One, in spite of what I said in an early blog, I’ve pretty much become a CaptureOne user. “Pretty much” means I still have Lightroom/Photoshop but I’ve been using CaptureOne 12 as my primary DAM and raw developing tool. Version 12 seems to be stable and, it appears that at least some if not all of my crashing problems are unrelated to CaptureOne. Some of the things I like are the raw development – there’s no doubt it is better in CaptureOne than Lightroom for Fuji images; at least in my mind. YMMV. I find the layers and selection tools to be very good also. I did have a problem with prints – the colors were not accurate particularly reds. I contacted the CaptureOne folks and they took ownership of the problem. Meanwhile, I reinstalled the Epson print driver and the problem seemed to disappear. I alerted CaptureOne but they still maintained there was a bug. Now that’s a great response – they took ownership of the problem even when I found a solution.
For a Photoshop replacement I’m using Affinity Photo. While it’s not completely Photoshop, it’s close enough for me. The layers/selection tools in CaptureOne reduce the number of trips I make into Photos.
I’ll add some more about this trip – “the journey is the reward” later. Meanwhile, here’s a fall color image from the past.