Capture One Pro Styles - Should you buy? I posted this in the Open Forum before realising this forum existed the DPR Forums are so out of date and need a total revamp, but that's another issue. I had read some reviews online that were generally positive and the marketing images looked excellent. I am posting this for the benefit of other would-be purchasers in case they also search for Capture One Pro Styles reviews and comments: I have had post-purchase dissonance in the past and the good news is that if you spend a lot of money on something and really don't like it, you can always try and re-sell it to recover some money.
Well, I have never felt more disappointed about a relatively expensive purchase especially one that it is not possible to on-sell. Maybe one or two actually enhance the photo, but with a bit of tweaking in C1P or Photoshop I could have attained the same in not a lot of time. There are also close to of them when you buy all the packs so it takes a LONG time to scroll through each and dismiss them as ugly. The worst thing is that they are ALL indistinguishable - most of them all look exactly the same.
Capture One Pro is an impressive piece of software that has a steep learning curve, but do yourself a favour and save the money you would spend on the Styles - just download the free set and leave it at that. Completely agree - the styles are as overpriced and ineffectual as could possibly be - I rarely find they work for anything. I absolutely echo that NOONE should buy this horrible and expensive add on product - presets can be good, I have some small percentage of the million available in LR that I like, but the CO styles are pretty nasty.
MattPointZero's gear list: User wrote: Thanks, you have made me more depressed!!! I just wish I had known this when I shelled out for the Styles. How Capture One get away with it You aren't the only one who has done it mate. But I agree, the pricing lets them down hugely - the one good thing about them is application via an opacity-adjustable layer, but still. Amoung other issues is that they simply identified by number. The number gives no indication of the look of the style. I was not going to through them and relabel them.
However i like to use film type styles particularly with black and white films as I am very familiar with many black and white films from by film and black and white dark room days. I found a set of styles from a site called http: They are very very to install and use and I use them a lot for black and white conversions of RAW images.
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