Introducing Capture One 12

Capture One 12 introduces an updated image-processing engine, a suite of powerful new features, improvements upon existing features, and continues to extend its market-leading performance. The highly responsive tools give you the power to create stunning images from your RAW files, in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.

Capture One 12 is made by Phase One, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end digital camera systems, in collaboration with the world’s leading professional photographers.

 

New features

  • New interface
  • New Menu system
  • New Keyboard Shortcut Manager
  • Luma Range Masking
  • Linear Gradient Mask tool
  • Radial Gradient Mask tool
  • Plug-ins – Export and publish
  • User experience changes
  • Extended AppleScript support
  • Fuji lm Film Simulations

New interface

Capture One 12 introduces a new and decluttered “super at” UI, designed primarily to make Capture One easier to use over long editing sessions. Revised iconography helps to explain basic functionality for new users. The Menu system and equivalent application functions are now also more closely aligned to help aid discovery.

New Menu system

As part of the new user interface, the application menu system is completely reorganized to allow for easier discovery of functionality as well as cleaner logic and function grouping. New menu items like Layer and Select allow for future expansion. Shortcutable menu commands to things that were previously inaccessible, are now also available in the Shortcut Manager.

New Keyboard Shortcut Manager

With over 500 individually shortcutable commands, nding or learning the shortcuts can be a daunting process. The Shortcut Manager is re-designed to make using shortcuts easier than ever. Now you can search (by assigned key or by menu command) and easily add shortcuts with a more intuitive interface. The Shortcut Manager is relocated as part of the Menu system reorganization and now resides in the Edit menu > Edit Keyboard Shortcuts.

Luma Range Masking

The new Luma Range mask option allows the user to create masks derived from the brightness of pixels in an image. To use the feature, draw a mask (or create a new ll mask) then press the Luma Range button. Adjust the slider in and out points to “clamp” the values on the mask to limit the range required.

Linear Gradient Mask tool

Capture One’s gradient masking feature gets a serious upgrade! Gradient masks are now editable, movable, rotatable and can be made asymmetric – all using the powerful new Parametric masking engine. When adjusting the size (click+drag outer line to change size) use the Shift key to modify symmetrically or Alt key to modify asymmetrically.

Radial Gradient Mask tool

The new Radial Mask tool allows for quick drawing of vignette and fall o e ects. Using the same Parametric engine as Gradient Masks, Radial Masks can be adjusted, rotated and moved after drawing for maximum control. Use Shift (Mac) key to modify symmetrically.

Plug-ins – Export and Publish

Capture One 12 introduces a new Plug-in platform for developers wishing to build content and functionality for the Capture One community. For more information on developing Capture One plug-ins, see the developer portal on www.phaseone.com

As part of the new Plug-in platform, “Edit with…” and “Open with…” are re-factored as plug- ins. These can now be con gured with your favorite applications from the Preferences menu, which will then only show those applications in the respective menus.

User experience changes and tweaks throughout the app

A number of small but important user experience changes round up the Capture One 12 release:

• Cleaned up browser list mode
• Ignore composition in copy/paste settings operations • Almost all cursors have been made bigger
• All font sizes made bigger
• Frameless viewer labels
• Bigger thumbnails in the batch queue
• Various UI alignment and padding xes

Plugin Option

Helicon Focus functionality has been ported to a Capture One plugin and will be available for download from www.phaseone.com


System Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® minimum requirements

  • Intel or AMD CPU with 2 cores
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 10 GB of free hard disk space
  • Color calibrated monitor with 1280×800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi screen ruling
  • Windows 7® SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1® 64-bit, Windows 10® 64-bit*
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework version 4.7 (will be installed if not present)*Support for Capture One 12 on Windows 10 is supported for builds supporting .NET 4.7 – This is currently from Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 1607) through to October 2018 Update (build 1809).

Apple® Macintosh® minimum requirements

  • Intel CPU with 2 cores
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 10 GB of free hard disk space
  • Calibrated color monitor with 1280×800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi
  • macOS 10.12.6, macOS 10.13.6 macOS 10.14**Support for macOS 10.14 is supported for builds up to 10.14.1


Recommended system requirements:

If working with high-resolution images and doing calculation-heavy adjustments we recommend the following:

  • Intel CPU with 4+ cores
  • 16+ GB of RAM
  • Solid State Disk (SSD)
  • Dual (matching) Graphics card from NVIDIA or AMD with 4GB+ RAM per card

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