A lot of people know I am always raving about Capture One Pro and how much I like it better than Lightroom. And if you want to know why I like Capture One Pro over Lightroom, I made a video with the first ten reasons why I like Capture One more for my portrait photography than Lightroom, especially with my Fujifilm GFX Camera.
Reason one: Sessions and Catalogs
Capture One Pro gives you the option between working with sessions or a catalog. I love working with sessions because it is fast, and easy to back up and keeps your import, selects and outputs together in one folder, easy to back up. But if you like catalogs, you can use that to, and you can import your sessions in your catalogs.
Reason two: Speed
Capture One Pro is way faster with importing files, I did a test importing 40 GFX Raw files. Lightroom took 1.58 minutes for importing and creating a preview image and Capture One Pro only took 1.02 minutes, so is almost twice as fast.
Reason three: Fullscreen mode
Like you could do with Apple Aperture (Loved that program) you have a real fullscreen edit mode, so the only thing you see is your is you image and editing tools
Reason four: tethering
With Capture One Pro setting up a tethering shoot is easier, just plug in a USB cable and go!
Reason five: Working with Layers
Instead of working with the pins with brushes in Lightroom you can work with layers and brush the effects in. This is way it is easier to keep track of what you did with editing and undo/see what you have done.
Reason six: Color balancing
Like you have when color grading video you can use color wheel when you use the Color balancing tool in Capture One Pro. This is a really great way for color toning your photo’s.
Reason seven: Customizing
With Capture One Pro you can really customize all you editing screens and set it up in a way you like. Making it easier and faster to edit you images
Reason eight: the luma curve
Beside the RGB curve and Red, Green and Blue curves you also have the Luma curve. The advantage of the Luma curve is that it only adjusts the luminosity in the image and keeps you color naturel.
Reason nine: Clarity
The clarity function is also better in Capture One Pro. The biggest advantage is that when you add Clarity it does not boost your saturation like Lightroom does.
Reason ten: Grain
The grain function is also really good. Instead of adding a image of the structure of grain it really calculates how grain would appear with the color and setting, making it really looks like real grain.
So these are the first ten reasons why I love Capture One Pro more then Lightroom. There are more. But these are the first ten I could think of. So maybe soon more!