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Phase One has announced Capture One Express 7, the latest version of its enthusiast Raw image processing tool. A stripped-down version of Capture One Pro, Capture One Express 7 gains features including HDR processing, lens correction and digital asset management tools. Express doesn't support tethered shooting, but images can be viewed remotely and wirelessly using either the Capture Pilot iOS app or a web browser on other devices. Capture One Express 7 will cost $99/€69 with discounted upgrades.
COPENHAGEN, February, 25 2013 — Phase One, the world's leader in open-platform, high-end camera systems and solutions, today released Capture One Express, the raw processing and image-editing software that gives photographers a head start to ultimate image quality. Built on the world’s most advanced image processing engine, Capture One Express 7 delivers stunning out-of-the-box image quality with excellent color and fine detail from a camera's raw files.
Designed especially for dedicated photographers who appreciate the increased image quality and flexibility of shooting raw, Capture One Express 7 offers the essential tools to import, convert, organize, adjust, share and print superior-quality photographs in a fast, intuitive workflow. It includes many of the advanced features found in Capture One Pro 7, like noise reduction when shooting in low light, the ability to recover details in shadows and highlights, plus fast and flawless black and white conversions. For a feature-by-feature comparison between Capture One Express and Capture One Pro, please see: http://www.phaseone.com/pricing
"Whether professional or enthusiast, we believe that dedicated photographers shooting raw will immediately see the Capture One Express 7 processing advantage," said Linda K. Poulsen, Software Marketing Director, Phase One.
"While we’ve introduced a simplified interface with this release, we’ve included many advanced features," said Jacob Frost, Teamleader R&D, Phase One. "As always, we’re driven by our passion for helping our customers achieve the best image quality results."
Capture One Express 7 provides tailor-made camera profiles that bring out the best in each supported camera, including Canon, Nikon, Leica, Sony, Olympus, Samsung, Fujifilm, Phase One, Mamiya-Leaf, as well as the new Fujifilm X-Trans models to name a few. For a complete list of cameras supported please see: http://www.phaseone.com/Supported-cameras
What’s New in Capture One Express 7?
Advanced Image Quality Tools
Taking advantage of the renowned Capture One 7 raw processing engine, image quality is excellent at default settings. Improved OpenCL support means faster image processing. New and improved adjustment tools offer greater control for more creative possibilities:
Capture One Express 7 introduces a catalog structure that helps to organize, find, compare and select your images. A catalog contains all the necessary information to find and display any image added to it, including how the images are organized in the catalog and what visual adjustments have been made to them.
Wireless Photo Viewing
While Capture One does not support tethered shooting, images can be viewed remotely and wirelessly using either the Capture Pilot app for iOS or using a web browser on computers, Android devices and Windows phones.
Pricing and Availability
Phase One Capture One Express 7 for Windows and Mac is available now for 99USD or 69EUR at www.phaseone.com/store and from Phase One partners: http://www.phaseone.com/partners Owners of earlier versions of Capture One Express 3/4/5/6 may upgrade for 69USD or 49EUR. If earlier version has been purchased within 30 days prior to this announcement, Phase One will exempt the upgrade fee; simply contact http://www.phaseone.com/contact. All Capture One software is available for a free 60-day evaluation.