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Photoshop at least succeeds at being a decent enough editor which is why you can do there much more than in your beloved C1 if you actually bothered to learn it. You can discover that there are a number of capable image editors besides photoshop, if you discover how to learn. There are tons of books for Adobe workflow, so many can follow them like a sheep, claiming that they have some high level knowledge.

Actually, this “knowledge” does not allows to solve problem, it allows to replicate steps proposed by others.

With this kind of knowledge other software is beyond ones perception abilities. But this is not my problem. Have nice time with Your beloved software.

I spent with Photoshop more time than I wish to, making stuff much more complicated than simple photoediting. I’m using it more than 15 years. But I also look on the other editors. Looking at this sample of images, it is easy to neglect Your statement about my ignorance. For way more complicated work, this I’ve mentioned before, I’m testing another piece of software. I seems to fit all my needs, including intelligent objects, advanced text options here PS falls behind , vector layers, image enhancing editing, plugin hosting plus much more, in a fraction of PS price.

Yes, there exists true world outside this created by propaganda. So again, enjoy your sophisticated tinkering with photos, involving the best software ever. Have a nice day. First, let me comment that Damien has put together a balanced and accurate review. He hasn’t been perfect in that regard on recent product announcements, but here he has hit the basics well.

As someone who has extensively used LR and C1 pretty much equally over the past years, I can comment on the relative ease of use of each.

To get a quick image processed relatively well, LR is a bit quicker overall. Possibly, 1 minute vs. Most of my work is serious, requiring color accuracy throughout the range, clarity, sharpening, micro-contrast, dynamic range adjustment and noise reduction and possible film grain on occasion.

What can be done in 6 minutes in C1, will take at least 10 minutes in LR – and you simply can’t get the color precision you need using arbitrary sliders. Also, Structure can provide better depth, allowing you to avoid overuse of Clarity; the interplay between Structure and Clarity is powerful, and LR doesn’t include a similar function.

So much seems to depend on what camera you’re using. I care more about color than sharpness and detail, and many people absolutely rave about the colors C1 gives them. With Sony A and A7 files, I struggle with skin tones. Across a variety of shades, everyone looks like they’re wearing bronzer. I can’t help but open “keepers” in C1, LR, and Photos. C1, despite my best efforts, rarely looks best. Any other Sony users see this? Yes, it is puzzling with my RX as well.

It seems the reds have too much yellow in them. You can correct that by shooting a colorchecker, going to the Advanced tab in the Color Editor, selecting the red patch, limiting the selected hues and modifying the Hue slider by a value that brings the orange reds to a more satisfying red. Then make a preset out of it, or make an icc profile and apply it with a style on import. Following force10’s excellent suggestion below to use,Phase One’s effective feature videos, here’s one that directly addresses shifting from over from previously-learned Lightroom:.

The difference is like having a good copy of a lens versus having a bad copy of a lens on the camera. Tried Capture One. Once I got past the photo storage tools, the results were excellent. There are two issue from my point of view: -it is made for people who have perfect vision: the controls are simply too small for those of us whose eyes are older even with reading glasses. That tells me there is clumsiness built into the program.

The easiest way to adjust mid tones is by using the ‘Levels’ settings on the Exposure panel, just drag the bar in the centre to the left or right and this will make the adjustment. This is usually situated below the Clarity and HDR sliders, though you can add it to the ‘Local Exposure’ panel or any of the other panels if it’s more convenient.

The isolation, I find is excellent. But if it bothered you, you could also place HDR adjustments locally. And, unlike Adobe’s crude HDR tools, you don’t get posterization at high contrast edges with aggressive highlight and shadow recovery. Capture One is an excellent program, but it does take time to get the best out of it, though the company are good at accepting suggestions for improvements.

As it can take some time to work out how to use many of the features, I would recommend their excellent weekly Webinars, which demonstrate how to do things, and this will help people to learn more quickly than they would by trial and error and frustration. They helped me no end, and now I really love the program. I’m afraid I cannot confirm that the company responds well to suggestions.

I once made a number of constructive proposals for improvement in their forum and the response was utterly disappointing. Too bad, but they seem to have a particular focus on a certain confined clientele.

Actually, I have to revise my previous post. I wish I could delete it, actually. I just remembered that I did enter some communication with PhaseOne after the initial disappointing lack of response in the forum. The support was very friendly and tried to be helpful. Unfortunately for me, my ideas apparently did not align with their views back then. Meanwhile, Capture One appears to have received additional support for standard DNG files, so I’ll be sure to check out the software again.

Like many users, I was looking for a replacement to Aperture new Photos just doesn’t cut it. I had read reviews and comparisons, pulled the trigger and bought 8. I’ve been keeping it updated all the while learning, watching how-to video’s.

I have migrated all my Aperture libraries, have bought a 3rd party enhancement «Film Styles Extended Set» and am happy with everything I’m learning. I am a total amateur having been shooting for about 45 years. C1 has not stood out in any feature and the UI is not the best. It is a bit clumsy and crashes once in a while on my Mac. I’ve been using this since V4 and its really matured over time,Its worth a trial to se how it works with your choice of camera,I find the color and contrast to be very good and its a great tethering app!

I find this program to be rather confusing. Having to select so many menus as compared to lightroom just to do one task. Anyone come across this problem? I find it intuitiv and logical and easy to use. Not far from LR in that regard which is even more intuitiv. To me they seem rather the same. Having used it just some hours it takes no time to get great results.

I get what you are saying, but isn’t lightroom easier tho? I mean I have been getting so many error codes and its annoying me. There are keyboard shortcuts which will move you through the menus very fast.. I would certainly not feel Lightroom was easier. I gave it a good try, but Capture One just reacts very smoothly and rapidly to get results.

I notice you say you get error codes. None here, on Windows latest. Maybe there is something else installed that’s interfering? I guess I shouldn’t have said “error codes”. I get this weird triangle that doesn’t allow me to save files to a certain folder or what not. I’m going to mess with it a bit more on some photos that I could care less if something happens to them.

That way I will feel confident when I am working with photos I do not want to lose or mess up badly. Bought CaptureOnePro 8. Nice and easy UI. Happy camper I think U can’t go wrong with this software if looking for ultimate image quality is your highest priority. I keep telling photographers I know this very same thing.

It is so much better output to LR. But some people don’t like change. I’m glad it works well for you. The noise reduction obliterates fine detail at all settings, the default “film curve” setting which you get with Auto is film in the sense of wildly over saturated Velvia, and the highlight recovery, while initially impressive, is very artificial.

Also the way it renders reds is a bit weak. And finally, C1 has no lightness or LAB curves, which is really stone age. Although it is less rapid, I prefer to use Iridient Developer. I’m absolutely not a pixel peeper, but even so the differences are obvious.

However, Iridient requires some investment in time to learn. With Nikon Df- majority of the time , I just use the Auto correction feature and it just works brilliantly as compared to LR5.

Spending Euros is another matter. Hi everyone, I’m a new user. I was trying Capture One 8 and I’m a complete beginner of this program. I haven’t understood how I can keep copies of my shots on my camera’s memory card.

Capture one move them on my pc. How can I keep a shot both on my camera and on my pc when I use Capture one? Can you help me? May be you by accident have set at check mark at this option.

Hi Per, It’s strange. That option is already uncheck. I still don’t know what is wrong with it Thank you. I would like to make the most of this software by using one of its useful tools, namely that of taking shots and seeing them on my pc’s screen either in “normal” mode or live view.

But I don’t want it to delete them on my camera. Interesting article for those who’ve most likely never heard of Capture1 but only of LightRoom.

Not to name RawTherapee. However as someone wrote, to me it misses the point: which is the best software??? Where is the indepth comparison of these softwares? Can’t someone write something like those Buying guides published for cameras? I’ve never been able to find this kind of serious work done by a competent and independant person Anyone about to invest so much time in one or other software has a hard time choosing. Cause with the time you spend on this kind of software, you shouldn’t choose according to a small price difference, but on the account of durability.

I chose LR cause it seemed more of a standard and closer to Photoshop in case I would need it. Now I wonder if I was right. Especially withe Adobe’s policy towards cloud licensing and the way they didn’t upgrade the regular LR6 with dehazing function I recently switched to the Fuji system and I was kind of wondering why my images look much sharper on the screen than using LR6.

It also seems to have a different tolerance for pulling back highlights. I feel LR6 gives you more freedom where you can pull a lot of info back even to the detriment of the image where C1P kinda says enough cowboy.

I was considering that from my research. I have a few canon bodies as well and I liked the subscription option for C1P. It is far superior to Light Room or Camera Raw if you are a more advanced user. Far better color accuracy, much better sharpening, supreme dynamic range controls, great noise reduction – the quality is miles ahead of Adobe products, period.

Why is Yanko Kitanov’s opinion more relevant, meaningful, or worth reading than the same junk from an Adobe fan who’ll say the exact opposite? Yanko, your opinion matches many, many others. I’ve used them all, and my go to program is Capture One. Very happy it works well for you as well. Seriously though, why move to NIK etc etc when the tools are right there in Capture One in the first place? And the file comes back into Capture One as an adjusted Tif variant copy.

Adjust and then, when saved, the file comes back into Capture One as adjusted. If does not show immediately as adjusted, after the files come back into Capture One, go to file, ‘Regenerate Previews’ and if it had not come back in as per external editor already, the adjusted variant copy of image Tif will now show as adjusted.

One workflow advantage of Capture One which I just found, is that one can send multiple files to the external editor, adjust them each , and when you Save All, they will all come back into Capture One.

Here is a link to a very nice read for those who prefer to work with the excellent color tools and curves in C1 and do their own thing. For those who like emulation packs, good for them. And no, it is nothing to do with convenience of choice determining opinion. That is just silly. In the first place, you’ve now equated all LR plug-ins with “emulation packs,” or not “doing your own thing,” which is. LR is more extensible than C1. That’s a fact. Where opinion comes in is whether that extensibility matters to you.

It may not to you, but it will to some people. Que sera sera. In the second place, C1’s internal tools are poor substitutions for LR extensibility. If you argue that C1 doesn’t “need” the world of options available for LR or that LR “needs” extensions to match C1 , what you’re really saying is that you aren’t familiar with many of the ways in which LR can be extended. C1 doesn’t have to be better than LR for everyone. It’s a niche product. A tiny, tiny number of people use it.

If one of those people is you, that’s fantastic. One of them is me, too. I sense MeganV may be a “sometimes-er,” too? But it doesn’t mean anything about or for anyone else. MeganV LOL. Here’s two from a quick Google search. But go ahead, argue about something else now. Who am I to say – one of those guys that worked more in LR than in C1. I can get the best out of any converter and LR lags far behind C1 in many aspects.

Who am I to say – with 3 photos made by me chosen to be included at an official years Nat Geo exhibition I am a photographer and not a hater. The “who are you” question was rhetorical, bro! You don’t see McNally running around talking about what’s suitable for “advanced” users, “period. And his trophy wall is a whole lot bigger than yours. Hey, mine isn’t empty, either. MiraShootsNikon Your endless explaining yourself is just as childish as statements like: “C1’s internal tools are poor substitutions for LR extensibility”.

I tried it and compared to LR6. I did not find anything about it that was better than LR6 and much that was worse, not that I think LR6 is perfect, far from it, that was why I tried C1. In processing dozens of portraits shot on a variety of cameras, however, I’ve found that both Capture One Pro 7 and DxO Optics Pro 8 offer consistently more accurate and pleasing results than Lightroom 4.

Your mileage may vary of course, depending on the camera s you shoot with. That’s old software, one and two major versions back, respectively.

Things change. The real problem here, though, is that the article never really draws comparisons with Lightroom, choosing instead to focus on Photoshop as a perspective point.

That leaves wondering whether the author really understands what he’s reviewing. It’s as if he’s chosen Photoshop as the comparison because Capture One 8 now uses a “layer” metaphor for specific edits. It’s like Photoshop! In fact, Damien Demolder is building something of a track record around here for “not really getting it. There is a trial of both software programs and I just loaded both up.

I will export some Canon nikon and Sony files and share what I see. Just the reverse. The other two cannot compete with Capture One in raw processing image quality. So, I rarely use the other two and go with the best. I’ll keep with the CO upgrades. Thematic Capture One 7 is very different animal then Capture One 8.

Im curious because so many people say the same as you but I couldn’t see it so I wonder if Im missing something. Perhaps instead of going backwards in compatibility, they should consider covering modern cameras such as the D I could never manage to sharpen my photos in C1 without producing additional unwonted artifacts.

LR has a really high edge in it. My experience is totally opposite. Maybe it’s the way these two applications deal with Raw files of different camera producers. I hate the way LR is sharpening adding grain to borders. I did it manually in PS before. C1 does it great and “structure” tool deals fabulously with textures. I have Sony a, and I think Sony and PhaseOne work close together C1 is the first, and currently the only software that can read a7rII raw files , which might be the reason why this works so good on C1.

I like the images C1P produces when someone else has edited them, but I couldn’t produce a result I like to save my life with it. So, I will stick with LR which gives me results in a few seconds. And you would be entirely correct. But why would anyone throw years of learning and experience of product A in the bin just to invest money and time to acquire and learn product B when product A does everything you need it to do?

To “push” the leader to keep innovating instead of resting on laurels and getting stupid. Not that this is a critique of either. SFXR you must be a clueless idiot troll or the most brilliant user in the world. Either way, for normal people it takes serious time to master a program with as many possibilities and options as Lightroom or Photoshop.

But thanks for your useful contribution. At least I know who to ignore when it comes to advise. A few 10 minute YouTube videos would have saved you, I don’t know, years of learning? No need to insult me or call me names just for pointing out the obvious and countering your now twice-edited drama. Would have liked a direct comparison with Lightroom. I read everywhere that C1 has better “IQ” than Lightroom, I did a very quick comparison but found nothing drammatically different.

For me quite apparent is the “pop” of the images. With C1 at default I have the impression that a content-dependent algorithm is at work instead of overall irrespective sharpening like with my Adobe versions. And also, to repeat myself, try the “HDR” sliders for highlight shadow recovery which is their actual purpose.

This is a really superior implementation compared to even current Adobe SW. But even then it still did great. It is the best Dpreview can do at the moment Colors especially seem much easier to control than in some other software. And when one batch processes with some other software, often the preset made in one image does not translate well onto other images, with some other RAW converters, colors especially and contrast.

With Capture One, presets made in one image of a shoot translate ‘honestly’ to other images, even if those need tweaking, but I get what I expect from the preset.

If I had to do it over, yes, I would like to think that I would have just bought Capture One from the beginning for its price and saved on others. But then, I would not have learnt what I did in others and would not appreciate now, just how good it is. My main grouse with anything other than PS is the lack of filters like Nik Filters. ImageAmateur You stated “CI” several times Actually though, while 8 works well and most seem to think its engine is better, I also loved the 7 engine output.

For me, the difference between 8 and 7 is more the additional tools, such as cloning, ability to use plugins or other editing software that come back into Capture One automatically, and the local adjustment layers functions, plus more color tools.

Go to file executable location i. One thing, I just did it, as had not done in a while, accidentally had ten images highlighted, it opened all and I was able to adjust each before hitting save, it brought all back into C One, so can do almost a multiple edit without doing that for each one. Did not know that! Yeah, my system seems to have picked up a bug or such. When I close the external edit it, comes back into Capture One looking normal, but if I close Capture One and reopen it is as adjusted in external editor, don’t remember it doing that initially when I tried it.

But the feature is there and it should come back into Capture One with edits applied. I might be missing something here but there is no executable file for Nik. Its a plugin and there is no standalone version. Every program has an executable file, you just have to know where it is very easy to know and I gave you the direction above as I mentioned.

So, whatever program you are using , whether ‘Alien Skin’, ‘Totally Rad whatever’, if you are into that sort of thing, it can be used to Edit files from within Capture One. After the files come back into Capture One, go to file, ‘Regenerate Previews’ and if it had not come back in as per external editor already, the adjusted variant copy of image Tif will now show as adjusted.

They are unsupported as standalone, but work just fine. Missing from above is the info that for Sony users, you can get the Sony version either free Express or for a minor amount 50 Euros for the Pro? I personally think the “HDR” sliders are great and allow much better results than with LR, also with less effort. Crucial omission indeed. I wonder how many Sony owners waste cash on Lightroom, when this is better and considerably cheaper..

A few quibbles with C1 Pro for Sony. There is no lens correction for my Sony Zeiss DT mm f3. And there is no red eye correction — for all the complicated stuff C1 Pro can do, it doesn’t have this fundamental, basic feature. Strange, IMO. Don’t quite understand your problem with the lens correction.

Is this not the case for A-mount? Sony added lens profile to ARW files just recently. It even don’t work with A-mount lens used on E-mount cam via native adapter. But then, it is always difficult to add to an existing system without causing issues with older equipment like cameras. So that makes it a very common problem, in which case, I’m even more surprised that C1 Pro doesn’t include this fundamental correction. Perhaps C1 Pro is only for the select elite professional few like Nikolai Vassiliev who never, ever make errors except when trying to write English?

Just use the Advanced color editor in a layer, pick the red eye, desaturate the pick, and mask the eye, and you’re done. Red-eye removal with much deeper control than a normal tool. But agree, pro shooters only deal with red-eyes extremely rarely. So there is no snobbery, just waste of time to develop such a tool, as only a very small number of CO users would actually use it. Thanks, christiangrunercom. I’ll try that. I don’t have red-eye often in my photos either, but it popped up recently in a few of my grandbaby’s christening pictures.

Are babies more prone to red eye? Or maybe there were too many flashes from all the family photogs? The camera and flash is hitting the subject at almost the same angle. That causes the eye to reflect the color back, but with a red color from our blood.

Use a external flash, and the problem is gone. Another thing is the amount of light. If you have a lot of light, you don’t get red eyes either. I’ve been using C1 since version 2. The software has undergone some nice evolutionary changes and recently a major overhaul of the user inteface which I welcomed and embraced. I have always admired its ability to sqeeze maximum detail out of RAW files while maintaining control over noise and delivering pleasing colors not to talk about great file organization structure.

What more do I need? Not much. But that is just me. I do not get it why people get so wound up and defensive of their preferred software. Use what you are familiar and comfortable with and if you think that something is missing give another software a go.

C1 should be in that case definitely on your list. Expect quite steep learning curve but once you master the basics it is very intuitive and well thought through software. That is my 2 cents worth. I found that watching some of the multitude of free youtube channel training videos on C1 helped me get at ease with the new GUI a lot.

I have CaptureOne Pro; I like the adjustments and editing, but an unfortunate discovery is that it is very slow with collections of over images and probably becomes unusable at the image mark.

Wit a catalog of images or so, its a great tool. You should contact Capture One support to resolve your issue. Now with v8. Maybe you’re still dealing with the pokey original version? Phase One has released 7. It also includes a beta version of a new catalog importer. Click through for a full list of newly supported cameras.

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The results were interesting in more ways than one. In addition, it has an Overlay feature. It allows you to upload cover art, such as a product packaging layout or a magazine cover, so you can make sure that your subject fits into the parameters required by the project. However, their organizational structures are not the same. Lightroom can open one Catalog at a time. These Catalogs can be divided into multiple Collections and Collection Sets.

In COP, photos are organized into Sessions. These are ideal for separating single client sessions, and various collections. For example, stock photography or personal photos. This is a better approach to large sets of images. COP creates an automatic folder structure within the Session.

It creates four default folders every time you start a new session: Capture, Selects, Output, Trash. The Capture Folder contains all the images that were shot tethered or imported from your SD card. Once you make a selection of your favorite images, they will automatically be moved to the Selects Folder. If you want to delete specific images, they will be moved to the Trash folder by default.

However, they are not permanently erased — you can move them back. The Output Folder is the folder where your exported images will be sent unless you choose a different folder. Both Lightroom and COP provide global adjustments that alter the entire image, as well as a set of tools for local adjustments you can apply to smaller portions of the image. However, COP includes the option to create local adjustments on multiple layers. Lightroom users have to switch from Lightroom to Photoshop to access multiple layer adjustments.

Sure, you can do some masking type of adjustments with Lightroom with the adjustment brush and other tools. After all, the adjustment tools in Lightroom have improved with every upgrade.

You can create radial masks and linear masks, and you can fill masks over the whole layer and erase parts of the mask. Also, you can create masks by luminosity, applying adjustments to only the highlights or shadows in your photo. All while keeping your color treatment intact. First of all, Capture One has individual color profiles for every camera.

So, when you import the image files, you get something similar to the preview on the back of your LCD screen. Lightroom files, however, have a more neutral starting point. This is great for photographers who favor more muted palettes. Conversely, in COP, the colors look brighter and more vibrant before you make any adjustments. The adjustment options in both programs will give you similar results, but the starting point will be slightly different.

The color options include shadow, mid-tone, and highlight adjustments for Color Balance and a channel dedicated just to adjusting skin tones. COP also has a luminance curves adjustment option.


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It is the best Dpreview can do at the moment ImageAmateur Here is a link to a very nice read for those who prefer to work with the excellent color tools and curves in C1 and do their own взято отсюда. In fact, COP has entered into a relationship with Sony. NOTE: But if I end up wanting to change something in the picture, it is so easy to make the change, and then create new VC’s and lightgoom copy the crop over to the new VC’s. Thanks, christiangrunercom. And the gap is widening release after release IMHO. Capture one pro 8 vs lightroom free download set up a catalog, created user collections to match those established during Stage 2, and imported my keyword libraries.


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Food photographer and stylist Michaela Hartwig uses Capture One Pro to create sumptuous and mouth-watering photos. When I first started working with Capture One Pro , I quickly realized that it offers me the incredible lucidity in the library as I know it from Lightroom , combined with the power of Photoshop when it comes to layers. You might be wondering — why are layers important? But have you ever created several adjustments in Lightroom and then had difficulties finding the right one when you wanted to change it?

This has never been easier than when applying those adjustments in Capture One Pro across separate layers. Just to name a few advantages: You have a very clear overview over all the adjustments applied on the image. You can create radial masks and linear masks.

You can fill masks over the whole layer but you can also erase parts of the mask. And to me the most important advantage: You can change the opacity of masks.

Imagine this: You created a tone curve with a matte film effect and some blues and greens in the shadows, it took you quite a long time to find the right balance of colors. Instead of now destroying your fine-tuned color tone curve, just turn town the opacity.

This way you can still keep the desired color effect of the tone curve but with less of an effect. The color tools in Capture One Pro are incredibly versatile, powerful and there are many different ways to achieve your color goals. This was intimidating for me the first time I worked with Capture One Pro. But once you understand both the single tools and how they work together, you will love color grading with Capture One. You can use the levels tool or the tone curve, the color editor, the advanced color editor, the skin tone tool, the color balance.

There are no rules and no borders. I particularly enjoy using the tone curve and the color balance tool to give my shadows, my mid tones and my highlights the specific color grading which my pictures are known for. The color balance tool in particular can have a huge effect on contrasts and colors in a very comprehensive way. It allows for modifications which would otherwise require tons of layers and a lot of effort in Photoshop: the Skin Tone Tool.

I am not a beauty photographer or retoucher, but this tool is still incredibly helpful for food photography as well. I want to show you how critical it is via the below picture. In this picture, I have several different tones of green. Some parts have a saturated, rich green and other parts have some yellow tones. I pick the color of my choice and by using the sliders in the red square I can adjust all colors in the marked color wheel to my desired color point in terms of hue, saturation and brightness.

When I have several colors in my shadows, this can also have an uncomfortable effect on an image, so I use the skin tool for correcting. Greens before. Greens after. Catalog-based workflows — equivalent to catalogs in Lightroom, is possible in Capture One Pro.

But when working on current projects, I always prepare my work with Sessions. Here are the top 3 benefits from working with Sessions:. However, this is what I would recommend: Apply your styles as new layers if you want to combine with another layer. For example, you can apply a Style as a layer with one specific adjustment, i.

As mentioned before, you can adjust the opacity of those layers so that you can make the Style match to your image without changing the Style itself. It was so incredibly slow, so I preferred to use live view on my phone. However, identifying mistakes on such a small screen and getting the sharpness right was difficult, or even impossible, to achieve. This was the first feature from Capture One Pro to become critical to my workflow: Tethering. But I use it every time I do a product or recipe shot for a client to make sure I get sharpness and composition on point.

Export a high res file from Lightroom into your desired Capture One Pro Session and try to recreate the look. The sliders in Capture One Pro work differently from the ones in Lightroom — you have to get used to them.

For example, when using the HSL tool in Lightroom, you will need to use the color editor in Capture One Pro to achieve similar results.

When it comes to the clarity, you will find the biggest difference to Lightroom. Capture One Pro offers you 4 varieties of clarity. It gives you a subtle contrast of the mid tones, in combination with structure you get a crisp and sharpened result without the artificial look of the clarity tool in Lightroom.

Almost every food photographer relies on the clarity slider in Lightroom, resulting in a very specific look. Give it a go and edit some of your favorite images in Capture One Pro. You will need to go through a few images until you like the result of the edit. The Capture One Blog and webinars found on Youtube are really helpful when starting out.

In particular, the resources which focus on color grading tools like the Advanced Color Editor, the Skin Tone Tool and the Color Balance are highly valuable. You will be surprised by the possibilities! Michaela Hartwig trained as a fashion designer and worked as an accessory designer for a few years, but always had a passion for baking and decorating deserts. Encouraged by friends to create a cookbook, Michaela started a food blog in and dove into the field of photography as a result.

Since then, she has practiced every minute to become a better stylist and photographer. In , she quit her day job as a designer and began working as a full-time food photographer, stylist and blogger.

Rather than following conventional food photography approaches featuring perfectly-styled plates, Michaela says her images always contain some kind of imperfection — desired or not. Michaela is currently based in her hometown in the countryside close to Munich, where she has a small studio with a kitchen and a huge shelf for one of her most expensive passions: beautiful ceramics.

Maximum control over color grading The color tools in Capture One Pro are incredibly versatile, powerful and there are many different ways to achieve your color goals. Greens before Greens after Sessions over catalog-based workflows Catalog-based workflows — equivalent to catalogs in Lightroom, is possible in Capture One Pro.

Just go into your PC structure folder, double click on the desired session and Capture One will open your files within that session automatically. Capture One Pro creates an automatic folder structure within the session. It creates four default folders once you start a new session: Capture, Selects, Output, Trash. The Capture Folder contains all the images that were shot tethered or imported from your SD card. Once you make a selection of your favorite images in Capture One Pro, they will automatically be moved to the Selects Folder.

If you want to delete specific images, these will be moved to the Trash folder by default, but they are not gone. You can easily move them back. And the Output Folder is the folder where your exported variants will be sent unless you choose a different folder. This is especially helpful when you want to build up your portfolio.

Migrating from Lightroom to Capture One: Practice practice practice! Share this:. Michaela Hartwig Michaela Hartwig trained as a fashion designer and worked as an accessory designer for a few years, but always had a passion for baking and decorating deserts.


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