Astropad and Capture One
Capture One is great for streamlining your photography work. It offers quality adjustment tools for editing and refining both your photos and workflow. In this quick, step-by-step guide, we’ll help you organize an efficient workspace for using Capture One with Astropad Studio.
Rearranging your Workspace and Tool Panels
In Capture One, you are able to customize the working space columns. Go to Window, then Workspace to select from different preset panel arrangements.
Set the catalog window towards the bottom, like in the Migration Workspace:
Or select the catalog menu to the side, such as with the Default Workspace:
Rearranging your tool panels
Along with the preset workspace arrangements that keep the tools in a tab column, you can move and rearrange your tool panels. They can be free floating on or around your canvas. Access the tool you want individually by selecting Window, then Create Floating Tool. Or, drag a tool’s panel out of the Tool Tab column. This way your much needed functions can always be present on screen.
Any type of rearranging works with Astropad Studio, since the Workspace Sidebar can be placed to the right of the iPad screen:
Or to the left of the iPad screen:
The Workspace Sidebar can be hidden anytime by tapping the on screen red ring button.
Shortcuts in Capture One
Astropad Studio’s shortcuts are preset to default, so you will need to change them to accommodate Capture One. You can fully edit and rename as many shortcuts as you want for the sidebar. To do this, in Astropad Studio’s Workspace Sidebar, towards the bottom tap Edit Shortcuts. Tap Add Shortcuts to enter a new command combination, or tap an existing shortcut on your list to replace or make changes. When you’re done, tap the Workspace button to see all your newly added shortcut commands.
Recommended shortcuts for Astropad’s sidebar:
- B : Draw Mask
- E : Erase Mask
- M : Show and Hide Mask
- G : Gradient Mask
- W : White Balance
- U : Luma curve point
- P : Loupe
- Delete : Delete
Suggested Magic Gestures:
- Right Mouse Click
Touch panning and zooming gesture
Astropad’s touch gestures, panning and zoom, are supported in Capture One. Using two fingers, pinch to zoom, and place together to pan on your iPad. This way, you won’t need to keep the scrollbars in view when you set up your ideal workspace.
If you are unable to use touch panning
In Capture One’s Preferences, select General, then disable Zoom with scroll wheel.
If you have slow performance when masking
If you are seeing a delay in your stroke while masking, check your Display Mask settings. Especially when working with a large RAW file, if Never Display Mask is enabled it may cause slower performance with mask strokes.
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