The Crop tool is located in the Shape (Lens in versions prior to 15.3) tool tab.
You can also access the Crop tool in the Cursor Tools section in the Toolbar. Images can be cropped using an unconstrained or fixed ratio.
Crop around the center with the Option/Alt key (macOS/Windows). The Shift key will lock the current aspect ratio when cropping with an unconstrained ratio.
You can also use the Shift key to create a new crop from anywhere in the image in case you do not want to resize the existing one by dragging the edges.
Basically, holding the Shift key while applying a crop will ignore any previous crop. Additionally, freehand rotation can be accessed by either moving the cursor outside the corner of the crop or by using the modifier key Cmd/Ctrl (macOS/Windows).
To apply the crop after selection, simply switch to another cursor tool or press the Return/Enter key.
Click the Reset adjustments icon to revert to the uncropped image, or use Cmd + Z / Ctrl + Z to undo your most recent adjustment.
Other tips for working with the Crop tool:
- As of Capture One 22 (15.3) your selected Aspect Ratio (also referred to as Crop Ratio, or simply Ratio) will be stored on a per-variant basis – this means that your Ratio will be different depending on which image you are working with, as Capture One remembers your preference for a smoother experience
- Adjust a crop by dragging the edges of the preview inwards (the cursor will turn into a two-way arrow) until the desired crop has been achieved.
- Click within the crop boundary (where the cursor will turn into a cross) and drag the selection to move the entire selected cropped area.
- Rotate the crop to suit by grabbing just outside the corners of the crop frame (the cursor will change to a curved arrow).
- The original image with the cropping mask is shown in the thumbnails.
- The crop masking can be changed in Preferences. Go to Capture One -> Preferences / Edit -> Preferences (macOS/Windows) and select the Crop option to change the opacity and brightness of the mask being used.
- Click the Reset Crop adjustments button to undo a crop and revert to the original un-cropped image.
- Reselect the Crop tool at any time to readjust the crop settings.