Rand Scott Adams

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    Capture One’s NEW License Options (Terrible)
    on: January 24, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Comparing NR (or sharpening or just about anything) with defaults between two converters doesn’t tell us much about the full capabilities of the raw processing engine or further options.

    As far as NR is concerned, well, what’s coming from Adobe should make LR/ACR users even happier; anything more said would get me in trouble.

    Ask Schewe <g>.

    Oh, Andrew . . .   “You dog, you…”  (Pun very much intended.)  Cool.  Very cool.

    Thanks,

    Rand

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    Re: Epson Legacy Baryta II
    Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    This is Kevin, I’ll check into it.  Strange.  Were there links in the posts?

     

    Nope.  No links.

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    Re: Capture One’s NEW License Options (Terrible)
    Reply #2 on: January 22, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    C1’s support for local adjustments and masks makes a move decision a little more complicated.  I plan to hold on to my current C1 license and move to LR / PS for new work.  I do find PS mask options more flexible and have always done all of my finish work in PS.

    So Lightroom’s previous masking scheme was indeed not as sophisticated as Capture One, but that is not true of LR from version 11 on. As I have been working my way through converting edits I did using Capture One to LR equivalents, I’ve found that I can pretty much just look at what I did with Capture One masks and duplicate that with Lightroom. In some cases making the masks is much easier because of the AI masking. In particular anything with people or where I am doing a sky adjustment is pretty trivial with Lightroom.

     

    -Will

    And LR is only getting better.  There have been a couple of meaningful updates to the masking panel already.  The various ways you can “intersect with” brings on some really interesting possibilities.  One update that I’m looking forward to (that is already in ACR – darn it!) is adding a curves panel for masks.  Supposed to be coming soon, they say.

    Rand

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    Re: Epson Legacy Baryta II
    Reply #3 on: January 22, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    Yup.. I’ve made two posts now, and both are gone!

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    Re: Epson Legacy Baryta II
    Reply #4 on: January 22, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Well, I hope this post doesn’t double up with one I submitted but doesn’t show up.  Weird.

    Anyway this will be shorter:

    • The poor packaging bugged me so much that I moved the paper into an empty Legacy Platine box that I had – including re-bagging it into the proper size clear Platine empty bag.  The Platine box has more room and the nice foam corners so that I don’t have to “jam” the paper bag back into it’s box.
    • The first test print I made last evening didn’t look all that great next to the same image on Platine.  After looking at it for a while, I decided it looked “over inked”….
    • So, I went to make another test print of Bill Atkinson’s test image file with the intention of lowering the ink density (color density in the driver) only to discover that Epson’s EMI registered media type already had the color density set to -20%!  Interesting.  So I lowered it another 10% to -30% and the print looks MUCH better  and aligns nicely with the Platine print’s overall saturation, tonality, smoothness of the grayscale ramp, etc.

    Nice paper.  Different enough in paper white, surface sheen and texture, from Platine to continue to test and “live with” for a while to see if it will be added to my inventory.  It IS much closer to the original barytas (paper substrate notwithstanding) in surface texture and and sheen to hold my interest as a potential replacement for those papers.

    Rand

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