Last Updated on 04/21/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
Hot on the heels of Adobe’s latest Creative Cloud updates, Phase One brings us Capture One 11.1
It is the way of the world these days: a new camera is released and it can take weeks, sometimes months, before the popular RAW processors are updated in order to support them. It’s one of the biggest drawbacks to being an early adopter, but thankfully the wait isn’t generally long. If you happen to have purchased a [amazon_textlink asin=’B07B43WPVK’ text=’Sony A7 III’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’bd52ca93-42ba-11e8-b05e-75767a700aea’] or [amazon_textlink asin=’B079PTRNKK’ text=’Fujifilm X-H1′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c67a8ab4-42ba-11e8-b076-bf17b7e3042e’] in the last months then you know this pain, but if you are a Capture One 11 user then your wait is over.
Phase One has announced the release of Capture One 11.1 – an update that, among other things, brings with it support for the latest cameras from Sony and Fujifilm, as well as new support for 10 additional lenses including Tamron’s latest Canon EF and Nikon F mount glass. But it’s not just new gear support: Capture One 11.1 also brings with it some nice feature enhancements as well as a brand new Resource Hub.
The new Resource Hub is a quick access menu hub in the software to make finding tutorials and other learning resources easy and painless. This will be a go-to spot for every one of you anti-Lightroom people who are looking to get the hang of Capture One. Out of the major features in this update this is one that will probably be overlooked by most of you – yet, if used, will make your life easier.
Capture One 11.1 also features some improvements to Capture One’s Styles and Presets. This includes the ability to apply both Styles and Presets to a specific layer on multiple images, as well as direct control of that layers opacity. This will make batch processing that much easier in Capture One. Additionally, Phase One is launching a new Spring Styles Pack designed to give your images a variety of bright pastel looks.
The other big feature addition, and the one that we are excited to see the most, is the new Normalization tool. This will allow you to select a reference point for exposure and white balance during batch adjustments. You will be able to use this with any color as well, eliminating the need to find something white, or neutral grey in your images. This should make matching up exposure and white balance across an entire shoot much easier.
For the full list of cameras now supported in Capture One 11.1, you can have a look at Capture One’s Supported Cameras list. Additionally, if you are interested in having a look at the full feature set of the Capture One 11.1 update, you can on the Capture One website.
You can find the update itself, here.