Capture One Pro 23 is an advanced photo editing software with tools for cataloging, raw image file processing, tethered photography, and collaboration. The application offers compatibility with more than 500 individual cameras and raw file types, and features rich metadata editing capabilities.
For fine-tuned editing, a range of curves and color tools can be used in both global and local methods. When saving files for the web, a refined re-scaling engine works to maintain the original file’s sharpness and clarity at smaller resized resolutions. For team projects or working with other editors, EIP files can be exported for simplified sharing. Version 23 adds five key new features. The program is compatible with Mac and Windows systems.
New in Capture One Pro 23
Cull your images even faster. Rate and tag images directly in the importer or using the dedicated cull view once your images are already in Capture One Pro. Get an easier overview of similar images with automatic group view — this lets you choose your top selects even quicker. Plus, instant browsing allows you to click through your images with zero delay.
Highly reduce editing time with Smart Adjustments. Get a similar look across photos that are shot under different lighting conditions by automatically adjusting exposure and white balance. This feature helps with portraits, wedding photos, and other photos with people in them.
Layers in Styles
Have more control over editing and full flexibility over your Style workflow with the ability to include layers. Apply your edits to multiple layers from a single Style. This allows for easy opacity control. Save your own Styles with layers in them or get layered versions of various Capture One Style Packs (such as Film Styles, Harmony, or Latitude), sold separately.
Change Capture Time
Ensure accurate orders of photos for easier culling by changing capture time. When shooting with two or more cameras that are out of sync, or when capture time is set to the wrong time zone, easily adjust the time on each image so the photos appear chronologically.
Variants in Albums
Easily sort different variants of the same image into separate albums for more efficient photo organization.
Each Capture One Pro license includes three separate activations
Panoramic stitching of landscapes and architectural scenes with high detail from edge to edge
ProStandard camera profiles preserve and protect original camera colors from changes caused by contrast (available for select cameras)
Up to 16 different layers can be used on an image along with different brush options and opacity adjustments for controlled masking
Adjustable layer opacity for fine-tuned results
Editing controls fully support Wacom tablets
Clarity tool enhances local and micro contrast values without destroying highlight and shadow details
Structure tool helps add definition to fine details
Shadow and Highlight Recovery tools help maintain a long tonal scale with rich, natural colors and a longer apparent dynamic range
Luma curve for adjusting luminosity values without affecting hue and saturation
Grayscale mode masking
HDR merging of multiple raw images with different exposures
Shoot directly to your computer with wireless tethering, available for select Canon and Nikon cameras
AI-driven auto-rotate tool for rotating huge image batches simultaneously
Dedicated Healing tool lets you brush over elements in an image to automatically repair them
Review edits with a single click using the Before/After tool
Intuitive Adobe Lightroom importer lets you import Lightroom Catalogs while maintaining basic image adjustments and folder structures
Basic color editor
High Dynamic Range tool
Enhanced noise reduction
DNG file support
Both layers and masks can be copied between photos
Native Apple M1 support / seamless integration with Apple M1 processor-based products
HEIC support (8-bit) for editing photos from Apple devices
Multiple sharpening tools
Extensive library of built-in lens profiles
Custom-made color profiles from hundreds of different cameras
Color Balance tool breaks down color grading with the ability to independently adjust hue and luminosity for shadows, mid-tones, and highlights
Dedicated Black & White tool for converting color originals to monochromatic grayscale images while minimizing noise for smooth tonality
Color Editor lets you adjust hue, saturation, and lightness for a specific range of colors
Skin Tone tool
Full support for reading layered PSD files
Keywords can be added and removed from images using simple clicks
Keyword libraries can be created to manage different lists of sorted keywords
Third-party plug-in extensions supported
Images can be annotated with handwritten notes and drawings directly on the file