We understand that you've been waiting a while for Capture One for iPad, so there's bound to be plenty of questions. We've collected some of the most frequently asked questions, so that you can hopefully get your questions answered in one place.
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What features will Capture One for iPad include?
A full list of features can be found here: https://learn.captureone.com/blog-posts/what-to-expect-from-capture-one-for-ipad/
Is this an add-on or a standalone application?
Capture One for iPad is a standalone app, but can also be a great companion to Capture One Pro.
How much will it cost?
Capture One for iPad will be a monthly subscription of $4.99/month and 5,49€/month. This subscription will include unlimited file transfers from your iPad to Capture One Pro.
It is not possible to subscribe annually, or purchase for a one-time fee. It is possible to cancel subscription anytime on a monthly basis.
If I have Capture One Pro, is it free for me?
No. Capture One for iPad is a standalone application, sold separately from Capture One Pro.
We are looking into bundles with Capture One Pro subscriptions, but due to some technical constraints, this is not yet possible.
Is there a free trial?
Yes, you will be able to try out Capture One for iPad with a 7-day free trial.
What chip/processor does it work with?
Capture One for iPad will be supported on specific Apple M1 and Bionic chips.
Which iPads support Capture One for iPad?
- iPad Pro third generation and more recent
- iPad eighth generation and more recent
- iPad mini sixth generation and more recent
- iPad Air fourth generation and more recent
Older models are not officially supported. While they may be able to run the Capture One app, we cannot guarantee the best user experience or performance.
You will need to update your iPad to iOS15 or a more recent version to use the app.
Will there be in-app payment for new features?
We do not plan to lock features behind in-app purchases.
However, future evolutions of cloud services may affect the business model – this is to make sure we align the pricing with the value we provide to our customers.
Are all features included when purchasing the app?
The subscription is an in-app purchase that gives access to all features, including an unlimited use of the Cloud Transfer feature.
What is the difference between the iPad app and Capture One Pro?
Capture One for iPad includes a more streamlined set of features compared to Capture One Pro. For example, on Capture One for iPad, you cannot use sessions and instead, you will organize your images into a single catalog.
Also, the export options are a bit more limited compared to the desktop version. At the time of launch, some of the advanced editing tools and tethered shooting will not be available. There are differences between the two as they are completely different platforms and serve a different need.
Will Capture One Live work on iPad?
You will not be able to start sharing a Live session from the iPad at launch.
Can you shoot tethered with Capture One for iPad?
Yes - both with a cable and wirelessly.
Can I sync my photos and edits between Capture One Pro and Capture One for iPad? I.e. Is it possible to run a two-way sync between my desktop and iPad?
At launch, image transferring will only work one way from iPad to desktop. But this is just our first step, and we will be working on improving cloud capabilities for Capture One over time.
iPad app to Windows desktop app workflow, how will it work?
It will work the same way for Windows and Mac platforms – you will be able to upload your images to the cloud from the iPad and then import them from the cloud into your desktop software.
You can also do this manually by exporting EIP packages from the iPad.
If I import images to my iPad and then I want to work on them on my desktop, how do I do that?
For each album created in the iPad app, you have the option to “Add to the cloud”. When you tap on this option, your adjusted images will start uploading to the cloud. Once the upload is finished, the option to “Import from cloud” in the desktop software will appear and let you download the images and import them into your computer, just like a regular import. We have created a support article about this feature – please check here: https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/4943966232093
Does this feature use iCloud storage or are the images stored on a Capture One Server and then transferred? Or are the images maintained on the iPad and transferred off the iPad. Will I be maintaining the images on both iPad and MacBook Pro and when or how do I remove the images from the Cloud and iPad after transferring to MacBook Pro?
The cloud transfer feature uses a dedicated Capture One cloud server. Photos that you have on your iPad are copied to the server when you upload them, and then another copy is made onto your computer when you download them from the cloud (therefore we ask you to choose a destination folder because the raw files need to be stored on your computer).
Once you have transferred your photos, you can go back to your iPad and in the three-dot menu for an album you will find an option to “remove from cloud”. This will free up space for your next uploads. If you also want to remove the photos from the iPad, you can delete them by selecting them and pressing the delete button. They will be moved to the trash if you want to restore them; if you remove them from the trash too, they will be completely gone from your iPad.
Which version of Capture One Pro do I need to use the cloud file transfer?
You will need to use the most recent version at the time of launch of Capture One for iPad, which is going to be a minor update to Capture One Pro 22. You will not be able to import photos from the iPad into Capture One Pro with older versions. Then, as for all other cloud services we offer, you will need to keep both the iPad app and the desktop software relatively up to date if you want these features to be supported.
What happens when Capture One Pro 23 is released?
Similar to Capture One Live, it is suggested to update to the latest version of Capture One Pro so that any service relying on the cloud will keep working. Cloud services are officially supported for the two latest releases of Capture One Pro and Capture One for iPad. If your software or app is older than 2 minor releases, we cannot guarantee it will work as intended.
End of Life (ie. the time at which the cloud service stops working all together) will be 3 months after a new major version is released or when a breaking change is introduced.
Is Cloud synchronization possible?
Synchronization between devices over the cloud is not (yet) a feature of the Capture One ecosystem – instead, we have created a file transfer feature via the cloud. The process looks like this: upload your RAW images with their adjustments from your iPad to the cloud and then import those images from the cloud into Capture One Pro for desktop when you are home.
Will you be able to work with an External hard drive?
You will not be able to work directly from an external hard drive. Images need to be imported into the Capture One app. You can of course import images from an external hard drive. We know this is a highly requested feature and we will investigate it in the future.
How does file storage look like?
Images need to be imported into the Capture One app – meaning into the iPad storage. You will not be able to edit files directly from external drives.
Will it be possible to calibrate the iPad screen within Capture One?
Currently there are no plans for screen calibration in the app, but if this is something that the community wants, we will investigate it.
Will file support be the same as on the desktop app?
A full list of supported RAW file types can be found here.
Will it be possible to do adjustments or local adjustments, or just filters?
You will be able to edit by applying styles or by manually changing values on a set of tools. Please see the full list in this article: https://learn.captureone.com/blog-posts/what-to-expect-from-capture-one-for-ipad/
Local adjustments (masks & layers) will not be available at launch, but we are working on it.
Layers on iPad?
They will not be available at launch, but we are working on it.
How much RAM will the app use?
It will depend on the specific iPad model and the tasks executed; we cannot give a precise answer, but it will make for a decent experience in the app, without compromising the rest of your iPad.
Magic Trackpad support?
We have not specifically tested the magic trackpad, but we can confirm that the trackpad of the iPad Pro magic keyboard is supported.
Can you use the app when turned both horizontal (landscape) and vertical (portrait)?
Will it work on iPhone?
How does it compare to Lightroom mobile app?
You get what separates Capture One from other software: Performance, Workflow efficiency, and image quality.
Make the most of your iPad and get blazing fast speed with full touch and gesture functionality, combined with native support for Metal – allowing you to interact with your images like never before.
Import directly to your iPad from camera, card or files stored locally with the ability to cull and organize images on the go, ensuring minimal time wasted on set and between shoots.
Whether you are batch-applying Styles to hundreds of captures or editing a single image, Capture One for iPad makes it possible to seamlessly transition between on-the-go editing and more extensive adjustments on desktop.
Send your images to desktop at a tap and continue working with the same high level of detail and precision in Capture One Pro for ultimate workflow efficiency.
Capture One Pro’s renowned image quality and color rendering comes in a more portable package, letting you bring the full power of our RAW converter anywhere you go. We have made no compromises on the iPad app, so you get the full capabilities of Capture One’s image core.
Are you working on an app for Android or surface tablets?
There are no current plans for Android systems.
Do I log in with the same account?
Yes, you log in with the same account that you use for Capture One Pro on desktop. This is to ensure cloud functionality.
What if I don’t have a Capture One Account – can I create one on the iPad app?
Yes, you can create an account directly from within the app.
I bought a Style Pack on my Capture One account – can I use that on the iPad app?
Yes. See how to import Styles and Styles Packs to your iPad here: https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/5659659999773
How do I cancel my iPad subscription?
Your iPad subscription is managed by Apple. Please visit your Apple account to manage your subscription preferences.