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Want to make Capture One your next destination ? 

Easy transfer to Capture One

Photo migration towards Capture One 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, through 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 features 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 indeed 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
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 calatalog.
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

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

Flags, 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.

Comparison of import parameters between Capture One and Avalanche

Import with
Import with
Transferred Features Import with
Avalanche for Lightroom
Import with
Avalanche for Lightroom
No X White Balance of JPEG images Yes
Uses AI
Estimated X White Balance of RAW images Yes
Uses AI
Basic conversion X Black and White from Aperture Advanced conversion with color mix
... ... Black and White from LR ... ...
Import with
Import with
Transferred Features Import with
Import with
Avalanche for Lightroom
No X White Balance of JPEG images Yes
Uses AI
Estimated X White Balance of RAW images Yes
Uses AI
Basic conversion X Black and White from Aperture Advanced conversion with color mix
No X Highlights, Shadows, Blacks, Whites Yes
Uses AI
No X Edited GPS information in images Yes
for edited GPS
With hierarchy
Keywords Yes
With hierarchy
Yes Aperture Projects, Albums and Folders Yes
No X Smart Albums X No
(Flip, Rotation, Crop,…)
Geometrical effects Yes
(Flip, Rotation, Crop,…)
No X Complex adjustments Estimation of Vignetting, Levels, Sharpening,...
Does not allow to move managed files out of their parent library X Managed vs Referenced Files Full options to control what happens to referenced files.
No X Copy master files to a new location Full control
Yes Videos Yes
No X Options Yes
Many options
No X Conversion of Previews Yes
Many options
No X Conversion from Luminar 4, AI Yes
No X Conversion from Photos X Coming Soon
Yes Conversion from MediaPro X No
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 or 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 soon from Apple Photos
Conversion of specific Aperture effects : Aperture Levels
Includes GPS information :
The inbuilt migration loses the GPS information as CaptureOne requires GPS information to be included in 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. Ajustments such as white balance, exposure and light, color and tint, highlights and shadows all treated using AI.

Avalanche has been trained on a large collection of image 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.

No yet.

We are looking whether brush masks, gradient masks,… could be supported in an upcoming version.

When exporting an effect that has an associated mask, the mask will be ignored.

However, all such images are added to a dedicated new album named “Effects with masks” for easy identification in Luminar AI.

No. It is unlikely that we will support layers due to their complexity.

However, all images are added to a dedicated new album named “With losses” for easy identification in Luminar AI.

Yes. Avalanche for Luminar preserves all supported annotations in Luminar.

When moving from Aperture or Lightroom, annotations are saved in an auxiliary database that can be reused in the future, even if Luminar cannot display them.

Annotations that are currently supported in Luminar (favorite tag) are transferred and visible.

No in the foreseeable future.

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

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