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dee
11-28-2007, 15:06
That's it , I have many raw shots in my picture folder [mac ] with thumbnails only in i-photo.
There is no tutorial with Capture One , so i haven't a clue how to transfer pics from the folder - i can get preview and that's it - i can see all the tools , got that far ! -
But I should like to copy the pic before editing - also make jpeg so I can share them.
At present , I have a folder of pics that I can't edit or share ...
there does not seem to be any way out of this ... until I buy Aperture , maybe !
I know that I am slow 'cos of the ASdee stuff , but cameras , I can understand .. but a computer masquerading as a camera is another world !

Back to jpegs , just so I can see what I have done !

deestraught !

jaapv
11-28-2007, 16:05
Under File and preferences and the tab miscellaneous set the application you want to export to.
Then, in your editing box on the right, go to process, set the format etc you want to export in, hit the + button and your file is in the box for exporting.
After you have put the files you want to export there, hit the "stack" button and it will automatically open your chosen application and export your files to there.
To copy the file before editing just copy the file in your operating system.

telluridestock
11-28-2007, 17:33
Avoid all problems shoot in RAW DNG buy Lightroom NOT! Aperture and you will no longer have issues!

jaapv
11-29-2007, 04:12
Avoid all problems shoot in RAW DNG buy Lightroom NOT! Aperture and you will no longer have issues!

It is a question of mindset - I'm one of the minority that is totally unable to wrap its mind around Lightroom (and ACDSee and Siverfast for that matter) and finds C1 wholly intuitive...:o

Photon42
11-29-2007, 09:36
It is a question of mindset - I'm one of the minority that is totally unable to wrap its mind around Lightroom (and ACDSee and Siverfast for that matter) and finds C1 wholly intuitive...:o

Same here. I even prefer the old style C1 interface to the new one (4.x beta).

Gabriel M.A.
11-29-2007, 11:11
Back to jpegs , just so I can see what I have done !
I have a love-hate relationship with C1. The software is very powerful, but its falsetto comes from the snipping over-sharpening (which is OK for me when I'm only dealing with large prints) and inability to handle lossless-compressed DNGs (which is what I do to archive them; there is *no* loss of image quality by using DNG's lossless compression --which is essentially Huffman encoding--)

I use Lightroom for downloading straight from the camera and doing initial processing (from where I then update the Preview and Metadata, effectively making these changes "default" once I open it with Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop)

C1 is "better" than Lightroom if your only consideration is the images and you're going to be doing some pretty serious processing. But if you want to live longer, I highly recommend Lightroom. The main problem with Lightroom is its over-bloated CPU-hungry code.

grduprey
11-29-2007, 12:28
Well, I have finally gotten my new macbook to accept my C1LE (only took 4 days and alot of reading and asking questions). Seemed to take vers. 4 beta with no problems, but I'm not sold on it quite yet. C1LE is great, however, I wish I could print directly from it rather than having to export it to another software package like PSE. I have not tried iPhoto for this yet and not sure how I get it from iPhoto to an internet site yet, with proper sizing of the image etc. I guess this is a operator conversion from PC to Mac thing. ;-)

Gene

mmanzz
11-29-2007, 13:27
Hi, try using Lightroom. The colors are maybe a bit better in C1 but lightroom is way easier to use from A to Z. You can download the 30 day eval.

Photon42
11-30-2007, 02:37
I have a love-hate relationship with C1. The software is very powerful, but its falsetto comes from the snipping over-sharpening (which is OK for me when I'm only dealing with large prints) and inability to handle lossless-compressed DNGs (which is what I do to archive them; there is *no* loss of image quality by using DNG's lossless compression --which is essentially Huffman encoding--)

I use Lightroom for downloading straight from the camera and doing initial processing (from where I then update the Preview and Metadata, effectively making these changes "default" once I open it with Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop)



I wasn't aware of those limitations of C1. Mostly, I process Nikon RAW files with it, never used any uncompressed ones, AFAIK.

C1 appeared to be different to me, too, in the beginning. I liked however, how the software is designed for really quick operation on image sets. The 3.7 won't see any more updates, and the 4.x is again something, which I find different to use.

I don't quite understand the reason for all this new "dull" user interfaces. I found the old C1 look very easily to work in, the 4 beta features gray fonts on gray background (admitted, it's different shades of gray, but hey ...) plus rather small buttons. Looks like they teamed up partly with the Leopard designers ;)

Personally, I'm still hesitant to move to a more integrated tool. My images are organized with iView Media, uhh, well MS Expression blah, which has it's quirks but does the document management quite well so far. Raw conversion I happen to do more and more with Camera Raw, when it gets more complicated.

Cheers,
Ivo

Dan States
11-30-2007, 17:20
I've found C1 4.x beta to be far superior in images that include lots of fine detail like fall foliage. C1 3.7 can, at random, generate a smeared look to brown/orange colors when they are very small. It also was the cause of some of the original griping about the M8. (some artifacts blamed on the M8 were actually caused by C1 converting to JPEG)

Also, I love the highlight recovery slider. It pulls in lots of detail that I thought was lost using 3.7.

Once the final version of C1 4 is up and running with custom profile capability and a full preferences menu I will buy it.

Changes to the user interface just require a bit of time to learn. Anyone who has bought a new BMW can tell you about goofy interfaces, but over time it starts to make sense.

Best wishes
Dan

Cranialstrain
12-01-2007, 07:37
It's worth mentioning that although everyone will have their favorite mine is Aperture for one very good (of many) reasons - that being the on-line tutorials/demonstrations that helped me quickly grasp it's operation.

Incidentally a trial version now comes with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard so you can have a play straight out of the box.