Palette Gear Modular Controller Now Has Capture One Integration

Palette Gear brings their modular controller’s comprehensive tactile editing experience to Capture One macOS users.

Looking for a more precise editing tool to streamline your workflow on Capture One? Starting today, the customizable and modular Palette Gear is now available for the latest version of the photo editing software on macOS. This innovative tool boasts of being the first fully modular hardware controller for Capture One, providing users with powerful new features and functionalities especially developed based on feedback from expert users.

Promising to offer full creative control to photographers, Palette Gear showcases a modular set of buttons, dials, and sliders that work smoothly with RAW editing, as well as when tethered for shooting workflows in Capture One. With this modular tool, photographers get a completely new editing experience with the combined access to key exposure, color, and detail controls, and Capture One 12 features.

If you’re using other editing software on the side, Palette Gear’s integration software is also compatible with Adobe Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro.

Palette has outlined the following features and tools of Palette Gear for Capture One:

Powerful, deep access to functions in Capture One 11 and 12

Palette Gear introduces a newly redesigned menu of Capture One function items designed to allow you to directly control Capture One. The functions available go beyond keyboard shortcuts and include direct access to functions like exposure, white balance, tonal adjustments, and more. The new integration includes comprehensive support for tonal adjustments like exposure, white balance, levels, high dynamic range, and black & white mix (black & white requires Capture One 12); detail adjustments including clarity, sharpening & noise reduction, grain, and more; and library features including color tagging and rating images.

Workflow enhancing features

Along with access to key Capture One functions, Palette Gear has also built support for workflow optimization. Editors can now: individually customize the range, sensitivity, and function of each module for Capture One; add universal control for any selected slider in Capture One’s left-side tools panel and control with a single Palette dial; press and turn dials for coarse control or press and release to reset.

Fully customizable to your workflow

Palette’s modular design matches the completely customizable UI of Capture One, providing an editing entire experience that molds to your unique workflow. From customizing the layout, functionality, and even the color of each module, the hardware changes to fit the unique needs of any user.

Deep integration to access functions for greater creative control

Palette adds the ability to set sensitivity and range for its sliders and multi-function dials, enabling greater creative control, precision, and accuracy that a mouse and keyboard simply cannot offer. Editors can adjust multiple parameters simultaneously — such as Kelvin and tint — using just one dial. A single Palette dial can actually control any selected slider in Capture One’s left-side tools panel, allowing maximum functionality even in limited spaces or workstations.

Tethered Shooting with Palette Gear

In January 2019, photographers will also be able to use Palette & Capture One in-studio to control the focus and shutter of tethered cameras. This functionality will be available through a free software update. Other updates included in this free software update include: color balance support; tethered workflow support including camera focus, live view, and capture; and keystone correction support.

Palette Gears Exclusive Capture One Kit

Palette Gear also has announced the Palette Capture One Kit, an exclusive Capture One Kit that integrates effortlessly with the Capture One workflow. This comes with the exact number of sliders, buttons, and dials you need along with pre-configured functions for a plug-and-play experience right out of the box.

Check out the Palette Gear integration for Capture One on macOS (Windows version to follow) on to learn more, and purchase the Palette Capture One Kit at


Photos courtesy of Palette Gear