What can I say, I am quite impressed with the file handling of Capture One Pro. As I posted last time about my transition from Adobe Lightroom to Capture One Pro by Phase One, at that time I had just started and the verdict wasn’t even deliberating yet. Well it’s come back with it’s verdict. We the Jury find the Program “awesome” on most accounts, the biggest issue I have with it that perhaps I will get the hang of over time is the importing and exporting of files. Other than that Capture One not only completely replaces Lightroom in my work flow, but almost all of Photoshop’s usage as well. I now use Photoshop only for the most advanced and complex work or cleanup and sizing for web.
The above photos were older photos taken a few years ago. All of them reprocessed in Capture One. What impresses me is how it maintains a strong contrast and sharpness straight from the camera. it also provides better and more accurate color renditions too.
I also get cleaner and sharper images through Capture One with less post processing with far less noise and artifacting. The above photos are recent photos processed for the first time. All images above were taken with an ISO of 6400, quite impressed how clean these came out with little noise given the high ISO. Photos taken with a Canon 5D MKII, a good camera for night photography but still older sensor technology not quite up to most current DSLR’s such as the Canon 6D or Nikon D800 or Sony A7R II. Perhaps these high performing DSLR’s are not necessary with the file handling of Capture One Pro? I am not going to get into an argument over that =)