Capture One And Photoshop

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One way is to use the round-trip functionality within Capture One when sending processed images to their final steps in Photoshop (or other external editors). This ensures that the PSD-file is instantly placed next to the RAW file and will show in whatever Album or Folder you are working from –. Capture One supports reading of layered PSD-files, so you can round-trip perfectly with Photoshop and get a smooth workflow across programs.

by Clizia Capecchi – July 29th, 2013

Coloratti Joan Boira has just released a new post on matching color on a photo display between different programs: Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, Aperture. A photo opened in these different software program may appear differently from another.

He kindly agreed to share his thoughts with X-Rite friends! Here an abstract from joanboira.com:

“The truth is that it is a difficult task since many factors, and match results is very complex. These are the main points to consider:

  • Proper monitor calibration and profiling.
  • Setting color management of each program (configuration profiles and color spaces).
  • The internal color space using a certain program to work. To work on different gamuts (“color palettes and luminosity” of a color space) that can be applied to a file (sRGB, Adobe RGB (1998) or Prophoto RGB). It is usually a wide color space as Prophoto RGB or similar.
  • The color conversion engine. By default the programs often use an internal motor itself or the operating system (in Photoshop can choose it).
  • The purpose of conversion. The matching calculation between two profiles (or color space) different. Is the method used, for example to compress an Adobe RGB (1998) to an sRGB. Usually Perceptual or Relative Colorimetric.
  • Adaptation of a color space of a picture, play different profile of my monitor (assuming you have calibrated and profiled).

Obviously the solution is complex and can not always deliver perfect results, because each application has a configuration and tuning options … and usually are usually different for each program. Moreover, some programs “hide” your settings internally, so they do not know, what is your setup, and many have no option to change them.
Let’s be positive, and the information and options we can try to unify criteria. We can use Photoshop settings as a starting point (if you have properly configured for our workflow) and try to match the rest of the programs.

Color Settings in Photoshop:

  • RGB working space: sRGB monitor / web / MINLAB, Adobe RGB (1998) to print and ProPhoto RGB to work with photos in 16 bits.
  • Color Management Policies: Preserve Embedded Profiles.
  • Conversion Engine: Adobe ACE or operating system (Apple or Microsoft ICM CMM).
  • Conversion Purpose: Photoshop allows us to choose between the four types, the most recommended: Perceptual or Relative Colorimetric.

Color Settings in Lightroom:

The internal color space using Lightroom in the Develop module is very similar to Prophoto RGB and not modifiable. The calculations and processes are performed in the color space to ProPhoto RGB values, but with a gamma correction value of 1.0, since Raw files using this value. At this gamma curve is applied sRGB (very similar to gamma 2.2) to achieve a more uniform distribution of the histogram values ​​and editing easier and intuitive.

The color conversion engine, although I have not found documentation about it, I understand that is the Adobe ACE. So in Photoshop should select the same to equal results.

Capture One And Photoshop

Configure color settings in Capture One:

The internal color space using C1 not explicitly specified, the only fact is that it is a color space “very large, similar to that captured by the camera sensor,” possibly like a ProPhoto RGB.

The color conversion engine, although I have not found documentation. We test and compare the two engines available in Photoshop and compare the results to those offered by C1.

Conversion Purpose: Capture One allows us to choose between the four types, the most recommended: Perceptual or Relative Colorimetric.

Color Settings in Aperture:

The internal color space using Aperture is not explicitly specified, the only fact is that it is a place of “wide range”, possibly like a ProPhoto RGB.

The color conversion engine, although I have not found documentation about it, I understand that is the Apple CMM. So in Photoshop should select the same to equal results.

Conclusion:

The solutions, as you can see, they are not easy to apply. So we have to use “common sense” and try to adapt the program (or programs) that use about Photoshop or vice versa, taking into account the possibilities of each and which can adapt more easily to the other. And though Photoshop is probably the best program we can adapt to our needs, it is quite possible that we have to limit the options that we provide the other programs.

I hope this tip is of interest. I am very interested to receive your opinion and your preferences on what topics, programs, tips, etc, more interest you …

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