Capture One lets you quickly export virtually identical copies of the original RAW, JPEG, TIFF or PNG source files, directly from the main menu or browser to a folder location on your local computer or external drive. Note that the source files must be available to Capture One.
Originals can be exported with the adjustments as separate settings files. With Capture One Pro, you can also export RAW files complete with adjustments, ICC profiles, and LCCs in self-contained EIP files. All these options enable you, for example, to send the files to other Capture One users who can choose to continue to use edited (or unedited) image files prior to making further amendments, should the need arise.
Capture One does not re-compress previously processed JPEGs when exporting. Although the file quality will not differ with JPEGs or TIFFs, the file size may increase slightly if extensive metadata has been added.
- Select the image or images from the browser that you want to export.
In the main menu, go to File -> Export -> Originals… Alternatively, right-click on a Session Folder, Session Album or Catalog Collection and select Export -> Originals… from the menu options. The Export dialog will open.
From the Destination drop-down menu in the Location tab, navigate to the desired location to save the exported image files to. Add a folder and name it in the Sub Folder text field.
Enter a name directly in the Format text field or choose a naming format by clicking on the action button (…) in the Naming tool and adding the appropriate tokens. Type a Job name if applicable and add the Job Name token in the Format text field to add it on output.
Select or deselect any relevant fields in the Options tab. The Notify When Completed option is selected by default.
Click on Export Original to complete the process. When multiple images are selected, the task is added to the Batch Queue and is executed in the background, enabling users to continue their work during the export process.