Introduction

Save time and steps by uploading directly to your Format site with Format Publisher plugin for Capture One 12

This is for macOS only.

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Download the Capture One Format Publisher plugin

Use this download link for the latest version of the Format Publisher for Capture One 12 plugin.

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Your browser may give you a warning about the ZIP file being downloaded but it is safe to continue downloading and extracting.

Download folder with Format Capture One Plugin zip file and unzipped plugin

  1. The latest version of the Format Publisher plugin will appear as a .zip file
  2. Extract the plugin

Install and activate

Use the Plugins panel of the Capture One Preferences to install

Go to the top menu bar 'Capture One 12' > 'Preferences…'

  1. Tap the 'Plugins' icon (top, far-right)
  2. Tap the '+' icon to add
  3. Navigate to the folder where you saved the downloaded Format.coplugin
  4. Select the plugin file
  5. Tap 'Open' to install

Format Publisher plugin added to Capture One ready for activation

  1. Tap the 'Format' plugin icon in the left panel to activate the settings section in the right panel (if not already showing)
  2. If you don't have a Format portfolio site yet, start a free trial by following this link
  3. If you already have a Format account, please enter your email and password
  4. Tap 'Log In' to connect Capture One 12 to your Format account

Successful connection from Capture One to Format account made

  1. Successfully connected to your Format account
  2. Close 'Preferences' window

Publish images to your site

Capture One Image dropdown menu and Publish to Format side pop-out

When you are ready to publish your images

  1. Tap the top menu 'Image' link to activate the dropdown menu
  2. Hover over 'Publish' text
  3. The 'Publish to Format' side option will appear, tap to activate

Select site for upload

Select the Site to publish images to using the dropdown

The 'Publish to Format' window will appear with the available options shown across to top

  1. Select Page for Upload > the 'Site' dropdown allows you to choose which Format site to upload to (if you have multiple sites)

Select whether to publish to an existing page or create a new Gallery or Proofing Project

  1. Use the 'Page' dropdown 'v' to select from an existing Gallery or Proofing project or
  2. Use the dropdown '^' to '+ Create New Gallery' or 'Create New Proofing project'

Creating a new Proofing project and naming the page

  1. When creating a new Gallery or new Proofing project, enter a page name. This will be created within your Format dashboard

Basic Settings for images being published to Gallery Pages

When Publishing to a Gallery Page there is no need to use the largest image file size.

We recommend:

  • Format: JPEG 8bit (not editable)
  • Quality: 95
  • ICC Profile: sRGB Color Space Profile
  • Resolution 96 px/in
  • Scale: Height at 1600px

For more information on why we recommend these image sizes please see our preparing your images for Format guide.


Basic settings for Proofing projects

Basic Settings for images being published to Proofing Projects

When publishing to a Proofing project where your client will download the final high resolution images, you will want to export at the same quality level you would normally use for supplying the final images.

We recommend:

  • Format: JPEG 8bit (not editable)
  • Quality: 100
  • ICC Profile: sRGB Color Space Profile
  • Resolution 300 px/in
  • Scale: Fixed at 100%

Adjustments

Adjustments panel for Crop and Sharpening

The Adjustments panel allows you to adjust rop values and sharpening (if necessary).


Metadata

You can include metadata that is already embedded within the JPG image but this will not be used anywhere within the Format app.


Watermark

You can include a text or image watermark on your images before publishing.

If you are uploading to a Proofing project we recommend leaving the watermark set as 'None' as you have more control in the Format Dashboard > Proofing Project > Settings for adding a watermark.

See our Watermark Editor article for more information.


Publishing activities

Publishing settings applied and ready to be published

Once all settings have been made you are ready to 'Publish'

Activity bar showing images being uploaded

  1. The activity indicator will show you the progress of the published images

Republishing an edited image

  1. Original image published
  2. Image edited (B&W treatment) and republished

Republishing an image will not overwrite the original image. You will need to delete the original image from the Gallery page or Proofing project.


Troubleshooting

Capture One thumbnail viewer showing image file names

The image file name should have no empty spaces between words or numbers, beach 12345.raw will error on export to a Proofing project.

  1. Shows image file name with no space: ls7613.dng
  2. If you need a space between name and numbering sequence use a hyphen '-' or underscore '_' as shown mgh_3425.dng

Reach us online at our live chat or via our email info@format.com if you have any more questions. We’re happy to help!