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Organizing Flow Chart

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  • BeO
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    Hi Larry,

    "The" standard workflow/file hierarchy does not exist in C1, there are multiple variations, e.g. catalog vs. session, if catalog then managed vs. referenced images (decided on import), export is flexible with possible use of tokens to determine output folder hierarchy.

    And before you ask rightfully, isn't there a diagram for each of those? I don't know it, but my hint for the visual inclined are the webinar videos, goto menu>help>Resource hub: Tutorials and Livestream, or straight to youtube.

     

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  • LarryR

    Thanks for the reply BeO!  I've been watching David G's videos and they have been very helpful.

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  • SFA
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    Larry,

    BeO is completely correct.

    One aspect of preferred "workflow" suggestions, historically and going back a long time, was that the applications available had established stape that needed to be completed before the next adjustments could be applied.

    For example, working with a RAW file one needed to process it to a different format to "freeze" the basic colour rendition, etc., before going on to editing to refine the look for display and printing purposes.

    C1 does not have that process step structure as a necessity that structure the process step by step.

    That means that, effectively, the user can do anything in any order they wish. That may not always result in a process flow that makes sense and certainly one may wish to make some decisions quite early in the and others, like sharpening perhaps, much later in the process (at least for final outputs), but the flexibility is there.

    Familiarity with the application is the best way to advance and to think about what you wish to do and then which tool(s) might be able to help you to achieve that. Go that way rather than connect a particular tool with doing a specific job. Some are specific but usually the final results are the effects of the combined results of multiple tools. You will find a tool set and a process flow that best suits the way you work best if you keep an open and inquisitive mind on the subject and take tips from the Tutorial videos to make the final usage your own.

     

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  • LarryR

    Thanks SFA! Your explanation is very helpful and makes perfect sense. Watching Mark Grover's videos continues to be my primary source for all things C1!

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  • Okular

    Well, if it comes to the editing workflow, Paul Steunebrink aka the Image Alchemist has dived into that and made an article about the Processing Pipeline in Capture One which could be taken as an recommendation. Though it's text, no chart. He is generally a good source for Capture One insights.

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  • BeO
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    Agreed.

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  • SFA
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    Also Agreed.

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