Capture One seems to be growing rapidly in popularity. Since Adobe’s decision to split Lightroom up into multiple products, and ditch the perpetual license they promised would be around forever, more and more are making the switch to Capture One. Now they’ve announced the first major update to Capture One 11 with an 11.1 release. It offers workflow improvements for bulk editing, as well as support for a lot of recent camera & lens releases.
The workflow improvements primarily come to Styles and Layer Presets on one or multiple images – very handy for wedding and event photographers who need to sift through a whole bunch of photos quickly. And they’ve also included a new Spring Styles Pack, offering some bright pastel colour grades.
They’ve also launched a new Resource Hub, aimed to help guide newer Capture One users to become more familiar with the software. It’s a free learning resource through a dynamic on-screen portal with tutorials, news, webinars and blog posts to ease the learning curve.
A new normalisation tool replaces the “Skin Tone White Balance” tab in the white balance module. They say that this new tool “provides a reference point for exposure and white balance for batch adjustments”, letting you use any colour, rather than just neutral grey (the only previous option).
And, as with any update for software such as this, there’s new camera and lens support. Quite a few recent releases such as the Sony A7III, Fuji X-H1 and Panasonic GH5S are listed, which is fortunate, as it’s the one complaint any time a new camera is released – nothing supports it yet. One would think that hardware & software manufacturers would talk with each other before a release to offer support from day one. But, apparently not.
New camera support includes:
- Fujifilm X-H1
- Leica M262
- Leica CL
- Leica X-U
- Leica V-Lux Typ 114
- Leica TL2
- Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk III
- Olympus E-PL9
- Panasonic G9
- Panasonic GH5S
- Sony A7 Mk III
New lens support includes:
- Canon lens:
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
- Leica lenses:
- Leica Elmarit M 2.8/90
- Leica Summicron M 2/90
- Sony lenses:
- Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL18135)
- Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS (SEL24105G)
- Tamron lenses:
- Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025
- Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012
- Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010
- Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD F017
- Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO B016
Capture Pilot 2.0, the free remote capture & adjustment tool for iOS also now offers Sony support, too. They don’t say, exactly which models will be supported, but presumably, it’s whatever cameras the Capture One app itself supports.
Capture One 11.1 is available now for Mac and Windows and is a free upgrade from Capture One Pro 11. If you don’t already own Capture One Pro 11, you can buy it for $299 or through a monthly subscription.
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