Capture One 12 is now available

Check out the new features of Capture One 12!

Better color, faster performance, more creative control.

Capture One 12 delivers even more creative control thanks to the new Radial, Linear and Luminosity masks. A refined user interface invites for a more efficient and intuitive user experience, and the new plug-in ecosystem will open up for endless integration possibilities. That and so much more to enable you to work your magic.

Luminosity masking

Unmask your creativity
Luminosity masking opens up an incredible range of editing possibilities, from selective tonal adjustments to precise color grading. The new Luma Range tool allows you to quickly create masks based on the brightness of pixels in an image and is the most powerful luminance masking tool of its kind. Apply shadow recovery to only the darkest shadows or add clarity to the lightest parts of the image.

Unlike a brush-made mask, Luma Range tool adjustments can be applied from one image to another, and the mask will be based on the luminance of each image. The masks created with the tool can easily be tweaked and modified at any point in the workflow.

Linear Gradient Mask

Create and transform
Make smooth gradients on Layers to apply a soft linear fall-off to any adjustment. Make smooth transitions into the sky or use gradients for other effects. Rotate, feather and adjust masks with a flexibility never before possible.

Capture One 12 takes gradient masks to the next level, allowing for transformable, even asymmetric, gradient masks. Using a brand-new parametric masking engine, Capture One allows for transforming the size, shape, and symmetry of the masks, truly redefining the possibilities of linear gradients in Capture One.


Radial Gradient Mask

Create and transformAdjust, rotate and move Radial Masks after creation for extreme control over desired effects. Using the same parametric masking engine as the Linear Gradient mask tool, the new Radial Gradient Mask enables quick, flexible radial masks, useful for vignette and other adjustments with a soft falloff effect.




User interface

Powerful and redefined
A new refined interface is designed with the editor’s comfort in mind during long editing sessions and to make discovery, experimentation, and customizability easier than ever. New iconography better conveys tool functionality. The new slider design, spacing of the tools, and increase in font size improve both the look and the usability of the program.

Every menu item in Capture One 12 has been evaluated, categorized, and organized according to its logical function. The grouping of associated tasks makes it easier to find the desired controls and settings, and brings the Mac and Windows menu options into alignment.


Keyboard Shortcut management

Work faster than you ever pictured
Capture One is known for its ability to custom-assign and custom-configure virtually every task to a keyboard shortcut. Users can now search by the specific menu command, or by the assigned keyboard shortcut, making it easy to find and manage shortcuts.

Perform your usual commands with just a few shortcuts and work faster than you have ever imagined with keyboard shortcuts!



Copy and apply

Intelligent, better, fast
When copying adjustments between images, Capture One will automatically detect changes for a quick workflow. Image specific adjustments like composition or spot removal are ignored by default, but can be manually included if needed.





Fujifilm Film Simulations

Pro quality. Delivered.
Developed with Fujifilm, Capture One offers the in-camera Film Simulations available for select Fujifilm cameras. Owners of supported Fujifilm cameras can now use Classic Chrome, Provia, Acros, or other favorite simulations as the starting point of their editing.





Picture your limit, now cross it
To address the needs of photographers and creatives looking to share, edit and collaborate on their images, the Capture One plug-inecosystem opens up for powerful third-party extensions.