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Oloneo v CaptureOne express6


23 Jun 2011 1:48PM
Don't know if anyone else is swithering, but I just downloaded and have been playing with Capture One express. I was on the point of shelling out for Oloneo, with my 'tester' discount (read 'freebie user who got hooked'!) I know it's personal preference (and budget) that will decide, but does anyone out there have any thoughts on which is better?
Ta
Dorothy

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Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 3:25PM
Which one is better for what ? I use Capture One to process RAW files and Oloneo for HDR. Didn't know Oloneo had RAW processing in it.
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 3:36PM
I just tried out the RAW processor in Oloneo.
Hmm. I like the equalizer controls......
The tool I use most in C1 is the rotate tool - almost every photo I take is off by the same amount (I think my brain is off by about 3 degrees) and it's so quick in C1.
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
23 Jun 2011 3:40PM
Agree with Big Bri, The 2 softwares are completely different, Tried Oloneo but found the interface a nightmare as far as HDR goes, Nik's HDR Efex Pro is much more versatile and user friendly.

Capture One 6 Express is a darned good RAW processing program, Good sensible interface & workflow, We use it a lot, My other half uses it exclusively.....Grin

Maybe the newer version of Oloneo has more control, But its still a HDR sofware rather than a straight processing tool...!!!
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
23 Jun 2011 3:44PM
Olono does do RAW I think - though C1 is my favoured tool for that.

I've tried Oloneo HDR which is pretty cool, but does give that "it's definitely a HDR" look - whereas with careful use of Photomatix, you can get results which look "real" (we had a 1 shot or hdr group that proved this).

I saw Nik HDR EFEX at focus and even on a mac, it was painfully slow.... so slow, so incredibly slow, slower than a slug crawling slowly in a slow race.... but looked quite powerful. who knows, with the right 8 processor machine and 16GIG ram, it may work a treat.

Thing is - does it do batch processing ? I guess you can record an action ?

Photomatix and batch processing is still lovely
23 Jun 2011 3:48PM
Oloneo does have Raw conversion. So I've been using it for that and HDR. I find that Oloneo's HDR tools, used gently, are at least as effective as C1, and a lot faster, but I'm aware that my experience of C1 is limited to 2 evenings so far, as opposed to almost a year with Oloneo. And C1 does have slide show and stuff, but I don't use them, so not an issue for me. So I s'pose that pretty much answers my own question really...unless I'm missing something in C1?
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
23 Jun 2011 3:53PM
capture one is used around the world by many professionals as their first choice RAW editor program - I've not met one that uses Oloneo

now that's maybe because Oloneo is new?

I dunno - but I'd certainly not write C1 off.
HouseMartin 5 193 1 England
23 Jun 2011 5:46PM

Quote:almost every photo I take is off by the same amount (I think my brain is off by about 3 degrees)


Thank gawd! I thought it was just me doing this ! SmileSmile LR2 rotate ... indispensible.
chris.maddock 13 3.4k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 6:34PM

Quote:almost every photo I take is off by the same amount (I think my brain is off by about 3 degrees)

Thank gawd! I thought it was just me doing this ! SmileSmile LR2 rotate ... indispensible.



Good heavens, I'm not alone after all WinkWinkWink
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 6:41PM
Cool. Not just me then. I assume it's not due to me.... swaying... as that would mean half the photos were tilting the other way.
23 Jun 2011 9:28PM
Thanks everyone. I didn't mean that I'm writing off C1, far from it, I agree they are different, and C1 does have a smooth workflow layout, I was trying to decide if I want to pay out for Oloneo too, and I think I do.
Thanks for the comments, they helped... Smile
Dorothy
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
23 Jun 2011 9:29PM
is oloneo not free any more Sad
csurry 12 9.2k 92
23 Jun 2011 9:37PM
Maybe Brian your sensor is not square in the camera and off by 3%. Did you have the same problem with film Smile
23 Jun 2011 10:29PM
Ade - Seems the free version expires in about 2 weeks, don't know what it does if you don't pay up, but if you were registered for their e-mails you get it at 25% off....about the 100.00 mark...but only if you pay before the end of the month Sad
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 10:59PM

Quote:Maybe Brian your sensor is not square in the camera and off by 3%. Did you have the same problem with film


What's.... "film" ???

Wink

I have the same problem will all my digitals, so it's definitely me Sad

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