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History Panel

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  • Brian Jordan
    Moderator

    I guess I'm just so used to variants and no history that it's difficult to make the connection.  I work in Lr/LrC only when I have to.  I do it begrudgingly.  And I wash my hands when I'm finished.  :)

     

    --------I just don't like the way Lr renders colors and I feel very limited.  Even back in the day I'd do whatever work in Camera Raw then bounce to PS.  Again, I'm sure that's because I'm used to this tool and not that tool.  Not trying to start an argument.

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  • Ben Dearnley

    Agreed, r.e. LR's horrible color. This is why I use C1 now but I used to use LR and I really miss some things like the history . It just seems like such a useful thing and a glaring ommission from C1, which is so feature-rich and otherwise perfect. Even basic software like Hasselblad's has always had a snapshot feature. 

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  • john hardiman

     This is why I use C1 now but I used to use LR and I really miss some things like the history .It just seems like such a useful thing and a glaring ommission from C1, which is so feature-rich and otherwise perfect.

    I found the same thing when switching from LR to C1.  Capture One's editing features are excellent but there still some general usability things like history or working with folders/sub folders etc which are still clumsy by comparison.

     

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  • Thomas Kyhn
    Top Commenter

    Brian Jordan

    I guess I'm just so used to variants and no history that it's difficult to make the connection.  I work in Lr/LrC only when I have to.

    As for variants/snapshots, the main issue in Capture One, if you use variants as a substitute for snapshots, is not having the hierarchical organization + no immediate way of distinguishing between variants. There may be workarounds for this (using keywords and other metadata), but considering Capture One's poor performance when it comes to catalogues/DAM this isn't a very attractive solution + it requires more work.

    I very rarely use Lightroom, but when using Capture One I miss some of Lightroom's advantages – in addition to snapshots: no unresponsiveness, its ability to handle large catalogues, instantaneous search results, more advanced handling of metadata, a far better keystone correction tool, etc.

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  • DMu

    Hi Graham, I totally agree with you request. I just wanted to raise the same feature request but noticed you raised it already :)

    As a former Lightroom user I'm still missing the history panel and the snap shot as wel. I just made some edits, want to go back en then it's much harder to see when to stop going backwards than just clicking on the proper state in the history panel as we see in Lightroom.

    Kind regards,

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  • Rani Joensen

     

    In my experience the history panel has become an indispensable tool during my editing sessions. Typically, I work on a series of photographs rather than individual images. These sets often feature varying lighting conditions, and my goal is always to achieve a cohesive look across the entire set. This means relying on a single preset is rarely effective; each photo requires its unique tweaks to harmonize with the others.

    The challenge arises when revisiting previously edited photos in the set, especially after a break or when moving between images. It can be tricky to recall the exact adjustments made to a specific photo. If I need to revert a few steps on an image I edited earlier, the lack of a detailed history can be a hindrance.

    Since transitioning my wedding photography work to Capture One, I've noticed a significant improvement in color rendering, particularly for images from my Sony camera. However, this switch has also led to longer editing times for each set, primarily due to the differences in the history tracking features compared to Lightroom.

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  • Fabrizio Giudici (stoppingdown)

    Variants as snapshots could be a useful workaround... if they could be assigned a name.

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  • TomLondon

    It would really be great to have that - I was just looking where to find it, and was very surprised it did not exist. When I tweak a picture for printing I sometimes find that it does not work - and it would be good to go back to "today's start", even if I forgot to create a variant before. It would also be great to see two years later what exactly I have done to a specific picture - be it because there's a shot requiring similar treatment, be it because I need to fix sth.  

    Frankly speaking - I have no idea what is the issue. C1 is a non-destructive editor, so it must save the image changes I applied. I actually found out the "hard way" that it stores a lot of history - when I accidentally undid a change from my last session, instead of from the work for readying the picture for print. 

    In terms of granularity - it's probably a bit like the undo mechanism. If I am painting in the mask, I want to be able to undo the last brush strokes. If I have changed tools in the meantime, it's perfectly fine to undo all the painting activities on the mask if I roll back.

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