Top Processing Tip 2: Exporting to the ‘Long Edge’
October 11, 2012 2 Comments
There is a very simple way in the Process Recipe tool of Capture One Pro 6 that enables you to output a batch of images to a specific size on the long or short edge of an image.
Instead of scaling the image to other options like width and height or percentage scale, using the Long Edge or Short Edge option is very useful when outputting a range of images that are a mix of portrait and landscape.
This avoids images of different file sizes when they are a mix of portrait and landscape. It is also useful if the selection of images differ somewhat in their ratio of width to height and do not fit into a specific output size.
The Process Recipe Tool
To setup a recipe in this way, see the following screen shot of the Process Recipe tool…
Note under ‘Scale’ we set the option to Long Edge. Beneath that option we can then choose
dimensions in Pixels (px), Inches (in), Millimetres (mm) and Centimetres (cm).
In this case the Long Edge of the Image is set to be 1280 pixels long.
Therefore a mix of Landscape and Portrait images will be sized in a similar way for presentation on the web.