Editing Photos

This section describes all the tools used in the creative process from adjustments to watermarking

Lens Correction and Composition

Use the Lens Tool Tab to address a number of unwanted issues commonly associated with lens distortion and use tools to alter the layout by cropping, rotating and applying keystone correction.

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.

Exposure and contrast

Use the Capture One Exposure Tool Tab to adjust exposure, contrast, brightness, saturation, levels and clarity.


The Details Tool Tab includes tools for sharpening, noise reduction, adding film grain, and both moiré and spot removal.

Local Adjustment Pro

The Local Adjustments Tool Tab allows you to create layers and work on targeted areas of an image.

Styles and Presets

Capture One has a wide range of built-in Styles and Presets that not only allow you to add a visual effect to images but you can also use them to add specific adjustments and metadata to images in your daily workflow. You can also create and apply your own customized Styles and Presets.

Global Auto Adjustments

Global Auto adjustments can correct six parameters including the White Balance, High Dynamic Range, Levels and Rotation.

Using an External Editor

Complementary editing with third-party software, such as Adobe Photoshop, is available using either the Edit With… or Open With… commands.