Bob Rockefeller Photography

Capture One Pro Film Styles

Jul
18
2014

Some photographers yearn for the days of film in this digital age. For those folks, Aperture and Lightroom have had a number of preset packs that emulate the look of a wide range of popular films from the time you could still buy those films. One of the most popular makers of such film packs has been VSCO (Visual Supply Company).

Capture One Film StylesCapture One users need not feel completely left out because Capture One Styles is offering their own set of styles that emulate many old films. The full 100 style set is $49.00. As a way to see if these style might fit your needs, you can download a set of 5 styles for free.

The folks at Capture One Styles sent me their complete set to try out and report on. Here’s what I learned.

Aperture to Capture One Pro Round Trip

Jul
17
2014

I’m getting more comfortable working within Capture One Pro (C1, for short), but I still did a little work trying to see if I could continue to use Aperture for its excellent DAM features, but use C1 for adjustments. I don’t think I’m going to go that route, but I wanted to document what I learned. If not for anyone else, for me.

Aperture LogoThere’s a plug-in for Aperture called Catapult that will allow Aperture to export an unconverted RAW file to a “drop folder” and then import edits made in another program saved to a “pick up folder.” It will even stack the edited version with the original in Aperture. And it’s easy.

You won’t be able to work with C1’s catalogs with this round-trip method, it must use sessions. And it gets a little messy to keep C1’s edits non-destructive as the C1 session gradually fills with images that have been round-tripped from Aperture. But it works.

Capture One Pro’s Sad Library

Jul
14
2014

Capture One Pro Library PaneOne of Aperture’s many well-designed features is its library. The central point for organizing your image collection, it works well as a storage point for all your work, or as smaller, self-contained sets of related work. My desire to move away from Aperture has nothing to do with its library; it’s more about the future of its image adjustment tools.

While I am really liking what I’m finding about Capture One Pro’s image adjustment abilities, it’s library is killing me. It hurts so bad that I’m looking for ways to use Aperture’s library and C1’s adjustments.


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