Step By Step With Capture One 5
September 14, 2010 1 Comment
How easy is it to process a raw file? Once you’ve transferred your files to your computer and opened Capture One, it can be as simple as four steps. Of course, once you’ve mastered these four steps, there is a whole world of control available elsewhere in Capture One 5.
Step 1 White Balance
The White Balance tool can be used manually, but I like the automatic eye-dropper tool. I click on a grey cloud and the colour balances is instantly neutralised.
Step 2 Exposure
Next I play with the four sliders in the Exposure section – Exposure, Contrast, Brightness and Saturation. It’s amazing the corrections and improvements that can be made with these four controls.
Step 3 Crop
Shooting from a boat meant a few angled horizons in Antarctica, and often I wanted a different format as well. The image is cropped and rotated, quickly and easily.
Step 4 Process
Often this is all you’ll need to do, so click on the Process control and the raw file will be processed and saved in a format and to a destination of your choice. Raw processing couldn’t be easier!