The user interface on offer in Capture One 8 has become flatter, and thats nice. Its looks pretty good and its very comfortable to work with.
Improved processing engine
Capture One 8 offers new improved processing engine. This means that users who would like to work fully with old RAW files that were edited in Capture One 7 will need to upgrade their engine.
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
The HDR tool has been completely upgraded in Capture One 8 and it now doesnt affect the mid tones at all. The main problem with the High Dynamic Range functionality in Capture One 7 was the dirty picture that emerged when high HDR values were applied. Now thats gone and the new HDR effect is very accurate and clear.
Clarity tool in version 8 now offers a new work mode Natural (surprise!). With this mode, Clarity is even more accurate then Neutral, especially with the color and the dark parts of the image.
New Catalog Features
The Catalog functionality was a chink in Capture Ones 7 armor. Until version 7, Capture One didnt offer catalogization at all and the release of the Catalog tool was a first step in the right direction. The new features of Catalog in Capture One 8 fixes a few of the main problems associated with the old version.
White Balance in layers
White Balance with the ability to use layer masks on up to 10 different layers (UPD 16 layers in Capture One 8.1); its a really fantastic feature. With just a few clicks you can change the color temperature of any part of a given image.
Intel Core 2 Duo or better
4 GB of RAM
10 GB of free hard disk space
Calibrated color monitor with 1280 x 800, 24 bit resolution at 96dpi screen ruling
Mac OS X 10.9 or later
Flash is required to view the intro video
An Internet connection when activating Capture One
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