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Capture One Pro 9

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Historically, Capture One Pro software has been regarded primarily as an amazing RAW file converter for high-end cameras. With its newest release, Capture One Pro 9 goes well beyond its storied RAW conversions to become one of the most powerful image-processing applications on the market, addressing the imaging workflow from capture to print. Version 9 has also been optimized to support many of the most popular cameras being used today.

With an abundance of new features and the promise of producing vastly superior images, photographers of all skill levels are giving Capture One Pro a try. Of course, along with expanded functionality and improved performance, the software has become a challenge to learn efficiently on one’s own. Users need a helping hand in order to get up to speed and make sure they are taking full advantage of this powerful software.

In Capture One Pro 9: Mastering RAW Development, Image Processing, and Asset Management, photographer Sascha Erni teaches readers everything they need to know in order to quickly get up and running with Capture One Pro. He also dives deeply into its extensive feature list to allow users to fully explore the capabilities of the software. Whether you’re moving to Capture One Pro from Aperture or Lightroom, or just beginning to learn image-editing with Capture One Pro 9, this book will teach you how to get amazing results while avoiding frustration and wasted time along the way.

Topics include:

  • RAW conversion
  • Asset management
  • Converting to black-and-white
  • Eliminating lens errors
  • Tethered shooting/live view
  • Film grain simulation
  • Working with layers
  • HDR imaging
  • Much, much more

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Preface and Introduction
    1. Preface
    2. Acknowledgments
    3. How the Book Is Structured
  6. 1 Software: How Does Capture One Work?
    1. 1.1 Basic Concepts and Features
    2. 1.2 Which Version Do I Need?
    3. 1.3 An Overview of the Rendering Pipeline
    4. 1.4 Color Management and ICC / ICM Profiles
    5. 1.5 All about Panels, Tabs, and the Capture One Interface in General
    6. 1.6 Default Settings for Cameras
    7. 1.7 Program Preferences
    8. 1.8 Global Tools
  7. 2 Hardware
    1. 2.1 The Oldest Question in the Book: Mac or PC?
    2. 2.2 Choosing the Right Hardware
    3. 2.3 Using Capture One with Multiple Computers or on a Network
    4. 2.4 Graphics Tablets and Other Input Devices
    5. 2.5 ICC Profiles: The Importance of Profiling Your Monitor
  8. 3 The Workflow Pipeline
  9. 4 The Library Tool Tab
    1. 4.1 Catalog, Session, or Both?
    2. 4.2 Default Folders and Folder Structures
    3. 4.3 The EIP File Format
    4. 4.4 Importing Images and Basic Organization
    5. 4.5 User Collections and Folders
    6. 4.6 Filters
    7. 4.7 Smart Albums
    8. 4.8 From a Session to a Catalog and Vice Versa
    9. 4.9 XMP Files and Metadata
    10. 4.10 On the Safe Side: Backups and Integrity Checks
    11. 4.11 Importing Catalogs from Lightroom, Media Pro, and Aperture
  10. 5 The Color Tool Tab
    1. 5.1 Base Characteristics: Rendering Engines, ICC Profiles, and Curves
    2. 5.2 Histograms: Evaluate and Understand
    3. 5.3 White Balance
    4. 5.4 Color Balance
    5. 5.5 Black & White
    6. 5.6 The Color Editor
  11. 6 The Exposure Tool Tab
    1. 6.1 The Basics: Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, and Exposure
    2. 6.2 HDR
    3. 6.3 Understanding Levels and Curves
    4. 6.4 The Clarity Tool
    5. 6.5 The Vignetting Tool
  12. 7 The Lens Correction Tab
    1. 7.1 Lens Corrections and Profiles
    2. 7.2 The Movement Tab
    3. 7.3 Purple Fringing
    4. 7.4 LCC Profiles—For More than Just Lens Correction
  13. 8 The Composition Tool Tab
    1. 8.1 Crop, Aspect Ratio, Grids, and Guides
    2. 8.2 Rotate, Flip, and Straighten
    3. 8.3 Keystone
    4. 8.4 Overlay
  14. 9 The Details Tool Tab
    1. 9.1 The Navigator and the Focus Tool
    2. 9.2 Input Sharpening
    3. 9.3 Noise Reduction
    4. 9.4 Single Pixel
    5. 9.5 Enhanced Noise Reduction: Details and Film Grain
    6. 9.6 Eliminating Moirés
    7. 9.7 Dusty Sensors and Spot Removal
  15. 10 The Local Adjustments Tool Tab
    1. 10.1 Adjustment Layers and Masks
    2. 10.2 Clone and Heal Layers
  16. 11 The Adjustments Tool Tab
    1. 11.1 Styles and Presets: Basics and Differences
    2. 11.2 Saving, Copying, and Applying Presets and Styles
    3. 11.3 Organizing Styles and Presets
  17. 12 The Metadata Tool Tab
    1. 12.1 Applying, Copying, and Deleting Metadata
    2. 12.2 Working with Hierarchical and Nonhierarchical Keywords
    3. 12.3 Metadata Compatibility and Third-Party Applications
  18. 13 The Output and Batch Tool Tabs
    1. 13.1 Creating and Managing Output / Process Recipes
    2. 13.2 The Process Recipe Tool
    3. 13.3 Output Location
    4. 13.4 Output Naming
    5. 13.5 The Batch Tool Tab: Queue and History
  19. 14 Tethered Shooting
    1. 14.1 Getting Started
    2. 14.2 All About Tethered Sessions
    3. 14.3 Capture Location, Collections, and Naming
    4. 14.4 Applying Automatic Adjustments during Capture
    5. 14.5 Camera Control
    6. 14.6 Capture Pilot: Not Just for Studio Use
  20. 15 Using Capture One with Third-Party Software
    1. 15.1 Image Databases and DAM Systems
    2. 15.2 Plug-ins, Photoshop, and Other Raw Developers
    3. 15.3 Using AppleScript
  21. Appendix
    1. A.1 The Workflow Pipeline
    2. A.2 Other Sources