Capture One 12.1.4 Released               

 In Brad Kaye, Capture One Enterprise, Capture One Pro, News, Special Tech Alerts

Once again out of the labs in Denmark, Capture One 12.1.4 releases and most importantly provides Mac OS Catalina support (thru version 15.1),  new camera support for Sony, Fujifilm and Leica as well as lens support for some Sony, Leica, Canon & Sigma lenses.

As the Capture Integration Tech Support Manager, I highly recommend that you always read the release notes of any new software platform that you install. With increases in speed, supposed stability and features comes eliminations of older computers and peripheral support. Just because Capture One now supports Catalina, does not mean you necessarily should update your operating system. 

Please do your due diligence to make sure your computer specifications are compatible and that your necessary workflow software and connected peripherals is also compatible.  Launch every program, check through the use of your printer / scanner / tethered camera / calibrators etc. to make sure that you’re able to work at full capacity when you need to.

A general word to the wise for professional workflows:  I do not recommend upgrading operating systems until at least a .1 version is available, if not a .2 version when the bugs have been sufficiently sorted by others who don’t need fully operational and compatible computer systems like you do.

When you upgrade operating systems, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND cloning your entire existing system with a robust utility like Carbon Copy Cloner (free 30-day Trial, I’ve been using it for a decade+) to an external hard drive / different internal drive / different internal partition of one of your drives before updating the Operating System.

By having a bootable clone, you can test the new OS and if you find problems, simply boot from your backup and be back to 100% while the bugs shake themselves loose over time until you have time to test again when updates/improvements are made.

 – Brad Kaye

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:

Capture One is no longer supporting tethered capture for Leaf Aptus from Capture One 12.1 and forward.

Officially Supported in Mac OS :

Sierra (10.12.6) | High Sierra (10.13.6) 

Mojave (10.14.5) | Catalina (10.15.1)

As the Capture Integration Tech Support Manager, I highly recommend that you always read the release notes of any new software platform that you install. With increases in speed and stability comes eliminations of slower computers or operating systems. Please do your due diligence to make sure your computer specifications are compatible with this new version.  – Brad Kaye


Capture One 12.1 features New Cameras support, new lenses support, a truly massive list of squashed bugs and and introduces ‘Capture One Studio’ as well as: 

• New Grids Tool •

• Improved X-Trans rendering (Pro, Pro Fujifilm, Express Fujifilm) •

• Improved Fujifilm tethering (Pro, Pro Fujifilm) •

• Extended AppleScript functionality (Some functionality exclusively featured in Capture One Studio) •

• Improved Overlay controls •


Full feature notes available in the download package from Phase One

12.1.4 Camera & Lens Support

  • Sony a9 II (*Live-view currently only supported through USB2)
  • Sony RX100 VII
  • Sony RX0 II
  • Sony a6600
  • Sony a6100
  • Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • Fujifilm X-A7
  • Leica Q2
  • Sony FE 35mm F1.8 (SEL35F18F)
  • Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS (SEL600F40GM) Phase One
  • Phase One RS 72mm/iXG II Canon
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 Leica
  • Leica APO-Summicron-SL 1:2/50 ASPH Sigma
  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A (Canon EF)

12.1.4 Bug Fixes Mac

  • Fixed an issue where folders with Swedish characters could cause a database verification failure
  • Fixed an issue where color readouts would sometimes not show on MacOS Catalina
  • Fixed an issue where EIP files would not be saved correctly with very long file paths
  • Fixed an issue where Capture One would inoperable due to a previously deactivated license key
  • Fixed an issue with fonts on MacOS Catalina
  • Fixed an issue where running the script ‘Get Logs’ would return an error
  • Fixed an issue where lens profiles would be unavailable for Fuji S-series cameras
  • Fixed an issue where JPEG 2000 files show an error in Adobe Photoshop
  • Fixed an issue where Fill Mask would not completely cover the image
  • Fixed an issue where processing Sony A7r IV files to DNG would cause a color shift
  • Fixed an issue with OpenCL using Radeon VII graphics cards

12.1.4 Bug Fixes Windows

  • Fixed an issue where the crop path would sometimes disappear from thumbnails
  • Fixed an issue where the Overlay did not display on Live-View
  • Fixed an issue where lens profiles would be unavailable for Fuji S-series cameras
  • Fixed an issue where JPEG 2000 files show an error in Adobe Photoshop
  • Fixed an issue where Fill Mask would not completely cover the image
  • Fixed an issue where processing Sony A7r IV files to DNG would cause a color shift
  • Fixed an issue with OpenCL using Radeon VII graphics cards

12.1.3 Camera & Lens Support

  • XT Camera System
  • XT – Rodenstock HR Digaron-S 23mm f/5.6
  • XT – Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 32mm f/4
  • XT – Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 70mm f/5.6

12.1.2 Bug Fixes Mac

  • Fixed an issue where Canon EOS R lens information would sometimes not show during tethering
  • Fixed an issue where the white balance of IIQ files might change when being offline
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause a crash when using Luma Mask on large images
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a crash when processing to PSD files larger than 2 gb
  • Fixed an issue where Panasonic S1R files with ISO 50 would have magenta highlights
  • Fixed an issue where processing to TIFF files larger than 2 gb would not work
  • Fixed an issue that would cause JPEG2000 to always load sRGB color space
  • Fixed an issue that would cause JPEG panorama files to not load
  • Fixed an issue where EIP export would sometimes fail
  • Fixed an issue where keywords from XMP files would sometimes not synchronize to Capture One
  • Fixed an issue where Annotations and Overlays could have an offset when exporting to PSD
  • Fixed a number of issues with Tool Locks in Capture One Studio
  • Fixed an issue where the license agreement would be difficult to read with dark theme
  • Fixed an issue that would cause AppleScript to fail when setting units
  • Fixed an issue where Guide Labels would show incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue where Color Tag could not be set in Next Capture Metadata
  • Fixed an issue where activating as admin would not stick for standard users on the same machine
  • Fixed an issue where Light Fall-off in Styles would not apply properly
  • Fixed an issue where importing a Lightroom Catalog could sometimes cause changes to existing images
  • Fixed an issue where Collection Name Token would sometimes not work as intended
  • Fixed an issue where the Crop Mask would always show
  • Fixed an issue where adjustments could, in rare occasions, disappear in Sessions
  • Fixed an issue where importing a locked Lightroom Catalog would hang Capture One
  • Fixed an issue where the Grid Tool might not work correctly as a floating tool
  • Fixed an issue where manual entry in the Barcode Scanner Tool would not work correctly

12.1.2 Bug Fixes Windows

  • Fixed an issue where “show grid while cropping” would be off as default
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause a crash when exiting a slideshow
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Export as Catalog’ would sometimes not include all images in new Catalog
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause a crash when using Luma Mask on large images
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a crash when processing to PSD files larger than 2 gb
  • Fixed an issue where Panasonic S1R files with ISO 50 would have magenta highlights
  • Fixed an issue where processing to TIFF files larger than 2 gb would not work
  • Fixed an issue that would cause JPEG2000 to always load sRGB
  • Fixed an issue that would cause JPEG panorama files to not load
  • Fixed an issue where Canon EOS R lens information would sometimes not show during tethering

12.1.2 Camera Support

  • Sony a7R IV

12.1.2 Lens Support

  • Pentax SMC-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited
  • Pentax SMC-FA 35mm F2 AL
  • Pentax SMC-FA 50mm F1.4 Leica
  • Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4

12.1.1 Bug Fixes Mac 

• Fixed an issue where ‘Format’ within Process Recipes was still changeable after locking the tools

• Fixed an issue where skipped duplicates were not indicated when importing into a Catalog

• Fixed an issue where the Capture Resolution Ruler action menu would sometimes not function (Capture One CH)

• Fixed an issue that caused Dual Pixel files from Canon EOS R to be unreadable

• Fixed an issue where Canon EOS R would have no lens information when tethering

• Fixed an issue where Nikon P1000 images would sometimes have incorrect lens distortion

• Fixed an issue where multi-exposure images from Canon EOS R would have incorrect white balance

12.1.1 Bug Fixes Windows

• Fixed an issue where ‘Erase Images After Copying’ could be selected in non-applicable scenarios

• Fixed an issue where Capture One would sometimes not shut down properly on Windows 7

• Fixed an issue where the import dialog would be clipped if maximized to full screen

• Fixed an issue that caused Dual Pixel files from Canon EOS R to be unreadable

• Fixed an issue where Canon EOS R would have no lens information when tethering

• Fixed an issue where Nikon P1000 images would sometimes have incorrect lens distortion

• Fixed an issue where multi-exposure images from Canon EOS R would have incorrect white balance

New Grids Tool

Easily set up your desired grid using the new dedicated Grids Tool, with options for grid type, color, and functionality for following the crop. Toggling Grids and Guides on and off can be done independently from each other, providing full flexibility.

Improved X-Trans rendering (Pro, Express Fujifilm)

Get better rendering of fine details and patterns for X-Trans sensors. Improve overall image quality for Fujifilm camera models without sacrificing performance.

Improved Fujifilm tethering (Pro, Pro Fujifilm)

Zoom and pan during Live View when tethering with Fujifilm cameras.

Improved Overlay Tool

The Overlay Tool has been improved with better precision of sliders, overlay is now relative to crop, option to show or hide overlay, better performance, added list recently used overlays.

Endless possibilities with complete Apple script coverage

Capture One’s automation abilities have been extended to the full feature set – with almost endless customization possibilities. The following properties extend to the standard 12 libraries:
• De-select camera
• “Select next/previous” properties for browsers and collections
• “Queued” property for variants
• Modern user script running
• Luma range layer properties
• “Current layer” property
• “Current recipe” property
• Importer ability to handle multiple paths
• Curve tool adjustment properties
• Deselect all cameras / Select camera name “None”
• Color Editor (First iteration)
• Lens correction properties
• Guides

12.1 New Cameras Support

  • Panasonic LX100 Mark II
  • Leica DLUX 7
  • Leica CLUX
  • Nikon COOLPIX P1000

12.1 New Lens Support

  • FUJINON XF23mm F1.4 R
  • Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM
  • NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S*
  • NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S*
  • NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S*
  • NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S*
  • NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S*

12.1 Bug fixes: Mac

  • Fixed a performance issue with metadata synchronization in Catalogs
  • Fixed an issue where browser mode was not included in custom workspaces
  • Fixed a color issue with CMYK profiles
  • Fixed an issue where it would be impossible to drag guides out of the image in Live-View
  • Fixed an issue where Capture One might hang when batch promoting variants
  • Fixed an issue where images could be marked as ‘Adjusted’ even with no adjustments applied
  • Fixed a performance issue when using Overlays in Live-View
  • Fixed an issue where guides would disappear when changing keystone or rotation
  • Fixed an issue where there could be a delay in showing the correct content of Session Folders
  • Fixed an issue where the Live-View resolution would not follow the size of the window
  • Fixed an issue where exported PNG files would always be assigned sRGB color space
  • Fixed an issue where watermarks and overlays would be incorrectly placed when using ‘Ignore Crop’
  • Fixed an issue where the selected thumbnails would not show correctly in the viewer
  • Fixed an issue where online images would not update their thumbnails when adjusted
  • Fixed an issue where AppleScript cropping could be o with one pixel
  • Fixed a performance issue when auto-adjusting multiple images
  • Fixed an issue where the Library would highlight a wrong collection after adding a Favorite
  • Fixed an issue with Overlay scaling in Live-View
  • Fixed an issue where previewing Styles would mark currently applied Style as ‘partly overridden’
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Ignore Crop’ in ‘Edit With’ would include the crop anyway
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Capture One to crash when connecting an IQ4 via WiFi
  • Fixed an issue where the order of Process Recipes would sometimes not stick
  • Fixed an issue where adding folder on network drives would freeze the Library Tool
  • Fixed an issue where double clicking input fields would not highlight the content of the field
  • Fixed an issue where connected cameras could not be detached from within Capture One
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Scaling Unit’ property could not be set in a Process Recipe using AppleScript
  • Fixed an issue where the scripts menu did not support Javascript
  • Fixed an issue where locating a folder could result in a crash
  • Fixed an issue where importing a Session could result in a crash
  • Fixed an issue where the user had to select a token for its dropdown menu to work
  • Fixed an issue where the Camera Tool would not work correctly with multiple Sessions
  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard shortcut for switching between tool tabs would not work
  • Fixed an issue where CAPS Lock and Mask shortcuts did not work correctly
  • Fixed an issue where some keywords might not appear in the Keyword Library Tool
  • Fixed an issue where auto-masking could result in masks going missing
  • Fixed an issue where the sample name in Output Naming did not update correctly
  • Fixed an issue where images with underscores included in the name would show inconsistently in searches
  • Fixed an issue where the Process Recipe tool would look incorrect when dragged out as a floating tool

12.1 Bug fixes: Win

  • Fixed an issue where lens names were sometimes not correctly displayed in the metadata tab
  • Fixed an issue where the viewer could show more images than the user had selected
  • Fixed an issue where changing the unit of output resolution could result in an incorrect scaling
  • Fixed an issue where the Camera Settings window would sometimes be cropped
  • Fixed an issue where the Focus Meter cursor tool would be too small
  • Fixed an issue where Next Capture Metadata would work incorrectly with XMP set to Full Sync
  • Fixed an issue where dragging a folder into a Catalog might cause Windows Explorer to freeze
  • Fixed an issue where the selected variant would not be remembered after restarting Capture One
  • Fixed an issue where time left in the progress bar of building OpenCL kernels was unrealistic
  • Fixed an issue where the Loupe Tool would show the wrong image when used on the edge of an image
  • Fixed an issue where moving Process Recipes to different computers could lose some of the information
  • Fixed an issue where it would be impossible to delete empty keywords
  • Fixed an issue where Export Originals and Export Variants would show the same dialog for collections
  • Fixed an issue where GPS data would not be included in exported images in certain scenarios
  • Fixed an issue where some adjustments from a Lightroom Catalog would not be imported correctly
  • Fixed an issue where metadata fields would sometimes not expand correctly
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a folder from Catalog Folders could cause a failed verification of the Catalog
  • Fixed an issue where the token ‘Destination Folder Name’ would use an incorrect destination
  • Fixed an issue where copying specific adjustments from primary or last image did not work correctly
  • Fixed an issue where a slideshow would start on the wrong monitor when using two monitors
  • Fixed an issue where keywords with many hierarchies might result in a crash
  • Fixed an issue where resetting individual curve channels did not work
  • Fixed an issue where filters would not update correctly when using XMP Full Sync
  • Fixed an issue where changing the workspace would maximize the Capture One window
  • Fixed an issue where star ratings would sometimes not be updated correctly
  • Fixed an issue where selecting and deselecting a compare variant would not update the selection
  • Fixed an issue where the highlight picker in Levels provided inconsistent results
  • Fixed an issue where the arrow keys would not work in a slideshow
  • Fixed an issue where the image counter would sometimes be incorrect
  • Fixed an issue where files without a creation date would automatically get an incorrect date assigned
  • Fixed a color issue with CMYK profiles

12.0.4 New Cameras Support

• Fujifilm GFX 100
• Canon EOS RP
• Canon G1X Mark III
• Canon G9X Mark II
• Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (DC-TZ97, DC-TZ96, DC-TZ95)
• Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000M2

12.0.4 New Lens Support

• FUJINON XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
• FUJINON XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II
• FUJINON XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro
• FUJINON XF200mm F2 R LM OIS WR
• FUJINON XF8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR
• FUJINON XF10-24mm F4 R OIS
• FUJINON XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
• FUJINON XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
• Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GSM
• Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO
• Tokina AT-X 16-28 f/2.8 PRO FX

12.0.4 Bug fixes: Mac

• Fixed an issue where the cursor would be offset when using the Color Editor or Color Balance
• Fixed an issue where Capture One would sometimes crash with restricted user permissions
• Fixed an issue where JXR files would sometimes fail to render previews
• Fixed an issue where Canon 6D MkII multi-shot images would render magenta
• Fixed an issue where Canon 5D MkIII and Fujifilm X-T2 images might show artifacts
• Fixed an issue where the import counter would freeze at ‘1’
• Fixed an issue where some metadata from .CR3 files was missing

12.0.4 Bug fixes: Win

• Fixed an issue where JXR files would sometimes fail to render previews
• Fixed an issue where Canon 6D MkII multi-shot images would render magenta
• Fixed an issue where Canon 5D MkIII and Fujifilm X-T2 images might show artifacts
• Fixed an issue where batch processing PSD files might not include all files
• Fixed an issue where some metadata from .CR3 files was missing

12.0.3 Bug Fixes Mac

  • Fixed an issue in the Next Capture Adjustments tool where it was not possible to select a new style if it had overwritten an existing one
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to move images to a different drive/partition
  • Fixed an issue where the content of some session folders where sometimes inconsistent compared to their equivalent in system folders
  • Fixed an issue where Leaf Drivers Kext did not install properly
  • Fixed an issue in the Camera Inspector tool where long advice messages were not fully visible
  • Fixed an issue where scaled preview was not sharp compared to previous versions of Capture One
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred while picking in the color editor on an image with applied Fujifilm Film Simulation
  • AppleScript: Fixed an issue where AppleEvent handler failed in session folders
  • AppleScript: Fixed an issue where ‘selected’ property did not work when session folder was selected

12.0.3 Bug Fixes Win

  • Fixed an issue where moving images from Media Pro to Capture One resulted in hierarchical keywords
  • Fixed an issue when deleting images and then shooting new images with the exact same name made them not show up in the thumbnail browser
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred while picking in the color editor on an image with applied Fujifilm Film Simulation

12.0.3 Camera support

  • Nikon COOLPIX A1000
  • Sony HX99
  • Sony a6400
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
  • Olympus E-M1X

12.0.3 Lens support

Phase One

  • Schneider Kreuznach RS-150mm MK II/Aerial

Fujifilm

  • FUJINON XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II
  • FUJINON XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • FUJINON XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR
  • FUJINON XF 56mm F1.2 R APD

Leica

  • Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

Nikon

  • Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Tokina

  • Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF
  • Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F/2.8 PRO FX
  • Tokina AT-X 11-16mm F/2.8 Pro DX II
  • Tokina AT-X 11-20mm F/2.8 PRO DX
  • Tokina AT-X M100mm AF PRO D

12.0.2 Bug Fixes Mac

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Open With’ menu did not populate correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where EIP files would not synchronize correctly to Catalogs.
  • Fixed an issue where long file names could corrupt EIP files.
  • Fixed an issue where masks on Heal Layers would not load correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Edit With > Other’ was sometimes unavailable.
  • Fixed an issue where images in the importer could not be selected.
  • Fixed an issue with DPI settings in ‘Edit With’ dialog.
  • Fixed an issue with a missing vertical alignment slider for watermarks in ‘Publish’.
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Export > Originals’ would sometimes fail.
  • Fixed an issue where pure white in JPEG2000 files would show as black.
  • Fixed an issue where Fuji lm X-S1 would show incorrect profile name.
  • Fixed an issue where Film Negative would sometimes result in artifacts.
  • Fixed various crashes and hangs

12.0.2 Bug Fixes Windows

  • Fixed an issue that would give an error when checking for updates.
  • Fixed an issue where pure white in JPEG2000 files would show as black.
  • Fixed an issue where Fuji lm X-S1 would show incorrect profile name.
  • Fixed an issue where Film Negative would sometimes result in artifacts.
  • Fixed various crashes and hangs

12.0.2 Camera & Lens Support

  • Fujifilm X-T30
  • FUJINON XF14mm F2.8 R
  • FUJINON XF16mm F1.4 R WR
  • FUJINON XF18mm F2 R
  • FUJINON XF23mm F2 R WR
  • FUJINON XF27mm F2.8
  • FUJINON XF35mm F1.4 R
  • FUJINON XF35mm F2 R WR
  • FUJINON XF50mm F2 R WR
  • FUJINON XF56mm F1.2 R
  • FUJINON XF60mm F2.4 R Macro
  • FUJINON XF90mm F2 R LM WR
  • Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 2,8-4/24-90 ASPH
  • Leica Apo-Summicron-SL 2/75 ASPH
  • Leica Apo-Summicron-SL 2/90 ASPH

12.0.1 Bug Fixes Mac

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes resulted in a crash when switching between tools
  • Fixed a crash issue when sometimes emptying Session trash
  • Fixed a crash upon new album creation
  • Fixed a crash when erasing/drawing part of Luma Mask
  • Fixed a crash when changing cursor tool with no image selected and the Navigation Tool shown
  • Fixed a crash when selecting a non-existent Output directory
  • Fixed an issue where Next Capture Naming field is highlighted after switching tabs
  • Fixed: Import third party catalogs option missing from Capture One Express
  • Fixed: Setting custom Normalize values by right-clicking with the picker doesn’t work
  • Fixed a viewer issue with proofing after composition correction
  • Fixed an issue where setting format to DNG in process recipe doesn’t reset scale
  • Fixed a performance issue where undo of mask point takes too long
  • Fixed an issue where some tools in the viewer were disabled after workspace switch.
  • Fixed an issue where mask changes are lost after processing and restarting
  • Fixed an issue where watermark shows “Empty Name” if Text field is empty
  • Various minor fixes for the library tool
  • Updated the “Stitch with Photoshop” script to work with Adobe Photoshop 2019
  • AppleScript: Fix for normalization commands failing upon variants lacking proxies
  • AppleScript: Fix for export originals crash
  • AppleScript: Recipe ‘pixels per inch’ sometimes causes error
  • AppleScript: ‘Apply Normalize’ point vertically flipped

12.0.1 Bug Fixes Windows

  • Various stability improvements
  • Fixed an issue where help links points to 11 documentation
  • Fixed a hang when running at 120% dpi scaling
  • Fixed a UI issue when resizing floating tools
  • Fixed an issue when deleting referenced folders in Catalogs
  • Fixed: “Edit with” option is missing in Capture One Express
  • Fixed: Menu items disappear after having Capture One in full screen
  • Fixed an issue where User Collections imported from Lightroom sometimes gave empty albums in Capture One
  • Fixed a UI issue in Color Editor
  • Fixed an occasional occurrence of disabled sliders after re-enabling a layer
  • Fixed an issue where “Show in Explorer” did not work if folder name had a comma
  • Fixed an issue with Live View focus meter area when moved
  • Fixed an issue with long metadata strings not displaying correctly
  • Fixed an issue with the camera properties occasionally missing in camera tools
  • Fixed an issue where the tool bar could not be disabled in full screen mode
  • Fixed an issue where the White Balance Mode on Layers occasionally appeared blank
  • Improved performance of using “Locate” on a folder in a catalog
  • Fixed an issue where “EmptyName” folders were created on import for movie files
  • Fixed an issue with keyboard shortcuts not working after a left click inside empty batch queue
  • Fixed an issue where rating during import makes thumbnails to not appear
  • Fixed the logic when using “Does not contain” in IPTC filters

Capture One 12 Highlights

New interface

Capture One 12 introduces a new and decluttered “super flat” UI, designed primarily to make Capture One easier to use over long editing sessions. Revised iconography helps to explain basic functionality for new users. The Menu system and equivalent application functions are now also more closely aligned to help aid discovery. (meh.  I’ve always liked the way Capture One looked.  Maybe in version 12.2 we’ll get ‘classic’ mode)

New Menu system

As part of the new user interface, the application menu system is completely reorganized to allow for easier discovery of functionality as well as cleaner logic and function grouping. New menu items like Layer and Select allow for future expansion. Shortcutable menu commands to things that were previously inaccessible are now also available in the Shortcut Manager.(Agreed, this fixes some features that seemed arbitrarily placed previously)

New Keyboard Shortcut Manager

With over 500 individually shortcutable commands, finding or learning the shortcuts can be a daunting process. The Shortcut Manager is re-designed to make using shortcuts easier than ever. Now you can search (by assigned key or by menu command) and easily add shortcuts with a more intuitive interface. The Shortcut Manager is relocated as part of the Menu system reorganization and now resides in the Edit menu > Edit Keyboard Shortcuts. (I like this one a lot as I make heavy use of quick keys.  Previously, if you tried to assign a shortcut that had already been used for another function, you’d only get a warning that the conflict existed, not where the original one was so you could fix it.)

Luma Range Masking

The new Luma Range mask option allows the user to create masks derived from the brightness of pixels in an image. To use the feature, draw a mask (or create a new fill mask), then press the Luma Range button. Adjust the slider in and out points to “clamp” the values on the mask to limit the range required.

Linear Gradient Mask tool

Capture One’s gradient masking feature gets a serious upgrade! Gradient masks are now editable, movable, rotatable and can be made asymmetric – all using the powerful new Parametric masking engine. When adjusting the size (click+drag outer line to change size), use the Shift key to modify symmetrically or Alt key to modify asymmetrically.

Radial Gradient Mask tool

The new Radial Mask tool allows for quick drawing of vignette and fall objects. Using the same Parametric engine as Gradient Masks, Radial Masks can be adjusted, rotated and moved after drawing for maximum control. Use Shift (Mac) key to modify symmetrically.(All of these are very nice additions to masking, providing more ability to making the best use of the massive color/tone space of your RAW files)

Plug-ins – Export and Publish

Capture One 12 introduces a new Plug-in platform for developers wishing to build content and functionality for the Capture One community. For more information on developing Capture One plug-ins, see the developer portal on www.phaseone.com

As part of the new Plug-in platform, “Edit with…” and “Open with…” are re-factored as plug- ins. These can now be configured with your favorite applications from the Preferences menu, which will then only show those applications in the respective menus.

User experience changes and tweaks throughout the app

A number of small but important user experience changes round up the Capture One 12 release:

Cleaned up browser list mode
Ignore composition in copy/paste settings operations
Almost all cursors have been made bigger
All font sizes made bigger (big enough to be viewed by an old guy on a 27″ 5k monitor?  we’ll have to find out!)
Frameless viewer labels
Bigger thumbnails in the batch queue
Various UI alignment and padding fixes

Other Goodies

Helicon Focus functionality has been ported to a Capture One plugin and will be available for download from www.phaseone.com (hmmmm, this sounds like a big tease right now, but I’m very interested to find out how Capture One 12 can help assemble my 47-image, 100 megapixel focus stacks from my IIQ 16-bit Raw files)

Extended AppleScript support

Capture One’s automation ability is extended again based on user feedback. The following areas/properties are now addressable through scripts:

  • Normalize tool
  • Locate
  • Set/clear/get compare variant
  • Overlay
  • Workspaces
  • Black and White
  • Live View focus meters
  • Styles on Layers
  • Readouts
  • Upgrade Engine
  • Capture Pilot Server
  • Process history
  • Native activities
  • Collection sort order
  • UUID for all objects

Fujifilm Film Simulations

“Film Simulations” is supported in Capture One 12 for a number of Fujifilm Cameras*. These Film Simulations have been faithfully reproduced inside Capture One to give a digital experience equivalent to that of shooting with traditional Fujifilm negative and color reversal film. Fujifilm simulations can be found in the Base Characteristics tool -> Film Curve (if using a supported camera).

The supported models have a potential 16 modes available that suit various scenes and subjects. For example, “Provia””Velvia” and ”Astia” reproduce iconic Fujifilm color reversal films; “Classic Chrome” conveys the iconic look and feel of Photographic Magazines from the 1950’s; “PRO Neg.Std” and ”PRO Neg.Hi” reproduce Professional Negative Film used in Portrait Studios; and Black and White “ACROS” reproduces smooth tonality, with a higher D-Max and rich texture.

(There’s literally no reason left not to use Capture One to process your FujiFilm Raw files from cameras like the potent GFX 50S.  This is great, because I’d often have the idea… “I wonder what this file would look like if..” 1.) I grabbed the 50S, 2) plugged it into my computer, 3) powered up the camera, 4) launched the Fuji software and 5) clumsily navigated to my images ala Corel Draw interface to apply the Provia or Velvia looks to them and then really not having any other choice but to export them out of RAF format to TIFF to handle color/tone grading in a program designed in this decade.)

12.0 Camera Support

  • Nikon Z7
  • Nikon Z6
  • Canon EOS R
  • Canon EOS M50

12.0.1 Lens Support

  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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