens dialog opens.
- Select from the combination of four Sequence Naming tokens (Sequence, Type, ID, Count, and Total). For example, when the Sequence ID token is used, a sub-folder is named and created for each individual Sequence. When the Sequence Type token is placed in front of the Sequence ID with a forward or backslash (Mac/Windows) between them, the individual sequence sub-folders are enclosed by a folder denoting the Sequence type (in this case, if only Focus Stacking type sequences were captured, the enclosing folder would be labeled Focus Stacking and include ID sub-folders).
- In the Sample text field, verify the name is in the desired format.
- Click OK and continue with your usual export workflow.