As an indicator of potential image quality, some clients and photo agencies insist on minimum file size. This refers to the final image (i.e., after cropping) when processed as an uncompressed 8-bit TIFF and should not be confused with a recommendation to submit compressed JPEG files, even when selecting best quality (100).
To check that your compressed JPEG file meets or exceeds a minimum file size before processing to file:
- Select the image in the Browser.
- In the Process Recipes panel, select the built-in TIFF Adobe RGB (1998) (8bit) recipe and verify the settings (i.e., TIFF, 8 bit) match in the Basic tab of the Process Recipe tool beneath.
- Apply any cropping as necessary. Ensure Respect Crop is selected in the Crop field's drop-down menu, in the Adjustments tab of the Process Recipe tool.
- Verify the resultant file size in the File Size field in the Process Summary panel at the bottom of the tool tab.
- If the file size is still beneath the minimum, return to the Basic tab in the Process Recipe panel.
- From the Scale field's drop-down menu, verify that Fixed is selected.
- Click inside the percentage (%) text box and press the up-arrow key to increase the value until the file size shown in the Process Summary is of the recommended size. The file is resampled. Capture One automatically applies the most suitable interpolation method.
- Remember to return to the Process Recipes panel and select an appropriate recipe to process to file (e.g., a compressed JPEG).