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What processing software are you using?
Capture One  32%  [ 9 ]
Lightroom  29%  [ 8 ]
Adobe Bridge and Photoshop  36%  [ 10 ]
DXO Photolab  4%  [ 1 ]
ON1 Photo Raw  0%  [ 0 ]
Topaze Photo AI  0%  [ 0 ]
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by Scott Fairbairn on Tue Jul 02, 2024 7:59 am
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Hi,

I'm wondering what software people are using these days. For years, I was dead against Lightroom due to the subscription model; however, that seems to be the trend now. I've used Capture One for too long to remember, but their unstable pricing model, lack of new features that change my work habits, and subscription cost have me considering a switch to Lightroom. Lightroom and Photoshop's monthly pricing model is cheaper than Capture One's now.
I'm considering options with a library/catalogue system versus a free-standing photo editor like Affinity Photo.
Cheers.
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by Swissblad on Tue Jul 02, 2024 11:24 am
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Too lazy to switch....stuck to Adobe PS and mix of Nik Efex / Topaz filters.
 

by Dan Kearl on Tue Jul 02, 2024 4:11 pm
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I still use the old Capture One which I own and will use as long as it is supported. I still load everything through it and do all the finish adjustment with it.
I have a PS subscription which I avoided for a long time but for $10 a month, there are a few tools that are useful.
I also have Affinity photo that I use for One tool but it is $24 and I have used it for years.
I use Pixinsight for all Astro stuff, as a software program it is essential and First rate.
Pixinsight puts Adobe to shame as far as Processing goes and it is open source so people can add their own scripts which 
can be amazing.....It can do stuff that PS can not touch. The third party AI tools you can use with it are so far ahead of Adobe it is embarrassing.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Tue Jul 02, 2024 4:36 pm
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Capture One, Photoshop, Topaz, Helicon Focus - I selected Capture One since I do 75% of what needs to be done there.
 

by WJaekel on Tue Jul 02, 2024 6:13 pm
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For the most part, I also use CaptureOne for processing my Raws -as long as they still keep the option for a perpetual license, at least - that's to say, my cameras will be supported without forcing me on a subscription path. Additionally, I use Photoshop, Topaz and occasionally DxO PureRaw and Nik Collection, too.

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by chidu on Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:29 pm
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Capture One
PS, Topaz Photo, DxO Pure Raw, On1 Resize and No Noise (These on a need to use basis).
Almost all my processing is done in Cap One.
Cheers
 

by Mark L on Thu Jul 04, 2024 9:42 am
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Lightroom/Photoshop with Topaz to sharpen/denoise/gigapixel and Helicon to focus stack.
 

by aholman1351 on Sat Jul 06, 2024 3:04 pm
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Lightroom Classic and Topaz Photo AI
 

by flygirl on Mon Jul 08, 2024 5:09 pm
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Never could get on with Lightroom. Use Photomechanic Catalog Program and from that edit in Nikon NX Studio and Photoshop.
 

by adamsti on Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:42 pm
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Voted Photoshop, since I use it the most, but I use Lightroom, the Nik plugins and DxOPureRaw as well.

Am I the only one still using BreezeBrowser Pro to sort images? :)
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by Markus Jais on Sat Jul 13, 2024 9:42 pm
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I had a break from photography for a few years. Used Lightroom before that with a subscription.
I just reactivated that subscription which includes Photoshop.
At the moment I'm only using Lightroom Classic and learning what's changed.
I need a more powerful PC, mine is already old, GPU has no vram and Z8 files are a lot larger than  from my older Canon DSLRs.

At the moment I plan to stick to Lightroom but I'll have a lock at other tools, especially when it comes to noise reduction and how they compare to Lightroom's latest features.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:12 pm
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Have always used Photoshop and some Topaz functions. PS enables some more artistic renderings as does Topaz...meaning P&DA type works.
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