Save 25% on Adobe Creative Cloud and Capture One 20, Why FujiRumors is Happy with Capture One, but even More with Fujifilm ;)

Starting from now until July 17 only, you can save 25% on the entire Adobe Creative Cloud apps.

Looks like Adobe’s answer to a Capture One deal previously launched, that allows you to save 25% on all Capture One 20 versions by using coupon code “TAKE25OFF“.

As you might know, I did switch from Lightroom to Capture One a while back.

I love Capture One’s powerful advanced color editing tool, the X-Trans files rendering, the ability to work on layers, and also little things, such as Capture One automatically recognizes which film simulation I used and automatically applies it to my RAW files at import.

Sure, switching required a learning curve, but there is so much tailored content on youtube that helps you out with that, that it all happened much faster than I would have thought.

For example, check out the advanced color editing tool explained by Phase One (watch video below from 19:44… just click, starts at the right point). It’s something I like to use to fine tune colors (if needed). Moreover, I find it very practical that I can click a color on my image, select and fine tune the color range, and then with 1 simple click create a new layer out of my selected color range, which then I can edit to taste.

With all that said, the best thing ever is simply owning a Fujifilm camera, as that is the best way to shorten your editing time ;).

For example, I recently shared on my IG an image of the picturesque town of Cortona, in Tuscany. I did set my X-T4 on Classic Negative, and later in post all I had to do was to import the file on Capture One, which automatically applied the correct film simulation on the RAW file. I just quickly recovered the highlights to bring back the clouds, and that was it.

Thanks Fujifilm for those wonderful colors and film simulations! I love all the time you save me over and over and over again ;).

Capture One 20 (13.1.0) with New Tools, Lightroom Catalog Import and Fujinon XF 16-55 mm F2.8 Lens Profile Support

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.

Check out the different Capture One 20 versions available, you can see What’s New here and there is of course also a free trial.

New major features and tools: 

  • New Heal & Clone Tools 
  • New Before & After Tool 
  • New Lightroom Catalog Import

XF 16-55mmF2.8 WR (save $300): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Thomas Heaton Fujifilm X-T3 Editing: “Capture One is Amazing, I can See Why Pros Use it, but if You Use Lightroom, Get This Plug-in!”

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

Save 25% off on Capture One 20 all cameras and Capture One 20 for Fujifilm cameras using the coupon code “25EXTRA” (valid til February 5)

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.

Save 25% off on Capture One 20 all cameras and Capture One 20 for Fujifilm cameras using the coupon code “25EXTRA” (valid til February 5)