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Chevvyf1 25th October 2012 01:01 PM

Capture One Pro 7
 
I have just received an email from Phase One announcing the latest Upgrade available :)

I wonder if anyone here has "jumped on board 7" ?

and how it is ?

crimbo 25th October 2012 08:31 PM

Yep
Still working with it...the clarity tool upgrade is good and have now got a gradient tool for the layers... not sure about the asset management but the I have trouble with keywording etc...you can always get the trial version t see if the upgrade is for you

OlyPaul 25th October 2012 09:49 PM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
I tried the trial and as yet I am undecided if the upgrade is for me.

When they said improved noise reduction at high ISO I was expecting Lightroom performance, sadly hardly any noticable difference on 6.

More testing to do before I decide.

JohnI 26th October 2012 01:16 AM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
I almost hate to bring this up, but I've been running the trial version of the new Photo Ninja through its paces, and have found that in approximately 40% of my chosen "problem image" trials, the results have been far better than the best I can get from Lightroom 4. Furthermore, on a global basis I find the overall color values and balance more to my taste than Lightroom. And I need to spend another $129 like I need to slash off one of my fingers, dammit! By the way, this does include superb noise reduction (apparently the lastest Noise Ninja is bundled in the program). Double dammit.

John

Chevvyf1 26th October 2012 09:38 AM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OlyPaul (Post 195230)
I tried the trial and as yet I am undecided if the upgrade is for me.

When they said improved noise reduction at high ISO I was expecting Lightroom performance, sadly hardly any noticable difference on 6.

More testing to do before I decide.

Paul, thanks for your honest reply - much appreciated - I am reviewing my applications for photos editing as I need to consolidate :)

Chevvyf1 26th October 2012 09:40 AM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OlyPaul (Post 195230)
I tried the trial and as yet I am undecided if the upgrade is for me.

When they said improved noise reduction at high ISO I was expecting Lightroom performance, sadly hardly any noticable difference on 6.

More testing to do before I decide.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnI (Post 195248)
I almost hate to bring this up, but I've been running the trial version of the new Photo Ninja through its paces, and have found that in approximately 40% of my chosen "problem image" trials, the results have been far better than the best I can get from Lightroom 4. Furthermore, on a global basis I find the overall color values and balance more to my taste than Lightroom. And I need to spend another $129 like I need to slash off one of my fingers, dammit! By the way, this does include superb noise reduction (apparently the lastest Noise Ninja is bundled in the program). Double dammit.

John


John, I was just reading an Indie Review of Photo Ninja but where does one purchase this from, please ?

OlyPaul 26th October 2012 10:46 AM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Scrap that the noise reduction has improved immensely , it was just a bug (or operator error) with CO7 still using CO6's processing engine. Just processed a ISO3200 very low light image from the Pen and it is great,I guess I will be upgrading.

E-PL3 1/40 s f/7.1 ISO 3200

http://www.pbase.com/paulsilkphotogr.../146951915.jpg

JohnI 26th October 2012 05:26 PM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chevvyf1 (Post 195263)
John, I was just reading an Indie Review of Photo Ninja but where does one purchase this from, please ?

Chevvy -

Here's the site . . . .

http://www.picturecode.com/index.php

John

Chevvyf1 26th October 2012 06:10 PM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Thanks John *chr Google came up with all sorts of ninja*.* websites

Photoguy1510 27th October 2012 02:53 PM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Hi guys, any tips on using photo ninja. I tried a few high iso photos and the results are just short on rubbish with colour splotches everywhere. Detail no better than LR4 and the interface clunky at best.

With so many good reviews out there I'm going to assume the fault must be on my end.

JohnI 28th October 2012 01:07 AM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Photoguy1510 (Post 195441)
Hi guys, any tips on using photo ninja. I tried a few high iso photos and the results are just short on rubbish with colour splotches everywhere. Detail no better than LR4 and the interface clunky at best.

With so many good reviews out there I'm going to assume the fault must be on my end.

I've got some very small familiarity with the "splotches" which occur most notably with high ISO and oversharpening/contrast. Part of the Noise Ninja menu is a section called "noise luminance reduction", which has a little box labeled "enable". Click on the box (a checkmark will appear) and the dread "splotches" will simply . . . vanish. Needless to say when fine tuning an image I've found that one must balance both ends of the sharpening/contrast and noise reduction teeter-totter (using the sliders) to get the best results, just as in Lightroom. My double dammit problem is that doing this gets me better results than Lightroom. My double dammit salvation is that on my Mac I can simply and seamlessly drag modified images from Photo Ninja into the Lightroom catalog with no degradation of same. And no, I haven't spent the $129 yet, but unless I find a particularly ugly spanner in the Photo Ninja works, I most likely will . . . .

John

Photoguy1510 28th October 2012 09:01 AM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
@JohnI. Thanks for that ill keep playing but did manage to get rid of the splotches, I'm still better in LR4 at this stage, I prefer DXO results, its alo very easy to get to get to those results. But always looking for that magical noise removal tool. Ill keep trying have to admit it is a 6400 photo so not giving it an easy job to start with.

OlyPaul 28th October 2012 09:20 AM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Well I pressed the button and upgraded to CO7.:)

JohnI 28th October 2012 11:03 AM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Photoguy1510 (Post 195561)
@JohnI. Thanks for that ill keep playing but did manage to get rid of the splotches, I'm still better in LR4 at this stage, I prefer DXO results, its alo very easy to get to get to those results. But always looking for that magical noise removal tool. Ill keep trying have to admit it is a 6400 photo so not giving it an easy job to start with.

That's why I keep my set of "problem" images around; a good test bed for the latest panaceaware.

Of course, I'm the one in the film days used to be up at 3 am half gassed on the fumes of Dektol and pushing the living daylights (no pun intended) out of Tri-X shot at asa 400 or more, seeking grain the size of the dimples of a golfball. Ahhh, Youth, ahhh, Art, ahhh, Lurrrve (as Chevvy would say) . . . . .

John

Greytop 29th October 2012 10:53 PM

Re: Capture One Pro 7
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OlyPaul (Post 195269)
Scrap that the noise reduction has improved immensely , it was just a bug (or operator error) with CO7 still using CO6's processing engine. Just processed a ISO3200 very low light image from the Pen and it is great,I guess I will be upgrading.

E-PL3 1/40 s f/7.1 ISO 3200

http://www.pbase.com/paulsilkphotogr.../146951915.jpg

I agree Paul, there has been a big improvement.
I too was initially disappointed when opening files I had previously worked with Pro 6. Now opening a clean RAW folder with same ORFs yields it's true performance :)


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