I worked with a small group and started to look at using the capture one software, we first opened the capture one software and connected the camera so that it could be used directly with the software the images taken were instantly displayed on the computer.

First using the process recipe we added a recipe that would enable all the images taken to be saved in the same place each time,  we created a folder and even added a common profile so that all future photos taken would all under go this same process, more recipes can be added for other destinations and preferences using this same process, these are all shown on the left hand side where they can be selected or deselected if needed.

we were able to name the individual photos taken as well as choosing what format to save them in, i.e jpeg, tiff, etc; this then enables us to save a variety of images of different formats into the same destination.

the images taken were instantly uploaded onto the capture one software where we can then edit and change the image, we selected the image we wanted to edit and then adjusted things such as the exposure of the image and using the eye dropper tool we were able to select a gray/white or black part of the image to adjust the white balance accordingly, by selecting a true grey we noticed a significant change in our image making the white parts of the image crisp white and changing the dull black to a true black.

I found the capture one software easy to use, once you understand how to apply the recipes for your images then moving and saving images is fast and reliable, I liked the idea of having the computer linked to the camera so images were uploaded instantly, this would be or particular use when taking fashion shots so the images can be edited straight away, however i feel that it would be not as relevant when taking a long series of portrait shots of say a child, I would find editing the images much easier after the shoot, although capture one does allow you to do this as all the images are stored directly to the computer they are then available to edit once the shoot is over.

The down side for this software I found were that certain tools would not be available for example the touch up tools you get in Photoshop, the more detailed adjustments would be easier to edit in Photoshop where as the images are not as easily uploaded.

After using the capture one software I was able to compare both editing software’s and found it easy to upload and save images to capture one, this feature I found very helpful although I would only use this software when taking portrait shots as wedding images wouldn’t benefit from this quick and instant upload, the editing process and touch up I much prefer in Photoshop, I find it has more variety and the tools seem easier to use.

After a continuous use of capture one however I think I would become more adjusted to the tools, I plan on using this through out my degree to gain experience but on a whole will stick to Photoshop for many of my editing processes.

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