Camera, lens and software manufacturer Phase One has introduced a new version of its image manipulation software package that it says improves the speed at which it runs and which adds a collection of new editing tools – as well as compatibility with additional cameras and lenses. Capture One Pro 10 features faster browsing, zooming, image scrolling and magnified view comparisons after what the company describes as ‘under-the-hood tuning’, while a new design makes the interface easier for those new to the application.

Phase One has also added new sharpening tools that between them counter softness caused by diffraction, reduce the effects of haloing and which allow localized sharpening of selected areas. A further sharpening control provides the means to create output sharpening parameters for raw images as they are converted for particular purposes – such as for different print sizes or for web use. For images going to print the tool allows users to specify how far away viewers are likely to be so the program can generate suitable sharpening levels.

On the organizational side Version 10 allows users to move folders within a catalogue and allows filtering of images by their orientation. Those shooting with a Sony or Phase One camera tethered get a new ‘camera focus tool’ that helps users make critical focusing adjustments directly from the software without having to touch the camera.

The new application is also compatible with Tangent editing products. These are mixing-desk-like tools that provide an alternative to traditional keyboard-and-mouse operation of software. These panels are said to make editing software more intuitive and faster to use.
New hardware supported with this upgrade includes the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ll and the Sony A99M2 and A6500 cameras as well as Sony FE 70-200 mm F4 G OSS, Sony 70-200 mm F2.8 G, and Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lenses.

Capture One Pro 10 is available now and costs $299/€279. Users of version 8 or 9 can upgrade for $99/€99, though if you bought version 9 after 1st November you can upgrade for free. Subscribers can just download the latest version as part of their package.
For more information visit the Phase One website.

Press release

Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 10

Ready for the Future of Image Editing – A Faster, More Powerful Experience

COPENHAGEN, December 1, 2016 – Phase One today released Capture One Pro 10, a major release of the world’s premiere raw conversion and image editing software. Designed to support wide ranging workflows of both professional and passionate photographers, Capture One Pro is known and trusted for rendering the finest image color and detail from more than 400 digital camera models. Now, based on customer feedback, Capture One Pro 10 puts superior user experience center stage – with interface improvements, under-the-hood tuning, and exciting new features that furnish the fastest, most reliable and most powerful performance yet.
www.phaseone.com/ten

What’s New with Capture One Pro 10:

Enhanced User Experience. Faster browsing, zooming, panning, and ease in switching between images even at 100 percent view. Also, a new default workspace offers a more intuitive experience for new users, with examples for getting started.

Greater control, with a three-stage image sharpening process:

  • A new lens tool option corrects lost sharpness caused by diffraction;
  • User-defined creative sharpening (utilizing a new Halo Suppression slider and a new blending algorithm) allows the photographer the option to sharpen an entire image, or just various elements within it;
  • User-defined output sharpening in the recipe tool. For print sharpening, users can also specify the distance from which the final output image should be viewed.

On-screen proofing. An enhanced proof mode takes the guesswork out of the raw conversion process. From the viewer panel, users can now simulate the final size, resolution, color, compression artifacts and sharpening of images. This is especially useful for live assessment of files – particularly small files for the web and for optimizing image compression quality.

A look into the future of image editing: Inspired by video grading processes, users can now access Capture One Pro directly through a Tangent panel system. This fully integrated panel is literally a new interface into image editing – for deep dive color and image adjustment –– allowing fast, multiple input commands simultaneously, while viewing the master monitor as the editor “feels” input into the application.

A camera focus tool module for tethered cameras -- especially useful for product, still life, macro, and Cultural Heritage photography projects.

“We have developed Capture One Pro 10 to greatly improve users’ experience so they can achieve the results they want much faster and with greater confidence,” said James Johnson, software product manager, Phase One. “Image adjustment options are now at a whole new level. We believe that with this release, we are delivering the most powerful, responsive, and user customizable image processor available.”

The Complete List of New Features:

  • Three-phase sharpening tools (see above)
  • Output proofing (see above)
  • New default and intuitive workspace (see above)
  • Camera focus tool module for tethered cameras (see above)
  • Tangent panel: full integration (see above)
  • New filter option: search by orientation of images
  • Optimization of Jpeg output for size/quality
  • Move folders in catalogs
  • Auto masking extended to any editable file type (including Xtrans)
  • Improved compressed RAW and Fuji support
  • Hardware acceleration – OpenCL is now enabled by default
  • Stripe reduction LCC for 100MP
  • Optimized LCC creation
  • Computer ID in license for activation management
  • Apple script – new properties (Mac only)

New camera and lens support
New camera support includes: Olympus E-M1 mkll, Sony RX100M5, Sony A6500 and A99M2. 

New lens profile support includes: Sony FE 70-200 mm F4 G OSS, Sony 70-200 mm F2.8 G, and Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

For a complete list of newly supported cameras and lenses, please go to: www.phaseone.com/download.

Availability and Pricing
Capture One Pro 10 is available now for the Mac and Windows operating systems online at www.phaseone.com/store and from Phase One authorized partners worldwide www.phaseone.com/partners.

Owners of Capture One Pro 8 and 9 may upgrade for 99 USD or 99 EUR. For customers who have purchased Capture One Pro 9 since November 1, 2016, Phase One is offering a grace period, exempting them from the upgrade fee. Eligible customers can download their upgrade today at phaseone.com/download and reuse their license key.

New customers can purchase Capture One Pro 10 for 299 USD or 279 EUR. Capture One Pro is also available by subscription. Capture One Pro (8 and 9) subscribers can simply download the new Capture One Pro 10 release. A single-user subscription is 15 USD / 12 EUR per month for a 12-month plan. Please see all subscription options at www.phaseone.com/store.