Capture One offers a 30-day free trial without any credit card information. There are many Adobe Lightroom alternatives out there. Capture One is one of the best. Lightroom is a fantastic tool for organising and editing photos in a few neat modules. Capture One is a brilliant program for advanced colour editing, sharpening, and more. Capture one is better, as imaging software, for Fuji GFX and provides better results after editing for the Fuji XT2. Capture one pro efficiently processes RAW images captured through Fuji XT3 digital camera and cameras that use the Fujifilm x-trans sensor, than Adobe Lightroom does. Some Fuji cameras supported by Capture One include: Fujifilm X-T2. Editorial and commercial photographer Tina Eisen uses Capture One to create incredible photos for major brands. Would you like to know if at any time you will decide to implement Thetering for Olympus users. I have an Em1-X and I wish I could do the sessions directly on thetering.
Today Phase One launched Capture One 13.1.0 with support for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III camera. You can download and try the new software for 30 days free. See what’s new here. All purchase options are available here. Additional information:
New camera support:
- Canon 250D
- Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II
- Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III
- Nikon P950
- Leica M10 Monochrom
- Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
- Zeiss ZX1
- Phase One iXH 150
New lens support:
- Phase One XT -Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 50mm f/4
- Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD
- Fujifilm Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
- Ricoh GR III (GR Lens 18.3mm f2.8)
- Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II
- Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G
New major features and tools:
- New Heal & Clone Tools
- New Before & After Tool
- New Lightroom Catalog Import
Capture One Launches a new update to Capture One 20
Bringing new features, new capabilities, a new product, and a new look, Capture One is providing better solutions for more people, and breaking new ground.
COPENHAGEN, May 18th, 2020: Capture One, the premiere name in photo editing software, delivers a suite of announcements that highlight new product offerings, expanded capabilities, and a new direction; revealing the company’s continuing evolution and support for creatives.
The development of Capture One 20 remains driven by an evolving roadmap rooted in user feedback from both the Capture One community and creative community overall. The latest update brings brand new heal and clone tools that reduce the need for external retouching applications while increasing efficiency, and a new Before & After Tool that gives new ways to check your editing progress and to compare your edits.
With user experience in mind, Capture One has also developed a new activation flow with new dialogues, sample images, and interface guidance that make it faster and easier than ever to become a Capture One user. In addition, the company has advanced its Lightroom Catalog importer, and together it not only makes it easier to start using Capture One, but easier to migrate without missing a step.
Beyond that, when it comes to Capture One, users have choice. There are currently a number of Capture One variants such as Capture One Fujifilm and Capture One (for Sony), and now the company is proud to deliver Capture One for Nikon. Similar to the other branded versions, Capture One for Nikon brings the full feature-set of Capture One Pro at a reduced cost to Nikon users.
“We want to enable creatives to achieve their best images as effortlessly as possible, and that is why we drew heavily on feedback from our community to develop Capture One 20,” says Jan Hyldebrandt-Larsen, VP Software Business at Capture One. “It is our commitment to support them by providing a seamless photo editing experience defined by developing the features they ask for and need, as well as the ones they didn’t know they wanted. Capture One 20 is an exciting moment for us as we happily put even more focus and resources behind that goal.”
Pricing and Availability :
The new update for Capture One 20 is now available and is a free update for all Capture One 20 customers.
For new customers Capture One is committed to providing customers a choice when it comes to how they acquire their software, so Capture One Pro 20 is available for purchase, or via subscription. The perpetual license for Capture One Pro 20 is available for $299, with upgrade pricing from previous versions starting at $159. Capture One for Nikon, Capture One (for Sony) and Capture One Pro Fujifilm are available for $129.
For those who prefer subscription models, Capture One Pro 20 is available for plans as low as $20 per month, and Capture One for Nikon, Capture One (for Sony) and Capture One Fujifilm subscription plans start at $9.99 a month.
When using a DSLR camera or a Phase One camera, lens metadata information will automatically be added to the RAW file. From the lens metadata, Capture One Pro 9 will know if it is a supported lens and, in case it is, automatically apply lens corrections to the image.
When using an older manual lens, for instance via a simple adapter, or perhaps using a technical camera, there will be no metadata describing the lens.
Other data like the aperture used for the exposure of the image is also missed, so lens correction will not automatically take place.
Using a technical camera with lens movements makes it even more challenging when lens corrections need to be applied. Despite not having proper lens metadata in the RAW file, the Lens Tool in Capture One Pro 9 still has some options for applying lens corrections.
Using a 100% mechanical lens
In the first example, I have been using a 100% mechanical and manual lens on a Phase One Camera and the raw file does not contain any information on lens name, focal length or aperture. Therefore, I have to make some notes or simply use my smartphone to document the shoot.
When you load the image into Capture One Pro 9 and look at the Lens Tool, it will just show a Generic lens profile without any default corrections.
Image will show up with a generic lens profile as no lens metadata has been savned into the RAW file
Parallels desktop 10. The lens used for this image shows a bit of barrel distortion, as well as some chromatic aberration, so I want to correct these artifacts.
For this image, I was using an older Phase One 45mm TS f/3.5 lens, which is a lens supported by Capture One Pro 9. To select the lens profile, I will have to pick it from the ‘lens profile list’ under ‘Phase One lenses’:
After the right lens has been selected, the image will automatically be corrected for Chromatic Aberration and distortion. If I had been using a lens that was not supported in Capture One pro 9, I would still have the possibility to do a chromatic aberration correction. If you would like more details on how to do this, read the following blog post:
When fixing distortion on a non-supported lens, you will have to try if either the Generic or the Generic pincushion lens model can fix it. For many lenses, you can actually bring down the distortion to a level where it is not noticeable any more, by using these generic lens profiles.
Furthermore, I will correct the keystone. Since this image has a dominant rectangle, I will use the Keystone’s cursor tool:
Next, I carefully place the four alignment circles on the corners of what I would like to be shown as a keystone free rectangle in the image.
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To finish the image, I did a minor color adjustment on the blue sky with the Color editor.
Using a technical camera with lens movements
In the second example, I have been using a technical camera to create a keystone free image of a building by shifting the lens 5 mm up. I was using the Rodenstock ALPA HR Alpar 4.0 35mm lens; a lens that is supported in Capture One’s Lens Correction Tool.
Image and corresponding LCC reference image shot with a 35mm lens with 5mm shift up without any corrections
Even though the image was taken with lens movements, it is still possible to correct for light fall off, chromatic aberration and distortion, as long as Capture One Pro has the information about the lens movements and the aperture. The raw file does not contain any metadata information on the lens, the aperture or the movements of the lens, so I have to record this information, as mentioned previously.
In the lens correction tool, I do the following:
- Select the lens used for the shot in the drop down menu
- Enter the movements and aperture in the movements tab of the Lens Correction Tool
- Apply LCC correction as explained in an earlier blogpost https://learn.captureone.com/3-easy-steps-fixing-sky-skin-tone-tool/
In this case, the movement is 5 mm up so I enter +5mm for Y shift.
Final image after LCC-, lens correction and a bot of Color Editor work
It can be a little more challenging to decide the sign for the movements when doing horizontal movements. Here, the rule is that if you stand in front of the camera, the lens movement to the left is “-“ and movement to the right is “+” – like on a classic XY coordinate system. But, if you mount the camera in portrait mode, you may lose track of the directions of the movements, as up and down shifts now should be interred as shifts in the Y direction.
A simple trick
Actually, there is a trick to determine the right sign (+ / -) when entering the movements:
- Clone a variant of the LCC image and desaturate the image to get rid of any color variation
- In the Lens Correction Tool, select the lens used for the image
- Set the Light Fall-off compensation to 120%. The light fall-off compensation use the shift values to determine the right compensation
- Use the Levels tool to increase the contrast by dragging the shadow slider. This is only to make it easier to see the effect of Light Fall-off compensation
- Enter the Shift amount used for the image. If the image now appears with more even light distribution, you have entered the shift value in the right sign (+ / -)
- Try the opposite just to verify that you actually did it correctly
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In the above example, I am testing according to the description above, whether to use + or – in my movements. In this case, shift Y at = +8 leads to a much more even LCC file than if I entered -8, indicating that +8 is right.
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The Image Quality Professor
The digital pioneer, Niels V. Knudsen, is Phase One’s Image Quality Professor and founder of the IQP blog. Moreover, he is responsible for breakthrough advancements in image quality both in Phase One’s medium format camera systems and in Capture One Pro.