What is COL file?
A COL file extension is a file that contains information about the settings of a photo. It contains all the settings that were applied to the photo and can be opened as a separate application. For example, if we open a raw image in Capture One, it will automatically create a COL file. The COL file contains data such as shutter speed, aperture, focal distance, etc.
COL Format details
|Capture One Session Format
Tools that will help you view COL files
Sometimes you need to quickly preview the contents of a file with the COL extension. In such a situation, many people decide to find a tool that, according to its creators, can display the contents of the COL file and many other types of files (All in One Viewer).
Of course, there are such tools. However, it should be remembered that they may display the data contained in the COL file differently than the application dedicated to handling the COL file extension. When you cannot afford to have the data of the COL file displayed different from the original, you should use the applications developed to work with the COL file.
Below you will find a list of software programs that will help you with this. These software programs will help you view the content of the COL file, minimizing possible errors that may arise with other tools.
COL File Viewers
- Phase One Capture One
- Autodesk Animator