Capture One Pro 10 includes a number of improvements, including improved sharpening.
For me, there is only one reason why you choose Capture One ahead of Photoshop, Lightroom or one of the other bespoke raw processing programs, and that's image quality. And whether I'm processing Phase One, Canon, Nikon or Fujifilm files, I really believe Capture One gives me superior quality.
Of course, photographic quality is often subjective. Many of my friends love Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw because it suits the way they take and process photographs. Personally, I don't think they have looked closely enough at Capture One because it seems to be superior, both objectively and subjectively, in so many ways. And if you can operate either Lightroom or ACR, then Capture One is really very easy. It's different, but once you've spent half an hour familiarising yourself with where its controls are, the interface is not at all daunting.
In fact, the interface is superior because you can customise where your controls and menus sit and fit. I set up a panel with all the controls I use the most so I am not having to hunt around from menu to menu.
Having worked with Phase One and Capture One for many years, I am sure I'm biased. However, I worked with the Adobe programmers and a bunch of international photographers during the development of Lightroom 2.0, so I also have a soft spot for Lightroom as well. And I use Photoshop all the time! So, while I am biased, I feel there's a reason and if this little diatribe has helped convince you to at least download a 30 day trial of Capture One and try it, then I believe that's a good thing!
The only downside is that Capture One is more expensive than Lightroom and given most photographers these days have a $10 monthly subscription for both Lightroom and Photoshop, you'll end up owning both. I can't do without Photoshop.
Canon Australia is proud to announce that Season One of the brand’s locally conceived and produced photography adventure series, Tales by Light is now available to the global Netflix audience.
Shot in stunning 4K resolution, Tales by Light Season One is a six-part series that follows five extraordinary photographers as they push the limits of their craft in little-known, little-covered and little-understood corners of the Earth. The photographers are Art Wolfe, Darren Jew, Krystle Wright, Richard I'Anson and Better Photography's own Peter Eastway.
“Having Tales by Light Season One available on Netflix is a wonderful acclamation of the quality and broad appeal of our Australian-made photography series and we are excited that it will now entertain millions of subscribers around the world,” says Canon Australia Director of Consumer Imaging and Executive Producer of the series Jason McLean. “This series is unique and started from our simple aim of celebrating the amazing visual storytellers who push the creative boundaries and it’s great that this concept resonates so well across regional divides.”
Prior to joining the Netflix documentary content line-up, Tales by Light Season One screened initially on the National Geographic Channel subscription network in Australia and New Zealand.