How can I copy Layers?

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  • Clinton Hussey

    I totally agree with the above. It DEFINITELY doesn't help my workflow one bit. The option of stacking same layers should be a check box. Seems simple enough to me, but I'm not a programmer. Capture One has some tools that are so advanced and complex, this addition seems comparatively simply enough and would solve a lot of biting and hair pulling.

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  • Tim Walters

    This is the stupidest change ever made. PLEASE at least allow an option when pasting to overwrite existing layers!

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  • SFA

    Tim,

    Do you mean "overwrite" or "remove and replace with the new layers"?

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  • Tim Walters

    Same difference. It should work just like all the other copy and paste functions.If you copy and paste a color adjustment it replaces the old with the new that you are pasting. I know that you can reset then copy and paste , but that is a unnecessary step that just takes more time. When you have to process hundreds of files while the art director is waiting for a hard drive, these unnecessary steps add up

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  • Ian McCausland

    With the recent admission of a misstep and changes back in the export panel, it’s time for them to admit this is confusing AF and make copy and paste for layers act like everything else. At least make it an option!

    It’s been how long? A year? I still don’t understand the scenario where this is an advantage, more steps to do the same thing !?

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  • Clinton Hussey

    I couldn’t agree more. I work with this issue almost daily and it’s still super frustrating and a bottleneck in my work flow.

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  • Quentin DiDonna DXLG

    I've been using C1PRO for almost 20 years.  I have been a digital tech in Boston, New York, LA and Internationally between 2002 and 2015.  I now run a commercial studio with multiple photographers.  I just upgraded to 21 and am horrified by many of the changes.  Especially adding layers as a default.  We use 2-6 layers at a time, on hundreds of images a day.  Writing over a layer and applying that change to one or more in a series is CRITICAL to our workflow.  

    EVERY SINGLE TIME you make a change it is at the cost of existing workflow.

    Why can't you guys code these new "features" to be additive instead of subtractive???

    I shoot in a commercial studio, 5 days a week, 300 days of the year.

    I work with layers on fashion and still images.  I produce thousands of images a week and use layers for all of them.  I have to work extremely fast to keep up with deadlines, and this is adding hours to my workflow!  Please PLEASE PLEASE make adding layers AN OPTION!  Please make replacing layers default! Please... PLEEEASE!!!!

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  • Brad Trent

    Quentin...you are literally wasting your time asking for things to revert to the older, more intelligent way for layers to work. We've been told this is the way moving forward...period! The only option for adjusting files that currently have layers applied to to 'RESET' all adjustments prior to applying your new adjustments. 

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  • Tim Walters

    I agree. I've been saying this all along! Its such a waste of time and opposite of how it should work! I hate the whole system. If I want to copy and paste, I want it to be just like what I am coping from. EVERYTHING! The option should be to select things to take off if needed.

    I think that Capture One is made by data geeks who have never actually been on a commercial photo set in a working studio! Maybe they are trying to market to bird photographers or something. I don't know , it's ridiculous! 

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