Capture One Pro 8 is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras - straight out of the box. It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.
With an updated processing engine, market-leading performance and powerful new features, Capture One Pro 8 is the professional choice in imaging software. You get the highly responsive precision tools you need to create stunning images from your camera’s RAW files in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.
Excel in Quality
For more than a decade Capture One Pro has been the preferred choice for thousands of professional and enthusiast photographers around the world. They depend on Capture One Pro to deliver ultimate image quality and to realize the potential in every shot.
Each of the more than 300 cameras supported in Capture One Pro 8 goes through a rigorous testing and profiling process. This ensures the best out-of-the-box results in terms of color reproduction and noise reduction that matches the camera's characteristics in various shooting conditions. Capture One Pro 8 raises the bar even further so you can get better image quality than ever before - straight out of the box and through the adjustment possibilities.
Capture Your Vision
Choose Capture One Pro 8 to capture your vision with minimum fuss and maximum effectiveness. Simply import your RAW files from camera, memory cards and storage devices or shoot directly into the application to get started.
Employ the world’s most advanced tethered capture solution and view your images instantly in close-up detail to ease image selections and adjustment choices. Operate your camera remotely and speed up your workflow with Live View for supported Medium Format, DSLR and other cameras. Let your clients follow the shoot remotely and pick their favorite images with Capture Pilot.
Control Your Assets
Capture One Pro 8 supports you with powerful tools to organize, compare and select your images in a workflow that can be customized to best suit your needs.
Choose an integrated digital asset management set-up with Catalogs to work independently of your files’ location, or use Sessions to organize your work into projects and work directly on your RAW files where they are located on your computer or storage drives. You control your assets - just choose the workflow that works for you and Capture One Pro 8 will fill in the gaps.
Free Your Creativity
Capture One Pro 8 provides professionals and enthusiasts alike with amazing tools to enhance and adjust their images. Work directly with the RAW file to ensure maximum quality and save time by sticking to one application for all your adjustments.
You can devote your undivided attention to one shot at a time or speed up your workflow by adjusting large numbers of images consistently and effectively. Capture One Pro 8 gives you the freedom to create your desired look for every capture.
Showcase Your Talent
Process large numbers of images quickly and effectively into multiple formats simultaneously for delivery to your clients in whatever format, size, or resolution while preserving the originals. You can process to several formats at once using the Process Recipes or use the Export tool to quickly export images or variants.
Let Capture One Pro 8 showcase your creativity and display your images in the best light. Present your work with stylish templates, create a slideshow in seconds or produce an appealing web gallery for clients and partners.
Perform & Produce
Capture One Pro 8 enables photographers to reduce the time and effort required to create stunning images from leading high-end cameras. With many stability and performance improvements, Capture One Pro 8 gives you a market-leading, high-quality workflow for refining and managing your images.
Capture One Pro 8 offers a significantly more responsive and reliable workflow compared to previous versions giving you unprecedented fast tethered capture, image ingestion and preview generation. With its image quality, reliability and speed, Capture One Pro 8 ensures a smooth and flexible workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.
Edit Photos in External Applications
Perform additional editing, retouching or photo manipulation in external applications with just a few clicks. When you are done the edited images will be saved right back into your session or catalog for future safekeeping. Future edits on those images will also be reflected and updates in the session or catalog.
Smart Cursor Tools
Work faster and smarter with the new easy access cursor tools. Just right-click in an image get access to the settings for your chosen cursor tool, right under your cursor.
Capture One Pro 8 now comes with a full complement of Local Adjustments. Fine-tune details with for instance luminance noise reduction and white balance in targeted areas of your images for unlimited creative control. Work directly on the RAW file to ensure maximum quality and detail retention and save time by making all adjustments in ome application.
Capture One Pro 8 introduces a new and unique Film Grain tool that lets you add grain directly to your images to mimic film stock, hide noise or simply for creative effect. The advanced Film Grain algorithms are based on a physical model for how light interacts with silver halide to create authentic grain that is fully scalable and natural to the eye.
Advanced File Naming
Capture One will help you ensure consistent file naming from shoot to shoot. The improved naming tool 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 an individual photograph or a group of images. Use the new filename search & replace to correct mistakes in the names of several files.
Capture One Pro 8 now allows you to completely control the content of your images and to remove unwanted objects or blemishes. The new clone and heal layers allow you to perform simple cloning or advanced healing, with full control over the size and shape of the affected areas.
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
With Capture One Pro 8, you can bring out even more detail in highlights and shadows - even in over- or underexposed images. The improved HDR tool helps you perfect high-contrast scenes by recovering blown-out highlights and opening up dark shadows, all from one single capture.
Black & White Conversion
Convert your images to black & white directly in Capture One Pro 8. An array of controls let you precisely adjust the color channels and create split toning effects when you convert to gray-scale.
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
File support: Sony ILCE-7RM2 (a7R II) uncompressed support
File and tethering support: Sony ILCE-7SM2 (a7S II) including uncompressed
File support: Sony DSC-RX1RM2 (prelim) including uncompressed support
Panasonic GX8 (revised)
EOS M3 (revised)
Leica Q (revised)
Pentax K3 II (revised)*
*Pixel shift mode not supported
(Mac) OpenCL crash with Nvidia cards on OSX 10.11
When you have disconnected a camera do not reconnect a camera until the Camera tool status changes to “No Camera Attached”.
DNG support is for raw DNG only is not optimized for specific cameras.
Other Camera Users
Connecting some Canon cameras to the computer after launching Capture One might result in tethered capture being unavailable. If you experience this, connect the camera to the computer prior to launching Capture One.
This functionality is not supported for Fujifilm RAW files: processing/exporting to DNG, auto mask, healing with Repair Layers and LCC.
This functionality is not supported for sRAW/mRAW files: LCC analysis and healing with Repair Layers.
Canon Live View: The image is not rotated according to camera orientation, as Canon does not report the orientation during Live View.
Digital Back users
Battery charging on IQ systems can cause issues with stability over Thunderbolt adapters or in low power devices such as Laptops. Switch charging off if you suffer repeated disconnections.
For tethered shooting with Phase One digital backs make sure that your system can either supply at least 10W power via Firewire (more than most laptops can supply) or make sure to activate the “Force Battery” setting on the back. Use the 4.5m Phase One Firewire cable.
For tethered shooting with Leaf and Mamiya DM digital backs make sure that your system can supply at least 12W power via Firewire (more than most laptops can supply). Use a Leaf or Mamiya Firewire cable.
Unless otherwise specified for your Phase One camera system, do not open the shutter on the camera prior to opening the Live View window. Doing so will generate errors on the digital back after closing the Live View window. The recommended procedure for using Live View is to first open the Live View window, then open the shutter on the camera, use Live View as desired, when done, close the shutter on the camera, and close the Live View window.
For Leaf Backs and Mamiya DM systems, the camera body must be selected in preferences before connecting the back.
For Leaf Backs and Mamiya DM systems, in the case of a communication error during firmware upload, please wait 10 minutes before disconnecting the FireWire cable.
Leaf Aptus II 8 only works with black and white Live View.
Focus controls for iXR and iXA cameras are only supported by IQ and Credo backs.
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan