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Easy transfer to Capture One

Photo migration towards Capture One 21 made Fast, Accurate and Secure  with Avalanche

Avalanche for Capture One lets you transfer photo catalogs to Capture One ...

You can now turn your existing photo catalogs from Aperture, Lightroom, Luminar 4/AI and Apple Photos (coming soon) into Capture One catalogs ready to be opened and edited.

Like all versions of Avalanche, Avalanche for Capture One allows you to transfer photo catalogs from one application to another while preserving your modifications and settings made in the original editing software.

It also preserves the organization of your catalog, throughout the migration of albums, projects, annotations and tags.

Avalanche for Capture One features the same ease-of-use and migration quality that Avalanche is now renowned for, but it provides some specific features for Capture One users.

...while preserving your edits made in the original editing software

Preserve your organization, versions, masters, annotations and much more…

Capture one better than lightroom, whatever with avalanche for capture one convert your photos from one application to another quickly and keeping your photo editing
Avalanche has been designed from the beginning to preserve as much as possible of all the organization of your catalogs.
Should we really ask ourselves why Capture one is better than lightroom or should we rather switch from one software to the other to take advantage of the advantages of each, now you can, simply, quickly and while preserving all your photo editing

Metadata management is also at the heart of Avalanche. All Exif and IPTC metadata will correctly flow from your source catalog to Capture One.

Flags and color labels are properly handled.

Faces are not supported in Capture One, but Avalanche will preserve the faces labels as Keywords.

Avalanche also smartly migrates the GPS information present in your source catalog.

Why capture one is better than lightroom, Capture One is an alternative, it's no longer a question of using Avalanche for Capture to transfer your photos
Avalanche for Capture One will, as you’d expect, create C1 variants for all versions of a given master it encounters during the migration.
It will convert collections/albums, projects, collection sets and preserve the hierarchy of your original catalog.

Differences in the functionality of importing your photos between Capture One and Avalanche

Import with
Capture On
Import with
Capture One
Transferred FeaturesImport with
Import with
NoXWhite Balance of JPEG imagesYes
Uses AI
EstimatedXWhite Balance of RAW imagesYes
Uses AI
Basic conversionXBlack and White from ApertureAdvanced conversion with color mix
NoXBlack and White from LRAdvanced conversion with color mix
NoXHighlights, Shadows, Blacks, WhitesYes
Uses AI
NoXEdited GPS information in imagesYes
for edited GPS
With hierarchy
With hierarchy
YesLightroom Collections, CollectionSetsYes
YesAperture Projects, Albums and FoldersYes
NoXSmart AlbumsXNo
(Flip, Rotation, Crop,…)
Geometrical effectsYes
(Flip, Rotation, Crop,…)
NoXComplex adjustmentsEstimation of Vignetting, Levels, Sharpening,...
Does not allow to move managed files out of their parent libraryXManaged vs Referenced FilesFull options to control what happens to referenced files.
NoXCopy master files to a new locationFull control
Many options
NoXConversion of PreviewsYes
Many options
NoXConversion from Luminar 4, AIYes
NoXConversion from PhotosXComing Soon
YesConversion from MediaProXNo
Note : Masks aren't yet supported by Avalanche

Going beyond the inbuilt import options

you can import all your photos without loss during the transfer by using Avalanche, the best solution to move your photographs from Capture One to Lightroom
CaptureOne features an inbuilt function to import Lightroom and Aperture catalogs. Yet, Avalanche goes beyond that feature in a number of key areas :
More accurate conversion of RAW settings
Avalanche has been trained to understand how to best migrate your settings to CaptureOne
More accurate conversion of JPEG settings
CaptureOne ignores the white balance settings applied on JPEG files, where Avalanche tries to accurately reflect the original setting in CaptureOne.
More input catalogs
Avalanche supports importing from Luminar and will soon support it from Apple Photos
Conversion of specific Aperture effects
Aperture Levels
Includes GPS information
he inbuilt migration loses the GPS information as CaptureOne requires GPS information to be included in the EXIF file itself. Avalanche gives you the option to burn the GPS information in your masters during your migration.

The power of Machine Learning

Migrating from apple Aperture to Capture one while keeping your retouching and organization is possible with Avalanche for Capture One
During the migration, Avalanche uses several solutions for quality rendering.

First Avalanche uses geometric information to accurately transfer your crops, rotations, flips and more.

Avalanche makes extensive use of Machine Learning to find the values of image adjustments that best replicate the look and feel of each image in the original catalog. Adjustments such as white balance, exposure and light, color and tint, highlight and shadow are all treated using AI.

Avalanche has been trained on a large collection of images that were manually adjusted for visual match in CaptureOne, Aperture, Lightroom and Luminar. From this extensive database covering many photographic styles, many cameras and formats, Avalanche has learned how to convert.

Questions about Avalanche for Capture One?
Find your answers here!

Avalanche needs macOS 10.14 or newer, running on any kind of Mac bought around 2015 or later.

Avalanche runs natively on Apple M1 macs and takes full advantage of the Apple chip for increased performances

Yes. It never expires, and all features are available.

Only the first 100 images will be converted.

Complex adjustment such as masks, non local adjustments, gradient based adjustments are not transferred.
Avalanche for Capture One will detect images that have such adjustments and put them in a dedicated Collection in Capture One, so they are easy to identify and review.
Yes. Avalanche for Capture One preserves all supported annotations in CaptureOne (IPTC, flags, color labels, Keywords).
Avalanche also preserves the GPS annotations when they have been edited (Lightroom or Aperture).

No in the foreseeable future.

We are sorry for our friends on Windows but porting Avalanche to Windows is currently out of scope.

Previews are JPEG files managed by some applications such as Aperture and Lightroom. They are an accurate representation of the edited image.
In some situations where the edits are complex and Avalanche will loose some information about the image, it is very interesting to activate the migration of previews. This will have the following effect: in addition to having the migrated RAW with imperfect edits, Avalanche will also migrate the preview with very accurate edits applied. The preview is a JPEG but can in some situations be of very high definition. Avalanche gives you plenty of options to choose when and how to include previews in your migration.
Please note that all the IPTC and annotations of the original version are copied inside the preview.
Previews are easily identified inside the migrated catalog as Avalanche puts them in a dedicated collection.
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