The High Dynamic Range tool has an Auto option available from the tool’s title bar. Like the other Auto Adjust options in Capture One, this is can be enabled from the main toolbar and added alongside other adjustments and included as an option when importing.
It is also useful as an initial setting as the tool’s sliders are updated with the adjusted settings. Not only does this show the amount of adjustment for the image, giving you some indication of how to use it, but also allows you to fine-tune the image.
The Auto option automatically analyzes the image and optimally adjusts the highlight and shadow regions. Provided that the image is not grossly over- or under-exposed, it typically has little effect on mid-tones. This usually results in natural-looking images and provides a good starting point for images with clipped channels.
- Go to the Exposure tool tab.
- From the High Dynamic Range tool’s title bar, press the A icon. Where necessary, the adjustments are automatically applied to the image and the Highlight and Shadow sliders display the adjustment settings.
- Fine-tune the adjustments using the two sliders. Enable Show Exposure Warnings in the toolbar, main menu or using the shortcut Cmd/Ctrl-E.