change from a Lightroom to capture one

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  • Robert-Peter Westphal
    Robert-Peter Westphal
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    on: December 5, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Hello,

    hello,

    I am recently planning to change from Lightroom to capture one and therefore I bought a black Friday license. After playing with capture one I recognize that there are three things which are very common in life room are missing :

    1.) Is it possible to hide a part of the path where the pictures are located?

    2.) Is it possible to stack images?

    3.) Is it possible to make Capture one show all images in the full path depending on the place in the pathwhich is selected ( i.e. the path is year/month/day and you click on 2021 (=year) in the path to see all image of the whole year )

    Many thanks for further answers

    Robert

    Best regards Robert
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    Paul Sokal
    Paul Sokal
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    Re: change from a Lightroom to capture one
    Reply #1 on: December 5, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Well I don’t really understand question 1 and 3, but ver. 22, coming out 12/9 will allow stacking for HDR and merging files for panoramas. You can focus stack with a plugin from Helicon Focus. I suspect Capture One must have some sort of license agreement with Helicon that prevented them from adding focus stacking to the new version, but that’s just my guess.

    Robert-Peter Westphal
    Robert-Peter Westphal
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    Re: change from a Lightroom to capture one
    Reply #2 on: December 6, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Thank you for your answer, I will try to make it a bit more clear to you!

    thank you for your answer, I will try to make it a bit more clear to you.

    Stacking in a Lightroom term means that you put photos together in a stack in the library module, so that you see only the above photo and you can handle all photos at once by selecting a stack.

    To the other questions, I have a very long path to the library where my image files actually are. They are located in the Apple iCloud, so it is very uncomfortable in capture one to handle such a long path. In lightroom, you are able to “cut the path” which is shown in the application at a point of your wish, so in example you will see only the last part of the complete path.

    So you will see only the last part of the complete path.

    My path ends up in the folder for a year containing another folder for the month and a last folder for a day when the photo was shot so I just want to see the year folder in the application and not the complete path  to the iCloud.

    At last, when in Lightroom, I can just highlight the folder for 2021 and it will show up all images which are located in the sub folder of  the folder 2021.

    many thanks for further answers

    Robert

    Best regards Robert
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    Bud James
    Bud James
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    Re: change from a Lightroom to capture one
    Reply #3 on: December 7, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I was a Lightroom user since the pre-public beta. After switching from FF Canon DSLRs to Fuji X gear about nine years ago, I was unhappy with LR’s conversion of the Fuji RAF RAW files. I tried Capture One Pro, version 9 at the time, and was immediately impressed with the IQ improvement. I canceled my Adobe Creative Cloud subscription and switched the C1P about eight years ago.

    Every version of C1P has brought real improvements. I find that if I keep image catalogues to less than 25k referenced folder images, the database performance is good. The nice thing about C1P is that you can have multiple catalogs open at a time.

    I do miss the ability to search across my whole 200k images that I could do in LR, but I now also use PhotoMechanic 6 Plus which features a catalog that gets updated as I add images. PM allows me to very quickly search across multiple C1P catalogs.

    For the occasional pixel-level editing that I cannot do in C1P, I use Affinity Photo. This is a great application and completely replaces Photoshop.

    Printing from within C1P is functional, but not as capable as the Print module in LR. I do miss that in C1P. I found that if I output my final images to a TIFF file, I can easily print to my Epson P900 printer using Epson Print Layout application.

    Regards,

    Bud James

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