Phase One has announced an upgrade to it’s popular raw image processing application Capture One. The latest version is Capture One Pro 7 and it looks like it offers some substaintial upgrades and improvements, including many new workflow and digital asset management options. Sessions are still available, but Capture One now offers catalogs which will be the primary method of file organization and viewing in Capture One Pro 7.
Learn more about some of the new features of Capture One Pro 7, including catalogs and adjustment tools, in the video below:
What’s new in Capture One Pro 7
New and Improved Raw Processing Engine
The entirely new and groundbreaking image processing engine supplies more details, lower noise, better color rendition by default, i.e. enhanced out of the box results. Individual profiles for individual cameras have been customized and optimized by Phase One experts. It brings a quantum leap in quality and performance and takes photography to an entirely new level to allow professional photographers around the globe to excel.
By default color noise and luminance noise will be removed from any image no matter what ISO it has been shot at. As removing noise is always a compromise between removing noise and keeping as mush valuable information in the image as possible you will have full control of how to set this compromise to fit your preferred taste.
Luminance and color noise can be removed from images with two easy-to-use sliders. There is also a Noise Reduction Advanced slider with two further adjustments. The ‘Details’ slider gives the best compromise between details and noise. A low value gives smooth surfaces maintaining most edges. A larger value gives more details, but possible grain in higher ISO images. E.g. car paint can be made to appear smooth while preserving the edge sharpness in the rest of the image.
The Clarity Tool can improve hazy images by adjusting local contrast. The tool now allows negative clarity values, which helps smooth out local contrast in portrait images.
The new improved Clarity tool gives users a choice of controls: ‘Punch’ or ‘Neutral’. In principle, using a positive value with the Neutral Clarity slider preserves color, increases contrast and reduces haze. A positive value from the Punch Clarity slider increases contrast, reduces haze and boosts color saturation, which gives an image more ‘Punch’.
Highlight and Shadow Recovery
Use the High Dynamic Range tool to recover shadow or highlight detail. This tool helps you to perfect high-contrast scenes by recovering blown out highlights and opening up dark shadows. It will enable you to bring out those details in the shadows and highlights and will now give better contrast in the details of shadows when recovered. You will find it faster to get the desired result without having to use other tools and you should need less manipulation of exposure slider in combination with the HDR sliders. By using this tool you can get maximum dynamic range from your images without always having to shoot multiple exposures.
Use the improved local adjustments like gradient mask, fill mask and more, to fine-tune the details in targeted areas of your images. Non-destructive local adjustments let you edit selective parts of an image for unlimited creative control and results. Handle the most common retouch jobs with a few strokes and control colors, exposure, contrast, brightness, saturation, sharpening and moiré in targeted areas of your image.
Improved LCC Workflow
Handling LCC profiles is easier as there is now a specific LCC tool. You can create LCC profiles for more images at once, and apply them to several images at a time. Images used for LCC profiles are now marked with an LCC tag
The tool now delivers a more efficient workflow, making and it easier to recognize your LCC images as they are now conveniently tagged. Your entire workflow just got more efficient by removing any unnecessary steps in the process. It is almost like having the perfect assistant for professionals! The process for producing lCC images has now been simplified, especially for multiple images in a batch which require an LCC correction.
Comprehensive Catalogs & Stronger Sessions
Should you prefer to operate with sessions, as known in previous versions of Capture One Pro, we support your photography workflow with even stronger sessions than before. Sessions and catalogs now work seamlessly with the new Filters tool to ensure that workflow is now even faster and more intuitive.
Web-enabled Capture Pilot
Use your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to wirelessly view, zoom and pan high-res DSLR and medium format RAW, JPEG, and TIFF images while you shoot and get instant feedback from clients and colleagues. Let your clients follow the shoot remotely and give feedback with Capture Pilot for iPad and the web. As an additional means of viewing and rating images for photographer or clients, this functionality is now web-enabled. Capture One Pro 7 allows you to capture your vision in every shot with minimum fuss and maximum effective
For a complete feature listing, tutorials, specifications, and pricing please visit the Capture One 7 Pro page.