Therefore I adjusted my Toolbar for my workflow. I deleted tools for tethered shooting ('cause I don’t use it), B&W, Details and a few more.
When I uploaded my pictures to Capture One I start with the selection - same like flag & unflag the pictures in LR. Capture One is not having a special shortcut for selecting the pictures. I decided to use stars - if I select an image, it gets 3 stars - if I unflag an image it goes right into the trash, by pressing x. After selecting the pictures I go into the 3 stars selection and have a proper look at the files and start with my editing process. The Shortcuts help me to run quickly through my pictures.
My editing process is the one I described in the adjustments for my workspace. Everyone has a different workflow. I don’t do lots of portraits and colour correction, that is why the colour correction tool doesn't play a big role in my editing process - but it is very powerful. Overall I try to edit as less I could…
Sometimes I convert my colour files into black & white or use some of Capture Ones presets, just to compare different looks. To do this I added a new Shortcut for „Copy Variant“ by pressing alt+command+C.
Exporting images is such a joy in Capture One. You can have several „recipes“ and run all of them at the same time.
I use 2 recipes for my archive:
- High Res for prints
- 1600px for Web
In Capture One you can adjust the recipes with different ICC Profiles, naming the files, sharping the image for Displays, Metadata, Watermarks etc. There are so many options. The great thing about the exporting tool is, that you can export many images and recipes at the same time. This is such a time safer!
In Capture One, you can adjust the Shortcuts to your needs. One thing which drove me really nuts in the beginning was that I wanted to confirm my adjustment by pressing the return/enter key. It took a while to get used by pressing the V key (selection tool) to confirm edits. Here are the Shortcuts I most use:
V : Confirm / Selection Tool
H : Handtool, double-click to get to a 100% view
C : Crop Tool
K : Keystone Tool (You'll get better results when you use the markers, not in the middle of the image)
# : Grid on /off
+ : Assign color tag: red
X : deselected images, which go straight to the trash
Cmd + : Zoom in
Cmd - : Zoom out
Cmd 0 : Zoom to fit
Cmd + Z : Undo
1-5 : Star Rating
Arrow key right: next image
Arrow key left: last image
alt+Cmd+C : Copy Variant
Learning Capture One takes a while. I am still in the process to learn more tricks to make my life easier. There are still a few things I miss in Capture One, but I am sure the team of Capture One is working constantly to improve the software. For me, the most important thing is, that I do have the best outcome for my images. After using Capture One for a while now, I don’t look back to Lightroom.
I hope I could help a bit for those who are also thinking about making a full transfer from LR to Capture One. If you have further questions don't hesitate to contact me.