Capture One update adds 3 highly requested features

Capture One is a solid photo editing software that’s an excellent alternative to Adobe Photoshop. It also offers a few unique features for Sony camera users, and now it’s adding to that list of features.

In a new update, Capture One has added a new Magic Brush for making complex masks in just a few seconds. Additionally, improvements have been made to the Exporter and file management. Plus, the software has new camera and lens support.

Capture One adds a new Magic Brush

Similar to how Photoshop’s masking tool works, Capture One’s new Magic Brush masks parts of an image you draw over. Capture One will fill the space automatically. It will find and fill the area of similar pixels as well, making the process of masking much simpler.

Capture One redesigns its Exporter

The Redesigned Exporter shows the final image with all the output settings applied to it. Because of that, you can see how the end product looks before exporting. It makes it much simpler with your workflow to see the end results. So, if there are any adjustments you need to make before you export, you can do so with the Proofing Viewer when exporting.

Catalogs now show images in subfolders

One of the most requested features users have asked for is the ability to see contents in folders. Now, Capture One’s Catalogs have the functionality to show the content inside subfolders. You can also get an overview of images in multiple folders. This helps not only with organization, but also speeds up your workflow.

Synchronize new subfolders

You now can synchronize new subfolders into your Catalog by synchronizing their parent folder. You have two new options during the synchronization process: “Include Subfolders” and “Only Include Previously Added Subfolders.” The new feature will cut down on the time it would take to import images. Previously, you would have to import the images manually. It also allows you to keep catalogs in sync with your hard drives consistently.

Also, Capture One’s new camera and lens support

In addition to the Magic Brush and redesigned Exporter, the Capture One update improves Tethering and offers new camera and lens support. Now while tethering LiveView with Fujifilm cameras, you can trigger an exposure inside Capture One. Additionally, you can adjust the focus in three different intervals using the Focus Nudge tool with compatible Leica cameras and lenses.

Here’s the list of the new camera and lenses the software supports now:

New camera support

  • Fujifilm X-T1 IR
  • Panasonic Lumix G99/G95/G90
  • Fujifilm X-S10 tethering

New lens support

  • Fujifilm Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR
  • Fujifilm Fujinon XF18mm F1.4 R LM WR
  • Fujifilm Fujinon XF27mm F2.8 R WR
  • Fujifilm Fujinon XF50mm F1.0 R WR
  • Fujifilm Fujinon XF10-24mm F4 R OIS WR
  • Fujifilm Fujinon XF70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR
  • Fujifilm Fujinon GF30mm F3.5 R WR
  • Fujifilm Fujinon GF80mm F1.7 R WR
  • Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM (SEL35F14GM)
  • Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G (SEL40F25G)
  • Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM (SEL50F12GM)
  • Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G (SEL50F25G)
  • Sigma 15mm F2.8 EX DG (Canon EF)
  • Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN (Sony E)

If you want to learn more about the update, you can check out its press release here.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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