I used Adobe since ver 3 and dumped all things Adobe a couple of years ago. Wanting to shoot tethered in some cases, LR is pretty good at it, Capture One is better. But Capture One is hugely expensive and I am not a professional photographer with photography income. I have become familiar with many alternative (Windows) software solutions and have reached the following conclusions:...
My question is can I replace LR with Capture One? What do I loose, what do I gain? I also do not look forward to the "re-edit" of the thousands of images within the LR Catalog.
Any guidance you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Charles
On1 Photo RAW is my choice for editing RAW images, shooting tethered, catalog-capable, and general editing. You may be using LR for your catalog so remember you have to consider that in your decision. On1 Photo RAW has the best/easiest masking features of any out there! On1 Photo Raw has great price/value.
I like Luminar as my now-let's-get-really-creative editor and my workflow is often On1 Photo Raw > jump into Luminar > return to On1 Photo RAW.
I have tried Affinity Photo (lacking a little in RAW and masking) and has no catalog, no tethering.
I found DxO Photo Lab 4 Pro (near best for RAW editing) not as easy/fluid to use as On1 Photo Raw, excellent denoiser, no tethering.
Good luck with your search.