Capture One Express 7 from Phase One is professional-grade image editing and RAW file conversion program that is compatible with a wide array of digital cameras and digital backs. Capture One Express 7 excels in its ability to produce high quality imagery with exceptional color balance and fine detail with intuitive and efficient control capabilities. This program's other main asset is its means to function as a robust organizational tool that can be used to effectively import, export, and sort imagery as well as modify images' metadata.

As its core objective, Capture One Express 7 works to garner the highest quality imagery from RAW files and gives superb control and manipulability over the color and appearance of raw imagery. An integrated HDR tool works to gain greater detail in both the shadow and highlight regions of imagery and the Clarity tool functions as a way to enhance colors and minimize haze by affecting the local contrast of an image. A wide variety of tested cameras also feature dedicated camera profiles to help expedite the processing necessary by providing preset adjustments based on the inherent traits of different cameras.

Capture One also functions as a highly viable organizational tool for sorting, tagging, rating, and grouping imagery to benefit sharing and outputting processes. By default, images are housed within one overarching Catalog and then can be divided further into unique albums and catalogs. Images can be worked on when they are housed on the computer in use or on an external or networked drive. When working with remotely-located imagery, offline editing and sorting can still be performed and changes will be applied to the source images once reconnected. There is also support for multiple users to view and work on groups of imagery simultaneously and, additionally, images can be shown wirelessly on an iOS device when using the Capture One Pilot app.

This version of Capture One Express features a refined image processing engine to give faster overall performance and rendering capabilities. Cross-platform 64-bit and OpenCL support allow for increased editing and handling speed to make working with imagery a more intuitive and efficient process.

Image Quality

Processing and RAW Image Conversion
Based on the same advanced image processing engine as Capture One Pro 7, this software helps to achieve high image quality with accurate and vivid colors and fine detail from RAW files.
Tailor-Made Camera Profiles
Each camera supported in Capture One Express 7 is extensively tested in order to develop dedicated camera profiles to expedite the conversion process from a camera's RAW file type. High quality out-of-the-box results help to reduce the time and effort needed to adjust each individual image.
High ISO Noise Reduction
Each supported camera's extensive testing also results in the ability to significantly and intelligently reduce the appearance of image noise without diminishing image quality. Noise reduction can also be controlled manually for individualized results based on certain types of imagery.
Creative Image Editing Tools
A wide range of tools are available for modifying and enhancing the quality, color, and detail within imagery. These precision adjustment tools and controls allow you to efficiently and effectively alter the appearance of imagery to suit the desired final results.

Import and Organize

Organize, Find, Compare, and Select Images
An intuitive interface allows you to import and organize files quickly and easily using an array of tools to sort, find, compare, and select images. Image ratings, color labels, and Smart Albums can be used for organization and the Loupe tool is ideal for critically examining an image's details and focus.
The Import window allows for seamless importing of images and video from a memory card or connected device. Multiple creative styles and adjustments can be automatically applied to imagery during this process to expedite the full editing process later.
Smart Albums
Smart Albums allow you to organize imagery from different groups and albums without having to duplicate files within the same folder. Smart Albums can be automatically populated by files that match the specified criteria based on the project.
Loupe Tool
The Loupe tool is a magnifier that allows you to zoom into an image's content from 25% to 400%. It can be used to quickly check focus, sharpness, and close-up details of either a selected image or thumbnail.
Hi-Speed Caching
This allows you to view two images together at full resolution with no additional loading or lag time. It is highly useful for close comparisons of similar images and for making final choices and edits of groups of imagery.
Catalog Organization
The Catalog is the default organization platform and serves as an all-encompassing means for displaying pertinent information in regard to each batch of imagery. This information includes organizational data and presets, metadata, and visual adjustments that have been made to imagery. Furthermore, you can choose to store the imagery within the Catalog or to anywhere else on your computer, networked drive, or external drive.

When images reside within the Catalog, you are able to share it with different computers; if images are placed outside of the Catalog, you can work with a smaller group size and disconnect from a networked or external drive and still work with the images in Capture One Express 7 while offline.
Virtual Organization
A variety of flexible organizational structures permits you to places images in Albums, Projects, and Groups by dragging and dropping. The benefit to working within these means is that duplicates and copied files are not needed for a file to exist within multiple Albums, Projects, or Groups and they can all be used to display the latest visual adjustments to specific files. Additionally, they can all be used interchangeably and together; i.e. individual files can be placed into projects and then projects can be grouped.
Shared Catalog
A Catalog can be shared to a network drive to enable multiple people to work with it at the same time in order to increase efficiency. When sharing a Catalog, either one person can view and edit a file at the same time or multiple people can view a file simultaneously.
Offline Browsing
If working on images within a Catalog that is no longer online or accessible to you, you can still browse and make some image adjustments to files. These changes will be applied to each file once the external or network drive is connected again.
Import Session
If upgrading from previous versions of Capture One Express, you can import your previous default session as the new default session in Express 7. If upgrading from previous versions of Capture One Pro, you can import multiple previous sessions as individual projects within the Capture One Express 7 Catalog.
Rating and Tagging
Rating and color tagging imagery is a quick means for noting specific images for use in eventual edits, Groups, Albums, or Projects. Ratings can be applied from one to five stars and seven color tags can also be applied separately or in combination with ratings for more dimensionality when selecting images. Tags and ratings can also be applied to images by selecting a group of thumbnails and dragging them to the desired star or color tag icon.
Search and Filtering
A refined advanced search and filtering option helps to quickly find specific images when they have been labeled or categorized. Images can be sourced and organized from the main Catalog even when the specific files are located on external and network drives.
Advanced File Naming
Customized and token-based naming systems can be created with ease and applied to individual images or large groups of images at once. The system of naming can be created and modified through combining text and tokens and specific naming structures can be saved for applying to future groups of images to ensure consistency over time.
Manual Sorting
Imagery can be dragged and dropped from within the Capture One interface in order to give an intuitive and visual means for creating a sequence or specific order. Furthermore, this allows you to control the flow of a slide-show or the layout of images for printing.
Fixed Menus and Albums
A fixed pull-down menu and fixed album structure provide an efficient means for quickly viewing and accessing the last 10 imports as fixed albums.
Metadata Editing
Capture One's infrastructure enables you to read, update, and modify image metadata from within any section of the program. An intelligent metadata organizational structure helps to auto fill text within different metadata sections for expedited modification of groups of imagery. Support for an array of applications is given with XMP sync and Auto Load as well as a means for linking GPS and locational data to Google Maps.
Integrated Movie Support
Movie files can be imported, browsed, and played back within the same interface as when working with still imagery.
Import from Media Pro / Expression Media 2
Direct importing of a Media Pro catalog into Capture One Express 7 is supported and, when upgrading to Capture One, you are given greater a greater range of image adjustments and RAW conversion abilities. Only image files will be recognized when importing from Media Pro; PDFs, Word, and Excel documents are not supported.

Enhance and Adjust

Noise Reduction
The default setting of Capture One Express 7 works to reduce both color and luminance noise from any image regardless of the ISO sensitivity it was taken at. For further enhancement of images, noise levels can be manually adjusted to suit the best combination of low noise and high detail, which becomes increasingly useful with higher ISO imagery. The noise reduction system has been improved compared to previous editions in order to better-suit higher ISO imagery.
Lens Correction
Imagery is automatically corrected for lens anomalies, including distortion and chromatic aberration, by using pre-defined profiles for popular DSLR and medium format lenses. These Additionally, manual control is available to fix a host of typical optical issues such as distortion, light falloff, chromatic aberration, and purple fringing.
Levels and Curves
Levels and curves enable precise, exacting control over an image's highlights, mid-tones, and shadow regions. Both methods allow for control over the entire exposure profile of an image; levels can be used to brighten highlights, darken shadows, and adjust the mid-tones, while curves is an ideal choice for affecting an image's overall tonality and contrast while manipulating the brightness of both highlights and shadows.
Vignetting control allows you to selectively lighten or darken the edges of an image in order to give more prominence to the main aspect of a picture. An intuitive vignette slider allows you to control the amount of this and apply a vignette to cropped version of an image.
Black and White Conversion
Precise conversion of a color image to a monochromatic one can be done by adjusting the color channel sliders in order to control the appearance of the resulting grayscale image. No further plug-ins or tools are needed in order to gain extensive control over the contrast and tonality of a black and white image.
Color Editor
Subtle color adjustments can be applied to select color spectrums with complete control over hue, saturation, and lightness. A Smart Saturation tool works intelligently to ensure that image tones and colors appear natural and transitions and gradations are smooth.
The Clarity tool works to improve haziness within an image by adjusting local contrast to create a clearer-looking appearance. Negative clarity values can also be adjusted in order to smooth out local contrast, which is ideal for portraiture. The improved Clarity tool gives a choice of controls: Punch, Neutral, and Classic. When using positive values with the Neutral slider, contrast is increased and, in turn, haziness is reduced. A positive value from the Punch slider works to increase contrast and color saturation while also reducing haziness.
Global Auto Adjustments
These automatic adjustments work to correct the exposure, saturation, contrast, white balance, high dynamic range, levels, and rotation of and image. These options are easily accessible within the interface and can be individually selected based on the aspects of an image that need to be modified.
A range of sharpening controls is available to suit the different applications and output forms of an image. The default setting is designed to give images a pleasing on-screen appearance that provides room for further enhancement for other purposes.
High Dynamic Range
An improved HDR tool enables even greater detail extraction from the shadow and highlight areas of an image for a longer overall dynamic range. It allows for precise control over the contrast of the shadow regions and the ability to perfect the overall contrast levels of an image to recover blown out highlights and recover dark shadows.
Adjustments Clipboard
This function allows you to copy adjustment settings from one image and apply the same changes to other images. Additionally, a subset of the copied changes can be applied to imagery to allow for further modification of images within the batch.
Styles and Presets
Creative styles and presets can be applied to images in a consistent and efficient manner to modify the appearance of a group of imagery at once. Styles can be used to apply a set of colors or monotone effects, including emulating the look of chemical film and processes, in order to maintain a sense of creative conformity across imagery. Styles can be saved in order to apply to future groups of images and can be modified over time to suit one's changing needs.
White Balance
White balance can be quickly corrected for by using the auto, built-in white balance control or, alternatively, can be manually altered by using the white balance picker in order to determine a neutral area of an image.
Compositional tools enable you to crop, rotate, and flip an image either vertically or horizontally in order to control the layout orientation of an image.
Variants serve as virtual copies of an image that allow you to perform a series of manipulations to an image without needing to create an additional copy of the original file. This allows for worry-free experimentation with imagery without risking altering the original content of a file.

Export and Present

Wireless Photo Viewing
Images from your Capture One Express 7 Catalog can be viewed on an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone when running the Capture One Pilot app or via a web function that allows you to present imagery from a web browser on a computer or a mobile device running Android or Windows Phone. The Capture Pilot app enables wireless viewing, tagging, and rating of image files remotely.
A refined exporter tool allows for the output of image files in a wide variety of image formats, including JPEG 2000, JPEG XR, PNG, and single-layer PSD file types. Instant access to export dialog provides convenient exporting of images within a single format type.
Web Gallery and Web Contact Sheet
Web-based galleries and contact sheets can be created automatically and easily for simplified sharing of imagery to a personal website.
Slideshow creation is quick and intuitive and permits the combination of both still images and video files and also allows for the incorporation of fades and transition effects in between image slides.
Customized print layouts can be created in order to suit different margin sizes and aspect ratios of various paper types and borders can be added in different widths and sizes. Watermarks and image metadata can be added to the print template and additionally printing can be set up using a color-managed print engine to help ensure true color printing rendition.

Speed and Workspace

Accelerated Editing and Processing
Accelerated editing tasks are fueled by the ability to utilize a vast number of gigaFLOPS as provided by your individual graphics processor for highly efficient and powerful performance. OpenCL support allows full use of your computer's graphics card and JPEG, TIFF, and RAW image editing can be done in an expedient manner with cross-platform 64-bit support for use with improved memory handling characteristics on the newest Mac and Windows operating systems.
Image Processing Engine
A refined image-processing engine is employed to garner the highest image quality with excellent color and detailing from a camera's RAW files.
High-Speed Browsing
The improved design of Capture One Express 7 allows for faster rendering of thumbnails and full-size images than in previous versions. Switching between images has also been sped up for a more continuous, natural method of working.
Optimized Interface
The interface has been refined and simplified to provide easy access to the most oft-used tools and commands of the program.
Full-Screen Support
Full-screen, unobstructed viewing of image files is supported for easier side--by-side image comparison and a less disruptive means for working with images.
Retina Display Optimization
Full compatibility and support for the latest generation of high-resolution Retina displays.
Browser Filmstrip
A filmstrip view provides an efficient means for working in combination with the viewer to scroll through groups of imagery and for comparing images side-by-side.
Faster Copy, Rename, and Move
Simple system operations, such as image copying, renaming, and moving of files has been improved for faster overall performance.
Language Support
English, German, French, Chinese (simplified), Russian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Swedish.

Supported Camera Models

1D X, 1Ds Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 1D, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 5D, 6D, 7D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, 650D Rebel T4i, 600D Rebel T3i, 550D Rebel T2i, 500D Rebel T1i, 450D Rebel XSi, 400D Rebel XTi, 350D Rebel XT, 300D Rebel, 1100D, 1000D, EOS M, G15, G1X, G12, G11, G10, G9, G6, G5, G3, G2, S110, S95, S90, D60, D30, Pro 1
R-D1, R-D1s
X-Pro 1, X-E1, XF1, X100S, X100, X-S1, X20, S2 Pro, S3 Pro, S5 Pro
Konica Minolta
A1, A2, Alpha Maxxum Dynax 5D, Alpha Maxxum Dynax, 7D
M (Typ 240), M-E (Typ 220), M Monochrom, M9, M8. X1, D-Lux 6, D-Lux 5, D-Lux 4, D-Lux 3
Mamiya Leaf
Credo 80, Credo 60, Credo 40, Aptus-II 12R, Aptus-II 12, Aptus-II 10R, Aptus-II 10, Aptus-II 8, Aptus-II 7, Aptus-II 6, Aptus-II 5, AFi-II 12, AFi-II 10, AFi-II 7, AFi-II 6, AFi 7, AFi 6, AFi 5, Aptus 75S, Aptus 75, Aptus 65S, Aptus 65, Aptus 54S, Aptus 22, Aptus 17, DM56, DM40, DM33, DM28, DM22, ZD Back, MZD, M31, M22, M18
D4, D3X, D3s, D3, D2Xs, D2X, D2Hs, D2H, D1X, D1H, D800E, D800, D700, D300s, D300, D200, D100, D600, D7100, D7000, D90, D80, D70s, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3200, D3100, D3000, J2, J1, V1, P7100, P6000, P700
OM-D E-M5, E-P3, E-P2, E-P1, E-PL5, E-PL3, E-PL2, E-PL1, E-PM2, XZ-2, XZ-1, XZ-10, E-1, E-10, E-20, E-3, E-30, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-450, E-500, E-510, E-520, E-620, C-8080, C-7070
MX-1, istD, istDL, istDL2, istDS, istDS2, K100D, K100D Super, K10D, K110D, K2000/K-m, K200D, K20D, K-5 IIs, K-5 II, K-30, K5, K7, K-01, KM, KR, KX, Q
Phase One
IQ280, IQ260, IQ260 Achromatic, IQ180, IQ160, IQ140, Achromatic+, P 65+, P 45+, P 45, P 40+, P 30+, P 30, P 25+, P 25, P 21+, P 21, P 20+, P 20, H 25, H 20, H 101, H 10, H 5, LightPhase
EX2F, NX20, NX11, NX10, NX210, NX200, NX100, NX5, NX1000
SLT-A99, SLT-A77, SLT-A65, SLT-A57, SLT-A55, SLT-A33, DSLR-A900, DSLR-A850, DSLR-A700, DSLR-A550, DSLR-A500, DSLR-A380, DSLR-A350, DSLR-A330, DSLR-A300, DSLR-A230, DSLR-A200, DSLR-A100, NEX-7, NEX-6, NEX-5R, NEX-5N, NEX-5, NEX-F3, NEX-C3, NEX-3, DSC-RX1, DSC-RX100, DSC-R1
Windows System Requirements Intel Core 2 Duo or better
4 GB of RAM
10 GB of free hard disk space
1280 x 800 monitor with 24 bit resolution at 96 dpi screen ruling
Windows Vista SP2 (64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit)
Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0
A PDF reader is required to read release notes
Flash is required to view introduction video
Mac OS System Requirements Intel Core 2 Duo or better
4 GB of RAM
10 GB of free hard disk space
1280 x 800 monitor with 24 bit resolution at 96 dpi screen ruling
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Flash is required to view introduction video