Preset lovers rejoice: today Phase One announced new products in the form of Capture One Styles Packs. With a drag-and-drop installation, these Styles are made to be integrated with one’s Capture One workflow and provide creative support as well as speed up the image editing process.
Each Style Pack contains at least 15 Styles that follow a theme. The Cinematic Styles Pack features 18 total Styles with more emphasis on color grading effects. The B&W Styles Pack has 16 Styles with varying degrees of contrast and adjustments to various underlying colors. The Matte Styles Pack comes with 16 Styles and has a faded, raised black point type look to them. The Seasonal Pack has 15 Styles and I found works well with landscapes or nature images with a lot of foliage. Phase One is also releasing an Essentials Styles Pack which comes with 16 total Styles, 4 Styles curated from each of the aforementioned packs. A free sample Styles Pack is available containing five Styles.
All of the Styles create visual changes through multiple image adjustments, however exposure, white balance, and levels are not affected. Best practice would be to get the image set in those three key areas first before diving into the Styles and Presets tool. More information and examples can be found on the Phase One website.
Phase One recommends Capture One Pro 10.1 or newer for the smoothest user experience, and requires ver. 10.1.2 for Capture One Express (for Sony).
Each Styles Pack will cost $69 and can be purchased from the Phase One online store.