Capture One 10 now available from Phase One

captueone_10Capture One 10 is a major release with several new features and large scale performance and stability improvements to the Capture One experience.

Performance focused re-write for faster viewing experience

Operations all over the app for have been re-written for snappier performance when viewing and working with images: Caching of images, reduction in drawing latency and frame rates for adjustments are all improved.

New! 3-phase sharpening tools

Capture One breaks up the old work flow of sharpening images in Capture One into three stages. Input, (Deconvolution sharpening), Creative, (from user input depending on content) and Output (based on the desired final medium/size/print media).

Input sharpening: “Diffraction correction” is a check box in the lens tool – it will automatically apply correction if the image suffers from blurring due to the side effects of diffraction limited optics. Note: processing time increases when this is adjustment is enabled.

Creative sharpening: This is the input from the user made with either the sharpening tool, or the sharpening tools as part of local adjustments. Radius, Threshold and the new Halo Suppression sliders can all now be used in local adjustments, in combination with (and independent of) the Background.

Output sharpening: In the adjustments tab of each recipe the user can define the output sharpening. To optimize, enable Proofing (see below) and adjust to required amount. For print sharpening, the user can also specify the distance the final output image should be viewed from.

New! Output Proofing

Output proofing enables the user to imitate the final size, resolution, color and sharpening in the viewer as defined in the recipe. This is especially useful for outputting small files for web and optimizing compression quality as Jpeg compression artifacts can also be simulated. Press the glasses icon on the tool bar to see the simulated output based on the active recipe.

New! Halo Suppression

The sharpening tool has an additional parameter which reduces the visible side effect of “halos” when sharpening amount is used aggressively.

New! Video panel Hardware support for Tangent systems

Using a special new control layer decoupled from the UI, Capture One’s interface can be controlled by Tangent wave panel systems for the ultimate analogue control over your digital darkroom. Inspired by video grading applications, the implementation takes advantage of the Tangent Mapper SDK, exposing over 460 properties. These can be mapped in almost infinite configuration.

New! Default workspace

Based on usability testing, feedback and the new sharpening story the default workspace for new users has been changed:

  • The lens tool now is immediately after capture to reflect lens corrections are done (in some cases automatically) after the image is created. It is also where in the Capture Sharpening is applied (if required).
  • Composition tab is removed (as the icon caused confusion with the crop cursor) and crop tools moved to the lens tab (it is still available as an option and can be added if required)
  • The new focus tool is inserted in the Camera tab and Live view window
  • Tool bar has been cleaned up to remove some clutter and re-ordered slightly • New proof mode is inserted on the tool-bar (Pro/Pro (for Sony) Only)
  • Browser is set to the right
  • Uncollapsing of some tools to aid discovery
  • The “classic” workspace can be found in the Window>workspace menu if needed.

New! Camera Focus tool

The camera tool now includes a focus tool module for tethered cameras including Nikon and Canon. Some functionality is only available for specific hardware. See the table below for supported functions.

Auto Focus buttonYesYesYesYes
Auto Focus indicatorYesNoYesYes
Manual Focus buttonsYesYesYesYes


New! Filter for orientation of images

A new filter type for orientation is added to allow the user to filter by orientation (portrait, landscape and square). This filter respects the crop if applied.

New! Off-line activation for secure Enterprises

For users in corporate or secure IT environments the off-line activation method has been re-introduced, allowing IT admins to activate Capture One without opening ports in the firewall.

New! more Apple Script properties (Mac Only)

Apple scripting properties have been expanded to allow more control over custom application extensions. Exif properties (R/O) and IPTC (R/W) fields can now be targeted using scripting for manipulation of variant meta data. Pack/unpack EIP, sync meta data commands and variant selection complete the Scripting additions.

Optimized: Jpeg Output for Size/Quality

The algorithms for Jpeg output are optimized to provide best quality at smallest possible size and more accurate estimate of the final size on disk in the summary.

Optimized: LCC for 100MP – Stripe reduction

Microstripes created by extreme shifting with technical cameras on IQ1 100 and IQ3 100 digital backs can now be reduced by checking the more process intensive “technical wide angle” option when creating LCC files.

Optimized: LCC generation

LCC creation has been optimized – giving a 20% reduction in time to create from the target.

Improved: Move folders in Catalogs

When using Catalogs, folders in the Catalog “Folders” tool can now be moved to other folders for much easier asset management.

Improved: Compressed RAW Support

Capture One’s full feature set for Lens Correction, Chromatic Aberration Analysis and LCC generation is now available for Canon mRAW / sRAW and Nikon RAW M (and RAW S for D5 and D500).

Improved: Auto masking

Auto masking is extended to any editable file type (including Xtrans).

Improved: activation management

After activation, the computer’s ID will now appear in the license window. This can be used for identifying the machine against the Computer ID in the License Manager in your profile – useful if you need to remove an activation from a specific machine in a work group.

Improved: Hardware Acceleration

OpenCL is now enabled by default