NOTE: These instructions are applicable for Capture One 21 (14.0.0) and later versions. If you have Capture One 10, 11, 12, or 20, please proceed to this article with the offline activation instructions.
NOTE: You cannot activate Capture One offline with a subscription license.
NOTE: Capture One trial and Capture One Express have to be activated online only.
Step 1. Launch Capture One. In the Activation dialog box, select Manual Activation. Type in your 16-character activation key in the License Code field.
Step 2. The Activation window will show the registration key and also the QR code.
Step 3. Use another device that is connected to the internet.
Scan the QR code in the Activation window by opening the camera application on your tablet or mobile phone. Just navigate to the QR code without making any photos and let the camera focus on it for several seconds. Then a banner with Open "captureone.com" in [Browser] will appear in the upper part of your screen. Click on this banner. It will take you to the login page at captureone.com.
Enter your e-mail and password. Then proceed to Step 8 on this page.
Copy the registration key from the Registration Key field. Then go to www.captureone.com and click on the Account icon.
Step 4. Enter your e-mail and password to access your profile on the website.
Step 5. Afterwards, select the Manage licenses section and click on Go to licenses.
Step 6. Scroll down to the bottom and navigate to the Offline Activation section. Click the Activate button.
Step 7. Paste the 24-character code into the Registration Key field.
NOTE: In case you used a mobile/tablet device during Step 3, this field will be filled in automatically.
Step 8. Enter the computer name in the Device name field.
NOTE: If you are trying to activate Capture One offline on the computer where it was already activated online/offline some time ago, please use its exact name (specified in the License Activation history).
Step 9. Click the Get Key button. A new 24-character key will be generated and visible in your browser.
Step 10. Enter the license key (generated during Step 9) in the Activation Key field. Click Activate.