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Jack Flesher
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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2010, 12:36:00 PM »
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maybe with too complex names or certain characters it won't work?

after renaming the profile to its original name it does on my machine:
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No, the problem I experienced had to do with how or the tool used to generate the profile initially...
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2010, 01:01:49 PM »
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No, the problem I experienced had to do with how or the tool used to generate the profile initially...
yes, possible. The preferred CMM or any other profile tag may be an issue...
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« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2010, 06:33:40 PM »
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I have found Nik Silver Effects to be an incredibly powerful B/W conversion tool. It works as a plug-in to Aperture, LR, or Photoshop. It offers far more options and presets than anything available in C1.
With very few exceptions, all B/W work here was done in Silver Effects:

http://www.photoshelter.com/c/jamesbourret

Best of luck with whatever you choose.
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« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2010, 12:06:59 PM »
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I have found Nik Silver Effects to be an incredibly powerful B/W conversion tool. It works as a plug-in to Aperture, LR, or Photoshop. It offers far more options and presets than anything available in C1.
With very few exceptions, all B/W work here was done in Silver Effects:

http://www.photoshelter.com/c/jamesbourret

Best of luck with whatever you choose.

I agree about Silver Efex Pro.  I used to do all my B&W conversions in Lightroom and thought that the results were good, until I discovered Silver Efex.  I use it as a Photoshop plug-in.  Have never tried B&W in Capture One, but I would be surprised if it is as good, as it seems to be a bit of an afterthought.

Rob
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« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2010, 01:24:09 PM »
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Capture One is one of the most powerful black and white convertor there is. It has extremely powerful curves, vignette, glow (i.e. IR Aura), and color-to-bw profile controls. The ability to very precisely define the "film-response" (e.g. popping red skin tones with glow but sinking greens into shadow) is as powerful as there is anywhere. It can also fit absolutely seamlessly into a heavy workflow including DURING tethered or untethered shoots. However, the INTERFACE for using it (the color editor) is VERY slow to work to develop a "look" compared to (for example) photoshop's black and white click-and-slide tool.

The point is if you want to use C1 as a BW convertor you can do so with extremely good and powerful results - but it will take you longer to figure out how to do that. Once you've established your own B+W looks you can preview and apply them VERY quickly to one raw or a thousand raws.

To that end we are posting a set of styles later this week that include some presets to help you understand how to use the very powerful black and white conversion in Capture One.

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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2010, 06:03:31 PM »
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for future finders of this thread...

http://www.captureintegration.com/2010/04/...ure-one-styles/
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2010, 09:19:35 PM »
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Thanks Doug!

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