Capture One is made in collaboration with the world’s leading professional photographers and is a powerful RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with beautiful colors and incredible detail.
It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools, and a flexible workflow through customizable workspaces.
All run modes are included in one installer and the run mode is determined by the license key that is used. The trial is also included in the installer and is registered as the full product upon activation.
Previous release notes can be found at support.captureone.com.
Team Capture One
- Release highlights
- System Requirements
- Recommendations and Limitations
- Known Issues
- File Support: Notes and Limitations
Capture One 15.4.3 is a service release for macOS only, containing support for macOS Ventura 13.0.1
We recommend that your computer has at least the minimum specifications outlined below to run Capture One.
Apple® Macintosh® minimum requirements
- Intel® Core™ i3 (1st generation)
- 8 GB of RAM
- 10 GB of free hard disk space
- Calibrated monitor with 1280x800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi
- macOS 10.15, macOS 11, macOS 12, macOS13*
- Internet connection to run Capture One Live
* MacOS 13 is supported up to version 13.0.1
4k / 5k monitors
Due to the significant additional calculation overhead, systems using 4k/5k monitors will require additional resources in addition to the above-recommended spec (both in GPU and CPU power). For professional experience, we recommend at least doubling the specification above for these configurations.
Capture One 22 is compatible with the earlier 7.x, 8.x, 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, 12.x versions. It is recommended to migrate images from 4.x, 5.x., and 6.x to version 8.x before opening them in 22. It is generally recommended that you only install one version of Capture One on any single computer. A single-user license allows up to 3 activations on computers that you own or of which you are the principal user. The license can be used with both Windows and Mac platforms. Multi-user licenses are also available from the Capture One web shop or from your retailer. Please read the release notes carefully before you install Capture One.
Install on macOS
To install the software please follow the procedure below.
- Download the application from the Capture One website.
- Open the Capture One disk icon (.dmg).
- Carefully read and accept the license agreement presented.
- Drag the Capture One icon to the Applications folder.
- Open Capture One from your Applications folder.
Manual update to the latest version
It is important to keep Capture One software updated. After the activation and registration, you will usually receive a newsletter reminder that an update is ready for download, although it can be more convenient to choose Capture One -> Check for Updates (Help -> Check for Updates on Windows). If your Capture One application is downloaded from www.captureone.com, it will always be the latest version. You can also schedule an automated update if needed by navigating to Capture One -> Preferences (Edit -> Preferences on Windows).
Recommendations and limitations
For all users
- When you have disconnected a camera, do not reconnect a camera until the Camera tool status changes to "No Camera Attached".
- DNG support not optimized for some cameras.
For other camera users
- The following functionality is not supported for Fujifilm X-trans RAW files: processing/exporting to DNG.
- Some cameras provide multishot functionality by way of (e.g.) multiple exposures or pixel shifting. In most cases, the functionality will not be available in Capture One, however, a single RAW file from the “stack” may be viewable and editable in Capture One (as if it was a shot in single Capture mode).
For digital back users
- Unless otherwise specified for your Phase One camera system, do not open the shutter on the camera prior to opening the Live View window. Doing so will generate errors on the digital back after closing the Live View window. The recommended procedure for using Live View is to first open the Live View window, then open the shutter on the camera, use Live View as desired, when done, close the shutter on the camera, and close the Live View window.
- Focus controls for iXR and iXA cameras are only supported by IQ and Credo backs.
Find a list of known issues for Capture One at the time of shipping.
- Browsing folders containing unsupported image files may affect application performance.
- Previews from earlier versions of Capture One may be updated. In some cases, this can affect the application performance the first-time images are viewed in this version of Capture One.
- Using a non-US laptop keyboard might be preferable to change some of the standard keyboard shortcuts.
- Editing images in external applications other than Adobe Photoshop might result in unexpected behavior.
- Operation under virtualization software (e.g. Parallels, Hackintosh, etc) may cause instability. We do not recommend you use these OS configurations.
- Live View over USB can stall without the use of a repeater.
File support: Notes and limitations
The information here is subject to change. Some errors may be omitted. For issues and clarifications, contact Capture One Support via captureone.com/support
Capture One supports HEIC/HEIF 8-bit files to the extent that the operating system supports the files. If you are on a Windows computer, you might need to download the two extensions “HEVC Video Extensions” and “HEIF Image Extensions” from Microsoft to enable support in Capture One.
Capture One DNG colors
DNG files from camera models with native support in Capture One will per default have their native Capture One colors applied. DNG files from camera models that are not natively supported in Capture One will have generic DNG Standard colors applied.
We do not support adjustments and settings from other applications embedded in DNG files.
Other file support
TIF/JPG/PSD/PNG files that are not in RGB color space cannot be adjusted within Capture One and will be read-only.
Layered Tiff: Capture One 9.1 onward can support Tiff files with alpha channel or layers saved in the file (from other apps like Adobe Photoshop) but for viewing purposes only. Reprocessing the image will result in a new flattened image.
PSD: Capture 10.1 onward can support PSD files in the viewer. The PSD can contain any adjustments, layers, text or smart objects but must be saved in Photoshop with “maximize compatibility” enabled. Reprocessing the image from Capture One will result in a new flattened image.
File size limitations
- Smallest supported file for viewing: minimum side of 16 pixels.
- Smallest supported file for editing: minimum side of 512 pixels.
- Largest supported file: 715 megapixels or 65,000 pixels on the longest edge.
RAW files support with known limitations listed in the notes section is available here. Special or auxiliary modes (like pixel shift) are only supported if noted. If the information provided is incomplete or you need specific information pertaining to support in Capture One, please create a support case - captureone.com/support
There are still bugs that have not been fixed - one of them breaks tethering once the camera goes to sleep/standby mode.
That bug was not present in previous versions (22 15.3) and has been "implemented" in the last two "updates".
It would be "nice" of you to finally fix that.
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