UPDATE: Adobe Removes Basic $10 Plan and Now Forces New Customers to Pay $20 per Month… but Luckily Capture One Pro 12 is still 50% off!

UPDATE: Adobe put the plan back on their website. Some users told FR here, that in EU the basic plan does not include Photoshop anymore.

Adobe just removed the $10/month basic plan. The minimum new customers have to pay now is $20/month!

It will be yet another profit record year for Adobe, but also another one where they annoyed quite some more customers.

Luckily Capture One Pro 12 is still 50% off. The deal should have been expires, but it still live. No idea for how long at this point.

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Migrating from LIGHTROOM to CAPTURE ONE Free Video Tutorials Online

Leaving Lightroom

Phase One has published a one our free webinar, where you can learn how to easily transition your workflow from Lightroom to Capture One Pro.

Don’t miss the chance to save 50% on Capture One Pro 12 for Fujifilm perpetual licenseUse coupon code “ivy50” at checkout to get the deal. This is a limited time deal valid only for Fujifilm or Sony standalone versions.

The webinar video above covers the following aspects:

  • [02:30] – Introductions and Webinar Content
  • [03:45] – Capture One’s interface compared to Lightroom
  • [05:45] – Customisation options
  • [08:09] – Making a Catalog and importing images
  • [16:00] – Basic tool use
  • [18:00] – Cursor tool shortcuts
  • [19:20] – Copy / Apply adjustments
  • [21:21} – Export to final formats (JPEG, TIFF etc)
  • [24:30] – Converting Lightroom Presets
  • [27:45] – Emily editing two images
  • [54:50] – Image comparison in Capture One to Lightroom
  • [57:05] – Importing a Lightroom Catalog to Capture One
  • [1:01:02] – Final Q&A
  • [1:05:30] – Additional learning resources

Down below videos on how to import a catalogue from Lightroom, how to organize it and editing Fujifilm GFX files in Capture One.

Importing a Lightroom Catalog

Organizing your Catalog

In the Webinar down below, Kristina will show her approach to image editing in Capture One and her experience of working with the Fujifilm GFX

Capture One Pro 12 with FUJIFILM Film Simulations Released and TESTED vs Lightroom and In Camera

Capture One Pro 12

If you were waiting for Capture One Pro to add Fujifilm film simulation support, well, then your day to get the newly released Capture One Pro 12 has come! And of course you save 10% with code AMBFR on the standalone version, and 5% with code AMBFR on the subscription model.

NOTE: Apparently film simulations work only with cameras that feature an X-Processor Pro or X-Processor 4, so X-Pro2, X-T2, X-T20, X-H1, X-T3, X-E3, X100F, GFX50S and GFX5oR. Check out the full list here.

If you purchased Capture One Pro 11 from the 1st of November and later, you will get a free upgrade to Capture One Pro 12.

But Capture One Pro 12 adds more than just Fujifilm film simulation profiles.

Improvements, new features and new tools in Capture One 12

  • Powerful, refined interface
  • Revamped menu system
  • Luminosity masking
  • Linear Gradient Mask
  • Radial Gradient Mask
  • Redesigned Keyboard Shortcut manager
  • New plug-in ecosystem
  • Fujifilm Film Simulation support
  • Extended AppleScript support

Buy & Save on Capture One Pro 12

Film Simulation Comparison

I have made a quick comparison between in-camera, Lightroom and Capture One Pro film simulation, based on the last Capture One Beta software available. I will re-test it with the final version, and update this article, if I see relevant changes.

IMPORTANT NOTES

NOTE 1: Images are compressed for web use. Hence, you might notice artifacts in some images
NOTE 2: I have bumped up the “Light Falloff” slider in Capture One Pro 12 to match the vignetting of Lightroom and In-Camera
NOTE 3: I can apply ETERNA to my Fujifilm X-E3 in Capture One, but since I can’t create ETERNA files in my Fuji X-E3 or in Lightroom, I will skip this comparison

IC = In Camera
C1 = Capture One
LR = Lightroom

CONCLUSIONS

Both, Capture One and Lightoom, make a very good job.

However, looking at the high-resolution images on my retina display, I consider Capture One film simulations a bit more faithful to the original Fujifilm film simulations, since Lightroom tends to add a tiny bit too much warmth to the images.

There are only two film simulations, where the warmer Lightroom images are a slightly more faithful to the original Fuji film simulations: Acros and Monochrome.

Keep in mind I used a Beta C12 version, and Phase One might have fine tuned it further in the meantime.

SAMPLES (and What’s NOT Included)

Here is the In-Camera vs Capture One vs Lightroom Fujifilm film simulation comparison.

For the sake of your readability (and page loading time), I compared all film simulations, except for Monochrome Standard/Y/G/R, Acros R/G/Y and Pro Neg Hi.

I have all the comparisons done, so if you absolutely insist, I can upload them. But I think the images down below already show how good Capture One’s film simulations are. And you can always download the free 30 days Capture One Pro 12 trial, and play around with them by yourself.

And beware: those who ask in the comments for a Sepia comparison, will be immediately banned ;).

With that said, these are boring images (the ones I am proud of I share them on my Instagram), but I think they are good images to compare the film simulations.

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Skylum BLACK FRIDAY Savings: Luminar 2018, Aurora HDR 2019 and Photolemur Up to 83% Off

Skylum Black Friday Deals

Skylum just launched its Black Friday Deals on the flagship software, Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2019, as well as a huge 83% price drop on Photolemur Bundle.

Note that you will get the new Libraries software for free on December 18!

Here is what you can save from now through November 28.

Luminar 2018 + Aurora HDR 2019 Black Friday Bundle

Pricing:

Luminar 2018 Black Friday Deal

Pricing:

  • New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for ​US$59​​ (​US$49​​ with coupon code FUJI).
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    *A special Black Friday Creative Collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase in addition to Pre-Sale Bonuses.

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  • 1 year of FREE SmugMug Portfolio plan ($180)
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  • 20% Off COOPH Photography Apparel and accessories (on all purchases over EUR 100)
    *Those who purchase Luminar from November 1 through 28 will get these bonuses for free.

Pre-Sale Offer Bonuses:

  • ViewBug: 3-month Pro membership (​$42​​)
  • KelbyOne: 2-month Pro membership (​$40​​)
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Aurora HDR 2019 Black Friday Deal

Pricing:

  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 for ​US$99​​ ​​(​US$89​​ with coupon code FUJI).
  • Aurora HDR 2019 users can upgrade at the Black Friday price of ​US$59 (​$49 with coupon code FUJI).

Bonuses:

  • 1 year of FREE SmugMug Portfolio plan ($180)
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Photolemur Black Friday Deal

Photolemur Family license + 3 Styles + Picaboo Book for $25 only during Black Friday (regular price $141 total – save 83%)

  • Photolemur Family license – 55$ worth
  • 3 Styles – 12$ worth each
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Photolemur is a fully automated solution for creating “perfect photos“.

The deals come in addition to current early black Friday deals available at AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama and at AmazonCA, AmazonDE, AmazonUKAmazonIT, AmazonFR.

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