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Stronger highlight recovery tool in Develop

I use Capture One to process some of my more challenging photographs. It has a strong recovery tool for blown out areas in the highlights that is much more effective than ON1.

16 comments on “Stronger highlight recovery tool in Develop”

  1. On September 5, 2017 at 1:12 pm Gilbert Sauve wrote:

    For the moment a visible effect appears only when cursor goes past -60 or even -80, is it because it follows an exponential curve?

  2. On September 5, 2017 at 8:29 pm Julie Wennberg wrote:

    Absolutely! I shoot bright, sunny days at the water and need better highlight recovery! Thanks!!

  3. On September 15, 2017 at 8:53 am Stan Gordon wrote:

    As opposed to the excellent shadow recovery in On1, highlight recovery at the moment is almost useless.

  4. On December 1, 2017 at 7:57 am David Owen wrote:

    I agree — some improvements were supposedly made earlier this year but ON1, although better than some in the consumer software area, is still way behind LR/C1. This is desperately needed.

    On the other hand, the shadow recovery is indeed excellent –LR is a joke in comparison.

  5. On January 21, 2018 at 11:25 am Gaetano Vocca wrote:

    I was about to submit the very same idea. When shooting landscapes and cityscape, it is frequent to face many high contrast situations (eg city lights over dark backgrounds) in which you need a much stronger highlight recovery. Honestly LR is really way before my beloved ON1

  6. On February 23, 2018 at 9:50 am Thomas Burkhard wrote:

    I have the same oppinion: this is really important to be improved. Actually one reason, why I couldn’t leave LR and change sides to ON1.

  7. On March 17, 2018 at 12:02 pm Martin de Jong wrote:

    Exactly my greatest wish for the On1.
    I have pictures with a blown out sky which I can recover in Capture One where On1 only gives a brownish sky instead of blue.

  8. On August 17, 2018 at 9:31 pm Alexandra Wesche wrote:

    The highlight slider still needs some more work.
    There are many images with bright light in the sky that LR and Capture rende with smooth tonal transition and On1 only gets a sharp edged white area…

  9. On August 27, 2018 at 12:07 pm Christian Riedl wrote:

    yes, please. The Highlight recovery is a kind of a joke – even luminar is much better in this.

  10. On September 10, 2018 at 1:59 am Robert GLOD wrote:

    I noticed that you cannot recover highlights with local adjustments, if they are blown out in global adjustment. That’s what will happen if you adjust the exposure of a dark (high contrast) picture at your taste, you will be unable to recover the highlights (sky for example)!! This is a no go, and should not happen!

    1. On September 10, 2018 at 2:07 am Robert GLOD replied:

      There are workarounds, but the the problem exists!

      You have to be careful all the time not to fall into this trap. This should not be the case. You should be able to focus on your work (development), not on software gaps.

  11. On September 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm cyril calmes wrote:

    I’ve just tested Capture One Express Fujifilm edition and its highlights recovery tool is far better. Please improve your highlights and also can you add it to local adjustments tool ?

  12. On December 13, 2018 at 9:01 am Alexandra Wesche wrote:

    I really hope this is still on the list! LR, C1 and Luminar all do a much better job…

  13. On March 23, 2019 at 1:46 am Helge Erik Storheim wrote:

    I have always used Camera Raw in Photoshop Elements to process my RAW files, but wanted to step up my game so I got ON1 Photo RAW. I am still mostly using Photoshop Elements because highlight recovery in ON1 is not as good as in PSE (I think Camera Raw not only does highlight recovery but also some sort of highlight reconstruction). It also seems to me that the highlight adjustment affects some midtones as well so maybe the “range” affected by the highlight adjustment needs to be fine tuned as well.

    Hope this can be fixed. Apart from this I love ON1 :-)

  14. On July 30, 2019 at 12:05 pm George Seremetis wrote:

    Just agreeing with what has been said. The highlight slider is much more effective in LR and I’m able to recover blown out highlight that I can’t in PR2019.

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