Minimizing mouse clicks, enhancing the job of the barcode scanner, auto-map and auto transfer, your real-time-produced photos will flow through the production effortlessly.

Within the Capture One connection dialog in Kelvin, you will see the following settings:

  • Capture One Session

  • Session Favorite

Note: Stream Photography supports Capture One 20+ and only works on Mac.

Capture One Session

Your current active session in Capture One will be auto-populated in Kelvin. You can select other sessions within the drop-down menu.


  • The sessions that are in the same level folder as your current active session will be available here.

  • Kelvin will show up to ten sessions in the drop-down menu according to the latest modified date.

Session Favorite

When enabled, the Next Capture Naming will be validated.

Within Kelvin, in order for the Next Capture Naming to be valid, you will need to set the following:

  • Format: must only include ‘Name’ field from Capture One

  • Name: must only include ‘Barcode’ field from Capture One Scan Barcode

These settings are crucial to generate the Auto-map and Auto-transfer within Kelvin.

Note: In order to use Auto-map and Auto-transfer, you will need to disable the Barcode tool if you are using Capture One Enterprise.

Stream Photography

Barcode listener

When Kelvin is the active application, Creative Force will wait for scanned barcodes and save the samples in the session scope. You will see a list of the samples you have in this session.

When Capture One is the active application, you can use the scanner to scan the barcode directly into the Name field under Next Capture Naming. This scanned barcode will be used to name the session favorite and name a sub-folder within the session’s capture folder.

Session scope

There are two modes within the session scope, you can choose Single scope or Build via Scan. Switching between these scopes will reset the current active session scope which means it will remove all of the history scans.

Single scope

Scan a barcode to load the style guide requirements and start shooting.

With each scan, you will be prompted to a ‘Confirm product’ dialog. Once you confirm the product, you will be able to drag n’ drop the images to the selection area and transfer them.

If you don’t want to produce the current product, click ‘Rescan’ and scan a new product. The scanned barcodes will be available under ‘Scope history’. You can select between these barcodes and start dragging in images and transferring them manually. Access the three-dot menu to clear the history if you want.

Build via scan

Scan a barcode to load the Style Guide requirements and start shooting. The session scope will build up with every scan you make. This means that you will be able to build a list of scanned barcodes continuously without confirming the product each time.

Within a session scope, all the scanned barcodes must be in the same production type. Kelvin will automatically confirm the products.

When you scan a sample that is in a different shooting type, Kelvin will ask you to confirm if you would like to proceed with it. If you select ‘Continue’, the current active session scope will be reset, and all of the scanned barcodes will be removed.

Auto map

Within the Build via Scan mode, you will have the option to select ‘Auto-mapping’. The auto-map will check all the scanned barcodes in the left panel and try to map the images.

Note: The auto-map function only works when:

  • Workflow is set to have Generic pre-selection in Kelvin

  • Workflow does not require a Color Reference input in Kelvin

  • Next Capture Naming is validated

Within ‘Auto-mapping’, you can select one or both of the following settings:

  1. Assign all images for transfer

Kelvin will check all the filenames that include the scanned barcodes and assign the images to the product. There will be a small icon on the top-left corner of images that have been mapped.

Selecting a barcode in the left panel, Kelvin’s watch folder is instantly filtered with the selected barcode to look for corresponding images. If the style guide requirements for that product are met, you can choose to transfer the images manually.

Note: If you don’t choose to save the selection, the mapped images will be removed when:

  • Switching the session scope

  • Restart Kelvin

  • Log out/ in Kelvin

2. Auto-transfer

If you don’t select auto-assign images for transfer, you can manually select the images and drag them into the selection area. Then, wait for the auto-transfer to take action.

Note: If you have auto-transfer enabled, you will not be able to put in the instructions for the task.

The auto-transfer will happen when a task meets all the below requirements:

  • The task is fulfilled and ready to be transferred

  • There is no action in that task within three seconds

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