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30.6.18

Capture One 11 Pro - Overview - selected features

Capture One 11 Pro - Overview - selected features
The PhaseOne product website: https://www.phaseone.com
The review is presented in two parts:
A) The short version - with the link to the full  versoion
B) The full version of the review.
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B) Full version of the review 

Capture One continues to lead the way in RAW file image editing. 
Expertise from creating customized color profiles for more than 400 cameras, combined with the relentless dedication to creative freedom has brought recognition to Capture One’s workflow, exceptional color handling, and precision editing tools. 
Capture One is known for its exceptional handling of color. Thanks to custom camera profiling, every RAW file shines - straight from the camera. Whether you seek creative color grading tools or want to ensure natural colors in your images, Capture One delivers powerful and precise tools to achieve your vision.
From customizable tools and keyboard shortcuts to graphics acceleration and instant tethered capture; Capture One is built to minimize your workload and maximize your efficiency. Design your own workspace and find your way of working in Capture One.
Using process recipes, exporting images to multiple formats, sizes and locations is only a click away. Options include - Ignore crop, sharpen for output, strip metadata, add watermarks and much more. Process recipes are the corner stone of your output process.
Graphics acceleration (OpenCL) utilizes the power of your graphics card (GPU) offering a smoother experience when editing, and higher performance when processing images. 
Asset management is important for every photographer, be it management of images from individual day-to-day jobs or large collections with thousands of images. Capture One offers tools and solutions for every type of photographer, making asset management simple, fast and effective
Capture One has a robust workflow that suits your way of working. Sessions are designed for most day-to-day jobs, Catalogs for large collections of images and you can even use Capture One as your stand alone image editing tool of choice.
Every tool is designed to give you full control of all aspects of the editing process - preserving, recovering and optimizing all information from your RAW files. The full range of tools offer extensive possibilities to always achieve perfect results.
The improved Styles workflow that debuted in Capture One 10.1 is further enhanced with the addition of Styles Packs. Each pack comes with up to 18 different Styles designed to enhance curves, saturation, and tonal adjustments - without affecting key capture parameters such as exposure, white balance, or levels.
Capture One enables independent process recipes saving different setups to easily achieve your desired output with one click. Each recipe can have a different image size, quality, ICC profile and sharpening among other settings. Output Proofing enables you to quickly view the final image of each recipe without having to process your image first. 
- For precise local adjustment, most tools in Capture One Pro can be applied locally, improving the control of every image. Apply up to 16 layers and use different brush options for precise masking. Control the impact of your local adjustments by changing the opacity of each layer
- Every tool in Capture One is designed to give you full control of all aspects of the editing process - preserving, recovering and optimizing all information from your RAW files. 
 - All supported camera models and lenses have custom tailored profiles to ensure the best colors and details available. Capture One provides a solid solution for editing any supported RAW file.
- Capture One is built to minimize your workload and maximize your efficiency. Design your own workspace and decide your own way of working in Capture One.
- All adjustment tools are now compatible with Layers, making Capture One a truly “layer centric” application. Local Adjustments has been renamed to Layers and is now included in multiple Tool tabs, making it easier to work with a layered editing workflow.
- Softening the edges of a mask after drawing is simplified with the Feather Mask feature. asy and efficient
- Improved handling of color makes sure layered color adjustments work to perfection. The Color Balance, Color Editor, White Balance and other tools have been re-engineered to show smoother transitions between each layer.
- The overall performance of Capture One has been increased, which gives a smoother and faster experience when editing. 
- The intuitive Color Balance Tool makes color grading precise, effortless and gives you the ability to adjust Hue and Luminosity individually for Shadows, Mid-Tones and Highlights.
- The Black & White tool in Capture One gives you full creative control over the conversion process, while minimizing the amount of introduced noise for a silky-smooth result.
- Change Hue, Saturation and Lightness for a specific range of colors for effective adjustments. Define the exact color tones you wish to adjust and experience the full control.
- A pre-designed range of visual adjustments can be applied with few clicks using styles and presets. Select from the built-in styles packs, create your own, or install third-party styles packs. You can also choose from one of the many additional Capture One Styles Packs.
- Filter your images globally or save your filters as Smart Album with an extensive range of criteria to maximize your efficiency. It has never been easier to find every 5-star, color-tagged, portrait-oriented image shot with a 50mm lens within your current collection.
- Clone an area in your image by adding a new layer using Layers. While a Heal Layer blends with the surroundings of the target area, a Clone Layer will specifically clone the source area to the target area.
- Shadow and Highlight recovery are important tools for recovering the color information in your RAW files. 
- Extensive sharpening tools provide full control of the process with control over everything from Amount to Halo Suppression. Adding additional usage dependent sharpening to your Process Recipes, for example Screen or Print output, makes sure your images look the very best, regardless of size.
- Noise Reduction in Capture One Pro is both camera model and ISO dependent, providing the ultimate tools for managing noise while preserving details.
- Correct distortion, chromatic aberration, and light and sharpness fall-off from Capture One's extensive library of lens profiles or instantly from the manufacturer's profile.

With image quality as the driving factor, Capture One is developed to squeeze every RAW file to the limit, providing the highest level of details possible. Each supported lens applies a custom-made lens profile, providing precise tools for minimizing distortion and light fall-off.
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