Capture One has expanded its mobile offerings. After releasing Capture One for iPad last June, the company has now announced Capture One for iPhone. The goal of the app is to provide you with basic editing features from your smartphone. It also offers both wired and wireless tethered shooting capabilities as well as live-sharing features to collaborate with remote teams.
Capture One for iPhone lets you cull as you go, set star ratings, colour tag, and start working on your images directly from your phone during or after the shoot. It can also automatically transfer your images to the cloud, letting you edit in Capture One Pro on your desktop or laptop when you get home.
The app features are fairly basic compared to Capture One Pro for Windows and Mac. But this is a smartphone app. You’re limited on interface options and smartphones don’t exactly have colour-accurate displays. So, advanced editing features aren’t really missed. Lightroom Mobile works in a similar way, being pretty cut-down compared to Lightroom for the desktop and Lightroom Classic.
What you do get, though, is the ability to cull, sort and organise your images, customisable style presets, crop and rotate, image adjustment tools and sharpening. The image adjustment tools cover a decent amount of settings you can configure. Exposure, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, and or are all included to let you start doing some basic edits while still at the shoot.
It also features tethering directly to your camera over WiFi or USB cable. This lets your images automatically transfer to your iPhone, ready for editing as you shoot them. Taking this a step further, you’re also able to share these images across the Capture One Cloud to a team either at the location with you or remotely. This lets art directors keep an eye on what’s going on when they’re not physically there, and have your team start working on editing the images before you get back with the memory cards.
Price and Availability
Capture One for iPhone is available now in the Apple App Store, but it’s not completely free. The Subscription costs $4.99 per month, but if you already subscribe to Capture One for iPad or the Capture One All in One Bundle, the iPhone version is free.