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Editing primary / all selected variants



  • Laura Larmo


    I find the following a bit confusing — when I'm exporting multiple images, Capture One displays the following message:

    I have done individual edits to each image; now I'm only exporting them — does the software still treat each image as independent file with individual edits (exposure, color, etc.)?



  • BeO
    Top Commenter

    The thing is, every image item (represented by a thumbnail) in the "browser" or filmstrip is a "variant", whether they are versions from one image file or the only version from different image files. If you select more than one variant, some tools and functions apply to all selected variants if (and only if) you have this mode enabled.

    These are

    export, delete/remove, 'apply' adjustments from adjustment clipboard, rating, color tag, styles, auto-adjust, rotate (from the menu, not the rotate tool from the toolbar) and not to forget the keywording tool.

    Not so with image editing tools like exposure, color editor etc. and IPTC metadata (but tool presets are applied to all variants, like styles).

    This list is probably not complete.

    At first, it is a bit confusing but one will figure it out the more one works with C1.

    I wish IPTC metadata would be part of the multi-variant editing...


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