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  1. Fujidave

    Fujidave They Call me the wanderer Supporting Member

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    So last night I got Affinity Photo plus the Workbook that is now on the way, today I have just started my free 30 day trial of Capture One Pro 11. Since I got rid of all my Canon kit and switched to Fuji, I have been thinking about switching my editing software. At the moment C1 Pro 11 and AP work good together, but what are your thoughts if you own and use both ?


     
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    Affinity Photo is an excellent PS clone. Do not use Affinity Photo with raw files from any camera -- Affinity raw processing is destructive. Edit your Fuji RAF files in Capture One. Learn to use Capture One so that you don't need Affinity Photo. Goal should be one app processing and that one app should be C1. C1 is a little pricey but it's worth it. With C1 you have the best chance to complete your edit inside a single parametric editing app. If you can do that you achieve the most efficient and effective workflow and your editing is completely non-destructive and non-linearly re-editable.

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    Fujidave They Call me the wanderer Supporting Member

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    Thank you for getting back to me, very useful info you gave. Just trying how to save a Raf as a Jpeg ?
     
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    Fujidave They Call me the wanderer Supporting Member

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    Glad I have managed to get my Topaz plugins working in AP too.
     
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    Do tell! I have the affinity app on my iPad but have been thinking about getting the desktop version to go with. I have been using PSE 11 to access the topaz plug-ins. If I can access them through affinity that would make me even more likely to buy it
     
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    Does C1 support layers now (I haven't looked at it in quite a few versions)?
     
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    c1_output.jpg

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    Fujidave They Call me the wanderer Supporting Member

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    I only have 3 Topaz plugins and they would not load right, so I looked on Google and it says it is easier if you have Topaz Studio.

    So this is what I did and it comes up fine in AP. Go to Edit then Click on Preferences then Click on Photoshop plugins, then Click on Open default folder in explorer, then go to your C Drive and find Topaz Studio then Click on that. Then on the screen at the bottom is a small square, Click in that box and it will show up Unknown plugins. Then it works or should do, hope this helps.
     
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    Yes -- unlimited, and all editing functions are independently supported at the layer level.

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    Great and thank you Joe.
     
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    Nice - I may have to look at adding it to the stable.
     
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    Lightroom has better overall DAM capabilities and extended functions while C1's core editing abilities (especially color) are out ahead. C1 does a better job than LR implementing layers and (at least for me) performs faster when an edit has multiple layers. For me that means I have a slightly better chance to keep an edit entirely within C1 and so avoid the complication and restrictions of a two app edit. If this was a horse race I'd describe it like this: LR and C1 are neck and neck out front with a comfortable 2 length lead over the rest of the pack.

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