Capture One continues to lead the way in RAW file image editing and has faster than ever tethered capture from camera to computer. Expertise from supporting more than 400 cameras combined with our relentless dedication to creative freedom has brought recognition to Capture One’s workflow, our exceptional colour handling, and precision editing tools. We develop our software with the ambition of enabling you to achieve your creative vision through a smooth, efficient workflow; making it the professional’s choice in imaging software.
WHAT’S NEW IN CAPTURE ONE 11?
Lau Nørgaard will walk us through the updates in Capture One 11, describing the changes that have been made as well as screen captures showing the updates in action.
Layers have been significantly improved. In response to customers’ needs, we have further developed the Mask tools and introduced new features and overall performance advances. Refine and Feather the mask after drawing, or adjust the opacity of your layer to control the impact of local adjustments. With more tools available locally and increased performance in masking, Layers in Capture One are now more dynamic than ever. Get ready for a significantly faster and incredibly smooth experience.
The Local Adjustments Tool Tab has been removed, making room for a more dynamic approach with more tools available on Layers. The Layers Tool is now included in multiple Tool Tabs instead, making it easier to work in a layered editing workflow.
Control the impact of your local adjustments by changing the opacity of each layer. Once adjustments are made across as many tools as needed, simply drag the opacity slider to decrease the overall impact of the layer.
Softening the edges of a mask after drawing is simplified with the Feather Mask feature. Avoid having to redraw masks by simply dragging a slider to feather the edges.
The Refine Edge lets you make a more precise edge on your mask. Create a very clean and adjustable mask with many uses, for example, picking out hair against a background. Use with the improved Auto Mask function for precision results.
Visualise your mask without the distraction of the image by switching to Grey Scale. Missed areas of your mask are now easily caught and corrected.
Annotate your images in Capture One by adding handwritten notes and drawings directly on your images. Use it to remember what caught you in the moment, make notes to share with your retoucher, or simply jot down a reminder for yourself for later. Include the Annotations in your exported PSD file as a separate layer for ideal flexibility.
Use graphics or other images as overlays to ensure optimal composition of your image. Include the overlay as a separate layer in your exported PSD file for perfect flexibility.
When applying a crop in Capture One, you can now use the Export Path to include the crop as a path when you export to PSD. By storing the crop as a Path in your exported PSD file, the full image can be used for retouching or even alternate cropping at a later stage.
Watermark on layer
Include your watermark as a separate layer in your exported PSD file to have full control of further editing or removing it after processing.
We have increased the overall performance of Capture One, which gives a smoother and faster experience when editing. This is especially helpful when fine tuning adjustments.
The Duplicate Checker makes sure that you don’t import the same file twice in your Catalog or Session. The robust catching-mechanism ensures that importing the difference from the last import is easy and efficient.
Improved handling of colour makes sure layered colour adjustments work to perfection. The Colour Balance, Colour Editor, White Balance and other tools have been re-engineered to show smoother transitions between each layer.
This tool tests the brightness and colour fidelity. Using Lab Readouts, you can build your own colour profiles by getting colour readouts to see the exact values of colour patches to ensure it meets specifications.
Catalogs – faster, stronger, more stable
Improved performance in Catalogs makes the overall experience, start-up time, and backup routines even better. Sessions now work faster with network drives, accommodating advanced storage, and backup setups.
VIDEO LINKS – CAPTURE ONE 11
WHAT IS CAPTURE ONE?
Departing from the very educational films showing just the new features, we are happy to introduce a film which describes the essence of Capture One. Speaking not only to the history of the product, but to the newly outlined brand personality and what makes Capture One special.
For a more in-depth guide through Capture One 11, explore David Grover’s tutorials. The films highlighting the key stories of the launch are below. Check out the tutorial playlist for all available films.