I’m testing Capture One Pro and the first couple images have me sold! Clearly, this is a superior editing program. Almost every software program now can get you amazing results. But it’s about workflow and how much time you spend on editing. C1 Pro, so far, is starting out of the gate with a better image. I’ve been doing this for a long long time and learned being a Photoshop guru gets you nowhere but stuck in a chair editing multiple layers in one photo. Waisting time you could be spending taking the damn photos!!!
This flower photo was just a boring shot until I opened it in Capture One Pro 9. It took me 30 seconds to output this with minimal editing.