While Bryan and I are fans of Adobe's Creative Cloud offerings, most notably Photoshop CC and Lightroom Classic CC, we know that many are interested in alternatives to Lightroom in particular. The official blog for one of the most popular alternatives, Phase One Capture One Pro, recently posted an article aimed squarely at those looking to make a change.
From the Phase One Capture One Blog:
11 Killer Tips For Switching From Lightroom to Capture OneTo see all of the tips, check out the Phase One Capture One Blog.
Getting used to new software is rarely easy – but it doesn’t have to be frustrating. If you are considering switching from Lightroom to Capture One, here are 11 tips for making the transition easy.
There are a few things to take notes of when switching from Lightroom to Capture One:
- No modules! The interface in Capture One uses one main window, where all tools are organized in Tool Tabs.
- The default layout has tools to the left and browser to the right of the viewer.
- To choose a layout more similar to Lightroom, simply select ‘Window > Workspace > Migration’. This will provide a workspace that more closely resembles Lightroom’s layout.
- Most tools in Capture One can be re-organized, moved freely around and even scaled, by simply clicking the Tool Title and dragging. Parts of the interface can also be hidden. For an easy overview, use the View menu.
Today Phase One released Capture One Pro 10.2. We are used to seeing a number of new features in such major updates, but Capture One 10.2 is developed to support the new Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital back and Phase One iXG camera. That doesn’t sound pretty exciting; however, there are few additional reasons not to skip the new release.
First of all, Capture One 10.2 delivers lots of bug fixes, that’s always nice! Plus there is quite a noticeable improvement to Styles tool, regardless of it not being mentioned in the official release notes. Now it works faster and smoother. You will also find support for new cameras (Canon 6D mkII, Nikon D850, yay!) and new lenses in Capture One 10.2.
Phase One iXG camera support
If you think that Phase One is a Capture One company, you have missed the lion’s share of their production that prepared a base for a such a fantastic RAW processing app.The point is that besides the software, Phase One are developing medium format cameras, digital backs and professional solutions for industrial and cultural heritage photography.
The new iXG camera was built for work in museums and archives, where the quality and accuracy of the image is everything. That’s why the processing in Capture One delivers such a stunning result; it was developed not by the software-only company, but with a strong hardware background as well.
New Cameras Support
New Lens Support
Bug fixes Capture One 10.2 Mac
Bug fixes Capture One 10.2 Windows
From Phase One:
Capture One 10.0.1 released: new lenses support + bug fixes
New Lenses Support
Bug fixes: Mac
Bug fixes: Win
Download: Download Capture One 10.0.1
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.
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:
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.
Camera Focus Tool
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:
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 from Phase One authorized partners worldwide.
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.
Want more info? Check out the CaptureOneBlog.
From Phase One:
Phase One released Capture One 9.3 – the third major update for Capture One 9.
The previous 9.2 update released two months ago delivered new file handling features. The new Capture One 9.3 is about under the hood improvements and bug fixes. It also brings a calibration feature for owners of Eizo displays and profiles for 11 new cameras including the new Canon 5D Mk IV, Fujifilm X-T2 and X-E2s.
Here is a detailed overview of all the new features of Capture One 9.3.
Eizo Monitor Calibration
Eizo monitors are designed for professional photography. They are known for great display quality and color accuracy.
The CG Series of Eizo monitors have a built-in SelfCalibration sensor. With this sensor, you can calibrate the monitor without the need of a third-party calibration device. The new feature of Capture One 9.3 allows to start a calibrating process right from Capture One settings menu. It’s a quite useful addon for professionals who are supposed to regularly recalibrate working displays.
In Capture One 9.3 developers updated how the application would handle metadata information and exchange it with XMP sidecars. They have also fixed a number of existing bugs.
Visually everything works like it has before: you can adjust Metadata preferences in Capture One settings. But now it should work faster and be more reliable.
The same under the hood update was delivered to Recipes in Capture One 9.3 to improve a stability of processing.
In Capture One 9.3 you would not find any new tools for editing, but it is an important update to improve Capture One stability and is definitely recommended to install.
New Cameras Support
New Lenses Support
Bug fixes: Mac
Bug fixes: Win
Phase One has posted Capture One 6.1 for download.
This is a service release improving quality and providing additional camera support.
The following issues are addressed:
• Fixed anissue where LCC files from older versions of Capture One could not be used.
• Improved OpenCL performance and stability in some situations.
• Improved Image Quality for Leica D-Lux5, Panasonic DMC-LX5, Canon 5D Mark II and Pentax K-5, K-r and Olumpus E5.
• Fixed a few issues related to Capture Pilot.
In addition the release contains fixes for a number of other issues.
Phase One has released Capture One 6.1. This update includes new features and additional camera RAW formats are supported. The update is free for licensed users of Capture One 6.
PhaseOne has released Capture One 5.2.
This new release of Capture One comes in three versions: 5.2, 5.2 PRO and 5.2 DB.
Capture One 5.2 is a free service release to existing Capture One 5.x owners.
Capture One 5.2 is a paid upgrade to customers with Capture One 4.x and 4.x PRO and a free upgrade to customers with Capture One 4.x DB.
Capture One 5.2 PRO/DB is a major upgrade to the respective versions of Capture One 3.x. Existing customers with Capture One 3.x PRO/DB can upgrade to a similar version of Capture One 5.2 at no extra cost.
Features and enhancements:
(*) Nikon D3s, D3x, D3, D2x, D700, D300, D300s, D90 and D80.
Additional camera file support: Leica X1
You can learn more about the new release at: http://www.phaseone.com/5.
Phase One has announced the release of Capture One 5.1.2.
Included in this press release are two free offers. Registered owners of Expression Media, iView Media and MediaPro are offered a free copy of Capture One and registered owners of Capture One are offered a free copy of Expression Media 2 (recently acquired from Microsoft).