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Old 04-28-2010, 10:05 AM
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I'm presently shooting with Canon. Someone told me that importing photos through Phase One's Capture One, gives much better quality than importing the same file trough PS Camera Raw 5.7 . What do you think, did you experienced it, I personally thought that a RAW file was just a set of numerical data unmodifiable in Import. Have a good afternoon.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:28 PM
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Re: Capture One

Capture One is just another piece of S/W that allows you to make a wide range of adjustments to a RAW file just like Adobe Camera RAW. It has a number of presets and algorithms for adjusting skin. Some people claim that Capture One produces more pleasing skin tones than Camera RAW. I personally have no problem getting as good or better skin tones using Camera RAW. You can decide for yourself as Phase One offers a free trial version of Capture One.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:19 AM
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Re: Capture One

Personally I really didn't like the sharpening from C1, made a huge mess of edges and lots of noise in shadows. Also I find it has a really strange workflow compared to ACR, but maybe that just takes time to learn and adjust to, there's no way you can get a full screen preview which is just strange. I did however like the control you have over colour and correcting images was easy, I think this is the main selling point for C1.

Maybe oneday I'll go back to it, again, and try to figure it out, ACR is really nicely layed out in a simple and easy way to get through your editing, and ACR in CS5 is gonna be even better.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:29 AM
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Re: Capture One

Im one that thinks Capture One has better reds which makes for better skin. BUT, i must say that this and it's way to correct any color (which is white balance based), is the only advantage of this software. Compared to ACR, COne workflow is a real pain in the behind. I only use it for images that rely on skin tone.

PS: I think it's best not to sharpen the raw for anything else than to overcome the anti-aliasing introduced by the camera. Sharpening for other than that, should be done selectively in photoshop.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:43 AM
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Re: Capture One

I've never been a huge fan for the reasons listed and many more. But I have been playing around with C1 5.1 and I have to say that they have made huge strides in correcting workflow etc. The sharpening I just leave off after setting it all to "0" otherwise it does still affect the image.
But I am also a fan of LR 3 and getting more so everyday.

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Old 04-30-2010, 01:34 PM
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The only advantage I think in C1Pro is the de-moire adjustments it has. It makes stuff a little too soft, but as a starting point it's quite lovely.
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