Capture One is a fantastic program that recently released a new update. Capture One Pro 7 has many new improvements that are welcomed and expected. They have touted over 100 new features that makes this quite a worthy update.
They've completely improved on the raw processing engine to create an accurate rendition of your files. It'll be interesting to see how this compares to Lightroom in every regard.
It is priced to sell at $299 for a new version and an upgradeable version at $99.
Here are some highlights at a glance as noted on their site:
Capture One Pro 7 features the world’s most advanced image processing engine, with a brand new Bayer Interpolation Method, that will allow you to achieve vastly superior image quality with excellent color and fine detail from your camera’s raw files.
Tailor-Made Camera Profiles:
Each supported camera is tested and fine tuned extensively by our image quality team to create a bespoke profile that brings out the very best.
Professionals will enjoy the improved out of the box noise reduction, especially improved for higher ISO images. To reduce noise, every camera is optimized by our image quality experts. For you as a professional this means you can shoot with higher ISO more confidently than ever before.
Highlight and Shadow Recovery:
Perfect high-contrast scenes by recovering blown out highlights and opening up dark shadows. Use the improved HDR tool to bring out details and contrast in the shadows and highlights, even in images taken under difficult light conditions.
Use the improved local adjustments like gradient mask, fill mask and auto mask, to fine-tune the details in targeted areas of your images. The non-destructive local adjustments let you edit selective parts of an image for unlimited creative control and results.
Search and Filtering:
The new advanced search and filtering option ensures that you can always find your images quickly and easily with specific criteria. Although your originals are offline, you can still browse, search and even adjust your images.
A catalog is the primary method of photo organization and viewing in Capture One Pro 7. A catalog contains all the information needed to find and display any image added to the Catalog, within one portable and sharable file.
For a full list along with sample images, check out:
Additionally, here's a full list of features along with a video tutorial for most of them:
Our very own Douglas Sonders took the program for a spin, here's a look at his initial thoughts after a shoot:
They've also gone ahead and expanded their supported camera list, which seems up to date. You can check out their full range of supported cameras here:
We'd like to hear your initial thoughts on Capture One Pro 7. Does it entice you enough to buy it? Do you believe the new features would benefit your work and workflow? Also, do you believe the tools are advantageous enough to switch over for those who use other programs?
[Via Phase One]