LR vs C1 - matching very basic workflow

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LR vs C1 - matching very basic workflow

Postby NNN636850787749791737 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:53 pm

Hello everybody,

I am an amateur photographer, what I like most to do is to try and capture semi-candid portraits, favorite focal length being between 50 and 85mm but I also like to experiment some seascape since I live on an island and have plenty of time in the offseason.

My question: since I am not that good at post processing cause I like to try and get the shot in camera I perform very few adjustments in LightRoom, on a portrait it usually consist of:

- lens correction
- White Balance, trying with Auto vs Capture and sometimes a manual adjustment but that's all usually
- Auto adjustment which is a base to work on
- If using Auto adjustment I would usually reset the contrast slider

- would usually do three adjustments on the eyes, work on iris exposure, darken a little the pupil and outer iris edge, finally then use the teeth brightening to a degree to adjust the eye's white part
- add some clarity
- adjust sharpness
- eventually work with curves
- often add some vignette to highlight the face

so, this all said, how easy/difficult would be to replicate the same workflow in C1? I have seen videos where I liked a lot how to work with layers and the "luma gamma" to select a specific part of the image based on the light interval (sorry, English not being my mother tongue I can't always find the right translation to what I am thinking in Italian), I also like how to select colors to be adjusted which would come really useful with seascape/landscape, so, thinking of an alternative to the Adobe monopoly I would like to hear from real time users if my workflow can be replicated on C1 with no steep learning curve (ok, I am too lazy at post processing, I like to spend time handling the camera rather than sliders...).

You can see some of my captures on Flickr at


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Re: LR vs C1 - matching very basic workflow

Postby Paul_Steunebrink » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:56 pm

After going through your list of adjustments I think that:

If you can do it in Lr, you can do it in Capture One.

You only can convince yourself with the 30-day free trial.
Best regards,
Paul E. Steunebrink, Image Alchemist (website All about Capture One), Capture One trainer
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Re: LR vs C1 - matching very basic workflow

Postby NNN636850787749791737 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:47 pm


gonna download and install the trial but let's take one step at a time, since tools are different I'd like to understand what does, to mention one, the same effect as "teeth whitening" in LR, that's what I use to enhance eyes, it's a combo of exposure increase and saturation decrease, I guess one should create a layer and then work locally with a brush to do both, is that correct?


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Re: LR vs C1 - matching very basic workflow

Postby Ian3 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:27 pm

Yes you could do exactly that.

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