Capture One
Capture One
13.1.1.24

3.6

Capture One free download for Mac

Capture One13.1.1.24

09 July 2020

RAW workflow software.

Overview

Capture One is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 400 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 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.

Note: Listed price is an amount per month for one camera when billed annually. More info here

What's new in Capture One

Version 13.1.1.24:
New Heal & Clone Tools
  • New dedicated brushes for Heal and Clone will automatically create the correct layer when used
  • Fast workflow with automatic source-point generation
  • Limitless number of heal-zones per layer (previously only 1 p/layer)
  • Most flexible healing workflow of any RAW converter
  • Moveable source points, and transformable heal zones
  • Fast performance and high-quality rendering
New Before & After Tool
  • A new dedicated tool placed in the Toolbar with easy keyboard shortcuts
  • ‘Y’ will toggle before/after on and off
  • ‘Shift + Y’ will toggle between the two modes:
  • Full View and Split View Slider (draggable)
  • Fast performing and works on multiple photos in the viewer
  • Full View available in all products
  • The Split View Slider is not available in Capture One Express variations
New Lightroom Catalog Import
  • Improved Lightroom Importer with better descriptions
  • Allows import of ‘offline files’ (files located on disconnected storage devices).
  • Capture One automatically imports files once the correct hard drive has been plugged in
  • Provides a report after the import with information about unsupported files
  • Basic image adjustments and Catalog structure will be replicated in Capture One
  • Complete list of changes can be found here

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34 Reviews of Capture One

4
Suricate15
14 June 2020
Version: 13.1.0.172

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A lot of other applications, cheaper too, are able to do a successful work with photos, but the question is also "how" and with which ergonomic environment..? Here is C1 with this 10.13 release really very easy, fast and powerful to use, on top photo solutions. Only for very special tools you'll need Adobe PS, actually as for all other photo applications. The only unfavorable point I have to admit is the high price, upgrade price from older releases too. That's the reason for the fifth missing star.
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Suricate15
14 June 2020
Version: 13.1.0.172
A lot of other applications, cheaper too, are able to do a successful work with photos, but the question is also "how" and with which ergonomic environment..? Here is C1 with this 10.13 release really very easy, fast and powerful to use, on top photo solutions. Only for very special tools you'll need Adobe PS, actually as for all other photo applications. The only unfavorable point I have to admit is the high price, upgrade price from older releases too. That's the reason for the fifth missing star.
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5
Bobthevisitor
13 June 2020
Version: 13.1.0.172
Very good image quality developing raw files and very good tools to fine-tune your results. In my opinion the best raw developer I came across and worth every cent of its admittedly high price. It‘s asset management features are great as well and you get a lot of training videos for free.
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mrsidoric
30 August 2018
Version: 11.2.1.38
NOT WORTH IT – demoed several versions, and considering their greedy upgrade policy, and mediocre performance compared to other far less expensive apps – I cannot recommend Capture One. Their decision to deprecate Media Pro after they bought it, and milked upgrades is unconscionable.
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0.5
david_4
08 July 2018
Version: 11.2.0.111
Unfortunately Capture One doesn't provide tether capture for Olympus Cameras.
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Meister-Fritz
29 January 2017
Version: 10.0.1.26
There are numerous applications that address RAW workflow and they are MUCH more reasonably priced. The price of Capture One is truly unconscionable.
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1.5
pderby
08 December 2016
Version: 9.2.1.19
After some research I selected CaptureOne to replace Aperture and purchased a Ver 9 PhaseOne license in October. I was just beginning to plan out my migration strategy when 6 weeks later they came out with a major revision, Ver 10, for an additional $99 to upgrade. Most software vendors would grant new customers an upgrade if they purchased software within 60 or 90 days. As a recent customer I requested an upgrade explaining that I was just beginning my migration planning from Aperture. My request was rudely denied. The software seems to be OK, I'm still trying to figure out how to handle some deficiencies in CaptureOne compared to Aperture. There is a steep learning curve for CaptureOne, especially in how to migrate large photo libraries with extensive meta data. The customer policies and empathy at CaptureOne are focused on short term revenue, not customer satisfaction. They don't seem to value establishing long term customer relationships.
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Visible-Evidence
22 November 2016
Version: 9.2.1.19
I have tried this app over and over and over, booting up the demo on the last three versions and… I’m not feeling it. I think it’s good and it can do the job, but I don’t think they’ve ever fixed their assets management ability and the thing just feels clunky going through your catalog. You find yourself waiting for the app to catch up constantly. It’s weird. Actually processing an image is straightforward enough, and the end result is nicely processed. I personally find the brushes to be a little loose, although I suppose you could learn to live with it, like driving a car with a dodgy clutch. But for the price point shouldn’t this thing run like a Jaguar?
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4.5
thecrocodilefarm
23 April 2016
Version: 9.0.3.5
FYI, the software in question is now at v 9.1.1 - not yet reflected on MU. A (rather long) foreword: I've been using Aperture until its dying day, resisting Adobe "bloatware" and licensing policy like a lone samurai left on the battlefield surrounded by enemies:) I then bit the bullet (the sword?) and bought LR6, and was surprisingly pleased with it - it required minimal workflow adjustments, the metadata and catalogs management is way better than Apple's offering, and it's quite quick and more or less trouble-free. I would like to stress that I do not earn my living by photography and therefore have less stringent demands than most professionals. However, RAW conversion in LR6, although better than in Aperture, is still not enough for me. Hence DxO Optics Pro 10, which I use to treat RAW files from inside LR6 and then reimport them back for further manipulation. This has been my setup for the last 16 months, and I was quite pleased with it. Then, out of sheer curiosity, I tried CaptureOne. C1 has one huge advantage - its RAW processing engine easily beats anything out there. No questions. Full stop. Its colour correction is the easiest to use and the most natural looking, unless you want to go mad with it - but even then you'll be pleased with the results. Noise reduction is perfectly adequate - in most complicated cases DxO "Prime" technology is better, but you can still tell NR has been applied, and let's be honest, with modern cameras' low light performance you'd rarely need to apply massive amounts of noise reduction. The camera/lens database is where DxO outshines everything else on the market, but nearly all the decent lenses and bodies are catered for by C1. Sharpening is excellent if you've got decent raw material (read "decent lens and steady hands") and just about passable if you haven't, but then it's your fault:) C1 has one huge disadvantage - it does not happily integrate with other software. And it's not a good news, because its cataloging system is not in the same league as LR6, although not as appalling as in previous versions. Confusing Catalogs and Sessions (although I see the pro's logic behind that), switching between catalogs takes forever and in rare instances can hang the programme. Cataloging options are many, but not as extensive as LR6 or PhotoMechanic. IPTC is supported, but again, not to Adobe's standard. On a sweeter note, you do get hierarchical (nested) keywords - finally! Then there's plugin support, of which there's none. I use Nik and Macphun by a bucketload, and having standalone versions is a godsend - C1's "Edit in..." command sends your file for processing to an external editor and then re-imports the result. Kinda like a plugin. But try to send two or more files to a HDR editor - and it returns... yep, two or more different files, none of which is HDR, and the actual HDR programme may or may not quit unexpectedly. So you can integrate some other apps into your C1 workflow, but you can't easily integrate C1 into anything else, in my case LR6. There are workarounds and roundtrips from LR6 to C1, but to me they seem a bit too clumsy, and by doing so you separate your original RAW files from the resulting DNG files, which means more external HDs by the day. You can import your LR6 catalogs into C1 and even retain a few basic adjustments you've made in LR6, but not many. You can also import your keywords from any text file, and - die, Adobe! - you can assign your own keyboard shortcuts all you like! So here's my dilemma: image quality or convenience in cataloging and post-processing? I've setup a separate HD for use with CaptureOne trial (no restrictions, good for one month) and over the next few weeks will try to get used to C1's catalogs and other quirks, and if anyone's interested I'll report back once there's more to report. At the moment CaptureOne gets 4.5 stars from me purely on my impression of its RAW conversion and its possibilities. I can replicate the results in DxO fairly closely, but not quite, especially on less straightforward shots. The excitement can wear thin though, especially if my struggle with catalogs ends in disaster...
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4.5
Bousozoku
05 March 2016
Version: 9.0.3.5
This is as close to perfect as I will ever see, most likely. I use Capture One Pro and I have Silkypix as a backup application. The new licensing/authorization means that using two accounts on my MacBook Pro no longer counts as two licenses, and that I can also use the application on my more casual Windows 10 machine, also. This is a great usage enhancement. The only real problem is that you must use the latest OS X, El Capitan or Yosemite--using Mavericks isn't possible. I updated. One of the main features for me is the quality of the output. Colors are excellent and as close to each companies' software as possible. Since I use multiple brands of equipment, Capture One helps me get the best out of everything in a minimum of time. I generally load everything into various folders, launch Capture One Pro and wait for it to create previews. This takes time. It may have decreased in the time it takes, but when I'm working with 1000+ photos, I don't wait to measure it. The Auto Levels works in a batch and it provides a very accurate starting point for adjustments of daylight/studio light photos. I wouldn't suggest using Auto Levels for nighttime photos. The HDR Shadows and Highlights levels brings back details without clown-ish effects. I get a lot of work done very quickly and accurately. There are local adjustments, based on layers, which seem incredibly useful but I haven't integrated them into my workflow. As others have mentioned, the company's blog and YouTube videos are quite useful in learning this powerful application.
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Holypoly
03 February 2016
Version: 8.2.2.8
Where is 74.0?
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Gestalt
02 December 2015
Version: 8.2.2.8
Where is 9.0?
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Fishboy
14 May 2015
Version: 8.2.2.8
Check them out on their YouTube channel too. A lot of great information and demos there. https://www.youtube.com/user/PhaseOneDK
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22duke
22 April 2015
Version: 8.2.1.5
not a professional photographer but have used Aperture, iPhoto and LightRoom while its great to manipulate images the UI black with super small white writing is nothing for my eyes its getting tiresome very quickly. How its organizing the library is a super confusing for me and it seem like many other users if I go by the forum. No proper tutorials either. Contacted support for a refund but beside several emails and tickets no answer. Bit the bullet and went to LightRoom 6 which for me is much more intuitive and less strenuous on the eyes
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4.5
Zaph
10 December 2014
Version: 8.0.2.33
Solid product. Extremely high quality RAW conversions, local enhancement tools evolving into a diverse toolset, noise reduction is effective, highlight/shadow recovery is very good, distortion and perspective tools are done with very little image quality loss, and an active (if quirkily European) support team and community.
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vigorotaku
17 September 2014
Version: 8.0.0.433
Great Review. Killer features of Capture One Pro 8 for me: - No need for Catalogs! - Variants - Multiple focus windows for image review or tethered shooting You can take a look at http://vigorotaku.blogspot.com/2014/09/capture-one-pro-8.html. <a href="http://vigorotaku.blogspot.com/2014/09/capture-one-pro-8.html">Capture One Pro 8 at Vigorotaku.com</a> I hope that you find this helpful. Dan at Vigorotaku.com
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Velgor242
23 July 2014
Version: 7.2.3.29
I like the software, it does a superb job. What I DON'T like is being tracked while using it! Phase One please stop using EQATEC Analytics in your applications, it's just rude.
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Bousozoku
01 April 2014
Version: 7.2.1.32
Since my review in mid-2013, this application has become very stable. There are still times when I get a beach ball for whatever reason and it makes no sense to me. I'm using it a 2.6 GHz i7 MacBook Pro with 16 GB of RAM and OWC's fastest internal SSD. I haven't made the leap to catalogs but sessions are catalogs of a slightly different nature. This functionality has become stable, thankfully, as I was deleting broken sessions from time to time. I stand by this as the finest raw development software, above Silkypix and above that which Adobe makes. It's simple enough to use the automatic features or you can adjust almost anything on your own. They also include Styles, like Silkypix Tastes, which allow a packaged group of settings to be applied in one click.
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Donmontalvo
19 December 2013
Version: 7.1.6.34
FAIL: PhaseOne needs to get away from their "gotta make enterprise folks activate each install" fiasco and stop making their software a huge PITA to deploy to enterprise users. Guys, the year 2000 is calling, they need your help breaking really nice software with really outdated antipiracy hacks. You've got a good product, now all you need to do is fire your Mac installer development team and hire 21st century engineers who have a clue. Good software. Friggin' aweful to deploy, lest you waste time/effort "touching" every Mac it gets deployed to.
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Bousozoku
26 June 2013
Version: 7.1.3
Since version 7 has a new processing engine, it's taken time to work out the bugs (I'm not saying that it's bad as an Adobe product), and there are still issues like odd delays--and I'm talking about processing on a machine with only an SSD and 16 GB of RAM. That said, this has to be the finest raw development software--ever. It extracts maximum image quality from each image. It's not working miracles, but they really do analyse images quite thoroughly and have ways to straighten, minimise distortion, improve colour and clarity. I know that Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture are cheaper, but they are cheaper in many ways. Capture One Pro is a better tool for those whose main goal is high image quality.
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3.5
ChristopherGrant
06 December 2012
Version: 7.0
PROS: Generally am able to achieve higher quality photographers in both color and B&W. Good tool set for architects. Updated selective editing tools. New catalog feature is most welcome. CONS: Selective editing tools still not up to par, primarily in speed and masking. Slow visual response with global editing sliders when compared with Lightroom or Aperture. VERDICT: Every year or so I look to ditch Lightroom for something more native to a mac, but every year it (LR) ultimately beats out the competition Photograph quality is 'the' most important thing but if all other important issues fall short I simply won't use it. Such is the case with CaptureOne, it's very good and getting better, but not quite good enough to make the switch (for me). You may feel different and with a 60 day trial it's definitely worth looking at. Note they just came out with their first update so current version is 7.0.1.
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Powercc
30 October 2012
Version: 7.0
Normally I love C1, but is all the time very unstable. I used (or try to use it) one my MBP Retina with Leica M9 DNG - and I am not able to import the pictures. With NEF-picture it works very great, with currently the best RAW-engine on the market. But with the unstable 32.bit version it s absolute not reliable
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4.5
Patoche
28 October 2012
Version: 7.0
Second day that I discover and work with this new version of Capture one 7, and I love it... With the ability to create catalogs, I can use this soft like Ap or Lightroom. It is really one step above the others soft...I compared developing many different raw from my 5D3, Leica M9 and D800 with Aperture, LR 4, PhotoNinja, DXO, ACR and DPP...and always always the details are finer in C One, not to say the colors that are more like in the real life, hair, skin. That's right that the price is high at the moment, I had it with an update for 69 euros, so it was ok. C one has some very nice feature that the others have not and I discover more I use it. It needs maybe a little polish in the corners...but it is ver. 7 new. Have a try, you will sure want to redevelop your best shots with C1. Good shots to all.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
17 July 2012
Version: 6.4.3
While this is an indisputably excellent program, it's now twice as expensive as Lightroom and more than three times pricier than Aperture. If you can afford it, it's no doubt a viable choice, but it's not competitive, which puts it beyond the reach of most users. I doubt it can survive on snob appeal alone.
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mike-evangelist
04 June 2012
Version: 6.4.2
Capture One will give you the best quality from your RAW files. Period. I was quite shocked in fact, when I saw how much better the results were when compared to Aperture and Lightroom. The learning curve is steeper than the others and there are no D.A.M. features to speak of, but if you invest the time to learn it, Capture One will give you a better looking image every time. I tend to use Lightroom for quick edits and cataloging, but always end up taking any important images to Capture One for finishing.
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Newmanarts
11 April 2012
Version: 6.3.5
I think this would have been a 5 out of 5 but no where did it say that live view was not supported on the DSLRs, only on the medium format cameras! Shame on them. It's a wonderful set of tools but it is hampered by over looking this and worse they don't mention it in the materials to read before buying!
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4.5
Bobby-02b5bb0f
07 April 2012
Version: 6.3.5
If you are a photographer that shoots raw this is the program to use over Aperture or Lightroom for raw processing mainly. Compare your shot jpg with a jpg outputted from a raw in C1P and you will never use in camera jpg again. I use C1P to process the raw files and then imported into LR for their DAM (digital asset management). I've used C1P 5 so this is my take on the older version as I jump on this deal. C1P do have a learning curve to get use to their interface compared to the more streamlined Aperture and LR.
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Rubaiyat
06 April 2012
Version: 6.3.5
I have a Nikon 9000. Can anyone provide advice on Capture One vs Aperture vs Lightroom please? Aperture is obviously the cheapest solution but I am looking at getting the best result in the most efficient manner possible.
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muapple
18 March 2012
Version: 6.3.4
I've tried all the main RAW processing apps out there at this stage. For the Nikon RAW format, I have found that Capture NX was possibly the best (maybe because Nikon themselves are involved in that one). Capture One Pro was very close to Capture NX for default RAW conversion quality (just as good with a few minor adjustments), and light years ahead in speed and workflow. In particular, Capture One Pro provides excellent quality with the Nikon profiles and its feature set and workflow are great. It does take a little while to get used to the workflow, though, so I highly recommend looking at the tutorial videos first. Thankfully, Phase One have lots of those on their site and on their YouTube channel. Capture One Pro is my RAW editor of choice and I don't see anything else out there at the moment that would tempt me to change that.
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Macfoto
22 February 2010
Version: 5.1
at this time - the best raw app! yes, the workflow is unusual…but the results are stunning! and cheaper than aperture/lightroom! and we need an active competition!
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Bousozoku
03 April 2009
Version: 4.7
As much as I like this software (it's worked well for me) and I've used it in place of Adobe's Photoshop plug-in for raw development, I'm unable to use any release past 4.1.1, as they no longer support PowerPC machines. This should be noted in the requirements but they leave this to a hard to find document in their support area.
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Hauslendale
31 October 2006
Version: 3.7.6
Why would the developer leave all the ~.nib copies in the Resource folders? I thought to myself why is the app bigger than the norm. Well I found out. What a lazy developer. To remove all the not needed extras install the application then run the TERMINAL and give this caommand: ############## rm -rf /Applications/Capture\ One\ PRO\ 3.7/Capture\ One\ PRO.app/Contents/Resources/*/*~.nib ############## Oh about the application, switch to Photoshop or Apples Aperture, and don't look back.
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Abraham-Irawan
16 September 2006
Version: 3.7.5
i've been testing many raw editor in mac but only captureone support white balance for RAW infrared photography (digital camera without hotmirror, replaced with infrared filter) capture one is my wishlist
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Coolbert
07 May 2006
Version: 3.7.4
In my point of view the Raw-developer i the market. The quality of the pictures that comes out of the program is simply the best. It's not a perfect program to handle but the result makes it wort using it.
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Anonymous
31 October 2004
Version: 3.5.2
Sorry, but you make it WAY too hard just to pull down an evaluation copy in that the registration process necessary to login to the download area wouldn't play with Firefox or IE. Might be great software, but I've moved on to evaluating others...sounded promising too.
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