Many software publishers offer preset packs for different image styles, but high-end medium format specialist Phase One works with some of the world’s leading commercial photographers and retouchers. It has produced this Editorial Color Grading Style Pack in collaboration with three top names, Michael Woloszynowicz, Marie Bärsch, and Pratik Naik, whose work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and other prestigious titles.
These Style Packs work in conjunction with Capture One, Phase One’s professional image cataloging, raw processing and editing software, and a direct rival to Adobe Lightroom. Capture One is particularly well regarded for its studio-based tethered shooting capabilities and its ability to work with ‘Sessions’ or regular catalogs.
Capture One has been in the news recently with its new collaboration with Fujifilm and support for its Film Simulations and medium-format GFX models. Capture One has recently been updated to version 12.0.2 to include support for the new Fujifilm X-T30, together with a number of Fujinon prime lenses.
How Capture One Style Packs work
The Editorial Color Grading Style Pack is one of a number of Styles Packs available from the Phase One website. They combine carefully chosen image adjustments to create a certain ‘look’. They use tools and features already available in the software, but what you’re paying for is the skill of the photographer and retoucher in choosing, combining and balancing these adjustments.
Capture One Styles are easy to download and import from within the software itself. Once installed, they can be applied with a single click, and you’re then free to modify or add to the Style as you see fit.
The Editorial Color Grading Style Pack is available from the Phase One website. It includes seven Styles from each of the three photographers to make a total of 21, and sells for £68/$68. Alternatively, you can buy the individual photographers’ 7-Style packs for £34/$34 each.