12 The Metadata Tool Tab

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12.1 You can work on metadata during image import/processing or shortly before (or after) the output stage. This is why I’ve placed the metadata tools outside of the workflow pipeline.

To put it politely, Capture One’s metadata management tools had been fairly rudimentary since its inception. This is due to the program’s origins in raw conversion for studio photographers—Phase One assumed that you’d manage your data using a dedicated media database or DAM system and that Capture One didn’t need its own metadata management tools. Even selecting key images took place without the use of metadata, and even today, you can use ...

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