And that’s not all. Version 11.1 also offers a new Resource Hub for online tutorials, tips, ideas and webinars, an improved workflow for Styles (preset image ‘looks’) and a complimentary ‘Spring’ styles pack to go with it. Import speeds have been improved and the Capture Pilot 2.0 tethered shooting app (which works on Apple iPads) now comes with additional control for Sony … [Read more...] about Capture One Pro 11.1 brings new camera support and more
Maybe you wouldn't normally think of Capture One Pro as an image-editor. It's a superb RAW converter and general image enhancement tool, but most of the time you'd probably swap to a plug-in or an external editor for really detailed effects work – especially any that required localised adjustments. • Capture One Pro 11.1 review But I've been spending some time with Capture … [Read more...] about Black and white in Capture One Pro
There's something odd about the way Capture One crops certain RAW files. Now and again, when you select the crop tool, you'll see that Capture One has chosen a default crop that's actually smaller than the full image area. • Capture One Pro 11.1 review This might seem like a minor operational annoyance and that you just need to recrop manually, but there's actually a bit more … [Read more...] about Can Capture One see more than your camera?
We've all been there. You've got a shot that's fundamentally sound but lacks rich, strong colours or any kind of atmosphere. They can be tricky to fix and you can spend hours experimenting with settings that don't seem to get you any closer – and you don't want to resort to flashy and obvious effects filters. • Capture One Pro 11.1 review So there's a three-step technique … [Read more...] about Looking for an instant boost? Try this three-step fix in Capture One
You can't keep every picture you shoot – but how do you know you're keeping the right ones? We all shoot more than we keep, and the obvious thing to do is make a first pass of your images and delete the ones that look wrongly exposed, flat or lacking in colour. Obvious, yes, but smart? Technical problems are relatively easy to fix, but bad composition, awkward expressions … [Read more...] about Are you missing your best shots? Capture One’s Auto Adjust tool could tell you with a single click
Capture One lets you save adjustments for re-use in the future, but it can be confusing because it offers user 'presets' and user 'styles' without being terribly clear about the difference. In other programs, 'presets' usually refer to sets of adjustments applied all at once, but Capture One presets are subtly different. So to make the difference clear, and to … [Read more...] about Capture One presets vs styles: what’s the difference?
Capture One Pro has some very good localised adjustment tools. You can create gradient filter effects and paint on manual adjustments, just as you can in Lightroom, but I think Capture One Pro's system of adjustment layers and masks works a lot better. I'm going to show how simple and effective they can be with this picture of an ornamental candle. The base of the candle … [Read more...] about How to use the Capture One adjustment tools
Keystone correction is usually used to fix converging verticals in architectural shots – that's the most obvious use for the Capture One keystone correction tools – but this vertical keystone correction isn't the only kind you'll need. Keystone distortion happens when you tilt the camera relative to your subject, and this can mean horizontal tilt as well as vertical tilt. … [Read more...] about Capture One keystone correction tips
Newcomers to Capture One may be confused by its talk of 'Sessions', which are an alternative way of browsing, selecting and editing pictures that's still available, even though Capture One Pro now offers Aperture and Lightroom style image catalogs. 'Sessions' exist because Capture One isn't just another image cataloguing and editing tool. In fact, its roots lie in parent … [Read more...] about How do Capture One sessions work?
Export sharpening is a setting that's often overlooked when you generate images for online or on-screen viewing, but it makes a big difference to how sharp your pictures look. Every time you resample an image, you introduce a degree of blur because the software has to interpolate new pixel values – and this applies when you're downsizing images for web use too. In part 1 I … [Read more...] about Export sharpening part 2: DxO Optics Pro 9 and Capture One Pro 7