The Exporter gathers all options for exporting photos from Capture One. It simplifies the export workflow without removing flexibility and adds new functionality including a powerful proofing viewer, which is enabled by default, it shows you exactly how your exported image will look before you export.
There are two ways to access the Exporter:
In the top left of the Toolbar, click the Export icon.
Right-click the selected photo and click ‘Export > Export...’
The Export icon in the toolbar can be long pressed to access additional export options:
- Export - will open the Exporter.
- Export with previous settings - will export the selected photos using the selected export recipes and bypass the Export window. This is the same as pressing Cmd/Ctrl + D.
- Export Original Files - will make a copy of the original file without processing it.
- Edit With - will process a JPEG, TIFF, or PSD file as a new file and open it in the target application.
- Open With - will open the original file in the target application without processing it. This will not include any adjustments made to the photo.
- Publish - will publish using the chosen publish plug-in.
The Exporter has a proofing viewer that shows how the selected photo will be exported with the selected recipe. The proofing viewer shows format, scaling, quality, ICC profile, output sharpening, watermark, annotations and overlay.
Proofing in the main viewer is possible using the dedicated Recipe Proofing tool. It’s possible to select what recipe to proof directly from this tool. Recipe Proofing will also show watermarks in the main viewer.
The Viewer in the Exporter can be disabled to show a Grid View instead. Simply click the Viewer icon in the top left of the Exporter or use the keyboard shortcut G to toggle between the modes.
The Exporter consists of the following tools:
- Export Recipes tool includes all the built-in and custom recipes for exporting photos.
- The Cross Recipe tool helps to change the content of your tokens which are used in the Location tool and Naming tool throughout your recipes.
- Location tool decides where your recipe will export your photos to.
- Naming tool can create a recipe-specific name for the image to be exported.
- In Format and Size, you can choose the desired file format for exporting.
- Adjustments tool has the fields for selecting the sharpening option as well as the behavior of the crop.
- Watermark is used for adding a watermark to exported image.
- In Metadata you can checkmark the options for including ratings, copyright, GPS, Camera Metadata and manage keywords.
- Summary includes an overview of all the settings.
Starting from Capture One 21 (14.4.0) all tools from the Export dialog are available in the main window of Capture One. All Export tools, including the reintroduced Export Queue tool, can be individually added to any Tool Tab or dragged out as floating tools, allowing a fully flexible workspace.
Right-click the Tool Tab bar and select Add Tool > choose the Tool to add.
To see the whole range of exporting tools, tick the option ‘Show all options’. If you untick this option some tools will be hidden.
When exporting, the image will have the orange arrow in the lower right corner, and when the export is complete, this arrow will turn gray.
IMPORTANT: Capture One Express version doesn't support the following features:
1. There is no viewer, only the grid view.
2. There are no specific output formats.
3. Overwrite function is not supported.
4. In Capture One Express users can create only one Export Recipe.
5. PSD export is not available.
NOTE: In Capture One 21 (14.4.0) you can access the previous Export dialog by adding it as a separate Tool Tab.
Right-click the Tool Tab bar and select Add Tool Tab > Export. The Export Tool Tab is not present by default and must be added manually.
When you add the Export Tool Tab you will see all the tools, including the reintroduced Export Queue tool with History tab.
Please note that if you add the Export tab manually, the watermark in the Export Watermark tool will only be visible when the Proofing viewer is enabled.
To learn more about customizing your workspace please watch this tutorial: Customizing the Interface