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Capture One alternative - any ideas for pros? Pls: answers from fellow pros preferred


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Hey,

we're working pros and are fed up with Capture One. V 21 is such a catastrophe (DAM is has become even worse). We're at the point where C1 destroys old sessions consequently and edits are lost in a vast number. We think the are no longer capable of maintaining their own source code bc. bugs are inherited over - at least 5 generations - lots of major releases.

LR is - don't bother us with mentioning this one - absolutely no alternative for x-trans as you should know. And no - Iridient is no alternative.

Any ideas from fellow pros?

Photomechanic Plus is our DAM.

TIA

Best

Chris

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Long time LR 6.14 user. Vowed to never subscribe. Until I got the Fujix100V. While C1 does a great job on the Fuji files, so does LR CC. With a bunch of newer Sony cameras,m Canon R files  and the Fuji, LR is the place where they come all together. It was okay to convert to DNG for some of the newer models. But not having to do that is even better. I can edit in LR a lot quicker and with more precision than in C1 or any other editor. Fuji Film profiles are good - but not that important to me, anyway. If I want to use a profile, I convert in camera with Fuji's software. In particular for professional use where time is money, I think LR is still the best option.

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have anyone of you tried "luminar" it works well with x-trans fujifilm files . i use it ,i also use c1 and adobe softwares ,there's a few features missing in luminar ,including gpu support as of now ,but i'm sure that will be available in time . so if you haven't tried it ,give it a try .it's my personal opinion ,also because it's very simple to use too .

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We're long-time users of C1 in conjunction with Photo Mechanic (Plus). Upgraded to C1 v21 and no problems at all except for the deactivate/activate step (why was that needed at all?). Mostly using Sessions (and tethered) but for personal work also Catalogues. Last time I checked our combined 'database' was over 1.5 mio images. My personal catalogues are roughly 30k images each (usually 2 years per catalogue). No problems. We're working with macbooks and imacs in conjunction with Drobo NAS solutions and Enterprise Dropbox. C1 is the core of our workflow with roundtrips to Photo Mechanic and Affinity Photo or Photoshop when needed.

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On 12/12/2020 at 3:07 PM, x-chris said:

LR is - don't bother us with mentioning this one - absolutely no alternative for x-trans as you should know. And no - Iridient is no alternative.

With Fujifilm cameras, on LR you have to "Enhance Details" and bring Sharpening down to zero to have an excellent starting point for x-trans.

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