The Image Alchemist is, in his own words, Paul Steunebrink and his alter ego, The site is all about Capture One and how to get the most out of it. Paul offers program training, free and paid presets for use with the program, reviews and a guide to get the most out of the free 30 day trial period - especially for users moving over from Lightroom or Aperture.
I have used a few of his Capture One contrast presets for the past few years and I mentioned his site on the blog page I created for our local APA chapter Capture One training sessions. (APADC.com)
That page and a previous version consistently ranks as the most visited page on my old web site. (That is kind of depressing in a way)
Mr. Steunebrink wrote me a few months ago to thank me for including his presets on the list. He mentioned that a lot of people had visited his site from the link on the page and purchased his presets. He offered me the full set as a Thank you. It was not necessary or even needed.
I decided to accept the full-set and see if I could incorporate them into my workflow. So, this blog entry is the first in a series of on the Image Alchemist presets. Not in-depth but a rough overview with examples.
I will use one-image so you can see the difference each preset makes.