Capture One Pro 9

Capture One Pro 9.1 – More Power. More Quality. More Precision

Today Phase One has released Capture One 9.1 that builds on the power, quality and precision of 9.0 – adding workflow accelerators and superior, integrated workflow experiences for the Phase One XF Camera System. Most notable are the sequencing options with XF – useful for bracketing, HDR, and focus stacking. Phase One has also partnered with Helicon Soft – maker of a widely-used focus stacking software Helicon Focus, to include a free license of Helicon Focus for users who have purchased an XF system.

Aside from a much higher level of integration with the XF system, Capture One Pro 9.1 also features a new Canon tethering system (finally including a rotatable Live View!!!), an under-the-hood overhaul of the file handling system in the Library bringing speed and stability, metadata that copies from shot to shot while tethering, advanced Uniformity controls in Color Editor’s Skin Tone tab, and a host of workflow shortcuts and improvements such as better support for Layered Tiffs, creating albums from a selection of images by SequenceID (with XF), Ratings, and Color Tags, resetting Import/Capture/Export Counters, changing Adjustment Layers, and a wide selection of bug fixes, newly supported cameras, and new lens profiles!

After thoroughly testing this release, we have found it stable for use in a production environment and recommend upgrading to this version.

Read on below for more details about this major update, or visit our Download Archive to get it.

You can find the release notes here: Capture One 9.1 Release Notes

Capture One 9.1 Features


  • Under the hood Library refactor (Mac)
  • Canon PTP tethering engine
  • Re-factored Next Capture Adjustments for Orientation
  • Re-factored Next Capture Adjustments to allow Metadata in adjustments
  • Improved handling of Tiff assets that include Alpha channels or Layers (view only)
  • Various improvements to Keyboard shortcut menu

New Features:

  • New: Rotatable live view (as part of Orientation refactor)
  • New: Color Editor tools: Saturation, Hue and Lightness uniformity for Color Editor
  • New: Export/Output Keyword List restrictions
  • New: Shortcuts for Reset Counters
  • New: Shortcuts for fill/invert mask and change/cycle layers
  • New: Shortcuts for “Select by…”
  • New: Shortcuts for “Create album by…”
  • New: Shortcuts for “Select by same…”

XF compatible features:

  • Sequence workflow tools:
  • Create albums from Sequence ID
  • Filters for sequence types, counts, ID
  • Name Tokens for sequence types, counts, ID
  • Dynamic locations for sequence types, counts, ID

Camera Support:

  • Olympus Pen-F
  • Olympus Om-D E-M10 Mk II
  • Sony A68
  • Sony a6300
  • Sony RX1R Mk II (revised implementation)
  • Ricoh GR II
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Panasonic G7
  • Leica SL

Lens Support:

  • Nikon 24-70E VR
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
  • Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM (Nikon mount)
  • Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | S (Canon mount)
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35 mm F2.8 ZA
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24 mm F1.8 ZA
  • Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.
  • Sony E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL1650) (improved profile)
  • Sony FE 24-70 2.8 GM (SEL2470GM)
  • Sony FE 85 1.4 GM

Bug Fixes:

  • (Mac) Functionality Bugs
    • Browsing images in the importer window causes setting files to be saved on disk
    • Keywords are added when browsing folders or canceling an import operation
    • Import and Pack as EIP: imported images show a “1” at the end of their filenames
    • Library: various bugs (performance, crashes, Smart Album handling)
    • Camera tool: ISO string badly clipped if too long
    • Brush size slider does not respond correctly to mouse scrolls
    • Live View: pixelated images appear on some occasions
    • Color Editor and Curve tool: undo not always working as expected
    • Curve tool: cannot edit curves when loupe tool is selected
    • Curve tool: pickers do not always get selected when clicked
    • Color Editor: color patches are missing in Express (for Sony)
    • Keystone: copy/apply buttons always disabled
    • UI cosmetics (especially Keywords and Keyword Library tools)
    • Fixed a bug in handling styles for Next Capture Adjustments
    • Fixed an orientation bug for Next Capture Adjustments
    • Library tool performance and minor fixes
    • Fixed crash using IQ3 100MP and FireWire
    • Keyword Library handling minor fixes
    • Fixed moire persistency for layers
    • Fixed an issue for naming duplicate files while batch renaming
    • Library tool: improve overall UI performance
    • Library tool: a number of cosmetic bugs (display of icons, expand/collapse)
    • Next Capture Adjustments: fix handling of Rating and Color Tag
    • Next Capture Adjustments: fix handling of Crop when Orientation is set to non-default values
    • Filters tool: properly add new filters to a group
    • Fix reset of lens distortion when resetting a Variant
    • Color Editor: fixed undo/redo
    • Mask drawing: fixed a flickering issue appearing when drawing masks after an undo operation
    • ICC profile menu: fix a bug causing some custom profiles not to be shown in the menu
  • (Win) Functionality Bugs
    • Various crashes and hangs
    • Search only allowed a single search string
    • Session can not be opened over UNC path
    • Importing a catalog does not include all images
    • IPTC getting garbled when using Chinese characters
    • Main window hangs when trying to recursively import many folders
    • “Sort selected by Color Tag” does not work.
    • Active Filters in the Filters tool would remain active even if hidden
    • Film Grain type drop down disabled when Capture One starts
    • Pink color Tag improperly mapped to Photoshop urgency
    • When replacing a style, Capture One deletes the style without saving a new file with the changes.
    • Sorting of Keywords in the Keyword Library tool is case sensitive
    • Cannot delete some Keywords from session in Keyword Library
    • Error Exporting Keyword Library to paths containing exotic characters
    • Camera tool: pending count slow/not updating when shooting continuously
    • Selection points on image will move when panning the image
    • Linked Zoom using Zoom slider in Multi-view mode not working
    • When creating a Mask from the Color Editor it does not get a selection point
    • Local Adjustments: Passing over a hidden selection point changes the cursor
    • Temporary file is not deleted when importing a catalog inside another catalog
    • Cannot stack built-in Curve presets
    • Difficult to Crop from bottom of image
    • Variant collapsed state affects initial filters counts
    • Camera tool: +/- ISO tab changes size
    • All Images not updating after image is processed
    • Import of a Session into a Catalog doesn’t create a collection under “Recent Imports”
    • Next Capture Adjustments – only one Style can be added
    • Fixed bug where it was sometimes not possible to remove a Keyword from a Session Keyword Library
    • ICC-Profile: naming changes when setting it to default for camera
    • Dragging a Session favorite to Albums does not create an Album
    • Color Editor: Reset selected tab removes all presets regardless of tab
    • Improved global modification of Keywords
    • Crop tool does not respond correctly if Next Capture Adjustments is set away from default
    • Vignette tool does not reset when Amount title is click-hold
    • ‘Select by Sequence ID’ works as ‘Select All’ if no ID
    • Vignetting tool is disabled by default
    • Variants not persisted when making Keyword Library changes in another Collection
  • Crash Bugs
    • Fixed a crash when removing a filter
    • Fixed a crash in the Curves tool when dragging and entering keyboard shortcuts
    • Fixed a crash when clicking in empty areas of the Keyboard Shortcut Editor
    • Fixed a crash when creating/moving collections the Library tool.
    • Fixed a crash when processing LCC filesa

Known Issues:

All users

  • Browsing folders containing unsupported image files may affect application performance.
  • Previews from earlier versions of Capture One may be updated. In some cases, this can affect the application performance the first time images are viewed in this version of Capture One.
  • If using a non US laptop keyboard it might be preferable to change some of the standard keyboard shortcuts.
  • Editing images in external applications other than Adobe Photoshop might result in unexpected behavior.
  • Operation under virtualization software (e.g Parallels, Hackintosh etc) may cause instability. We do not recommend you use these OS configurations.

Mac Users

  • It is only possible to show the Capture One toolbar in “Icon Only” mode.
  • Live View over USB can stall without the use of a repeater.

Windows Users

  • Windows drivers are required for some older models of Canon DSLR cameras to be able to shoot tethered. These drivers are available from Canon’s web site.
  • If you have Bonjour 2.0.3 installed you may experience problems with Capture Pilot. Bonjour 2.0.2 (shipping with Capture One 9) and 2.0.4 (shipped with iTunes) have been tested to work with Capture Pilot. To check the version number of Bonjour, go to ‘Control Panel’ and select ‘Programs and Features’.
  • Importing a catalog can result in the last picture not getting imported.
  • Operation under RAMDisk by Dataram is known to cause issues with disk labeling. Capture One is not supported with this configuration.


Don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Contact our technical support team for questions or additional information!

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