How To Install


There are two ways to install styles in Capture One:

1. Import styles – the easiest and fastest way.

2. Copy styles to a folder with Capture One’s settings – a more sophisticated method, this option allows you to make use of some additional features.

Let’s see how both methods can be used to set styles.

1. Import styles

The easiest way to set styles is to use the Import function that is available in the Styles and Presets tool:


All you need to do is choose the Import option, select all the styles you require and set them in Capture One.

Once you have done this, all the available styles will appear in your User Styles menu:


The main disadvantage of this method is that any styles you import cannot be decomposed into folders, which is not particularly convenient, especially if you will be working with many styles.
If you do plan to make use of many different styles, you should consider using the alternative method of setting styles, as this will allow you to create different folders for the styles you use.

2. Copy styles in a folder with Capture One’s settings

Styles can be copied directly into Capture One’s folder, where all the information about your program is stored.

This method allows you to set different folders for your styles sets.


Capture One’s settings folder is located in different places on Mac OS and Windows so you will need to follow separate instructions according to the operating system you are using.

Instructions for Mac OS

In Mac, the OS styles folder can be found in the following location:

User > Library > Application Support > Capture One > Styles

Note: in most cases the system folders are hidden by default and to work with them you need to make them visible.

The alternative way:

1) Go to the Finder (or desktop).

2) Hold the Option key on your keyboard, and click the Go menu at the top of the screen.

3) With the Go menu open, you’ll notice that pressing and releasing Option will display or hide the Library choice in this menu.

4) Select Library from the Go menu (while holding down Option) to access the hidden folder.

5) In the hidden Library folder, go to Application Support > Capture One > Styles

If there is no Styles folder – that’s fine, just create a new one manually.

Once you have navigated to the Styles folder you can copy the styles themselves, or for convenience, create a new folder and copy the styles to that location. 
Styles will appear in Capture One only after you have restarted the program.

Instructions for Windows

In Windows, the OS styles folder can be found in the following location:

Windows XP:
X:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\CaptureOne\Styles50

Windows Vista/7/8:

Once you have navigated to the Styles50 folder you can copy the styles themselves, or for convenience, create a new folder and copy the styles to that location. 
Styles will appear in Capture One only after you have restarted the program.

Note: in most cases the system folders are hidden by default and to work with them you need to make them visible.

Stack Styles Tool

A very important Stack Styles tool is also available in Capture One.


Once you have enabled the Stack Styles option, you can use several styles simultaneously on one photo. Thus, if different styles use the same processing tools, the picture will impact those that were used in the latter style.

How to Install Presets

Presets folder is located near the Styles folder in Capture One’s settings folder.

For Mac
User/Library/Application Support/Capture One/Presets60/Film Grain

For Windows
C:\Users\\AppData\Local\CaptureOne\Presets60\Film Grain


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  • thecackster

    You might want to note that the library folder under the user is by default hidden and can be accessed by going to “go to folder” and typing ~/Library

    • Thank you! Added to the manual.

      • Hi Alex, I love your styles!!! I had the same problem with the hidden folder on my mac. A very simple solution is to use the file browser within capture one 8. You can see all system folders – even the hidden ones and I simply dragged the folder directly into the folder. You can also add, delete and rename your folder in C1. Just saying 😉 Thanks for your great styles and the affordable price tag 🙂 Cheers, Maike

        • Hi Maike, thank you – great idea! I’ll add this to our manual.

  • Dan Russell

    As bad as I want to buy this, my frustration with finding the Styles folder and then the lock up on the purchase is preventing me from buying both sets. When this all works I’ll come back and possible purchase. Too frustrated with the lack of incomplete instructions and poor purchase experience

  • Orio Menoni

    I like the sample styles, but one major problem for me is that there is no “percentage of effect” option, it’s take it all or leave it. Lightroom presets also have this problem. Fact is, when there is a style I like, 99% of the time I would want to reduce the amount of it according to the image needs. The only possibility to do so is to make a copy of the image, apply the style to it and then export both the copy and the original and mix them in Photoshop. Too cumbersome for large volume editing.

    • Hello, sorry for my late reply. We’re trying to solve this issue. The problem is with Capture One Styles tool UI. It is not intended for working with many hundreds of styles. It’ll be totally inconvenient to operate dozens of lists with hundreds of styles versions with different opacity. Anyway I hope we’ll find the best solution for that 🙂

      • Did you ever figure a solution for this? I also like quite subtle effects and often find the styles a little too much. Is there a way to reduce the opacity of the style in 9?

        • Unfortunately, there is only one solution – create a new version for each style with different opacity.
          If Phase One does not do something with it in next updates – I think we will try that way.
          The problem is that as a third party developer we can’t change Capture One interface or create a plug-in.

          • Thanks Alexander for quick response. So there is no way to reduce the overall effect of the style, I need to get in and adjust the style in the color editor etc and save it as a new version?
            Thanks for help.

          • Yes, it’s just a limitation of Capture One capabilities.

  • Chiew Huan Chong

    is there a package price be both are bought at the same time?

  • Just downloaded and installed the Styles. But the instructions for organising them into folders doesn’t seem to apply to my Mac. When in the Library/Application Support/CaptureOne folder, I have only a Presets folder, no Styles folder. Also, the information about importing directly being the easiest, the part where it says that it doesn’t import the folder organisation comes afterwards. As I was following the instructions, i imported everyting sucessfully but nothing is now split into the B&W and Color folder. How can I rearrange this?

    • Very strange, if you’ve already imported styles – Styles folder should surely exist. Which Mac OS version do you use?

      Also try that trick:

      1) Open Spotlight tool in Mac OS

      2) Type ~/Library/Application Support/Capture One/Styles

      • Its seems to be hidden. When I use the folder browser in CO, I can see lots of folders including the Styles folder. I pulled in the 2 downloaded folders (color and B&W) they ahve appeared but the whole Styles and Presets tool on Capture One has now gone grey and none of the presets can be used! What have I done. I have restarted the software and the computer. Removed the downloaded folder from the styles folde and tried to reture everything to before. Now its like something is disabled. Any ideas?
        I am on Yosemite 10.10.4 and Capture oNe 8

      • Ok…your info was good. I was using the wrong Library folder. So I have copied the B&W and Color folders with all Styles inside, into the correct folder. Its lovely and tidy now and just as I want it…BUT, the Capture One tool is still greyed out and I can’t access the presets…

        • Hm, Styles tool greyed if none of the images are selected. Did you select at least one image?

          • God I’m such an idiot!

          • Glad that now everything works fine!

            Hope you enjoy your Film Styles Set! And I’m always open for your questions 🙂

  • ironchefshellie

    I had an absolute bitch of a time trying to locate the folder. I ended up finding Capture One in the Applications folder -> right click to “show package contents” > contents > resources > styles

    And added them here, renaming the folders with VSCO in front of them 🙂

    • Hi, there is one problem with this way – after each Capture One update you’ll have to reinstall the styles.

      Try this method to access the hidden Library folder:

      1) Go to the Finder (or desktop).

      2) Hold the Option key on your keyboard, and click the Go menu at the top of the screen.

      3) With the Go menu open, you’ll notice that pressing and releasing Option will display or hide the Library choice in this menu.

      4) Select Library from the Go menu (while holding down Option) to access the hidden folder.

  • Riccardo Ulpts

    Importing Styles to Capture One 9 crashes Capture one? Anyone experienced that?

    • Hello,

      Strange, please report this bug to developers

      Try the second way of installing styles (by folders), described on this page.

      It should work well.

    • Same here…instantly crashes.

    • James Moffatt

      has it been fixed yet?

      • That could be fixed only by Phase One, due this is a software bug, not the styles issue.

        They didn’t release new update yet.

        Actually most of the users didn’t have such a problem. That’s why it’s very important to send a bug report about that to Phase One – They need to know OS and hardware specifics to fix that bug.

      • Riccardo Ulpts

        I tried again and it worked for some reason; 3 days later no updates applied. strange

    • -iblink

      Perfect. Thanks

  • -iblink

    A quick question – I need to send packed EIP files for processing and retouching. If I’m using one of your styles, is it included in the packed file, or will the retoucher have to install the style in his machine?

    • Hi, all the settings from applied style will be included in EIP package.

  • Keith Towers

    Hi I’m considering purchasing the 100 styles for C1 8. I have created two folders in AppData/Local/Capture One folder called Styles 50 and Styles 50 bw. One for colour and the other for b/w styles. When I receive the download do I just drag the styles to each folder and that is it? And where will they appear? Thank you for your help

    • Hi Keith,

      Here is a good article about Capture One styles and presets –

      You need to create only one folder Styles50 in AppData/Local/Capture One. Inside this folder, you can create any other folders (Color, BW, etc.) Styles will appear in User Styles menu. You can test it on our free sample styles – Please, don’t forget to restart Capture One after copying the styles.

      • Keith Towers

        Thank you, Alexander. I have now placed my b/w folder within the Styles50 folder and so ready to go. As I am a British purchaser I assume the price will be adjusted according to exchange rates. I will be paying via Pay Pal of course. Another question: Can I keep a backup copy of the files on my external hard drive? Regards…Keith

        • Keith,

          Yes, PayPal should automatically adjust the price.

          About the backup copy – sure, you can backup them on your side and you can also redownload them in anytime from Sellfy service.

          • Keith Towers

            Great! I have just downloaded the samples and it was so easy to drag them into the Styles50 folder. I love the T-Max and the Kodak Ektachrome best, although I did need to pull back on the blue saturation to suit the shot. I think these styles should be treated as a first base for tweaking because every image needs a different approach anyway. But yes, I will be ordering them sometime this week. Will I need to delete the free samples?

          • Keith,

            Yes, we recommend to delete free styles after installing the whole set. It’s simply more convenient 🙂 And you’re right – styles are the first step in the editing process, but they would help you find a quick and impressive solution for your images.

          • Keith Towers

            One more question before I take the plunge. I am thinking it would be wiser to go the full hog and purchase the extended version. Is there a discount voucher available for this set? It would help me enormously if there was. Thanks for all your help…Regards Keith

          • Keith,

            «Extended Set» isn’t an upgrade or replacement of our Original Set, it’s a completely new set of styles and doesn’t include styles from Original Set. Extended and Original sets are quite different. Extended Set styles are more about “artistic” emulation of film picture, Original Set provides a “classical” film look. For many styles difference is serious, the Extended set works “harder” in general, it affects image more noticeable than Original Set.

            Some of our customers prefer Original Set, some Extended Set and many of them like the both sets 🙂

            We have a social share discount – if you choose to share the link to our products on your Facebook or Twitter pages, you’ll get a 10% discount (on each set).
            Just click Buy Now button on the product page and you will see all the instructions about this.

          • Keith Towers

            Thank you once again. The discount is very helpful but I am getting this message when I try to buy: CSRF token has expired. Refresh page and try again. Can you advise?


          • Sorry for that technical issue, I’ve created for you special purchase links with 10% discount included. I’ve sent them to your mail.

          • Keith Towers

            All done and installed. Thank you once again. For those who find it hard to install I just dragged all the folders into the styles50 folder. and job done. They now appear under Adjustments – User Styles. Ideal for my next book project called ‘The Colour of Street’. Easy! Regards… Keith

  • Jason Macomber

    There are new modules for Capture One Pro 9 are these being used?

    • Hi Jason. Sorry, what do you mean by “modules”? Capture One doesn’t support modules or plugins yet.

      • Jason Macomber

        ….each of a set of standardized parts or independent units that can be used to construct a more complex structure, such as an item like a building, software and computer hardware.. Like The 3-way color corrector…ummm. Also, yes Capture one is a module based system… ask them they will tell you!

        • Phase One allows to use standard tools only for Capture One styles. Third party developers like us can’t add any new features to Capture One. But our film styles are made with a special technology. It’s really, really difficult (almost impossible) to create such styles manually.

          • Jason Macomber

            Yeah, now you’re just lieing through your teeth. Capture One Pro 9 has a new module like the 3-way Color Corrector. You do not use these in your styles why? Also, any one can use a color checker take a picture of it (in a controlled light setting) with film scan it and emulate film with Capture one, it really is not hard. There’s Other Style like the new DT Capture One Styles that take full benefit of the new technology in Capture One. I am actually creating new styles as well. You need to upgrade you styles.

          • Jason, I told that Phase One doesn’t allow to create custom modules and this is true. Of course, we can use all the existing tools, if your question was about it. But we prefer to use curves as much as possible. This approach has lots of benefits, and our customers can add any additional correction (including Color Balance) if they wish. Good luck with your styles!