I don’t give a JPEG!

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In Part III of Adrian Weinbrecht’s workflow series he shows you how to save a ton of time when processing your images

You’ve finessed your images to the point of delicious visual perfection……..
Now what?

Now you need to process them. And as you’ll see, I actually sometimes give a JPEG.

This seldom talked about part of the workflow can save you a ton of time with just a few minutes planning. But there are so many options……..

 

  • 6bit or 8bit? TIFF or JPEG?
  • The client wants low-res JPEG’s and full-res TIFF’s in different folder. Sure thing, easy.
  • All the images need to be exactly 23.5cm in length on the short edge? EASY PEASY!
  • Where are my processed images? Capture One Pro 7 has a built-in sniffer dog ready to track your images down with one click of a button.

 

This final stage in our workflow series shows you how do all these things and make great coffee along the way (maybe I lied about the coffee)

Enjoy the last part of my workflow tutorial!

 

Warmest wishes,

Adrian

 

Adrian Weinbrecht

Adrian Weinbrecht

Adrian Weinbrecht is one Europe’s best established commercial advertising photographers and shoots for a diverse range of top-tier international clients like Sony, UBS, BBC, Jaguar Land Rover, Adidas. Check out Adrian’s work at www.adrianweinbrecht.com

25 thoughts on “I don’t give a JPEG!

  1. Klaus Binder

    Great series I love it. your workflow is very similar to mine.

    One think I have been looking for is to be able to manage folders at recipe level.
    I have 4 different deliveries for my client they are all setup as recipes but I have to specify and create the folder for every session.

    I want to be able to specify high res goes to folder “client ftp”
    low ress goes to “sales website”, … this would make my life so much easier

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    1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

      Greetings from the Coal face Klaus

      I’m quickly writing a few replies whilst my assistants set up the lighting for the next shot.

      I’m not sure about what you are suggesting in regards to outputting straight to FTP, we use ‘Transmit’ for FTP. I will need to do a test on this and see if we can set an output folder to the clients FTP via a droplet. The other option might be to use something like Drop Box as the target output folder.

      I think this might be a good idea, however for us I still like to have all the processed files on our Raid Drive and then send via FTP to clients.

      Does this help Klaus ?

      Best

      Adrian

      Reply
    1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

      Thanks Clarence

      The positive response to this series of videos has been very humbling.

      Best

      Adrian

      Reply
    2. Klaus Binder

      Hi Adrian,

      I shoot for pro sports teams and they want 2 different deliveries
      1 low res 2,000 pix on the long edge jpeg to sell on to fans
      2 high res 4,000pix on the long edge for thei internal marketing and creative people.

      Today inside every session I create 2 sub folders
      1. Sales
      2. Internal

      it would be great if the recipe could contain the folder name (and create them if they don’t exist.
      Today this is a manual process.

      for the upload filezila takes care of the uploads
      sales pictures first and then the internal heavy files.

      Thanks for your reply

      Klaus

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      1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

        Hi Klaus

        I think having recipes nested inside folder make a huge amount of sense. I’m going to put this forward the software guys a Phase and see what they say.

        Best

        Adrian

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        1. Klaus Binder

          Hi Adrian,

          I was yesterday at the local capture One reseller and there is an option. On the recepis once the basic is defined there is a 2nd tab (it is kind of hidden and there a sub folder can be specified.

          My work-flow now is color tag and rate images. Sort by color select all the once with stars and process (I have now 3 copies of the same recepi one for each target folder and 2 recepies for the high and low res.
          The next step is to write a script to automate this.Meaning that once it is complete I can automate all the processing steps. in my case I guess this will save me 15-20 minutes every game.

          Just need to find how I can script the file name with the camera “ID” today it is manual and finding the 2 input folders.

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  2. Peter Moloney

    Really interesting to see another workflow… while I keep getting excited about multiple process recipes, I keep coming back to post retouching (photoshop) versions as then there are only derivatives of the master TIFF, and not versions which may be different from the master.
    However the quick proof jpeg with watermark can’t be beaten anywhere!
    Peter

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  3. Richard Liston

    Hi Adrian

    Great set of videos. However, I’d like to know your thoughts regarding favouring sessions over catalogs in C1. Are there any advantages to either or is it only about individual preferences?

    Many thanks

    Reply
    1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

      Hi Richard

      As we’ve been using C1 Pro for many years we’ve actually come to love the Sessions workflow. Most of our work is specific to a particular commission so we like to have all of that particular commission day(s) in one Session Folder. This session folder is usually then contained in a client folder. When the shoot is finished and delivered the session folder is then Archived offline in it’s complete form.

      I have the feeling, (but I’m honestly not 100% sure) that Catalogues are great if you have a large selection of growing images that you need to constantly access. So this would possibly work well for some sort of in house catalogue company.

      I’m happy with our current workflow regarding Sessions, however we will look into catalogues as a matter of interest.

      It’s really up to you which works best.

      Thanks

      Adrian

      Reply
  4. george

    another super complicated piece of software. Hello 1980. Where is the Auto Automatic. You know what we want, nice skin tones, no zits no wrinkles. No need to make the wife look like Godzilla. Nicole Kidman look that’s what we want. Auto-Nicole.

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  5. Chris

    Hi Adrian
    Just watched your output tutorial and already liking what I see.
    I have a huge amount of images per shoot and whilst I can output after making the ‘recipe’ simply tick each you need and they are saved to the folder of your choice, great, but…..

    Question: I have so many clients all requiring different output sizes I cant possibly remember all there requirements when processing. It would be enormously helpful to save recipes as a clients name etc, so when done select the tiff folder to be processed, then select the output folder, click process then all the many different sizes placed in according folders in the output folder. Is this possible? or do we have to select each time? if not I would see this as a basic output requirement for any photographer.
    I did have a stand alone program made at a considerable cost which does this though I rather do all processing through one program.

    If not a definite addition to the next version as post production after images have been worked can take a long time

    Chris

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    1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

      Hi Chris

      This is a really good point, so you are suggesting the ability to create sub sets of processing recipes ?
      So you might have a specific client name and within that a set of specific recipes?

      This would be very similar to how ‘actions’ are organised in a popular piece of photo editing software. (PS)

      I’ll pass this idea directly on to Phase.

      Nice idea.

      Thanks

      Adrian

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      1. Chris

        Hi Adrian

        Thanks for getting back and passing on my thoughts about having recipes saved for a client and saved multiple outputs/recipe sizes batch processing creating the folders to a saved file.

        Should phase need any help please do ask I can probably explain better but also show screen shots of the program I had made.
        Chris

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  6. David

    Thanks for a great tutorial. I’m doing all of those things you showed, but must remember to import metadata like copyright, older (alt) manual lens details and so on when I import initially.

    I’m going to look at the earlier ones in your series now! Just an amateur, however I love C1 Pro 7 and I save elsewhere by using Gimp!

    I would love you to do one on your approach to sharpening/stepwise sharpening, either in C1 (who will sponsor this no doubt), or elsewhere in your workflow.
    Many thanks,
    David

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    1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

      Hi David

      Thanks for the kind feedback, regarding sharpening etc.

      I imagine we will look at all the feedback and taking all of this into account for future tutorials.

      Regarding sharpening, obviously a decent lens can help (I’m sure you know that) but also Lens hoods can make a HUGE difference.

      Best

      Adrian

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      1. David

        Thanks Adrian,

        I use hoods all of the time when I have them for my various lenses and I buy the best lenses in class wherever possible (Leica M and R, C/Y(Zeiss), Canon L).

        Do you find the sharpening function in C1 Pro to be sufficient for your needs, noting also the exquisite glass you’ll be using? I’m interested because this has been my approach until noting PS / Gimp process flows to stepwise sharpen smaller images for web use.

        Re step-sharpening I guess this is simply a function of me web-posting as an amateur as opposed to professional print requirements.

        regards,
        David

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  7. Massimo

    Again a BIG THANK YOU Adrian, these video tutorials are great!

    They are “virals”… in the sense to bring viewers inside Capture One and start to love it as a great software.

    Nothing better than real experience at high level easily explained in a smart and pleasant way. I repeat once again: you should consider to make more tutorials like these if you find some time, you would have a great success ;)

    Ciao!
    Massimo

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    1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

      Grazie Massimo

      Doing these vids helps me to think about various aspects of our photography.

      I’ve also learnt things from the various responses people have made, so we all benefit.

      I’m sure we shall do more in the future……..

      Ciao

      Adriano

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  8. Adrian McTiernan

    The information presented is over-presented, in other words, too long-winded. Can we have a simpler presentation. I am not interested in the micro-fine stuff, and you repeat ad infinitum. Please simplify – I don’t have time for all this stuff, and it is too tedious to follow all the stuff presented. I ended up stopping the film and looking for a quicker outline somewhere else.

    Sorry and all that, but I am so frustrated by the size of the wordage used.

    Regards

    Adrian

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    1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

      Hi Adrian

      Thanks for taking the time to post a comment. I agree the video is quite long, but it really is aimed at people whom are completely new to C1 Pro. On this basis I wanted to explain every thing in detail and this does take time.

      I imagine if we made it simpler version, many more people would write asking more questions along the lines of ‘How do I do this ?’ or ‘Why do you do that ?’ etc etc

      I recently PURCHASED some tutorials for another piece of software and I was frustrated with the lack of detail and had to watch the first in the series around 5times before the information was clear.

      Best

      Adrian

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  9. P

    Thanks, Adrian. I love your videos. I have used Lightroom since v1-v5 and completely switched over to Capture One this year. I am always interested in seeing different workflows and I am adopting many of your suggestions especially in the sessions department because I can easily keep track of all exports(web size, tiff, small jpg) in one archived folder.

    Oh, yeah, and thanks a million for your tip in the last video on clicking that stacked-rectangular shape icon to process multiple images. I was wondering why I was C1 was only processing 1 image at a time even if I selected all my selects for processing. Your video was necessarily comprehensive(for all range of C1 skills) and also had a great mix of very helpful tips(such as the Q tool tab).

    I also really love C1 because of the edit keyboard shortcuts option. I often have to export images on tight newspaper deadlines and the ability to map the 1-5 keys to switch between the tools(library, exposure adjustments, compsition etc.) is a godsend. I also map the ` key to export images so I can export images quickly while going through an entire take.

    I was developing carpal tunnel syndrome in my left hand from hitting “Command-Shift-E” in Lightroom(export) dozens of times a day.

    I’m glad C1 gives pros the options to customize personalized, efficient workflows. Thanks for helping me to refine my workflow.

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    1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

      Thanks PCK

      I hope your Carpal tunnel syndrome is getting better now. : )

      I really appreciate the feedback.

      Warmest wishes

      Adrian

      Reply
  10. David

    Thanks Adrian,

    I use hoods all of the time when I have them for my various lenses and I buy the best lenses in class wherever possible (Leica M and R, C/Y(Zeiss), Canon L).

    Do you find the sharpening function in C1 Pro to be sufficient for your needs, noting also the exquisite glass you’ll be using? I’m interested because this has been my approach until noting PS / Gimp process flows to stepwise sharpen smaller images for web use.

    Re step-sharpening I guess this is simply a function of me web-posting as an amateur as opposed to professional print requirements.

    regards,
    David

    Reply
    1. Adrian Weinbrecht Post author

      Hey David

      Your reply has really got me thinking, as we never actually tend to move sharpening away from the default.

      We shall now explore this and try to get back to you.

      Best

      Adrian

      Reply

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