I post too Much on Here!!
- Jan 29, 2011
I suppose it becomes a question of workflow. I process in batches so I’ll spend a couple of minutes processing one image then apply that to all the images taken from the same place, sometimes 10’s sometimes 100’s of images, it takes a minimal amount of time then to individually process 100’s of images. I also use import presets in a powerful way that saves a huge amount of time in post, that is four bulk shoots.Of course you can achieve results which are pretty much the same with nearly all RAW converters. But its a big question how quickly and easy you can achieve this. The general performance when moving sliders (even on 4k screens where the changes are rendered instantly) and the export speed (and options) alone are reason enough to prefer C1 over lightroom. And than the way better handling of highlights, general sharpness, better finetuning of skintones.... you can achieve this in lightroom, but it takes way more time in my experience.
You are right on point 2 though
My images are more about accurate colors, products and places, than what I think the skin tone looked like nor I like best, so am normally working with shooting profiles and have little to no color ‘correction’ to do.
For individual images or a single ‘hero’ image from a shoot I’ll process that individually but normally do the heavy lifting in PS anyway as it is vastly more powerful than any other post processing program.
But there is no right or wrong way, just the way we as individuals end up working best, I am always open to being shown ‘better’ ways and especially when images can be improved.