Capture One Pro 20
Engineered for your Creativity

Capture One continues to lead the way in RAW file image editing and has faster than ever tethered capture from camera to computer. Expertise from supporting more than 400 cameras combined with relentless dedication to creative freedom has brought recognition to Capture One’s workflow, exceptional color handling, and precision editing tools. Capture One software was developed with the ambition of enabling you to achieve your creative vision through a smooth, efficient workflow; making it the professional’s choice in imaging software. If you’re looking to master Capture One, we might suggest our upcoming classes.

The latest Capture One version is 20

With next level layers, a new streamlined workflow, a smoother and faster editing experience and many other great new features, Capture One Pro 12 is Engineered for Your Creativity!



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New Features in Capture One 20

Get the cleanest possible images 

Retain colors and details like never before when shooting with high ISO. With improved noise reduction, start your editing with better quality images – even before tweaking.  

Precise color editing. Made easy. 

Edit colors faster with a new Basic Color Editor that’s compact and easy to use. Click anywhere on the photo and drag to adjust the hue, saturation and lightness of any colors – or edit with intuitive sliders. For more control, the Advanced Color Editor and Skin Tone tools are as powerful as ever. 

Take total control of your contrast 

Do more with contrast and tone thanks to the new High Dynamic Range tool. Recover highlights, boost shadows, darken the blacks or boost the brightest areas of your photo – all in one tool. 

Crop with ease and flexibility 

Easily visualize and transform your crops thanks to the visible handles in the new Crop tool. Instantly crop from the center, rotate the crop or lock the aspect ratio using modifier keys. 

Sort photos in a snap  

Save up to 50 % of your keystrokes when sorting images – enable “switch to next” to automatically switch to the next photo when you rate or tag. Works with sets so you can easily review multiple images at the same time and manage big projects in a snap. 

Scroll for speed  

Work quickly and intuitively – scroll through all your tools with ease and pin your favorites to the top for instant access.  

Accelerate your layer editing  

Easily copy specific layers between photos – including photos with different formats and sizes – without replacing the existing layers on the destination photo.  


Edit spectacular DNG files  

Get the most accurate colors and sharpest details out of any camera model, drone or smartphone capturing DNG files.    

Get the smoothest editing experience   
Make a big difference to your workflow with small updates. We’ve added text to the icons so you can find tools instantly, made Masking tools easy to access and simplified the adjustments clipboard. Plus, get higher resolution thumbnails and adjust the viewer background color with one click. 

Take a shortcut  
Edit faster with new default shortcuts for zoom, full screen, Focus Mask and much more. Plus, customize the shortcuts further to create your ideal workflow.  


Capture Pilot

With Capture Pilot, you can trigger a capture remotely* and browse, rate and examine images remotely, as they are shot. Capture Pilot enables a wireless connection between a web browser or iOS device with the current Capture One Session or Catalog.

Let your clients follow the shoot and give feedback with Capture Pilot to ease up the workflow and save time selecting shots for further editing.

Use the smooth Live View functionality with the IQ2 50MP, IQ3 50MP, IQ3 100MP, IQ4 100MP, and IQ4 150MP based camera systems, including full zoom capabilities.

It even includes geo-tagging functionality, allowing for the tagging of images with location data, both synchronously with the shoot, or at a time offset from the actual shoot.




Capture One DB

Capture One DB (digital back) is a software option that not all users realize is available. Capture One DB is a full working version of Capture One for digital backs only. Capture One DB’s only limitation is that it does not support non-Phase One RAW files or any derivative files like TIFFs or JPEGs.

Capture One DB is:

  • Free of charge for all Phase One Back users
  • Updates from version to version are always free of charge
  • Can be installed on as many machines as needed
  • Activation code is required the first time
  • Internet access is not needed to use afterwards


More Features

Control the impact of your local adjustments by changing the opacity of each layer.
Once adjustments are made across as many tools as needed, simply drag the
opacity slider to decrease the overall impact of the layer.

Softening the edges of a mask after drawing is simplified with the Feather Mask
feature. Avoid having to redraw masks by simply dragging a slider to feather the

When applying a crop in Capture One, you can now use the Export Path to include the crop as a path when you export to PSD. By storing the crop as a Path in your exported PSD file, the full image can be used for retouching or even alternate cropping at a later stage.

Capture One Pro 11 has 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.

The Duplicate Checker makes sure that you don’t import the same file twice in your Catalog or Session. The robust catching-mechanism ensures that importing the difference from the last import is easy 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.

Recommended System Specs

We recommend that your computer has at least the minimum specifications outlined below to run Capture One.

Microsoft® Windows® minimum requirements

  • Intel or AMD CPU with 2 cores

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • 10 GB of free hard disk space

  • Color calibrated monitor with 1280×800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi screen ruling

  • Windows 7® SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1® 64-bit, Windows 10® 64-bit*

  • Microsoft® .NET Framework version 4.7 (will be installed if not present)

*Support for Capture One 12 on Windows 10 is supported for builds supporting .NET 4.7 – This is currently from Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 1607) through to October 2018 Update (build 1809).

Apple® Macintosh® minimum requirements

  • Intel CPU with 2 cores

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • 10 GB of free hard disk space

  • Calibrated color monitor with 1280×800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi

  • macOS 10.12.6, macOS 10.13.6 macOS 10.14*

*Support for macOS 10.14 is supported for builds up to 10.14.1

Recommended system requirements

If working with high-resolution images and doing calculation-heavy adjustments we recommend the following:

  • Intel CPU with 4+ cores

  • 16+ GB of RAM

  • Solid State Disk (SSD)

  • Dual (matching) Graphics card from NVIDIA or AMD with 4GB+ RAM per card

Note: Due to the significant additional calculation overhead, systems using 4k/5k monitors will require additional resources in addition to the above recommended spec (both in GPU and CPU power). For a Professional experience we recommend at least doubling the specification above for these configurations.