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PSB support

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  • Official comment
    Mathieu B
    Product Manager

    Hi everyone, 
    Thank you for the suggestion - this is not something we are currently working on.

    This does not mean this is a bad suggestion or that it will never be adressed, but in an effort of transparency we want you to know that we are not currently allocating resources to solving this issue.

    We will revisit the status of this thread if and when it changes.

  • Zachary McCrory

    I have this same issue and hope Capture One considers adding .psb support soon.  With 50+ Megapixel cameras becoming the standard, its very difficult to keep a .PSD file under the 2GB mark.

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  • James Vornov

    This is a big issue with sensors now at 61 megapixels. Have to flatten to tiff without real round trip

     

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  • Danny Batista

    This is definitely something I'm looking for as well and have ran into many scenarios with composited images where I need .psb to be supported so I can continue to contain my edited images in my capture one catalog.

     

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  • Pedro Dias

    Another one who usually needs to go to PSB files. Will not upgrade my capture one license until they add support for PSB.

    Having some fancy apps for iPad and iPhone is good, but when the PC/MAC one as so much to improve....

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  • Dave Talbott

    I have a Sony A7R4, I run into the 4 gb limit all the time now. Like a previous comment, I am now having to manage the PSB manually and flattening a version just to have some record of the edit within capture one. Please add support for showing the PSB in capture one soon! Capture one is not the one stop launching point that it should be without PSB support. Thank you!

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  • Alan Baé

    I think it is out of date not to be able to use PSB files in C1.
    On the one hand C1 wants to be a professional tool and on the other hand this very important feature is missing!
    Please be so good and and do us the favor.
    Thank you.

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  • Barton Taylor

    Totally agree. 151 MP at 16bit and nearly every file becomes a PSB. Quite frustrating.

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  • Pedro Dias

    Mathieu B. glad you sad thad, from me I not buying any new products from capture one until then, this is not a gimmick, some AI stuff.

    Give news when psb is supported, in that year will update my Capture One! And hope everyone with the same issue will do the same!

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  • FirstName LastName

    I too need Capture One to add psb support. I am shooting with the Sony A7RV, and this has become an issue.

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  • Tyler Copeland

    This is incredibly dissapionting news. I appreciate the transparency, but this breaks crucial steps in my workflow of C1 -> PS -> C1. Please consider implmenting this feature as, to speak for myself, may result in me moving back to LR. Many editors I know commonly exceed the 4gb TIFF threshold but stick within LR.

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  • Bruno Fujii

    Same problem on my side. So frustrating. Currently almost all files I have to save as .psb. 

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  • KHP

    This is definitely needed for commercial photographers. With my work (architecture), it is quite frequent that I have huge layer stacks in composite, which almost always ends in .psb. For jobs like this, I will have to use LR instead of C1 because it is so frustrating to have to do C1-PS-C1 all of the time. With modern cameras having 50MB/image, being unable to handle .psb seems antiquated and so disappointing. Why is this not even considered? C1 should have all the features of LR and more.

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  • Andreas Gamsreiter

    As a professional retouching studio we always have to deliver several different formats and sizes to clients, agencies etc. which we used to export with CaptureOne in a single export setting. With bigger images sizes and therefore file sizes we have to save lots of retouching files in PSB format. Exporting/saving these manually in different file formats, sizes and resolutions is a pain in the ass and PSB will become the working standard for more and more photographers in the next years. So I can't understand at all why this is not even considered to be implemented in 2023? 

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  • Mathieu B
    Product Manager

    Hi everyone, 

    I see this is getting some traction, so I wanted to clarify: "not currently planned" means it is not a feature we are currently working on. It does not mean that we are not considering it and that we will never address it.

    We're doing our best to improve transparency on what we're doing and more importantly on what we are not doing. We are a relatively small team and have to make difficult decisions for our roadmaps, we cannot work on everything at the same time.

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  • Bruno Fujii

    It's actually good to hear some update from you, Mathieu. Capture One is my only Raw software and I really wish these minor (but important) details will be addressed soon enough.

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  • James McIntosh

    I really hope you're gonna start working on it asap.
    Frankly, it's a bit ridiculous how this STILL hasn't been implemented in the industry standard software.

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  • Klaus M

    I need PSB Support as well for Capture One! With 102 Megapixel from the GFX in 16bit files becoming huge! PSB is a must for me! 
    Please add PSB support for Capture one!!!

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  • Veronique Kherian

    I would also love to have psb support. A significant percentage of my workflow involves these files.

     

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  • Chris Hauska

    I second the request to put PSB support on the roadmap asap.

    However, in order to maintain as much independence from Adobe decisions as possible: Add Support for bigTIFF to the roadmap as well, please: When stitching hi-res panoramas with the current gen of camera sensors, both file size (4gb) and pixel dim (65kpx long edge) are easily surpassed. BigTIFF solves that problem once and for all - PTgui for instance has already adopted the format, plus it's open source.

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  • Pedro Dias

    I really don't understand how do they expect their clients who buy a Phase One, not being able to edit without any problems.

    Has Chris said, at least support bigTIFF, you ara announcing a new Capture One, I'l see what's new, but not even thing if I'll upgrade to it, add PSB, and I'm IN.

    It's ridiculous when is the file size that limits your work, your final results, your backups, your organisation.

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  • SFA
    Top Commenter

    Pedro Dias

    "I really don't understand how do they expect their clients who buy a Phase One, not being able to edit without any problems."

    I think you may need to ask Phase One about that. I would think it is a Phase One call, not a Capture One call, these days.

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  • Pedro Dias

    They are the "same company", Capture One, it the official software of Phase One

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  • SFA
    Top Commenter

    They have the same ultimate Owner (as far as I know).

    That is not the same as being the same company, in legal terms.

    Nor does it mean that any development required to allow Phase camera users to maximise the features of their cameras are automatically added to Capture One without Phase One requesting it and, perhaps, funding it for the dedicated Phase One version of Capture One that is free for Phase One camera owners. That version is not available for download from the Capture One site. The right to obtain it, as I understand things, has to be assessed is managed through Phase One.

     

     

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  • Bruno Fujii

    Leaving these minor details aside, the fact that a .psb support is needed due the increase size of raw files should be a priority.

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  • Kiffa

    About time this is supported.

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  • Herwig Korbel

    CO not supporting psb files is a big problem. Working with an A7RIII and a Cambo Mini making a lot of stitched images I always end up with files that I have to save as psb files. It would even help me if CO would give me a message that there were psb files in the folder.

    My solution so far is to give the flattened tiff file a -psb suffix, so that I know that if I want to make changes to the master file I have to search for a psb file in the explorer.

    To be honest. There are so many high resolution cameras in use (Phase, Fuji, Sony, Nikon, Canon, ...) that in my eyes it is absurd that CO does not support high gigapixel file format. I really love working with CO but the psb issue is frustrating nearly every day!

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  • Peter Uhlemann

    Honestly, I was shocked today when learning that C1 does not support the PSB file format. C1 is supposed to be THE tool for professionals, right? So, that is your target customer, right?

    I edited today some images and upscaled them with Topaz Photo AI and the resulting files can no longer use the regular PSD format.

    Please give it priority to support that file format.

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  • Bob Kaufman

    I shoot with a Phase One 150mP. There are almost no files that I bring into Photoshop that can be saved as a PSD. All require PSB. Instead of merely regarding this feature as "not currently planned," if I were Capture One, I would at least estimate the amount of effort required to add this feature. For me, the current situation creates an incentive to just do initial RAW processing in C1, then keep my work in Photoshop from there on out. This is why I haven't upgraded to Capture One 23 yet, even though it's been out for more than half a year. Once my files are in Photoshop, if I can't bring it back into C1, then over time I will make Photoshop my primary editor, perhaps not even needing C1. 

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  • Chris Anson

    I also agree that this would be helpful. I too use the flatted tif file as well. 

    Please make this a priority to support that file format.

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