Capture One has a Focus tool with a separate viewer and a dedicated cursor called the Pick Focus Point (sometimes known as the Focus Pick) specifically designed for checking the focus accuracy. This cursor can also be accessed from the zoom cursor group. The Focus viewer is located directly beneath the Navigator tool in the Details Tool Tab by default. It can be detached from the toolbar (along with the Sharpening tool when needed) and left to float freely or re-located anywhere in the toolbar.
The Focus viewer can also be used to assess the effects of sharpening when applying various settings. At the 100 % magnification, the image in the Focus viewer is rendered in the final output quality along with any sharpening applied.
- Navigate to the Fuoco tool, located in the Dettagli tool tab.
- Click on the Seleziona Punto di messa a fuoco cursor tool (magnifying glass) icon beneath the Focus tool’s viewer or from the cursor toolbar or press the F key. The previously selected cursor tool will be replaced by the Pick Focus Point cursor tool.
- Click on the area of interest in the image displayed in the main Viewer. The Fuoco tool displays the image at 100% initially.
- Drag the slider beneath the Fuoco viewer to alter the magnification if necessary. Once altered, the new value will be remembered and used thereafter.
- To reset the tool’s viewer to 100%, click on the head and shoulders icon to the right of the magnification slider or drag the slider to the center.
- To fine-tune the position, click and drag the image in the Fuoco tool’s viewer.
- To move to another area in the image, right-click to display a secondary Navigatore window in the Dettagli tool tab, and drag the white rectangular frame.
- To display a larger Fuoco viewer in the dock, select Dimensione Auomatica from the Action menu (…). The Fuoco tool should be in the pinned area to have access to this function.
- The Fuoco viewer can be pulled from the toolbar to float anywhere in the workspace. Resize the Fuoco viewer by dragging a corner in or out.
When you want to simultaneously check multiple areas of an image, you can make Capture One display more than one Focus tool viewer and direct each to a different area of interest. Although the Fuoco tool is located in the Dettaglitool tab, you are not restricted from adding duplicates of the tool to that tool tab. You can add them to any.
- Ctrl-click/Right-click (Mac/Windows) anywhere in the toolbar or selected tool tab and select Aggiungi Strumento -> Fuoco from the menu.
- Repeat Step 1 to add more Fuoco tools.
- To re-position the Fuoco tool in the toolbar, click-and-drag from the top of the Fuoco tool to the desired location. When re-docking, the tool above displays a light-graphic to indicate successful coupling.
- Click-and-drag to pan the image in the Fuoco tool viewer to the next area of interest or click-on the Seleziona Punto di messa a fuoco (magnifying class cursor) and select the area directly from the main Viewer. Using the Seleziona (V) cursor instead will direct each Fuoco tool’s viewer to the same point.
NOTE: There is no Focus tool in Capture One Express.