Capture One 21 was officially launched last month, and now it got an upgrade for all of you using some of the latest cameras. With version 14.0.2, Capture One 21 now supports new cameras such as Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II, Canon 850D, and more.
A few days ago, an apparently leaked press release from Capture One indicated that the price of their software would be going up. And now, it’s official. The prices of Capture One for Sony, Fuji and Nikon have all increased from their previous price of $129 up to a $199 – a whopping 54% increase.
While the price has indeed gone up, it apparently comes with the benefit of “2 seats” (meaning you can install it on two machines), but from looking at the Capture One website a few days ago, they’d already implemented that at the lower price. I’m not sure it’s even worth them pursuing four separate versions at this point.
According to a report on PhotoRumors, the folks at CaptureOne are about to significantly bump their perpetual license cost for Capture One for Nikon, Fuji and Sony from $129 up to a whopping $199 with monthly subscription starting prices (for the annual-but-still-monthly-non-prepaid-deal) going up from $9.99/mo to $14/mo.
The information comes from what appears to be a leaked press release stating that Capture One will be increasing its prices from January 11th. They will, however, apparently be also increasing the number of activations to two per license – so that you can run it on say, a desktop and a laptop – similar to the way Adobe and Blackmagic license their software. Although, the current licensing also says “2 seats”, so not sure how it’s different.
Capture One 21 has been officially launched today, bringing with it some workflow speed improvements and some much anticipated new features and enhancements. For a start, Capture One finally has a Dehaze tool. It also now supports HEIC files from Apple devices, as well as ProStandard camera profiles to help create more true-to-life colour.
When it comes to workflow, a new Speed Edit function lets you make rapid edits to either a single image or to multiple images simultaneously for batch editing. Optimised and more efficient asset management lets you more quickly sift through your files, and an improved importer speeds up bringing those files into Capture One in the first place.
Here is a screenshot I did not think I’ll see. Lightroom connected and tethered with a Sony A7III. I mean, Sony has been tethering with Capture One for ages, but Lightroom Classic? Uh uh! Mostly because Sony and Adobe never found a way to share the needed codebase.
But now comes Tether Tools, and fr a mere $69.95, give all Sony shooters the capability they always longed for.
As photographers start to explore alternatives to Adobe’s suite of applications, Capture One is a piece of software that’s often recommended as an alternative to Lightroom. While it may be arguably superior in certain aspects, and very similar in others, the workflow is a little different to Lightroom. So, it can take a while for new users to get used to it.
In this video, Michael Comeau at On Portraits walks us through his 20 top tips for beginners to Capture One to help newcomers get to grips with the software quickly and speed up their overall workflow.
Phase One has today announced the launch of the latest version of their photo editing software, Capture One 20. They say that the latest release was driven based on feedback from the Capture One community to deliver the features and workflow that people actually need.
It comes with improvements to the existing toolset, along with an array of new features, too, including the Basic Colour Editor, High Dynamic Range, Noise Reduction, a new Crop Tool and an improved user interface. It also brings with it, support for some of the most recent camera releases including the Canon EOS 90D and Nikon Z50.
When Capture One 12 was announced last year, it brought some pretty big new features along with it. One of those features was the ability to finally be able to use third-party plugins on both macOS and Windows versions of the software. And here’s one that’s going to make a lot of people rather happy.
JPEGmini has made a Capture One plugin version of its space-saving jpg compression tech. Similar to its Lightroom counterpart, it allows you to export images directly from Capture One with JPEGmini’s compression algorithms applied.
Over the past several years I’ve found the ColorChecker Passport to be an invaluable tool for my photography. It lets me get consistent colour weeks or months apart, even using different cameras. But it has one slight drawback. It’s only really compatible with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. And more recently, DNG Profile support was added to Skylum Luminar.
But one of the things that’s kept many people from adopting the ColorChecker is Capture One support. It’s also one of the things that stopped many ColorChecker users from switching away from Lightroom to Capture One. But now, all that changes as X-Rite announces Capture One support has been added to the ColorChecker Camera Calibration software v1.2 (Public Beta).
One of the big draws of Lightroom for many users is its ability to use presets. And there are a million of them out there. Free and paid Lightroom preset packs are everywhere you look these days. But there are very few available for Capture One.
It’s those purchased presets that put a lot of photographers off switching away from Lightroom. They don’t want to feel they’ve wasted their money by no longer using them. But now, a new Lightroom to Capture One preset converter, the imaginatively titled Preset Converter, might make your choice a little bit easier.