RAW images Adobe ACR vs. Capture One 7


ronyzmbow

Link Posted 30/03/2013 - 11:52
I work almost only with RAW and since I am doing Microstock the Image Quality is extremely important for me.

I an using Adobe CS6 with ACR and Capture One 6 Express.
Just downloaded a trial version of the new Capture One Express 7.
I am so impressed how the Capture One manages to pull out small details that ACR simply cannot see! Colors are also great.

The last 2 samples are from my Pentax K-10D and the rest are are RAW samples from the net. All the samples are 100% crops - I think you will be able to see the difference quite clearly...











sussexwolf

Link Posted 30/03/2013 - 17:09
You are right the difference is really marked
K30, K-x, *ist DL. Pentax 60-250 F4, Sigma 18-125 & 70-300

Algernon

Link Posted 30/03/2013 - 17:25
"I an using Adobe CS6 with ACR and Capture One 6 Express."

The 1st one in each looks a lot better/sharper so is that
the Adobe one? That's the way you started off.

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Algi

ronyzmbow

Link Posted 30/03/2013 - 21:13
Algernon wrote:
"I an using Adobe CS6 with ACR and Capture One 6 Express."

The 1st one in each looks a lot better/sharper so is that
the Adobe one? That's the way you started off.

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In all the pairs of images the first one is done with Capture One 7 Express - I am very impressed. Only in extreme situations, under problematic light or high contrast situation - the ACR performed better.

davidstorm

Link Posted 30/03/2013 - 22:39
It looks to me that the Capture One 7 Express is applying additional contrast? I do agree that the first ones look better, but can the same results be achieved by using the Clarity slider in ACR and adding additional contrast in Photoshop?

Regards
David
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ronyzmbow

Link Posted 31/03/2013 - 07:35
David,

I have tried again with the clarity and contrast in ACR - it does not come to the same quality as Capture One 7 Express! Download a trial version from their site and try it for yourself. The difference is clear and nothing but amazing.
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