In this video, learn about the different versions of Capture One Pro 12 with information to help you decide the best version for you.
- There's a few things that might be helpful as you're trying to decide should you download a free trial, should you buy, all that kind of stuff right now. So I can help you out right now, because that can be daunting when you don't know (laughs) the application and suddenly, you're presented with all these choices. The first thing that I think you should think about with Capture One Pro is, is your camera supported? And I'm looking at the Capture One Pro page right now, this is their standard page if you search on the application, and one of the things that they're really good about is helping you answer that question, is your camera supported or not? Just click on this, select your camera brand, and they'll show you all the cameras that they support and when they say support they're talking about the raw files, right, because they'll support any jpeg. But I'm talking about the raw file which are versions of Capture One Pro, supports that camera and then if there's any notes you need to know about. So that's really handy, so check it out, make sure that the cameras that you use are being supported, because that's very important if you're using a raw processor. Then you have some decisions to make about the type of Capture One Pro that you buy, you know, which version of it, and there are 3 basic versions. There's the overall Pro version that covers everything. All 500 cameras that they support, all, everything, you know the whole deal. And then they have two specific versions, one for Fujifilm and one for Sony that focus only on the Fujifilm cameras and the Sony cameras. Now you can save some money by going that way, however, you won't have support for say, let's say if you pick up a Canon camera, and you have this version of Capture One Pro, you won't be able to decode those raw files. I recommend spending a little extra money and getting the version that covers everything all the time. These don't have any special features that this one doesn't have, they just save you a little bit of money if you work specifically with those versions of the app. And then finally, once you make a decision as to which version you want, and we'll just look at, you know, the overall Pro version, they will offer you some different bundles here, and the main application is right here. This is $299 right now as of this recording, this gets you everything. Everything that we're going to do in this training has to do with this app right here, this version of the app. And you can either get a perpetual license, or you can do subscription and that, you know, that's up to you, and your budgeting and so forth. Then they offer some style packs as bundles, and the style packs are really nice, they're like presets, they're very beautiful, they have 'em for portraits, landscape, film looks, you know all that kind of stuff. So if you're interested in that sort of thing, or if you've been exposed to them, then you can save a little bit of money by getting style packs when you buy the application. They're a lot of fun and they're also a way to get started quickly, because you can just click on the style you've got the look. And then you can see, you know, how they created that style by looking at the adjustments. But if you just want to get going with the Pro app I recommend this way either perpetual license or subscription. That'll get you up and running and remember, you can download a 30 day free trial, they're really great about that, and it's not crippled, you can really get to know the app during that time and then make a decision if you want to buy it or not. So those are just a few things that you need to know as you get started with this application. Lots of options here, and I hope I made choosing the right one a little bit easier for you.
- Auto adjustments and basic image editing
- Keyboard shortcut management
- Using multiple editing tools
- Catalog/User Collections
- Creating Groups, Projects, and Albums
- Using star ratings to cull images
- Creating Smart Albums
- Building an electronic contact sheet
- Creating a slideshow to review and present images
- Strategies for protecting master images