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Apr 7, 2021 09:12:42   #
Xpatch Loc: New York, Antigua, GT.
 
I use it on 2 computers.
I believe a subscription gives you free updates and apurchse may require you to pay for updates which seem to happen a couple times a year
No voice tech support. Not bad written and you tube is clear.

Apr 7, 2021 09:22:27   #
jbk224 Loc: Long Island, NY
 
whitehall wrote:
Heard about C1, but don’t know it, does it replace both Lightroom and Photoshop.


It really depends on your needs. Right now CP1 completely satisfies my requirements. CP1 new releases and updates have added features that are specific to PhotoShop. As I get better using CP1, it is possible that I may want certain features that are part of PS; but not yet.
And, if you are coming from Aperture, you may find CP1 easier to learn and then take advantage of it's robust features.
Is CP1 a substitute for LR and PS. Yes, for many. But not for all.

Apr 7, 2021 09:24:02   #
Nalu Loc: Southern Arizona
 
I find it a bit inconvenient considering my typical workflow is from Adobe Bridge, into ACR and then Photoshop. However, some say the image quality is better out of Capture One vs. ACR. I cannot say that definitively, however if I have a special image, I will process the raw file in Capture One before I bring it into Photoshop for completion.

 
 
Apr 7, 2021 09:26:20   #
avflinsch Loc: Hamilton, New Jersey
 
jbk224 wrote:
There are not 'different' versions of CP1. You can purchase the 'full subscription' that will allow you to work with different cameras (manufacturers) or purchase the version that only allows you to work with one manufacturer. I used to have the full version, but when they came out with Nikon only-- for less at that time; I did the Nikon only. There are no differences in the capabilities/features between the 'full' version and the camera specific.


There is actually no difference in the software - you download the exact same program for any of the 'camera specific' versions. The only difference is in the activation codes which enable brand specific stuff.


Note - the camera specific versions will work with jpegs created by other cameras, just not the raw files.

Apr 7, 2021 09:34:36   #
selmslie Loc: Fernandina Beach, FL, USA
 
Xpatch wrote:
I use it on 2 computers.
I believe a subscription gives you free updates and apurchse may require you to pay for updates which seem to happen a couple times a year
No voice tech support. Not bad written and you tube is clear.

I also use it on two computers.

I don't use Catalog - similar to Lightroom's and with all of the attendant headaches.

Instead I use Sessions which are stand-alone and easy to transfer between computers.

You only need to pay for upgrade once per year and you will receive updates for free that year. You can even skip a year and just pay a little more for the next upgrade.

Apr 7, 2021 09:41:53   #
jbk224 Loc: Long Island, NY
 
[quote=avflinsch]There is actually no difference in the software - you download the exact same program for any of the 'camera specific' versions.
As said.

The only difference is in the activation codes which enable brand specific stuff.

If I understand this last part correctly; do not agree. If by 'brand specific' you mean the RAW files (as you noted)--then that is it--only.
The features of CP1 are identical for each brand specific subscription or perpetual license. And, if you get the full version that will work across all supported brands; it is also the same, now including, as you note, all brand specific RAW files. There are no differences in the features of CP1 between brand activations.

Apr 7, 2021 09:53:46   #
Gene51 Loc: Yonkers, NY, now in LSD (LowerSlowerDelaware)
 
xtoothdr wrote:
Interested in your experience--pros and cons?
Have been using a trial version for a few days and superficially seems pretty good.
Would you recommend monthly subscription or Purchasing License. Why?
Are you aware of a tech support phone #?
Thanks


It is the quickest path to quality results, even for many local adjustments - often rivaling results attainable in Photoshop. Downsides are it doesn't play nicely with popular plugins, it can be expensive if you opt for "perpetual" license and what to keep your software current, and it's asset management is mediocre at best. The trial version starts off as a fully functional version, then reverts to a "lite" version after a couple of days. The full version is what I am referring to.

I have been using C1 since it was Version 3 - around 2006. I've adopted Lightroom - starting in 2010, to handle all of my file management, and use it together with C1. I am not aware of any Tech Suport #.

 
 
Apr 7, 2021 10:08:59   #
joer Loc: Northern Illinois
 
xtoothdr wrote:
Interested in your experience--pros and cons?
Have been using a trial version for a few days and superficially seems pretty good.
Would you recommend monthly subscription or Purchasing License. Why?
Are you aware of a tech support phone #?
Thanks


I started with the free Sony versions over 3 years ago and quickly purchased a license for the full version. I gave up my subscription to Photoshop and Lightroom. Its become my go to image editor.

Some say its difficult to learn...its not easy but I think it is less difficult than Photoshop.

Subscription or License?...If you keep up with its revisions subscription might be best, but I went the other route. Either way they get your money.

Never needed any tech support.

Apr 7, 2021 10:25:39   #
Heather Iles Loc: UK, Somerset
 
jbk224 wrote:
There are not 'different' versions of CP1. You can purchase the 'full subscription' that will allow you to work with different cameras (manufacturers) or purchase the version that only allows you to work with one manufacturer. I used to have the full version, but when they came out with Nikon only-- for less at that time; I did the Nikon only. There are no differences in the capabilities/features between the 'full' version and the camera specific.


Thanks for your explanation which was helpful.

Apr 7, 2021 11:32:30   #
avflinsch Loc: Hamilton, New Jersey
 
[quote=jbk224]
avflinsch wrote:
There is actually no difference in the software - you download the exact same program for any of the 'camera specific' versions.
As said.

The only difference is in the activation codes which enable brand specific stuff.

If I understand this last part correctly; do not agree. If by 'brand specific' you mean the RAW files (as you noted)--then that is it--only.
The features of CP1 are identical for each brand specific subscription or perpetual license. And, if you get the full version that will work across all supported brands; it is also the same, now including, as you note, all brand specific RAW files. There are no differences in the features of CP1 between brand activations.
There is actually no difference in the software - ... (show quote)





The binary image that you get when you download the brand specific versions is identical.
What makes it brand specific is the activation license code that you get.

The program internally validates the the code and then allows you to work with specific raw formats. It is a neat little software trick, there are not actually different versions of the program, just different activation codes for the full (all brand) and camera specific versions (Nikon/Canon etc..)

Apr 7, 2021 11:39:19   #
Lithoman Loc: SFL
 
I use it, bought the executable, like it and am still learning.

 
 
Apr 7, 2021 13:35:15   #
rochephoto
 
As a 40 yr. professional advertising photographer, I've been using CaptureOne since 2005. It is not a program for putting wings on pigs (that's what PS is for) but it has consistently been the best all-round RAW processor out there and is the standard in my business segment. It does everything you need in terms of superior workflow and highest quality image conversion all within a customizable script. You even import and use your Lightroom catalogs if you wish. I find it to be a very intuitive program with very powerful features
PS - In terms of highlight and shadow recovery, you should try the latest version. I think you'll be suitably impressed.

Apr 7, 2021 14:57:56   #
lensmaster Loc: Chicago
 
I use it as the interface for TETHERED shooting with my D800.
I've had it for years, with no real plan to upgrade. Tried the new version but I don't use 80% of what it offers since I prefer PS.

Good program.

Apr 7, 2021 15:58:51   #
Dignan Loc: Tucson, AZ
 
You can now import photos from your iPhone to Capture 1. They’ve added HEIC support for 8-bit photos, which allows for you to import from all your Apple devices.

Apr 7, 2021 16:10:31   #
reguli Loc: Uruguay
 
I use C1 for raw editing every day. I own it in an anual subscription basis.
You asked about pros and cons, and here is my experience
Pros
1)Very powerful system of layer and mask 2)Very ease to use layer and mask,
including luminosity masks.
2) Rendering color is very good
3) Other tools like histogram and curves modifications, color editing, presets is similar to lightroom.
4) retouch of skin color is superb.

Cons
1) No possibility to make HDR and
panorama
2) Very limited possibilities to define a layer
based on color
3) The correction tool does not work very
well in every case

I use C1 in every raw image and normally I do not need nothing more to complete editing. If I need to do some special selection I go to PS after C1.

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