One of the most common things that can happen when working with photos is wanting to create a white border around our post-produced image.

Surely making it with Photoshop is a fairly easy operation, but if we find ourselves having to export dozens, if not hundreds of images together, it will be faster to create the white border automatically with Capture One Pro.

Why create a white border in photos

We can find ourselves in the eventuality of having to create the border mainly for two reasons: one is artistic and the second is functional.

In the first case we want to apply a border to the image to create an artistic and slightly vintage effect to our photo, to make it look like a polaroid.

In the second case, however, we need to leave a white space because for example we are developing product photos for an e-commerce, and the customer asks us to place the images all in the center with the same amount of white all around

How to create a white border automatically when we export photos with Capture One Pro

Our workflow will be much more correct if we leave the master post image produced in Photoshop and export the variants directly from Capture One, so as not to modify the main image and be able to make new exports without a border or with less white space or greater

To create the white border with Capture one we will use a somewhat hidden function, which allows you to open the file with a plugin once it has been exported.

To use this feature you will need to have Photoshop installed on your PC

To get the desired result I created a plugin that allows you to apply the border automatically during image export, you will find it at the bottom of the page.

Here’s how to use my plugin to apply the border:

1- Let’s go to the section called Output, where there are the so-called Process Recipes.

2- Once you have chosen any “recipe” scroll to the bottom where it says Open With

3- At this point, select Other and choose the application file you downloaded

4- Click on Process and voilà the game is done

Warning, the first time you open the file if you have an antivirus installed (I use Avast), it could do an initial scan and block the process. Once the scan has been done the first time you shouldn’t have any more problems

Plugin Capture One Pro – Bordo bianco

Download my free plugin, you will find:

  • 3 applications to create a white border of 10, 20 and 30% relative to the image
  • Instructions for Use