Is it time to switch to Capture One from Lightroom?

Let's face it, photographers hate Lightroom. The software is slow, not optimize for today's modern hardware, and generally has a bad user experience if you listen to the comments on the Internet. Adobe could seriously change this by just optimizing the software to work with modern hardware and offloading more tasks to a computer GPU, however for years, they've refused to do so. 

Unfortunately, when Apple killed off new versions of aperture, photographers were left with very little options for the raw processing.

Now, I know that photographers who work in the fashion industry or even portrait photographers have been familiar with Capture One for a long time. The truth is, Capture One lacked many of the important features that event photographers need to process large amounts of images at a given time.

With the new release of Capture One20, many of those problems are now solved. Capture One has many new features available for photographers were processing events such as the ability to copy edits from one image to multiple, along with different export presets for photographers who need to export images in different sizes at the same time.

Furthermore, Capture One has the best color processing options for photographers looking to really get the most out of the raw processing software. The ability to adjust skin tones as well as layered editing really makes it an exciting option for wedding photographers who are looking to be able to do more within their raw processing software's interface.

In this video, I am going to do a brief tour of the Capture One interface and how it compares to the tried-and-true raw processing software for event photographers, Adobe Lightroom.

It's important to note that we currently still use Lightroom for our raw processing; however, after this new release, I may reevaluate that for our own studio as time goes on. Check out the video, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them down the comments below. We'll catch in the next one



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