digital paradise wrote in post #18476955
I checked out the free trial. It does look like a lot to learn but within a few hours I had some key stuff I needed worked out. The thing about Capture is it applies settings based on the camera. NR was excellent without my intervention. I was able to match it using LR but had to work it. Sharpening is also applied the same way. Sharpening has 3 levels and export offers media type but unlike LR which has 3 settings you can adjust with sliders to taste. Colours looked very good.
Actually you have to do very little at the start to get a good looking image so you don't need to feel overwhelmed. Of course as you go you can apply personal adjustments and apply those as defaults.
some pros and cons
1. Magnify tool, use it to check focus rather than 100% views, so much faster.
2. Magnify right into the library thumbs..... brilliant
3. Scroll to magnify
4. Scroll to magnify, then use straightening tools.... brilliant
5. For skin tones, use the skin tones color picker, couldnt be easier
6. SOOC is very good with any camera
7. Masks.... just seem much more organized since you can name them and have different types.
8. Recipes... confusing at first, but very nice for importing. I have recipes for POTN, random stuff, FB posts, and for my main backup/host drive. Select all that apply and queue the export, so nice.
9. Clarity and structure are separate, halo effect much less likely this way.
1. Round trip to photoshop is Edit with, not open with..... confusing
2. HDR? good luck, no go. round trip to photoshop, wont even stack. I'm sure there's a way to autostack, havent been a big concern, just do it manually for the times needed. Same issue with panoramas.
3. Delete button, where is my image? All chaos can break loose with the delete key. For example, if you're working with masks, you create a mask, but dont name it, then try to hit delete.... presto, your image is gone, you deleted the image rather than the mask.......
4. Catalog vs sessions.... to get your setup looking like lightroom catalog, you have to tinker the file and folder name on the import tool.
5. Flickr integration.... does it exist? I dont know and dont use it.
6. Got a new lens? well, it'll be a while before you get that profile
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