Most of us know what Curves adjustments are. Capture One has these amongst its regular adjustment tools. But it also offers ‘Base Curves’, which control the way Capture One renders the tonal distribution of your raw file before you carry out any other adjustments.
Out of the box, Capture One is designed to deliver images from your raw data that hold the right blend of contrast, colour fidelity and tonal range with very little effort.
But what happens when the default characteristics don’t quite hit the mark, especially in a challenging high-contrast image? Well, that’s where adjusting the “Curve” value