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Capture One Quick Tip - Automatically Set the Film Simulation that you Shot With.

Capture One Quick Tip - Automatically Set the Film Simulation that you Shot With.

I was so excited when Capture One added Fuji film simulation support that I missed one of the handiest feature of the new version. One of the commenters on my YouTube channel pointed this following tip out, so big thanks to them for that! You can have Capture One detect which film simulation mode you shot with in-camera, and it will automatically apply the appropriate film simulation mode. Unfortunately, it doesn’t explicitly tell you which one you used, but it still works. Here’s what to do.

Set Fuji Film Simulations Automatically in Capture One Pro

It’s actually really simple. All you have to do is go to the Base Characteristics tab and set the Film Response Curve to “Auto”. This will then use whatever Film Simulation mode that you had set on your camera when you shot the photo. The only real downside to this is that the “Curve” pop-up menu still only displays “Auto” as the curve, but it does still set the right mode. This works on both the full Pro version of Capture One and the Express version. You can of course still set the Film simulation mode manually. If you want to set this as the default behaviour (it may be already if you are on a clean install) and you have Capture One pro then set this new mode as defaults.

For more on setting the film simulation modes in Capture One 12, here’s my video on how to do it. (I had missed this method of automatically setting it at the time).


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