Capture One Express 6 from Phase One is professional image-editing software that works with all popular DSLR cameras and many digital camera backs to support RAW image capture & conversion and editing, organization, and delivery of large volumes of professional images, whether they originate as RAW, TIFF, or JPEG files. Get your images ready for print or web distribution, or produce a slideshow for your clients in seconds.
Version 6 of Capture One Express adds support for 64-bit operating systems, so image editing and processing is faster than ever before. Enhanced support for metadata means you can better streamline your workflow, with support for XMP sync and Auto Load, as well as a GPS link to Google Maps. Full-screen viewing allows you to maximize your screen real estate and view images side by side, while the loupe tool enables you to zoom into an image up to 200%.
Many tasks, such as batch import and export, can be automated by the software, which makes it much easier to organize the vast numbers of images that most professional photographers capture for the average project. Capture One Express 6 features many advanced organization and selection tools, such as customized, token-based file naming and a Focus Mask, which automatically highlights areas of image focus across all images in the thumbnail browser.
Capture One supports image and video files from the popular DSLRs on the market today, as well as all Phase One digital backs and selected backs from Leaf and Mamiya. Each supported camera is tested and profiled by Phase One, so the software is able to bring the best out of your camera's RAW output.
New in Capture One Express 6
Showcase your work in creative formats using customized print layouts. Customize the margins, crop to match the aspect ratio of your paper, and add borders in custom widths and sizes. Take advantage of the color-managed print engine for reliable color rendition. Include watermarks and add metadata to prints. Capture One provides you with a wealth of printing options
Accelerated Editing & Processing
Get your work done fast with high performance RAW, JPEG, and TIFF image file editing and processing through cross-platform 64-bit support. The 64-bit support takes full advantage of the advanced memory handling capabilities of the latest Mac and Windows operating systems – faster performance that does not compromise image quality
Create a slideshow and showcase your images in a single keystroke. This feature can integrate both still images and video files and it incorporates a selection of slick fades and transitions
Capture One offers powerful support for metadata that can streamline workflow throughout the complete post-production process. The Metadata tool enables you to read, update, and modify valuable information at any point within the production process. The latest version adds XMP sync and Auto Load as well as a GPS link to Google Maps. Capture One provides wide support for exchange of metadata between applications
Capture One's Loupe Tool is a powerful magnifier that lets you zoom into an image from 25% to 200%. It can be used to quickly check focus or view close-up details of a selected image or even of any thumbnail in the image browser
Album folders are virtual collections that offer an easy way to organize images from different folders, without having to create duplicate images in the same folder. Smart Albums are populated automatically by images that match the album's criteria. Capture One comes with a selection of Smart Albums that are already set up in the library. You can also create your own Smart Albums
Search & Filter
Search and Filter makes it easy to find, sort, and organize images from a selected collection in a folder, session folders, album, or smart album. Resulting images are displayed as thumbnails in the image browser
Integrated Movie Import
Import, browse and play back video clips, including HD video, from DSLR cameras
Take advantage of your display to get a big, unobstructed full-screen view of your work. Make adjustments and compare them side-by-side
Advanced File Naming
Capture One provides a powerful renaming tool that enables you to create customized, token-based naming systems with ease. Choose your own combination of text and tokens to create your own bespoke naming system and apply it to an individual photograph or a group of images. Save your naming selection as a preset for future use to ensure image naming consistency
Vignetting is perfect for those times when you deliberately wish to lighten or darken the edges of an image. The vignette slider makes it easy to apply a vignette relative to any cropped image area
Web Contact Sheet
Creating a web gallery is quick and easy. The Web Contact Sheet feature in Capture One now has a new selection of flexible templates for impressive web-based images presentations
Remove unwanted spots and marks instantly. Spot Removal is a fast and efficient way to remove imperfections in images. Dust-spot removal can be used to eliminate spots from a group of images in a single click
Interactive Speed via OpenCL Support
Tap into the vast computing power in your graphics processor and CPU and use it to accelerate your editing tasks. The new OpenCL support will let you experience incredible interactive editing speed
The Import Window allows you to immediately import images and videos. This task is made even easier as you can apply multiple styles to image files during import
Capture One's tailor-made camera profiles are renowned for providing ultimate image quality for leading DSLRs. Each camera is tested and fine-tuned extensively by Phase One's image quality team to create a "bespoke" profile that brings out the very best in your camera. Capture One supports image files from the most popular DSLRs – Canon, Epson, Fuji, Konica Minolta, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh, and Sony – as well as Phase One digital backs and selected Leaf and Mamiya digital backs
Organize & Select
Capture One allows you to work with images in filmstrip view. You can use filmstrip view in combination with the viewer to quickly scroll from image to image, making changes and comparing images
Accelerate your image editing selection with the Focus Mask for fast verification of image sharpness and focus. The Focus Mask is applied to all images in the thumbnail browser so it becomes easy to identify the images that have the desired focus. The Focus Mask is perfectly suited for portrait, wedding, and fashion shoots where, for example, the eyes of a model need to be in focus
The Library tool allows access to the images within Albums, Smart Albums, and Favorites and to any image collections stored in folders on a computer or networked resource. It is easy to browse through the image collections thanks to the hierarchical tree structure of the library. It is even possible to work on images in folders without importing them (e.g. on a server or hard disk) to free up memory on your computer
Variants permit you to create virtual copies of your original image without taking up more than a few kilobytes of hard-drive space. Experiment with different settings or modify the work you have done on an image without risk
Rating and Color Tagging
It is quick and easy to rate and color tag images to help assist your selection and editing process. Ratings can be applied instantly (on screen or via keyboard shortcuts) from 1 to 5 stars. Color tags can add another dimension and can be used together with a rating, or as an alternative on its own
Adjust & Optimize
Apply subtle color adjustments with the Color Editor. Colors can be altered in either a large area using the basic tool, or selected in a narrow color space with the Advanced Color Editor tool. The Local Adjustments feature enables you to perform powerful, selective color adjustments to specific parts of your image with the reassurance that image tones will appear natural, thanks to a built-in Smart Saturation function that works intuitively behind the scenes
Capture One makes it simple to achieve your desired white balance setting. An image can be quickly corrected with a built-in auto white balance feature. Alternatively, use the white balance picker to select a neutral area of an image (or a grey or dark white area if possible) that will be used as a reference point to map all other colors. The Skin Tone white balance tool achieves exact skin tone colors without using a grey reference
Use the Clarity Tool to improve hazy images by adjusting local contrast and a small amount of sharpness. The tool now allows negative clarity values, which helps smooth out local contrast in portrait images
With Capture One you get a range of sharpening presets, formulated to provide a good starting point for sharpening images for most purposes. By default, the sharpening settings have been configured to provide a good-looking image on a screen and are an excellent basis for your own sharpening adjustments
High Dynamic Range
Use the High Dynamic Range tool to recover shadow or highlight detail. The tool helps you to perfect high-contrast scenes by eliminating blown-out highlights and flat shadows
Presentations & Delivery
Web Contact Sheet
Creating a web gallery is quick and easy. The Web Contact Sheet feature in Capture One has a new selection of flexible templates for impressive web-based images presentations
Deliver image files to your clients and colleagues in whatever format, size, or resolution they ask for, while preserving the originals. You can process several formats at once and manage exactly what goes on using the batch queue. Use recipes to automate and produce consistent results
Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft Windows Intel Pentium 4 or better 2 GB of RAM 10 GB of free hard disk space Calibrated color monitor with 1280 x 800, 24-bit resolution at 96 dpi screen ruling Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only), Windows Vista SP2 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0 Service Pack 1 Redistributable package. In case you do not already have this installed, Capture One will initiate installation of this. A PDF reader is needed to read the Release Notes. Flash is required to view the video on the Welcome Screen.
Apple Macintosh Intel-based Mac 2 GB of RAM 10 GB of free hard disk space Calibrated color monitor with 1280 x 800, 24-bit resolution at 96 dpi screen ruling Mac OS X 10.6.4, 10.5.8 or later Flash is required to view the video on the Welcome Screen.
You need an Internet connection when activating Capture One 6.0.
Recommended System Requirements
Processors with multiple cores, e.g., Intel Core Duo or better For Windows systems with more than 4 cores, use Windows 7 (64-bit version) 4 GB of RAM or more Plenty of hard disk space for your images A fast hard disk, e.g., a Solid State Disk (SSD)