10 Mar Working With Capture One and Affinity Photo

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One of the questions that I get asked a lot is about using Affinity Photo with Capture One. For those who want to cut the Adobe chord, Affinity Photo is the most popular alternative to Photoshop, and it makes a good companion to Capture One. Even if you still use Lightroom and Photoshop, many still like Affinity Photo for its modern user interface and speed. Round tripping between the applications is fairly straight forward, but there are still a few things to be aware of, which I will cover in this tutorial.

Round-tripping between Capture One and Affinity Photo.

If you want to edit an image you’re working on in Capture One with Affinity Photo, then the process is pretty straight forward. Here’s what to do:

Step 1

Right click on the image thumbnail in the browser, or if you have the arrow tool selected, right click on the main image and choose Edit With > Affinity Photo.

It’s very important that you choose “Edit With” as opposed to “Open With”.

You can also find this command in the Image menu – which would be Image > Edit With > Affinity Photo.

If for some reason Affinity Photo is not showing up in the sub menu, choose “Other…” and navigate to the application to select it.

Step 2

This will bring up a dialog box at the top of the Capture One interface with several options. Most of these can be left as defaults, but the most important one to set is Format. This

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