I want to use a second monitor to display the photo I am working on. Can I use two monitors while working with Capture One?
If you have a dual monitor setup, take advantage of that and optimize your workflow in Capture One. Use the second monitor to either display Viewer (for Mac and Windows computers) or Browser (only for Mac) depending on your preferences.
In the Capture One menu, go to Window -> Workspace -> Dual Monitor - Large Viewer/Large Browser to accomplish that. That way, the other monitor will be specifically dedicated to the Viewer/Browser.
Alternatively, you can follow the steps below.
- Select Window ->Viewer to create an extra Viewer (move the Viewer to a second monitor if necessary).
- Select View -> Viewer to toggle it off. The Viewer within the main user interface will disappear and the browser thumbnails will replace it.
- Move your cursor to the left side of the Viewer to access the default Tool Tabs (more Tool Tabs can be added. Add another Tool Tab in the Viewer by right-clicking on the Tool Tab bar and select Add Tool Tab -> Lens / Quick etc).
- Individual tools can also be moved to float freely. Simply click on the bar at the top of any tool, then drag and drop it to the desired position (in the example, the Camera tool was moved on top of the Viewer on the second monitor).
Consider that you can always customize your workspace by adding tools, hiding Browser, etc.
NOTE: Dual-monitor setup is not available in Capture One Express.
May I ask why the large browser is not available on windows? That is an important feature and I'm not sure why it would be a mac only option.
Thank you for your question.
Indeed, there is no option for Large Browser in the Dual Monitor mode on Windows currently, so I will forward your feature request to the Product Management team.
Hopefully your feedback contributes towards a future version of Capture One.
I just run into the same question why is there no large browser. Then I found this article and it did not work because I'm running a windows system.
Thanks for addressing this issue.
I just switched platforms from Mac to PC with Windows, and I am missing my dual monitor with large browser option as well. Please enable the dual monitor with large browser option in future updates please.
Thank you for the comment.
Indeed, the workspace Dual Monitor - Large Browser is not available in Capture One for Windows.
Thus, I will submit your suggestion as a feature request to the Product Management team.
I am using Mac, can I use a large tv as a 2nd monitor vertically. Does C1 allow you to rotate the viewer window vertically , thanks
Another Windows user here who'd like the be able to use this feature. Doesn't really make sense for different versions to have different functionality. Please enable this.
Any chance we can get a status update on this feature request?
I'm running win10 64 bit with C1 21 Pro (184.108.40.206). I can set up dual monitors, but can not get a toolbar to display on the viewer, it stays docked with the browser. What am I doing wrong?
Also, is there a way to increase the size of browser previews on a 4k monitor beyond the range of the slider or browser tools?
Welcome to the world of Windows.
Which does not support everything written in the manual like separating the browser.
You can use two monitors by staring off with the dual monitor workflow.
Now you can move the browser to one and the viewer to the other side.
But be aware of some misbehaviors.
As some examples:
the scaling of each individual monitor gets ignored. I have the browser on an old medium res EIZO ColorEdge and the viewer on a 4k EIZO ColorEdge.
If you start on the 4k the browser is huge. If you start on the medium the menus in the viewer are tiny.
Another one is F11 like in default windows will not get the viewer to full screen it is the F key
If you have two color profiles it will be ignored too. The one where you start will be taken.
and so on.
It is working and I use it.
But it is more a hate love then a love love.
Do not get me wrong I love C1 because of the possibilities in editing and the color I love the color.
But it seams dual monitor is not a common use case.
I’m using a Mac computer and need two viewing screens (one for client, one for photographer) and one work screen. Can we make the viewer a tool so I don’t have to use focus on my laptop screen please?
I'm also trying to work on an Eizo ColorEdge CS2731 monitor and I want the browser to be on the Apple Ipad and I can't get it to move there, I move the mouse there but I can't seem to get the browser there.
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