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I have been using Adobe Lightroom in my work flow now since I first started out as a photographer almost 4 years ago. After a few days of testing I believe I will soon be replacing it with Capture One. One thing immediately apparent when comparing photos processed through Capture One vs Lightroom is the photos from Capture One seem to almost lift a layer of haze off the photos when compared to Lightroom. Another aspect about Capture 1 I really like is it has custom color profiles that were created specifically for whatever camera you are using. I found straight out of the box color was much more accurate and dialing in for the final edit was much easier. Not applicable here but I also found skin tones to be much nicer and realistic when using Capture One compared to Lightroom. There are some drawbacks I’ve encountered related to automation in my workflow, but they may be because I’m still learning the program rather than any shortcoming in the program itself. Once I’ve had a chance to spend more time with it I’ll be sure to update my findings.
Now the point to all that is today’s photo is the first shot I’m posting where I used Capture One for processing instead of Lightroom. While I’m not sure how dramatic a difference will be noticed at web viewing sizes (or without something to compare it to) the difference in clarity at 100% was pretty shocking. As I mentioned when processed through Capture One it was like a layer of haze had been lifted off the image. I still want to spend a few more days before I commit fully to changing over, but they are having a 50% off sale til July 27th, so unless C1 decides to send me a free code I’ll have to decide soon!
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