I'm using Aperture for managing my files and also for the non-heavy-retouching work, and I do like it for what it does (i.e. the shadow/highlight algorithm is so much better than the one Adobe's using in LR and PS/Camera RAW). But I hate it for what it doesn't do. Actually that's not true it just sounded more dramatic. But I do miss a couple of features that I want to be able to use non-destructively and hence: not with plugins. Those are lens correction, angle distortion correction, gradient masks, and the like.
I started looking at Capture One, and so far I really love both the quality of the algorithms they use (seems to be different since version 7), and as well the overall feature set as far as I could check it out. Looks like it's also pretty customizable.
Does anyone have experience with the thing, or more specifically, with switching to C1? One big, big obstacle is of course that I would lose all my non-destructive editing information from Aperture 3. I have lots, not so much for my RAW files from studio work, but on the JPEG files that I shot on event jobs, and on private "work", like family, friends etc., which is also very important for me. At least, I have always resisted to use Apertures Media Library and have my pictures sorted in my own folder structure, which is a bit of a hassle when importing new files but I guess for a switch it's a good thing.
Anyone using C1 in here? And if so, do you have any advice? A good choice? And any tips on the whole switching process?
Thanks in advance,