Phase One has just released Capture One 20 version 13.1.0. It gets new features, tools, camera support…. and also a new logo ;).
It also adds lens profile for the (currently discounted) Fujinon XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR.
New major features and tools:
- New Heal & Clone Tools
- New Before & After Tool
- New Lightroom Catalog Import
On top of the recent Spring offer, Capture One is starting a new limited 48hrs campaign that offers a 25% discount on Capture One Pro perpetual licenses and subscriptions!
- save 25% on Capture One Pro 20 with coupon code “25OFF” – ends March 24
- save 25% on Capture One Pro for Fujifilm or Sony with coupon code “SPRING25” – ends March 31
- save 30% on upgrades using code “UPGRADE30“
In his latest video (see below), Thomas Heaton talks about the photography software he use to process his Fujifilm X-T3 RAW files. He tested
- Lightroom only
- Lightroom with Enhanced Details
- Lightroom with Iridient X Transformer Plug-in
- Capture One 20
Here are some considerations:
- Lightroom only: worm effect. Strange things go on. Images do not look great
- Lightroom with enhanced details: cleans up files, no worms, initially files look better. But he realized he loses lots of details actually, and hence looks softer
- Capture One: file looks fantastic. C1 does an amazing job. Nice clean file. He can see why Pros use that
- Iridient X Transformer: simple to install. Converts Fuji RAW files to DNG file and takes care of sharpening. The results are very close to Capture One results. Image looks cleaner, better. Very impressed with Iridient X Transformer
And in real life? Thomas printed the same image using the 4 different methods. He can’t see any difference. You need a loupe and super close, to see difference.
The only real noticeable difference appears during the editing process. You look at high res monitor super magnified. But when printed, you don’t really see difference.
But although in real world you can’t see real difference, you want to work with the best file possible, enjoy the processing. He recommends Capture One or Iridient X Transformer.
Thomas Heaton decided to use Iridient X Transformer. It’s almost as good as Capture One, and he can keep all his Lightroom workflow.
But if you don’t have problems to switch, he would recommend Capture One.
As you know, Phase One has released Capture One 20.
- Capture One Pro Product Page
- Capture One Pro for Fujifilm Product Page
- Capture One Pro for Sony Product Page
- Capture One Pro – Dedicated Launch Page
- Capture One Pro – Release Notes
I thought it might be helpful to share a few tutorial videos, not only about Capture One 20, but also about Capture One Pro 12, as many have either not yet upgraded, and because tips for C12 are useful also for C20.
Also, we share some C1 styles created by Michael Damböck.
Interested? Then check it out down below.