Bella at Ashdown Forest

© Andrew Newson

I have been using Phase One's Capture One Pro 9 for a little while now and I'm beginning to get the hang of it.

I've used Lightroom and Photoshop fro my workflow and processing for so long so it's a bit of change for me.

At first I found it hard to get the colours to a point where I was really happy with them but I'm finally getting there. It's great because just like Lr, you can create Develop Presets, or User Styles as they are called in Capture One.

Most importantly for me though, the detail and rendering seems to be better than that of Lr. This is a big deal for me because I will soon be creating some large prints.

I do find that the luminance noise reduction is too much as standard so tend to tone that down a bit but it has good control in that regard which is useful for images from the X-Pro2, as I do think they are a little more prone to luminance noise than the XP1.

The photo above is an image from earlier this year that I re-processed with Capture One Pro 9.