I am coming from Capture One because of the outstanding lens correction, and overall conversion quality of my Canon RAW files that I prefer. Unfortunately, there are some big slowdowns that make working in PL difficult in terms of efficiency.
In Capture One, tools have preset libraries built-in via a little dropdown. You can save any preset for the tool to be the default setting for the tool.
For example, I would like to be able to set the default to “Auto” in the crop tool instead of having to select it every single time I use the geometric tools. Yes, I am aware that I can do this with a global preset but this is not ideal.
The biggest time vacuum is with Local Adjustments. I have just started with the program this week but I already find it very tedious having to dial in the same settings over and over again for simple tasks like adding excitement to eyes, increasing vibrancy/micro-contrast/lift highlights. But then having to do that on 20 photos with a brush or Control Point? That is brutal and that is just one local adjustment. where there May 4 or 5 of local adjustments per image. A simple preset dropdown cuts heavier edits by perhaps 70% time-wise.
- select preset in tool
- select brush/Line tool, gradient tool, control point
- Apply tool
- Next correction
I think many of the tools are very unique and powerful. PL has the power I just can’t get to it fast enough the way it is.
Am I missing something that is right in front of my face?