Umbrellas in a public art display at MBK, a large mall in Bangkok. OM-D E-M5 Mark II, 40-150mm f2.8 zoom (at 85mm), 1/250th f2.8, ISO200. Converted in Capture One.
I'm looking for an option to Lightroom, my longtime photo editing tool. I'm not unhappy with Lightroom's conversions or cataloging tools. I am unhappy with Adobe's customer service ethic (or lack of same). At this point, Adobe is making LR available for rental or purchase but the purchase option is buried deep in the Adobe web store and the rental version of LR (Lightroom "Creative Cloud") is getting new features Adobe is withholding from LR6 for no reason other than greed by Adobe.
This would have been a relatively easy decision a couple of years ago. Apple's Aperture was not as robust as Lightroom but was an alternative to Adobe's application. I tried Aperture a couple of times and generally found it was okay but I preferred LR. Apple, for reasons known only to Apple, decided to kill Aperture and replace it with Photos, which is really more of an iPhoto replacement (which Apple also killed off, and replaced with Photos).
I use Photos to manage some of my JPEGs and at this point in its development cycle I don't think it's a professional replacement for an application like Lightroom.
Which brings me to Capture One.
The Capture One screen.
Capture One is from Phase One, a European company that makes not only software but also hardware (the highly regarded, 80 megapixel, Phase One XF cameras).
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