Review: Capture One 20 (More Refined, and More Powerful Than Ever)

Small, yet highly impactful changes make Capture One 20 better than ever.

Capture One has been trying to chip away at the dominance of Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop in the photo editing space for a while. When Capture One 12 was released last year, huge strides were made over previous editions–and the software became more compelling than ever. The staff here at The Phoblographer switched to Capture One 12 because of the greatly enhanced results we were getting from it with our own images. Capture One is incredibly powerfully; there’s simply no denying that it can do more than Lightroom can, and can get more out of RAW and DNG files. But, Capture One 12 still wasn’t perfect. Phase One has been hard at work, and they listened to the feedback that poured in from users around the globe. Their efforts to create the ultimate photo editing software have culminated in Capture One 20. Has Phase One done enough to make Capture One 20 more accessible and easier to use?

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Two Ways to Turn a Negative Into a Positive Image Using Capture One

If you shoot film and are looking for tutorials on how to invert your negative scans using Capture One, we bring two ways to try.

Are you a film photographer new to digitizing your shots using Capture One? It’s easy to get lost in all the controls and functions if you’re moving from one editing software to the next. So, to help you learn the ropes, we bring two quick ways you can invert negative scans of your film snaps, or digitized negatives shot using your DSLR camera, into final positive images.

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The New DxO PhotoLab Is Aimed at Adobe Lightroom and Capture One

DxO introduces improved repair and color adjustment tools along with keyboard support to its latest version of DxO PhotoLab 3 raw editing software.

While DxO is known by many for their in-depth lab tests of cameras and lenses, they also offer several photo-centric software programs, such as the popular Nik Collection of plugins along with their own DxO PhotoLab raw editing program. Today, DxO is announcing version 3 of its DxO PhotoLab program, which is an alternative to Adobe Lightroom and Capture One Pro. New features are joining DxO PhotoLasb’s existing stable of technologies, including advanced optical corrections, U Point local adjustment technology, DxO Prime denoising technology, DxO Smart Lighting, DxO ClearView Plus, and DxO Lens Sharpness. These new features include a redesigned HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Luminance) adjustment tool called DxO ColorWheel, improvements to the Repair Tool, the introduction of a Local Adjustments Masks Manager, as well as the addition of keyword management support to DxO PhotoLibrary. Details on the new features coming to DxO PhotoLab 3, as well as pricing and availability, can be found after the jump.

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Cheap Photo: This Cinematic Capture One Styles Pack Is Only $39

Now you can get a quality Capture One Styles pack without breaking the bank.

Capture One Pro 12 is an outstanding piece of image editing software. Ever since version 12 came along, third parties have been able to design and develop style packs for it. Up until this point, a lot of the packs have been a hundred dollars or more, but now you can get your hands on a Capture One styles pack that will blow you away for $39. For a limited amount of time, you can save 50% on the brand new Capture One Style Packs from Nathan Elson that will give you gorgeous black and white images and incredible cinematic looks that would take hours to create yourself. Jump past the break to find out more about this deal. Continue reading…

The Latest Capture One Style Pack Embraces the Look of Film, Sort of

The latest Capture One Style Pack is called Reverie, and it’s in collaboration with the founder of LOOKSLIKEFILM.

Today Capture One users can pick up the Reverie style pack that was done with Lukas Pitatek, the founder of LOOKSLIKEFILM. The community known for making photographers who’ve never loaded a roll of Tri-X think that their images look like film is extending their wealth of knowledge via this pack for a cool $39. This includes four color presets, four black and white presets, four soft variants of the color presets, and HSL tones, and grain simulations. They’re available today for purchase, and we took a quick look through them as we’ve had maybe two hours to play with them and write about them for this blog post before publishing.

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Capture One Pro 12 Offers Students a Whopping 65% Discount

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Students, there has never been a better time say hello to Capture One Pro 12.

Now, this is some good news, and it’s just in time for the upcoming back to school season. If you’re a student who has been wanting to move over to Capture One Pro, you will love this. Starting today, August 8th, the guys and gals at Capture One have launched a new student initiative that will allow you to save 65% off the regular price of Capture One Pro 12. Join us after the break to find out more about this incredible student deal. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: This Great Capture One Pro Tutorial Is Only $25 (Reg $99)

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Act fast and don’t miss out on owning the most comprehensive Capture One Pro 12 tutorial for only $25.

Are you one of the thousands of photographers who have recently said goodbye to Adobe and have chosen to go with Capture One Pro 12? Perhaps you need a little guidance to get the most out of the software, or maybe you made the switch and are doing okay but want to really unleash the power of this photo editor. If any of those sound like you, you’ll absolutely love this Capture One Pro 12 tutorial and that you can get it for only $25 (regularly $99) for the next 72 hours. Click on through to learn more about this fantastic deal. Continue reading…

5 of Our Favorite Capture One Styles Packs (Presets)

If you’re looking for presets in your transition to Capture One, here are some of our favorites.

If you’ve transitioned to Capture One and away from the slow processing speeds and sluggish workflow of Lightroom, then you’re probably missing one big thing: presets. If you’re a working photographer then you know presets help speed up your workflow and often help provide signature looks to the work you put out. While Capture One also absolutely gives you better color, we figured we’d share some of our favorite Styles Packs.

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Review: JPEGmini Capture One Plugin (You’ll Want It)

JPEGmini is bringing its fantastic algorithms to Capture One, finally!

When we first reviewed JPEGmini, we were pleased with the results it gave us. I never ended up using it as it couldn’t integrate easily into Capture One Pro. But that’s over now; today there is a release for JPEGmini as a plugin for Capture One accompanying the announcement that it will finally be available for PC too. If you’ve ever seen the show Silicon Valley, think of JPEGmini as Pied Piper for images. It’s an algorithm that heavily compresses images without quality loss. For a publication like ours that regularly uploads 100 images roughly to reviews, JPEGmini is going to be a significant space saver.

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Flash Sale: Save up to 75% on Complete LR, PS, Capture One Guides

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These are the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for these photography software guides. Hurry though because the sale ends on July 18th!

Lightroom, Photoshop, and Capture One 12 are immense programs that can do so much, and honestly, they can be a little overwhelming at times. While we all know the basics of the software, I’m sure we would all love to know how to get the most out of our chosen software. Photography software guides are often expensive, but right now you can get the very best guides on the planet from Creative Live for up to 75% off. The Complete Adobe Lightroom CC guide is just $49 (Reg $199). The Complete Photoshop CC guide is only $49 (reg $199), and the Complete Capture One 12 Guide is only $59 (reg $99). The sale ends on July 18th, so hurry and snap up these deals and become editing masters on the cheap. We have more details after the break. Continue reading…

Review: Capture One Editorial Color Grading Style Pack

The Capture One Editorial Color Grading Style Pack is one of the company’s best offerings yet, but your opinion may differ.

The Capture One Editorial Color Grading Style Pack is perhaps the company’s best offering so far; and if you were to purchase any single style pack from the company, I’d immediately tell you to spring for this one. This pack was designed with a number of photographers and retouchers who shoot for big campaigns. As the name implies, it’s designed to give you look that you’re used to seeing in all those glossy magazines without the hassle of it. But like many other bundles of presets out there, you’re probably going to gravitate more towards three or so. However, the massively wide breadth of lighting situations that the Capture One Editorial Color Grading Style Pack can cover is great.

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First Impressions: Capture One Latitude Style Packs (Very Versatile)

The new Capture One Latitude Style Packs deliver some of the most versatile looks of any style packs yet.

Today, Capture One is announcing two new style packs under their new Latitude series: Pacific and Infinite Peaks. These were put together in collaboration with photographers Bryan Minear and John Schell. They’re designed for a variety of different needs; both of these shooters come from different backgrounds. In each style pack, which will run you $34 for a limited time, you’ll get a few presets (or styles) to apply to your imagery and manipulate however you’d like. If you want both, you’ll be able to grab them for $49 for a limited time. Like all other Capture One style packs, they’re easy to import into your software and immediately begin working with. We took a look at them before release and they may be our favorite official packs, even over the Editorial. However, they’re still not beating RNI Films.

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Capture One Studio Aims to Make Your High Volume Studio Run Smoother

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Capture One Studio may be the only editing software you need for your busy photography studio.

Capture One is one of the best photo editors available on the market. Today, Capture One has announced that a new, improved version of their photo editing software designed for enterprise use and is now available. Capture One Studio may well be the perfect solution for high volume photography studios and businesses that need photo capturing, editing, and cataloging software for many employees. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Capture One 12 Tutorial $84, Huge Savings on Presets

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These photography tutorials, Lightroom presets, and Photoshop overlays and actions are excellent value for money.

Do you want to get the most out of the photo editing software you’re using? Do you want your images to look the absolute best they can? If so, these deals are for you. Right now you can get the amazing Capture One Pro 12 Complete Tutorial for just $84, and the Complete Photoshop Tutorial is currently half price at just $99! There are also incredible deals on Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions and overlays. Join us after the break to see all of the amazing photography tutorials, presets, and overlays we have found deals on.
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Master Capture One Pro 12 with This Tutorial for Just $84 (48 Hours Only)

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If you’ve made the switch to Capture One Pro 12, and now want to master it, this tutorial is for you!

If you’ve grown tired of paying a monthly fee for photo editing software and decided to go with Capture One Pro 12, you’ll absolutely love this tutorial. For a limited time (just 48 hours), you can get this guide for just $84! With this tutorial you will soon be a master when it comes to making your images look their very best in Capture One Pro 12. Capture One Pro 12 is one of the most powerful pieces of photo editing software on the market. The ability to be able to use layer masks, having the ability to make your RAW files sing, being able to seamlessly capture images through tethering, and being able to organize your images all in on package is truly amazing. Capture One Pro 12 is truly like Lightroom and Photoshop rolled into one powerful package. But you have to be able to find your way around the program and learn how to get the most out of it, and that’s where this excellent guide comes into play.

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After That Adobe Price Increase, I’m So Happy I Switched to Capture One

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Photographers are clamoring and complaining about the Adobe price increase test, and Capture One has never looked sweeter.

Before I go on, I should mention that this isn’t a sponsored post. So, any accusations of that can go out the window with both our 10 year long policy and the fact that we clearly label everything that is sponsored. This isn’t my rubbing “I told you so” into your face either. This is my call to remind everyone that there is another option arguably better in every single way than Adobe. The way that I like to describe an Adobe relationship is to make it synonymous to an abusive relationship or a drug. You keep coming back for more and more. You know it’s bad. You know you can do better. But yet for some odd reason you decide you’re happier being comfortable. That comfort means sometimes you sustain but more of the time you just don’t grow.

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How I Edit Photos in Capture One Pro and Affinity Photo

Take your architectural photos to the next level by using the two most powerful editing programs available – Capture One Pro (v12) and Affinity Photo.

In this tutorial I show you my simple architectural photography workflow while editing an image in Capture One Pro and then doing the finish work in Affinity Photo – no Photoshop needed! Knowing how to edit your raw photos is an important step to delivering great photos to your clients. Adobe Photoshop may be considered the industry standard and go-to software for many creatives, but I have always had a hate/love/hate relationship with Photoshop and Lightroom over the years.  It’s often buggy, sluggish (no matter how maxed out my computer is), and never gives me the absolute image quality I know my cameras are capable of – and that I demand.

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Panasonic S1 and S1R Users Can Now Use Capture One to Edit Images

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Capture One adds support for the Panasonic S1, S1R and more.

If you are one of the lucky people who have acquired a Panasonic S1 or its bigger brother, the Panasonic S1R we have some good news for you. No longer will you be bound to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for your editing needs. The guys and gals over at Capture One have added support for a few new cameras today, and both of those are included. Jump past the break to find out more. Continue reading…

The New Mastin Style Pack Gives The Look of Kodak Film in Capture One

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Kodak film lovers will love this new Capture One Style Pack from Mastin Labs.

We have made it pretty well known that we really enjoy using Capture One here at the Phoblographer. All of the staff use it due to its great design, and its superior editing abilities over its rivals. One thing that has been lacking though is third party support when it comes to Style Packs. This all changed with the update to Capture One 12, and now Style Packs are coming out thick and fast. The latest one to hit the market is a doozy. Mastin Labs have created a Kodak Film Style Pack called Kodak Everyday Original that emulates some of the company’s most iconic films. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

Capture One Announces a New Editorial Color Grading Style Pack

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Life is made so much easier in post with high quality Capture One Style Packs.

As photographers we all like spending more time behind the camera than we do in front of a computer. While editing images can be fun, it’s always nice when you can get through the process just a little quicker. Presets are a great way to cut down your time in post, and thanks to the guys and gals over at Capture One, users now have another option when it comes to presets thanks to their newest release; the Editorial Color Grading Style Pack. This bundle is not like other Capture One Style packs before it though as this one has been created in conjunction with some of the best photographers and retouchers around. Find out more after the break.
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Capture One 12 Users Treated to a Free Editors Choice Style Pack

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A free Editor’s Choice Style Pack for Capture One 12 users is a nice gesture from Phase One.

Capture One 12 has come along in leaps and bounds over the last few months, and the image processing software is a serious contender to Lightroom when it comes to its feature set. The latest version of the software which is 12.0.1 fixes a number of small issues that came with the update to version 12, and as a thank you to all users, Phase One have decided to gift all users with a free Editor’s Choice Style Pack. Join us after the break to find out how to get yours. Continue reading…