As someone who, admittedly, still hasn’t entirely accepted the Creative Cloud (and as someone who prefers their editing programs to be desktop based), I confess that I’ve been moonlighting with the Capture One Pro software as a potential replacement for when/if I’m ever ready to branch away from Adobe. I also admit that I’ve been a little lazy when it comes to taking the time to learn and establish a workflow using the Photoshop alternative. Needless to say, I was pleased as punch to see Michael Woloszynowicz from FStoppers do a full walk through video of his post production process using only Capture One Pro 8.
Even if you’re not interested in the Capture One software, the video still provides you with an excellent tutorial on non-destructive fashion and beauty editing, so be sure to jot down some notes!
Overall, Woloszynowicz was impressed with Capture One. While he doesn’t think the software is quite up to par when it comes to the meticulous editing details required in the world of beauty photography, Capture One certainly has advantages over Photoshop and Lightroom. For Woloszynowicz, one of the most important advantages was the way Capture One handles saving files. He says a 16-bit Photoshop file will be in the range of 200-800mb, whereas the same RAW file processed in Capture One will be a fraction of that, weighing in at around 12mb. This is because Capture One stores all the accrued metadata in a single file which accompanies the RAW file.
Woloszvnowicz made another Getting Started With Capture One video, which you can watch here.
[ via FStoppers ]