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

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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.

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Capture One 20 – Top 5 Things You Need to Know and Every New Feature Explained

Capture One

As you know, Phase One has released Capture One 20.

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.

Roundup

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Capture One 20 Pre-Order: Buy Capture One 12 Now (with 10% Discount) and Get Free Upgrade to Capture One Pro 20

As you can see above, FujiRumors is now editing all his images in Capture One Pro 12… and Soon Capture One Pro 20 :)

Capture One Pro 20

Phase One has just launched their pre-order campaign for Capture One 20.

Starting from today, everyone who purchases Capture One Pro 12 (including bundles, upgrades and new sales) will get a free upgrade to Capture One 20!

The offer will be valid until Capture One 20 is officially released.

Also, only until October 31, you get 10% discount on Capture One Pro 12 by using code OCT-AF-P89 at checkout.

The products that will include the free Capture One Pro 20 upgrade are:

As you can see from the image above, I have now switched to Capture One and left Lightroom forever. If you want to read my quick switch story, read “It Was Inevitable: I am Leaving Lightroom for Capture One Pro“.

It Was Inevitable: I am Leaving Lightroom for Capture One Pro

My wife enjoys sunrise high up in the mountains.. and FujiRumors enjoys editing in Capture One Pro

Leaving Lightroom

It was inevitable, because:

  • I use Lightroom standalone
  • Adobe now offers only subscription model
  • Newer cameras are not supported on LR standalone
  • I don’t want to join a subscription model

So I had to look for alternatives, and although my lovely Fujifilm X-E3 is still supported in Lightroom standalone, I figured out that, since I am going to leave Lightroom anyway at some point, I better do it now.

Luckily we live in times, where there are a lot of valuable alternatives, such as:

And after a summer spent at home hiking my mountains (you can see my wife and me caching sunrise at 8,200 feet here) and editing pictures with a mix of different software, I decided to make Capture One Pro my main software of choice.

I will leave Lightroom, use Capture One Pro 12, but always keep an eye also on Luminar 4, Picktorial and ON1 Photo RAW…. but especially on Luminar 4.

And yes… X-Trans files and Capture One do get along very well :).

The learning curve?

Well, that actually went faster than I’d have expected, as Capture One is just a very good software overall, but there are also lots of quick tip C1 youtube videos you can check out for help.

We have shared Capture One tutorials and quick tips already in past roundups:

  • read here – Migrating from LIGHTROOM to CAPTURE ONE Free Video Tutorials Online
  • read here – Capture One Pro Workflow Tips and Tricks
  • read here – Capture One for Fujifilm: Tips and Tricks, Quick Guides, C1 vs Lightroom and Luminar
  • read here – Capture One Pro 12: Sharpening Fujifilm Files, New Features Overview, Jonas Rask Capture One 12 Coverage and More
  • read here – TESTED: Capture One Pro 12 Improved Fujifilm X Trans Support
  • read here – Best RAW Converters for FUJIFILM Files in 2019, Why Capture One is Better than Lightroom (Sometimes) and More Comparisons

And today, down below, you’ll see a few more of them.

Farewell Adobe… I am out… and just a recommendation: treat your customers better than this ;).

New Capture One Roundup

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Capture One Pro Workflow Tips and Tricks

Capture One Tips and Tricks

Since so many fellow Fujifilm X shooters are switching to Capture One Pro 12 in the last few months, I think it’s a good idea to share a Capture One tips and tricks roundup that might help you to quickly establish a new and fast workflow for you.

However, if you are still on the fence, there is also the free Capture One Express version, and we will include a few tutorials in the roundup.

  • captureone – 11+1 tips and tricks for Capture One
  • sellfy – Capture One Styles by Natan Elson
  • petetakspictures – Exploration in Colour – on Capture One & Fujifilm

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Capture One Video Tips and Tricks

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