I shoot Fujifilm and like the builtin film sims. Capture One, does a good job at reproducing them, but I find sometimes Fuji JPEGs better, particularly when some proprietary features (e.g Color Chrome FX) or alternative film simulation recipes are used, since they cannot be reproduced as is in a photo editor like C1 (only X Raw Studio can help somewhat).
Some folks do light basic editing (crop, perspective & lens correction, ...) of the jpegs but the operation is lossy, since every time you do something on the jpeg file, you lose some image quality.
I do sometimes convert the JPEGs to PNG and edit the latters in C1, considering that once converted in PNG, you kinda "freeze" (in theory) the image quality of the original JPEG, until you do a final conversion to JPEG.
I didn't find information about such a workflow (JPEG > PNG > Edit > PNG).
So questions are:
- Does it make any sense and offer the possibility of some limited of the JPEG file editing without loss of quality ?
- Does editing of a JPEG file in Capture One preserve its original image quality ?