What should I use? Lightroom vs CaptureOne

Let us see the difference between Lightroom and Capture One.

Lightroom works on module basis where tools of similar usage are clubbed together and are placed under one module. They are named like library, develop, maps and so on. Whereas in Capture One, it is not the case. In Capture One, there are no modules but there are tool tabs where similar tools can be put together in tool tabs and it can be highly customised based on the nature of usage.

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Lightroom doesn’t have layer options whereas in Capture One, there are layer options (which I find very interesting). Lightroom’s library module excellently manages digital assets. If it is 10 images or tens of 1000 images, the filter option is brilliant. You can go to any detail and filter the one image you want. Capture One is built for its excellent RAW image processing. It is really brilliant as Capture One’s colour correction options allows us to control colours to a finer degree, compared to Lightroom.

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Work spaces in Lightroom can not be customised but in Capture One, the work space can be customized to a great extent along with tool tabs or tool sets. For example, for landscape photographs, when you are editing you can have a set of tools and save the work space as a preset. For a portrait, you can use another set of tools and save it.

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In Capture One. there an additional option called Annotations. If you are a person who wants the photographs to be processed by multiple editors, one can give their inputs and send across the file to the re-toucher. So that he or she can edit as you require. You won’t find this in Lightroom.

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Have you started using Capture One 11? What is the interesting about it or which feature you like? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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