Exporting Original Files from Catalogs in Capture One Pro 7
December 13, 2012 9 Comments
This could be to:
- Import the image into another Catalog database
- To continue working on the file on another computer
- To send the raw file to another person for further adjustments
When working within a Catalog in Capture One Pro 7, adjustments for each image are stored within the Catalog database and not in image sidecar files. To get the original image file with it’s adjustments, you therefore need to use the Export Originals option.
A raw file with adjustments can then be imported normally via the Import Images menu.
Step 1: Exporting the raw file with adjustments
When you have finished your adjustments on one or more images in Capture One Pro 7, choose File>Export>Originals.
The following Export dialogue will then appear:
Simply choose a location under Store Files and make sure the Include Adjustments box is checked.
When the export has completed, the raw file will be exported alongside an additional folder called CaptureOne. The Settings70 folder contains all the necessary information for Capture One to apply the adjustments made to the file before the export.
Step 2: Importing the raw file with adjustments
When you are ready to import the image again, open the Import Dialogue, choose the location of your exported originals and make sure the Include Existing Adjustments box is checked as shown below.
When the import process has completed, the raw file will show in Capture One Pro with the adjustments.
Remember, you can also do this with batches of multiple images to speed up your workflow.
All the best,