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Capture One Pro 24 - when?

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  • Ian Wilson
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    They said around this time last year that they were changing their approach, and there would not be an automatic annual version, and not a "Capture One 24" as such. However, they have said that an update with new features, some of which they have talked about (AI-driven selections) is due to come out very soon.

    Ian

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  • Mancebo

    It must change namings. Because all of years version has own names releases.
    I can't belive it, in 2024 release will has names 23 :/
    This is imposible and it is deployment naming mistake and marketing mistake.

    Look on the screen below:


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  • Ian Wilson
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    Yes, I am familiar with the names, thanks: I have been using Capture One since version 4. 

    All I am doing is telling you what they said when they released version 23. I don't know what name they will give the new version, and I don't really care. They can call it what they like, as far as I am concerned, as long as it's good.

    And I already told you that they said that a new version is just around the corner, though they haven't said what they will call it, nor have they announced a precise date for it.

    Ian

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  • Jason Nakrani

    Ok, I am still running C1P 14.0.1, lets try this in english then since Capture One isn't using "24" this year....... When will Capture 1 Pro 23 version 17.x show up? Dropping the 21,22,23,24, is just silly.

     

    So when is C1P 23 versio  17.x coming out?

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  • Ian Wilson
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    Jason Nakrani you can change the language of the question as much as you like, but the answer I gave before remains the same - they haven't announced a precise date for it. Capture One users on here (like me) can't provide information we don't have.

    Ian

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  • SFA
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    I think we will find that the internal version naming that pre-dates the use of a "year" related name  - currently 16.x.x.x - will probably persist for some time. It's an approach used by other software providers who choose to reserve version number changes for especially significant changes to product families.

     

    The primary use of the year number "name" seemed to be for identification of which Apple and Windows annual releases were specifically addressed by Capture One to provide compatibility.

    I have the impression that that particular OS creator update timeline is, perhaps, not as well defined as it was in terms of how critical the new features might be. Also that the development approach and a drift, by users, towards subscription models, greatly reduce any benefit of the annual release model.

     

    However, this is speculation and much remains to be discovered in the next 2 or 3 months.

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  • Mancebo

    All software, all show, all hardware, all championship, all has new futures, new options, new versions, new engines, new power
    All people waiting for this moment. 
    I think Capture One lose on those willing to buy, because they will not have a chance to expect freshness, novelty or improvements in the new edition.

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  • Boaz Prince

    Ian Wilson, fingers crossed for AI-driven selections. I can permanently say goodbye to LR. :)

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  • Richard Corfield

    It sounds like they're implementing feature switches, where it compares the date of the feature against the date of the license and uses this to determine whether or not to allow you to use the feature?

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  • Mike Escoffery

    In case anybody is still looking for answers on this topic. It seems as though what we would have thought would be Capture One Pro 24 is now actually just Capture One Pro. They dropped the year at the end of the name with release 16.3.0 and released the new AI masking features at the same time. It's out now - https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/categories/360000430178-Release-notes

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  • Jack Brady

    What is going on?!
    I have a full perpetual Capture One Pro 23 that I purchased last year.
    Now getting invites to buy Capture One Pro for 50% off.

    I don't like assumptions:
    1.)  What am I buying, another version of 23 which I have no need for OR the right to a free upgrade to 
    what I will think of as Capture One Pro 24 when it finally comes out?

    2.)  If I purchase what I am now being offered, will this displace my 23, or do I still own it fully and can install it on 3 computers?

    I must admit to finding info from C1 themselves to be quite elusive and annoying.  The isolation from Users by C1 has been foolish ever since I purchased my first version of it years ago.  Without "Users" sharing what we guess to be correct there is nil for direct support from C1.

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  • Walter Rowe
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    Jack Brady – Capture One 16.3 could have been named Capture One 24 (17.0). Capture One seems to have adopted a different versioning scheme and it has indeed confused many people. If you purchase 16.3 you will get all updates to 16.3, but you likely will not get 16.4 or 17 or what ever they decide is the next "major" version.

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  • Jack Brady

    Yes Walter, and that is why I am not purchasing it as there is no definite answer that I can find from C1.
    C1 has a very good RAW developer, and that is actually all I feel they excel in for my landscape photography use.
    I do not "studio" work.

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  • John Friend
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    Jack Brady

    What is going on?!
    I have a full perpetual Capture One Pro 23 that I purchased last year.
    Now getting invites to buy Capture One Pro for 50% off.

    This is an offer to buy the latest version of Capture One for a discounted price.  Capture one has removed the 22 and 23 naming scheme.  The product is just called Capture One Pro and it has an internal version number. What you know as Capture One 23 was version 16.0.x (you can see that version number in your About  box).  Since then, they have released 16.1, 16.2 and the latest release from about a month a go is 16.3 (with AI Masking).  They are introducing features regularly through the year now, no longer a monolithic release once a year.  As a perpetual license holder, you can watch the set of newly released features and decide when it makes sense for you to buy a new perpetual license to the latest version.

    16.0 is what you have.

    16.1 Added improvements to Capture One Live and improvements to Culling and Smart Adjustments and some new camera support.

    16.2 Added face focus in cull and importer, auto dust removal, more custom key shortcuts, integration with frame.io, improvements to smart adjustments, faster preview generation, new camera and lens support.

    16.3 Added AI masking, several new features to Capture One Live, improved previews, duplicate layer, improved display performance.

    There will no longer be annual, major releases so you will have to revise your thinking about that.  Instead, you can either subscribe and get every new release as they come or, if you stay with a perpetual license, you can just keep plugged into what Capture One is releasing and decide when an accumulated set of new features is worth it to you to buy a new version.  For me, that's about every couple years, not every year, but frankly it depends upon what features Capture One releases and how well  the community thinks they work.

    I don't like assumptions:
    1.)  What am I buying, another version of 23 which I have no need for OR the right to a free upgrade to 
    what I will think of as Capture One Pro 24 when it finally comes out?

    You would be buying a new version of Capture One pro that has all the features in it added over the last year since Capture One pro 23 (version 16.0) shippped.   The product is now just called Capture One Pro version 16.3.1

    2.)  If I purchase what I am now being offered, will this displace my 23, or do I still own it fully and can install it on 3 computers?

    Your existing perpetual license will remain.  By default, installing 16.3 will install separately and you can run either your existing installation or the new 16.3.  The newer version will upgrade your catalog in a way that will no longer run with the older version so you should make sure you have a backup of your catalog before running 16.3 in case you want to go back to the older version.  But, as long as the new version is working fine for you, there will be no reason to use the older version any more.

    FWIW, I own Capture One Pro 22 (v15.x) and have now installed Capture One Pro (v16.3) and can run both of them.

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