Capture One releases update with new capabilities and enhanced speed
Capture One has released a powerful update to Capture One 22. The improved version features a re-envisioned keystone tool, an array of feature updates with expanded capabilities, and Apple silicon performance advancement that brings a host of substantial speed improvements.
This update also brings new camera and lens support for a number of the most recent hardware releases.
Keystone Tool redesign:
According to the press release, the Keystone Tool has been redesigned with new functionality and a new user interface. The Tool is now split into two tabs, Guides and Sliders, making it easy to automatically apply corrections as well as manually tweak the result afterwards. Auto Keystone has been added for all camera models, allowing a swift and precise perspective correction of most images.
By pressing the ‘Auto’ button in the Keystone Tool, lines in the image are automatically detected, evaluated, and used for the correction. By default, Auto Keystone will correct Vertical Keystone. The new adjustment ‘Skew’ has been introduced to accommodate a wider range of perspective corrections.
Apple Silicon (M1) performance improvements:
The other major part of the update is a dramatic increase in speed for Apple M1 users. Preview generation is up to 100% faster,
Luma Mask rendering is up to 300% faster, Feather and Refine Mask are up to 1,000% faster, and Fujifilm X-Trans raw loading is up to 100% faster. This makes the preview generation and rendering when zooming feels significantly faster on images from Fujifilm APS-C cameras.
- The duration of individual Live Sessions can now be configured to 1, 3, 5, 7, or 14 days.
- Improved Auto Rotate
- When changing the Aspect Ratio through the Crop Tool, the Crop will instantly snap to the new ratio.
- Redesign and better functionality of dropdown menus.
- New customizable default sorting so sorting by name is no longer the default setting.
- New Camera & Lens Support for new models and lenses.
Capture One Pro 22 is available as a perpetual license or subscription from $20/month for subscription and upgrades starting at $159. The full perpetual license is currently priced at $299. All information can be found on the website.
Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe