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Thomas Kyhn

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  1. An adjustment mask is just a mask contained in layer, this feature should be in the Express version too. A variant is an instance of an image; "the primary variant" would be the main instance of an image. So if you have multiple variants (instances/virtual copies) of an image, you can copy the settings/adjustments from one and apply it to another.
  2. The adjustment mask issue is discussed in the Capture One forum. Quite a few users seem to be affected by it and Capture One support says that there's no workaround that they know of. Regarding destructive/nondestructive editing, what I meant was that Capture One and Lightroom, for instance, leave the image files untouched, and once you leave Capture One/Lightroom to continue working on an image in, say, Photoshop, you're working on an exported file (destructively) and can no longer go back and change previous adjustments in Capture One/Lightroom without then having to export the image again and start all over in Photoshop.
  3. I have regular backups, but the problem is that adjustment masks disappear after the program is closed, and I don't think they would be retained in the backups either. As for the keystone adjustments, I prefer editing nondestructively so that I can always go back and make further adjustments. So for now, I've returned to Lightroom.
  4. In some respects it's better than Lightroom, but in its current state I find that it isn't sufficiently reliable.
  5. I don't see that listed in the Pro version – if these are what you're referring to.
  6. An update to this thread. I made the attempt to switch from Lightroom to Capture One, at least partly, after the update to Capture One 20. After spending 8 months now trying to use Capture One I've come to regard this as a mistake, and Capture One, the software and the company, as unreliable. The first major issue I ran into was the severe limitations of Capture One's keystone correction tool, and the fact that simultaneous vertical and horizontal keystone correction doesn't work (what should be 90° angles come out as anything but 90° angles). Though Capture One has confirmed the issue, there's no indication that it will be fixed. The second major issue is that many adjustments are lost when the program is closed, something the the company is aware of but has so far been unable to solve. This has been going on for months and a fix may still be months away. In addition to these two issues, there's slow/unreliable customer support, lack of support for many standard lenses and cameras, etc. All in all, the advantages that Capture One may have over Lightroom, and it does have some, are more than outweighed by its lacks and disadvantages.
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  8. I ended up with an enormous amount of keywords after using the Alamy bridge Lightroom plugin (my own fault, as I stupidly transferred all keywords from Alamy back to Lightroom), and I've spent many hours deleting unnecessary keywords from my Lightroom library. As I had to go through the keywords to find the ones I wanted to delete, using the minus button would have required a lot of scrolling up and down.
  9. After following this thread, I decided to give Photo Mechanic another try. I'm sure it's every bit as good as people say, when it comes to functionality; the interface, though, is a little clunky and somewhat reminiscent of Visual Basic, which is a shame.
  10. This is a good idea. Has anyone here asked Alamy if they would consider this?
  11. No, just highlight the individual keywords holding control and then click the minus button. I'm not quite sure I follow you here. If you have a long list of keywords and you want to delete keywords further down the list, you have to first scroll down to highlight the keywords, and when you do that, i.e. scroll down, the top section of the keyword list – where the minus button is located – disappears from view, so you have to then scroll back up to the top of the list in order to be able to click the minus button.
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