THE NEW FEATURES IN CAPTURE ONE PRO 12
Capture One Pro is hands down my favourite RAW editor and tethering software. I use it every single day. When Phase One release an update, as you can probably imagine, I take notice. Capture One Pro 12 has been released today and in this article and video, I’ll take you through all the new features.
As well as the usual updates for newly released cameras, yes all you new Canon and Nikon mirrorless owners will now have support, there are the usual speed increases. Aside from this, we have a newly designed user interface, for the most part it’s similar to the old version but has been refined for ease and comfort. This is definitely the most obvious change but by no means the most significant, check out the video below to find out more.
The Best New Features In Capture One Pro 12
Without a doubt my favourite new features in Pro 12 are the refinements to masks which are now possible, especially luminosity masks. Those that are familiar with luminosity masks will be very happy to see this addition. For those that don’t know what they are, luminosity masks allow the creation of masks based on the exposure range of our images. We can easily make complex selections of the highlights, midtones and shadows. With the additional features inside Capture One, we’re then able to further refine these selections, or apply luminosity masks to other masks we have created. It really is a brilliant addition.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON CAPTURE ONE PRO 12
The new masking features alone are enough for me to want to upgrade but I’m also quite excited about some of the other features which have been mentioned. I’m hoping that with Phase One making the SDK more accessible to developers, we’ll be seeing more plugins supported on the program.
To upgrade to Capture One 12, click here.
What do you think about the upgrade? Are you as excited as I am by the additional masking features? Let me know in the comments below.