Plugins Pro

Capture One 12 introduces the concept of Plugins which can greatly expand the possibilities to either edit or publish your images.

Introduction Pro

Plugins comes in two main flavors: Plugins will enable you to publish images directly an online photo gallery solution or to social media, and plugins that will let you edit or open images with specialized image adjustments, like the Helicon Focus plugin.

Getting more plugins Pro

In order to get new plugins, select Capture One 12 > Preferences… (Edit > Preferences… on Windows) and choose the Plugins tab. Then click on Get more plugins in the lower right corner, and you will be taken to a Phase One webpage where you can download any available plugin.

Install a plugin Pro

There are a number of ways to install a plugin in Capture One 12 once you have downloaded it.

  1. Double-clicking on the plugin.
  2. Open Preferences and select the Plugins tab. Click the + button in the bottom left corner, then select the plugin in the file browser that pops up.
  3. Open Preferences and select the Plugins tab. Drag the plugin into the list of plugins.

Capture One 12 will then copy the plugin to the Plug-ins subfolder under Capture One and install it. The plugin should now show up in the list on the left of the Plugin manager tab and be ready to use.

Change Plugin Settings Pro

In order to change the settings for each plugin, select Capture One 12 > Preferences… (Edit > Preferences… on Windows) and choose the Plugins tab. Then select the install plugin from the list on the left and change the desired settings.

Note that the company offering the plugin has made specific settings that is tied to their plugin, so please visit their site for instructions on how to use them. You can disable an installed plugin by selected it and clicking on the Disable button if you want to turn its functionality off temporarily. Just click on Enable to turn it back on again.

Capture One 12 is shipping with one plugin from Phase One called Open With Menu. It allows you to exclude certain apps from the Image > Edit With menu list to keep things nicely organized.