It’s political season and here is another RAW processing application looking to get your vote. Todays candidate is version 7 of Capture One Pro by Phase One. This is a brand new update that is focused on image quality and getting the best out of your images. The five focus areas of Capture One Pro is image quality, adjustment tools, digital asset management, tethered capture and intelligent corrections.
Noise reduction and highlight / shadow recovery have been greatly enhanced “out of the box”. A new clarity tool says that it will enhance flat images to make them more appealing. The software also includes tailor made profiles for each DSLR to bring the best out of each camera. Capture Pro now includes masks, either automatic or manual masks so that you can do fine local adjustments. Auto masks can be drawn in and can recognize edges so that you can do fine masks around objects. Lens corrections can also be made including fixing distortion and fringing.
Capture One Pro has been quite good at tethered shooting from the start since Phase cameras are used a lot in studio. Version 7 allows you to rate and review images from the web and mobile devices without even being in the studio. A lot of advances have been made with the software and I look forward to trying it out soon. After Aperture I actually prefer Capture One Pro before any other of the apps running for President of the RAW processing world.
You can try or buy Capture One Pro on their website here.