Lens Correction

Fix classic optical issues like distortion, light falloff and purple fringing quickly and easily. The Lens Correction tool alleviates optical issues like: Chromatic Aberration, Purple Fringing, Geometric Distortion, Sharpness and Light Falloff.  Capture One has a selection of default lens profiles that can be chosen to automatically correct any unwanted optical issues.

The enhanced Lens Correction tool offers professionals a more intuitive user experience. In Capture One Pro, your images are automatically adjusted for lens failings, such as distortion and chromatic aberration using bespoke profiles for popular medium format and DSLR lenses.

The new auto adjustment gives greater accuracy and thereby improved image quality – again allowing professional the freedom to create instead of spending valuable time on inputting lens data. We perfect the imaging process for you!

Improved usability

The new Lens Correction tool has been streamlined and simplified. It will now automatically detect lenses and it is easier to apply lens corrections to multiple images. Previously it was quite time consuming to work with multiple LCC shots that needed to be converted to LCC files; this process is now quicker making it simpler to create more than one LCC file. 

Lens Corrections: movements 

Correcting for camera movements with tilt-shift lenses is quick and straightforward. Simply enter the appropriate values into the data fields: Shift, Focal Length and Aperture and the necessary corrections will be applied to the image. 

Automatic Lens Corrections 

Bespoke profiles tailor-made for popular medium format and DSLR lenses ensure your images are automatically adjusted for lens flaws, such as distortion and chromatic aberration.

Auto adjustment gives greater accuracy, which means improved image quality with no need for the customer to spend time inputting lens data – yet another time saver!  

Local Adjustments

Use the improved local adjustments to fine-tune the details in targeted areas of your images. Non-destructive local adjustments let you edit selective parts of an image for unlimited creative control and results. Handle the most common retouch jobs in a few simple strokes to control colors, exposure, contrast, brightness, saturation, sharpening and moiré in targeted areas of your image. Deepen the colors of the sky, for instance, while leaving the ocean untouched.

Gradient Mask: Even out the exposure throughout an image with a gradient filter (E.g. balance the exposure between land and sky on landscape shot) or use it for creative effect. This mask works on the raw data so there is no need to move to an additional application (like Photoshop). Using the Gradient Mask results in non-destructive editing and freedom to experiment.

Fill Mask: Instead of painting an area just paint the border, and choose fill mask. This makes it a quicker and easier job.

Auto Mask: No need to zoom into 400% to get that mask correct anymore, auto mask finds the contours and paints only what you want. It will be faster to create masks, helping you to save time particularly when creating masks around complex shapes.

Improved speed

Capture One Pro’s speed and operating improvements (over previous versions) make the prospect of working with multiple layers even more attractive WITHOUT sacrificing performance. This means that working on a RAW file will prove to be even more productive than having to apply further editing in an additional application. Capture One Pro’s non-destructive editing gives users the freedom to experiment.

Black & White Conversion

Convert your images to black-and-white with powerful sliders that let you precisely adjust the color channels and create split toning effects when you convert to grayscale.

Global Auto Adjustments

Global Auto adjustments corrects for the following aspects; Exposure, Saturation, Contrast, White Balance, High Dynamic Range, Levels and Rotation. Global Auto adjustments can be applied by pressing the large A icon found in the toolbar. This Auto adjust feature can correct six parameters including the White Balance, High Dynamic Range, Levels, Rotation and Keystone*. Click and hold the A icon to reveal a drop down menu and checkmark the options that you want to automatically adjust. (These options can also be accessed and selected in the Adjustments > Auto Adjustments menu item). 

Keystone Correction

Reduce or eliminate perspective distortion. This powerful Keystone Correction tool can transform warped captures into natural looking images quickly and easily. This tool is particularly useful for correcting the verticals of a building that have been captured at a low angle. 

*Auto Keystone adjustment is also available to images captured with an IQ-series Phase One digital back. 

Color Editor

Apply subtle colors adjustments with the Color Editor. Colors can be altered in either a large area using the basic tool, or selected in a narrow color space with the Advanced Color Editor tool. The Local Adjustments feature enables you to perform powerful, selective color adjustments to specific parts of your image with the reassurance that image tones will appear natural, thanks to an inbuilt Smart Saturation function that works intuitively behind the scenes. 

Skin Tone Enhancer

Achieve perfect, smooth and soft skin tones with the Skin Tone Color tool. Skin tone precision sliders make it easy to attain consistent and immaculate looking skin tones for portraiture and people photography. Also, as skin tones vary from country to country the same tool can be used to optimize the skin color to your preferred reproduction.

New LCC workflow

Handling LCC profiles is easier as there is now a specific LCC tool.  You can create LCC profiles for more images at once, and apply them to several images at a time. Images used for LCC profiles are now marked with an LCC tag

The tool now delivers a more efficient workflow, making and it easier to recognize your LCC images as they are now conveniently tagged. Your entire workflow just got more efficient by removing any unnecessary steps in the process. It is almost like having the perfect assistant for professionals! The process for producing lCC images has now been simplified, especially for multiple images in a batch which require an LCC correction. 

Noise Reduction

By default color noise and luminance noise will be removed from any image no matter what ISO it has been shot at.  As removing noise is always a compromise between removing noise and keeping as mush valuable information in the image as possible you will have full control of how to set this compromise to fit your preferred taste.

Luminance and color noise can be removed from images with two easy-to-use sliders. There is also a Noise Reduction Advanced slider with two further adjustments. The ‘Details’ slider gives the best compromise between details and noise.  A low value gives smooth surfaces maintaining most edges. A larger value gives more details, but possible grain in higher ISO images. E.G. car paint can be made to appear smooth while preserving the edge sharpness in the rest of the image. 

Better out of the box noise reduction, especially improved for higher ISO images. Every camera is tested extensively by Phase One’s experts to ensure the optimal noise reduction for each individual camera. Shoot with higher ISO more confidently before.

Professionals will enjoy the improved out of the box noise reduction, especially improved for higher ISO images. For you as a professional this means you can shoot with higher ISO more confidently than ever before.

Styles and Presets

Apply creative styles and presets to your images and experience an easy way to be consistently creative with your RAW files. A preset or saved Style will ensure you get a reliable and predictable effect that can be applied to images in the future. Styles can be further adjusted after they have been applied and they can be combined and stacked. 

Styles can be used to apply a set of unique colors or monotone or even imitate the effects and look of classical chemical film and processing methods.

Batch Apply Adjustments

The Adjustments Clipboard can copy settings from one image and apply them to a group of images. The clipboard enables you to apply either all adjustments to a selected group of images or only to apply a subset of the changes. The Local Copy and Apply makes it easy to copy and apply individual image tool adjustments to other images to save time. This function is completely integrated into the Adjustments Clipboard for a seamless experience and improved efficiency.

Spot Removal

Remove unwanted spots and marks instantly. Spot Removal is a fast and efficient way to remove imperfections in images. Dust spot removal can be used to eliminate spots from a group of images in a single click.  

White Balance

Capture One makes it simple to achieve your desired white balance setting. An image can be quickly corrected with a built-in auto white balance feature. Alternatively, use the white balance picker to select a neutral area of an image (or a grey or dark white area if possible) that will be used as a reference point to map all other colors. The Skin Tone white balance tool achieves exact skin tone colors without using a grey reference.


The Clarity Tool can improve hazy images by adjusting local contrast. The tool now allows negative clarity values, which helps smooth out local contrast in portrait images.  

The new improved Clarity tool gives users a choice of controls: 'Punch' or 'Neutral'. In principle, using a positive value with the Neutral Clarity slider preserves color, increases contrast and reduces haze. A positive value from the Punch Clarity slider increases contrast, reduces haze and boosts color saturation, which gives an image more ‘Punch’. 


The tools in the Composition tab enable users to control the layout of a photo. You can crop, rotate, flip an image horizontally or vertically and utilize the Overlay tool when capturing an image for a specific layout or design. 


Capture One Pro offers a range of sharpening presets, formulated to provide a good starting point to sharpening images for numerous purposes. By default, the sharpening settings have been configured to produce a pleasing onscreen image and will provide an excellent basis for your own further sharpening adjustments.


The Overlay tool provides advanced composition assistance for professionals. This function is often used to shoot an image that will match a specific layout. For example, an image could be captured for a magazine cover where space needs to be left for a masthead and headline copy. 

Simply drop an image file (with the magazine headlines and copy) into the Overlay function and alter the opacity, scale and placement as needed.

High Dynamic Range

With the new and improved HDR tool, you can bring out even more details in the shadows and highlights. It provides superior contrast in the details of shadows when recovered. For professionals it also means getting faster to the desired result without having to use other tools in your photography workflow.

Use the High Dynamic Range tool to recover shadow or highlight detail. This tool helps you to perfect high-contrast scenes by recovering blown out highlights and opening up dark shadows. It will enable you to bring out those details in the shadows and highlights and will now give better contrast in the details of shadows when recovered. You will find it faster to get the desired result without having to use other tools and you should need less manipulation of exposure slider in combination with the HDR sliders. By using this tool you can get maximum dynamic range from your images without always having to shoot multiple exposures.

Levels and Curves

The Levels and Curves tool enables you to easily adjust individual color channels and to be creative with colors. Curve adjustments can be applied to luminance, RGB or individual color channels. You can set the black, white and mid-tone points, as well as place custom points along the curve.


Vignetting is perfect for those times when you deliberately wish to lighten or darken the edges of an image in order to put more attention the main motive The vignette slider makes it easy to apply a vignette relative to any cropped image area.

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