About Capture One

Capture One overview

Built on the world's best raw processing engine, Capture One Pro is the professional choice in imaging software. It enables photographers to reduce the time and effort required to create stunning, out of the box, images from leading high-end cameras. With a fast and intuitive workflow, it can be customized to fit your unique needs.
It is the world’s best raw converter, rendering precise colors and incredible detail, with support for leading high-end cameras. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and professional performance in one integrated solution.

Capture One versions

Capture One Pro, DB and Express

There are three different Capture One versions: 

  • The Capture One DB (Digital Back) version provides owners of Phase One, Leaf & Mamiya Digital Backs with a set of highly advanced image editing tools to help streamline and make any photographer’s daily workflow more efficient, whether shooting tethered or not.
  • Capture One Pro delivers the same functionality as DB although it also includes support for digital camera jpeg images and numerous other Raw files. It also includes tethered support for some DSLRs. This ensures that DSLR owners have the ability to get the highest level of quality from their files. (See release notes for supported file types).
  • Capture One Express is a simplified version of Capture One Pro and omits some features such as tethered shooting.
  • Capture One Pro (for Sony) delivers the same functionality as Capture One Pro, but only for Sony cameras.
  • Capture One Express (for Sony) is a simplified version of Capture One Pro (for Sony) and omits some features such as tethered shooting, but is free to use.

You will need online access for the initial activation of Capture One Express and Capture One Pro. Capture One DB does not need an Internet connection for activation. This guide describes Capture One for Apple® Macintosh® and it is also applicable to Capture One for Microsoft® Windows®, though some specifics are not listed. All features tagged with the slightly raised Pro-feature text are only accessible in Capture One Pro versions.

Credits and legal information

On Rights
©2015 Phase One A/S. All rights reserved. Made in Denmark.
Ver.8.2 last edit March 2015.
Colorspace images created in CROMiX ColorThink.

Photos by:
Phase One
Michael Roscoe, www.roscoephotography.com
Peter Eastway, www.petereastway.com
Kevin Carter, www.kevintcarter.com
Paul Fawley, www.photolink.co.uk
Francis Hills, www.francishills.com

On Liability:
The information in this user guide is provided “as is”. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Phase One be liable for any incidental, special, direct, indirect or consequential damages arising out of or relating to use of the information provided in this guide with or without the software described in the guide. Trademarks and Acknowledgements
Capture One and Phase One are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Phase One A/S in the European Union and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This product includes DNG technology under license by Adobe Systems Incorporated.