Working with Colors

Capture One provides a number of tools to adjust colors. The tools are designed to support your workflow when handling specific issues like saturation, white balance or skin tone.

Colors in Capture One

Discover how Capture One deals with image color.

Base Characteristics

Use the Capture One Base Characteristics tool to define the camera’s default reproduction of both color and tonal range.

White Balance

Use the Capture One White Balance tool to establish perfect natural colors and neutral grays.

Color Balance Pro

The redesigned Color Balance tool gives you the opportunity to fine-tune image tones more easily, and offers individual control over the shadow, mid-tone and highlight areas of the image.

Color Editor

The Color Editor enables users to select and adjust a narrow color spectrum without affecting other colors in an image.

Black & White Tool

The Black & White tool enables users to convert images into razor sharp monotone photos.

Multiple RGB-readouts Pro

Capture One provides an option to have multiple RGB-readouts displayed in various areas of a photo.

Migrating the database

Catalogs or sessions produced by previous versions of Capture One and opened from within Capture One 9 must be updated to use the latest data base model.

Processing Engine

The engine describes the way in which a Raw file is demosaiced, color managed and presented on screen. Changes in engines can dramatically improve how the image is presented. The tools and their adjustments in Capture One can therefore produce different results depending on how they interface with the engines.

Learn More

Links to information regarding the Base Characteristics tool