Capture One Pro 8 Released

Capture One ProPhase One has announced the release of Capture One 8 at Photokina today. Speed and stability were emphasized during the presentation. The application is now optimized to use dual GPU’s resulting in a significant speed bump.

  • 3x faster import.
  • 1.5x faster processing.
  • 7x faster load speed of large catalog files.

The top five new features are:

  • Image Quality – Ultimate in image quality with excellent color and detail.
  • Film Grain – New digital algorithms for adding film grain to images.
  • Repair Layers – New clone and heal tools.
  • HDR – Better contrast control brings out even more detail in the highlights.
  • Clarity – Enhanced to better control clipping in the highlights.
  • B&W Conversion – Adjust the color channels and create split toning effects.

With version 8, Phase One is now offering a subscription based purchasing alternative. For a recurring monthly fee, a subscription offers access to the latest and greatest of Capture One Pro, across minor and major updates. Unlike the trend of a “cloud based ” workflow, with Capture One Pro you will always have full local control of your images and the enhancements you make to them.