When you need to set the size of your image based on a certain resolution, Capture One has a range of sizing options available under the Scale menu to accommodate a range of workflows.
First of all, select the resolution and then the appropriate dimensions from the Scale drop-down menu. Capture One will select the most appropriate scaling method.
When an image is being sized to match two fixed dimensions (e.g., when an image is being printed on sheet paper rather than roll paper), the image may have to be cropped to match the aspect ratio. This can be achieved either beforehand or at the time of selecting the dimensions.
- Highlight the recipe (or, preferably, create a new dedicated recipe) to edit from the list in the Process Recipes dialog.
- Go to the Resolution field under the Basic tab in the Process Recipe panel and enter the required figure (e.g., 300 px/in).
- From the Scale fly-out menu choose from one of the following options, with the exception of Fixed, and specify the measurement unit and the dimension:
- Fixed - To resample, specify a percentage other than 100%. The value less than that will downsample, any value above will upsample using interpolation to add pixels. (E.g., selecting 200% doubles the dimensions).
- Width - Use this option when outputting an image or series of images of the same orientation where the width is to be of a fixed value. The height will be scaled automatically. For example, use this when outputting landscape (horizontal) images to the web with a fixed width or when printing a portrait (vertical) oriented image, with a height that does not match standard paper sizes (e.g., when using roll-paper). When cropping with the crop tool, set to Original, the image’s original aspect ratio is maintained.
- Height - Use this option when outputting an image or series of images of the same orientation where the height is to be of a fixed value. The width will be scaled automatically. Use this option, for example, when printing a landscape (horizontal) oriented image with a wider aspect ratio than standard paper sizes (e.g., when using roll-paper). When cropping with the crop tool, set to Original, the image’s original aspect ratio is maintained.
- Dimensions - When the aspect ratios of the image variant match the intended output settings, this option applies the higher value to the longer edge of the image and the lower value to the shorter edge. When the aspect ratios do not match, set the crop tool to Output and crop the image. Otherwise, Capture One will apply just one value. Use this option, for example, when outputting a mixed orientation of images for printing where both paper dimensions are fixed (i.e., when using sheet paper).
- Width x Height - This option resizes one dimension to fit within the dimensions specified, retaining the original aspect ratio and irrespective of orientation. Use this option when outputting images with different aspect ratios and of mixed orientation where both paper dimensions are fixed (i.e., when using sheet paper).
- Long edge - Performs a similar function to the Width/Height options, but this should be used instead when outputting a mix of portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal) images where the long edge is to be of a fixed value.
- Short edge - Performs a similar function to the Width/Height options, but this should be used instead when outputting a mix of portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal) images where the short edge is to be of a fixed value.
- Never Upscale - Select this option to prevent Capture One from upsampling (i.e., interpolating) an image (works with all options except Fixed).
- Verify the print dimensions in the Process Summary dialog in the Size field (e.g., 23.4 x 16.5 in (7020 x 4950 px)).
- To increase or decrease the resolution, return to Step 2, enter a lower or higher resolution respectively, and verify the values in the Size field in the Process Summary (click inside the dialog to update the value).
- After verifying, click the Process button in the Process Recipes tool to export the selected images.
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