Capture One 12 is my primary RAW managing and processing software. I switched from Adobe Lightroom to Capture One 10 in early 2018 and now the latest version is Capture One 12. Compared to Lightroom, I think Capture One provides more flexible control over your images. For example, it provides the curve tool on the luminosity channel. It has the level tool. It comes with an advanced color editing tool and skin tone tool so that the color adjustments are easier than ever before. It allows you to use layers with masks and opacity. Also if you shoot tethered, you are going to love Capture One.

Capture One provides three editions:

  1. Capture One Pro supports all camera brands

  2. Capture one Sony only supports Sony cameras

  3. Capture One Fujifilm only supports Fujifilm cameras

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Capture One Discount

Capture One Supportive Code: MING

If you decide to purchase any product from the Capture One store, please consider using the code MING during check out. There is no additional cost to you but I would get a small commission to help support my website and content creation. Besides, it would save you additional $0.01. That’s still money, right? Here is how you can enter the code:


Luminar 3 is an affordable but powerful alternative to Adobe Lightroom. The biggest advantage of Luminar 3 is its AI-powered filters that allows you to create special effects only with a couple sliders. For example, you can easily create the Orton effect or the sunray effect, which are very common for landscape photography, without going into Photoshop. With the latest version of Luminar 3, a photo library is integrated, so you can browse your photos within the software.

Below is a short video.

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Luminar 3 Discount Code: MING

If you are going to make a purchase, you can use the discount code MING to save $10

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Luminar Flex is a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. It provides you with AI-powered filters that you can find in Luminar 3 within Lightroom or Photoshop.

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You can also use the discount code MING when you purchase Luminar Flex.

Aurora HDR 2019 is Skylum’s advanced HDR merging and processing software. This is my go-to HDR blending software. It utilizes artificial intelligence to ensure image quality and remove artifacts.

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Aurora HDR 2019 Discount Code MING

If you are going to make a purchase, you can enter the discount code MING during check out to save $10.

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