As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m experimenting with Capture One Pro 9 (CP 9) as my sole post processing software, rather doing preliminary work in CP 9 then opening up Photoshop for final image processing.
In earlier versions of CP (seven and eight) I had trouble processing intra-red images to the degree that I liked and found that the only way I could successfully make the IR image “pop” was to open Photoshop and use NIK software for the finishing touches. It drove me nuts that I had to use multiple programs to complete one image from start to finish. However, I wasn’t successful in producing a BW version that I liked. I suspect that’s a shortcoming on my behalf in covering IR to BW using PS and NIK software, not the software itself.
Note: Both images taken with a Nikon D100 converted to IR
Here’s my original attempt to convert the IR image to BW (CP, PS, NIK process)
I decided to redo a previous IR image that I processed with CP 8, PS, and NIK software to see if I could post process it solely in CP 9.
I reworked the image solely in CP 9 and was able to move it from the IR state into what I believe is a very nice black and white image that has that distinctive IR look. I am very happy with this image and that the improvements in Capture One Pro 9 allowed me to produce the image results I’m looking for. (Disclaimer: I do not represent Capture One Pro 9 nor do I receive any benefits other that being an extremely satisfied user.)
Holm Oak In Fog (IR)