Capture One for iPad
Image courtesy: Capture One

Capture One has announced the release of Capture One for iPad. The image editing software is available as a standalone app and is the first time Capture One has been available on mobile platforms.

Here are five exciting features of Capture One for iPad:

Editing on the go

With Capture One for iPad, you can plug your camera directly into your iPad and import your photos. You can then view them on the iPad screen to organize, rate or color tag them. Once you have selected your best images, you can then start editing using either Styles or manual adjustments. Once you have finished editing, you can show your images on the screen to team members and clients on location or export them as JPEGs.

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Powerful toolset

Capture One for iPad includes key features such as Star Rating, Color Tagging, Styles and Presets, as well as Crop and Rotation. There are also editing tools for adjusting White Balance, Exposure, Dynamic Range, Clarity and more. In addition, Capture One for iPad includes batch editing, Dehaze and film grain.

RAW converter

Capture One for iPad is the first time Capture One’s RAW converter has been available on a mobile device. It has been designed and built to take advantage of iPad to its full potential, including gestures and touch interactions.

Cloud File Transfer

The subscription to Capture One for iPad also includes a quota for Cloud File Transfer. With this system, you can start working on your images on an iPad. You can then make the final touches on your desktop computer by transferring your work between the devices. The included Cloud File Transfer quota means you can store up to 1,000 photos in the cloud at any given time. You also get unlimited file transfers between your iPad and the Capture One desktop app.

More to come

Capture One has stated that in order to not delay the release of Capture One for iPad, the app has been initially launched with a reduced set of features. However, the website for the app states that Capture One “have tons of things in the pipeline for you.” One feature that will be coming is Tethering. The company acknowledges that Tethering is one of Capture One’s key features. As such, it has worked closely with Apple to ensure that that Tethering for iPad will be coming, though there is no timescale given for the feature to be implemented.

Pricing and availability

Capture One for iPad is available now and costs $5 per month. This includes access to Cloud File Transfer with up to 1,000 photos stored in the cloud at any given time and unlimited transfers.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.