What problem do you see this solving?
Copying and applying lens corrections does not work correctly when you were using a zoom lens on different focal lengths or different lenses.
When I do architectural photography I want my images to be 100% corrected in terms of light falloff and distortion. And when I set the corresponding sliders to 100 my expectation would be that I do this for one image, copy those settings to all my other images and get straight lines and even lighting in all of the images. And indeed the sliders on those images are then set to 100 as well but under the hood C1 doesn’t correct those parameters by 100% but by a fixed value instead. This causes overcorrection or undercorrection on the other images. An image that suffers from pincushion distortion might get a correction for barrel distortion and so the pincushion distortion is getting even worse instead of better.
When was the last time you were affected by this lack of functionality, or specific tool?
I am affected by this nearly every time I use C1. When I do architectural photography the wrong behavior is easily visible. In portrait work it happens as well but you don't really notice it. So basically this degrades the image quality without the user knowing about it.
Are you using any workarounds or other solutions to achieve your goals in Capture One?
I tried to create a preset for the lens correction tool. This gave me VERY weird results. I created a preset from an image in which I set falloff and distortion to 100. But when I applied the preset all the images (even the one I created the preset from) suddenly had a very bright vignette (nearly white at the borders).
Thanks to AI I could try to write an Apple Script for C1. My plan was to make the script reset all lens corrections on all selected images and then set the sliders for falloff and distortion to 100. It worked until the point where it reset the adjustments. But then C1 gives you an error message that it cannot set those values to 100. It seems that C1 ist expecting something different here.
The only way to fix it at the moment is to reset the lens correction tool on each individual image and then manually set the sliders to 100 again.
So my suggestion: You already have an option for automatic lens corrections on import. So there seems to be a possibility to do that. But at the moment that is just a single option - and you decide when it is done. Wouldn’t it be possible to offer some more choice for this? I would image a menu point like „automatic falloff correction“ and then 3 options to choose from: „always“, „auto“, „never“. And of course the same for distortion and sharpness. This would give me so much peace of mind.
Maybe in the same turn you should introduce an option to exclude the lens corrections when you cooy and apply ALL settings of an image (like you already offer for the crop).
Are you happy to be contacted further about this suggestion or request?
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