Please follow the steps of this quick start guide when you start Capture One Live for the first time or when you experiencing issues with a start-up.
1. Verify that you have the right version of Capture One Pro. You need to have the latest Capture One 22 Pro (15.2.0) version.
To check your current version of Capture One, go to...
Mac: Capture One (top-left of your display) > About Capture One
Win: Help > License
The following window will appear:
2. Capture One Live button is available in the default workspace to the left of the Capture tool:
If you want to add it to your customized workspace (or it does not appear), you can follow the usual process of customizing the toolbar:
After clicking 'Customize Toolbar' a pop-up with different items will show up. Navigate to the item called Live. Drag and drop the Capture One Live icon onto the Toolbar wherever you prefer. Press Done to save your choice.
Now Capture One Live is available in your workspace and ready to use.
3. Create a Live Session.
In order to create a Live Session you need to have either a Folder or an Album if you are working in a Session, or an Album if you are working in a Catalog.
Click on Choose to unfold a drop-down menu. Here, you can choose which source collection you would like to share. You can also create a New album straight from this menu if you don't have any.
4. Choose the time duration in the field Expires in.
Starting with Capture One 22 Pro (15.2.0) version there is an option to select the time duration for the session to be shared. The minimum duration is one day, the maximum is one month.
NOTE: Smart Albums are not supported.
5. You can protect your Live Session with a password. Insert a password of your choosing in the box. Press on the eye icon to preview it. Make sure to save the password somewhere safe. Please keep in mind that your password cannot be reset or viewed after you share the Live Session.
You can now press Start sharing to initiate your Live Session.
6. Once you press Start sharing, a new Live Session will show up below on the list of Active Live Collections.
Here you can see the name of the source collection, the expiration duration of the Live Session, as well as whether it's password protected or not. A Live Session can be active for up to two weeks. From the options available, you can choose different time durations that meet your requirements.
7. Share the link with the reviewer.
In order to share the link to the Live Session, press the Copy link on the list of Active Live Collections to copy it to your clipboard. Now, you can share the link with anyone.
If your Live Session is password-protected, remember to inform your partners or customers that are reviewing the photos of the session with the password.
8. Stop sharing.
The Live Session will stay active for the duration you selected unless you choose to stop it earlier. You can do so by pressing Stop sharing. You'll get a pop-up window asking you to confirm your choice.
If you accept, from now on the images from that Live Session will no longer be available for viewing. The Live Session will disappear from the list of Active Live Collections.
9. Add Watermark.
Before you start the session you can add a watermark to your images. To add a watermark to your shared images, simply go to the Exporter and add a watermark to one of your Export Recipes. Don't export your images, but make sure that the recipe is selected before you close the Export dialog. Then enable View > Recipe Proofing.
Read more about how to add a watermark in this article.
10. Join a Live Session
In order to open the Live Session, all you need to do is copy the link shared by the photographer in a browser on your preferred device.
- If the Live Session is not password-protected, it will automatically open and the images will start loading.
- If the Live Session is password-protected, then after pasting the web address you will be prompted to insert the password.
During the Live Session, the reviewer can view the photos in your chosen Folder or Collection. They can provide their feedback by star rating and color tagging the photos.
The ratings added online will be transferred directly back to Capture One in real-time. The reviewer can also click on a photo to view it on full screen.
The reviewer can also filter the images based on star-rating or color-tag by pressing the filter icon in the top right corner. A drop-down menu will unfold, and the reviewer can select the option to filter by.
The reviewer can also choose to follow the images that the photographer captured last or edited last by pressing on FOLLOW button in the top right corner.
This is a great solution if you want to focus on the latest image the photographer added or updated and see the changes in real-time - especially during tethered Sessions.
If you want to exit from the Follow mode, you need to exit the full screen by clicking the arrow in the top left corner of the screen or just pressing the Esc button.
11. Sync changes between Capture One Live and Capture One Pro
If Capture One is exited, restarted, or indeed if the workstation itself is shut down or restarted - then you will need to select 'Resume Sharing' from the Capture One Live menu, once you have re-opened Capture One.
Once this is selected, the changes from your client/viewer will appear in Capture One Pro.
12. Change language
The language of the content in the web browser is determined by the default language settings of your browser. If you want to change the language, you can do so by pressing 'EN' in the top right corner to change to a different language. A drop-down menu will unfold with a number of language options.
The number of photos being displayed in the Live Session is automatically limited to improve performance. The most recent photos are always being displayed at the top of the page. If the photographer shares more than 28 photos, then the reviewer might need to click on the LOAD MORE button to load older photos.
- Underneath each photo, there is an interactive section with the stars rating and color tags. If someone has already rated or color tagged the photo, the reviewer can see their ratings and color tags. The reviewer can also rate or color tag any photo on the shared Session and when it is done, ratings and tags will overwrite the existing values.
- The Live Session ends either when its expiry time is reached, or when the photographer chooses to click on the Stop Sharing button within Capture One. Then all photos are removed from the Live Session and are no longer available.
- Keep in mind that if Capture One is closed down while the Live Session is still active, Capture One needs to be launched again before the Live Session expires and you need to click Resume Sharing to avoid losing any ratings and color tags that were added in the meantime.