Phase One has released an updated version of its Capture One 5, PRO and DB RAW workflow software. Following the acquisition of Microsoft's Expression Media digital asset management software, version 5.1.2 improves compatibility between the two applications allowing users to create albums, transfer ratings and preview Capture One files using Expression Media. Version 5.1.2 also enhances support for Leaf digital backs and extends RAW support for additional cameras including Leaf Aptus-II 10R and Olympus E-PL1. The update can be accessed via Capture One's update feature for existing users or is available as a free 30 day trial.

Press Release:

Phase One Releases Capture One 5.1.2  --
Enhances Leaf support and Compatibility with Expression Media 2

Offers Free Copy of Capture One to registered owners of Expression Media, iView Media and MediaPro. Offers Free Copy of Expression Media 2 to registered owners of Capture One

COPENHAGEN, June 10, 2010 -- With the recent acquisition of Microsoft's Expression Media software for digital asset management, Phase One has updated its Capture One raw converter and image editor to improve the applications’ compatibility, allowing owners of the two applications to:

  • Easily add a selection of images from Capture One to an Expression Media catalog.
  • Transfer rating and color tags between applications by drag and dropping images.
  • Preview images in Expression Media using Capture One's default rendering.
  • Create a Capture One album with images found by searching in Expression Media.

Capture One 5.1.2 Enhances Leaf Support and Adds New Camera Support:
This version updates firmware for Leaf digital backs and adds QuickLook and WIC support for Leaf MOS files. Capture One 5.1.2 also adds camera file support for Leaf Aptus-II 10R and Olympus E-PL1 as well as camera tethered support for Leaf Aptus- II 10R.

Pricing and availability
Capture One 5.1.2 is available in three versions: Capture One 5.1.2, Capture One 5.1.2 DB and Capture One 5.1.2 PRO; each version is localized for Chinese (simplified), Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Swedish.

Capture One 5 PRO is available via download for 399 USD and 299 EUR through Phase One’s Online Store and through leading professional photography dealers worldwide. Capture One 5 is available for 129 USD and 99 EUR.

Capture One 5.1.2/5.1.2 PRO is a free service release to existing Capture One 5.x/5.x PRO owners. Current Capture One 4 PRO customers can upgrade to Capture One 5.1.2 PRO for 99 USD and 69 EUR. Existing Capture One 4 customers can upgrade to Capture One 5.1.2 PRO for 299 USD and 199 EUR. Please visit Phase One’s Online Store for other upgrade options and free trials.

In addition, Phase One is making a special offer during the month of June, 2010: