Capture One Styles do not dynamically alter adjustments based on the image they were applied to. Each style comprises a group of fixed settings or values. There is, for example, no automatic adjustment of the Exposure, High Dynamic Range or the Levels tools.
If you want to apply automatic adjustments, you should apply those first either at the time of import or in the Adjustments menu -> Configure Auto Adjustments or by clicking on the A icon in the main toolbar (click and hold the A icon to see what tools are being adjusted).
It is not necessary to make a color correction (i.e., apply a white-balance) before working on an image using a Style. However, in certain circumstances, it may be necessary to make a white-balance adjustment after the Style has been applied.
- Select an image in the browser.
- Navigate to the Styles and Presets tool in the Adjustments tool tab or from the Adjustments menu. Alternatively, select the Style tool icon in the main toolbar. Note that the Style tool icon is not added by default.
- Go to the Built-in-Styles folder (or User Styles folder) and scroll over the list.
- You can preview the effect of the Style in the Viewer by hovering the cursor over the named Style in the list. The selected Style will be highlighted in the list and, after a short delay, the effect will be previewed on the primary variant or all selected variants and corresponding thumbnails in the browser.
- To apply the Style to the image, click on the desired Style from the list. A small check-mark will appear in front of the selected Style in the list and the image will be updated in the Viewer. If you select the wrong Style, click on it again in the list to remove the check-mark. The image will be updated in the Viewer (without the previously applied Style). Adjustments are automatically saved to the image or images.
- When selected, the Style is listed under the Applied folder (click on the disclosure triangle, if not displayed). All Styles applied to the selected image are listed.