Match Total Exposures

Updated: 30 June 2022 Since this post, 15.3.0 was released and introduced a bug that can hang even crash when using this app. 15.3.1 was just released today which seems to be more stable, but there is a huge performance regression instead, which (while it now works again) makes this application VERY slow to work on files. I can see no workaround and have reported it. It’s been a really long time since my last post as I’ve been pretty busy with other things. Home again, home again… jiggity jig. Last year… Read More

Event Scripting

Events are the coolest way to utlize automation scripting, however the infrastructure for it is complex and pretty impenetrable for the uninitiated, so I wrote this article. The idea of events is that Capture One will initiate scripts automatically and repeatedly when a particular event happens. This means you can develop and extend Capture One’s behaviour to be reactive to certain repetitive conditions. Examples might be: As soon as an image is captured, process it. When I scan this bar code, do a vLookup in Excel and give me all the data… Read More

Automation workflows with Monogram

The following was done with Monogram Creator (beta) and a set of the new Monogram Creative Console Studio tiles, in C1 v20. This week I was lucky to enough to get hold of the new Monogram kit for evaluation. We sometimes get clients looking for a simple “push this big button -> do workflow” for reducing C1’s somewhat idosyncratic techincal cruft, and so I wanted to see if it could be a useful solution. For the uninitiated, Monogram could be equated to a sort of modular “midi controller”; buttons and dials that… Read More

Capture One shortcuts for the terminally curious: part 3 (Final)

We have arrived at the final part of this series: the script! This is a simplified extract of the full installer application I made, as it is simply far too big to break down into a single tutorial. Instead, I have made a fully functional version of the useful part, which does most of the heavy lifting and annoying bit – adding the shortcuts to a set of installed scripts. Prep: Quit C1. Make a folder in ~/Library/Scripts/Capture One/Scripts/ (For my example today: ~/Library/Scripts/Capture One/Scripts/Apply Latitude) Copy your scripts into this folder… Read More

Capture One shortcuts for the terminally curious: part 2.5ish

I was just about to conclude the the shortcuts series and getting to the point, when I realised I may have approached the flow of this project ass-backwards, as there are a lot of other moving parts that make this whole endeavour more relevant if understood first. So, if you have never done this stuff before I should probably ALSO write about these other things. So, to frame this properly and hopefully make this a more, rounded and useful experience, there are two other topics to dig into. Each of these is… Read More

How to install and use scripts with Capture One

There are a few ways to have a script execute and “do its thing” with Capture One. From easiest to hardest: Simple: Copy the script to the CO scripts folder. Simple scripts can be run straight from Capture One’s application script folder. Once installed, these will appear as a menu item in Capture One and is executed by selecting it like any other menu item (this method works well if you want to shortcut your scripts, as per the shortcuts article here). To use this framework: Open the scripts folder from inside… Read More

Capture One shortcuts for the terminally curious: part 1

Use shell to set up advanced shortcuts in Capture One…


The motivation for this post was last years announcement from Instagram that they were adding payments to it’s platform. Between the announcement and drafting this for posting, I got sidetracked with other work. This is not “that” post about social media and commoditization of photography. While adding payment infrastructure on Social Media is nothing new (see WeChat) this was a pretty interesting development for Photographers/Professionals making a living from photography – rather than just a way to advertise your work it could be potentially used as a direct revenue stream. BUT, If… Read More