About Capture One

Capture One is an on-premise RAW converter and photo editing solution that assists photographers with media capturing, editing, sharing, printing and management on a centralized dashboard. The application streamlines step-by-step workflows for image editing including tethered capture, photo processing and result export.

Businesses can use an image browser to search, view and locate photos and present them in different formats including full screen and slideshow. Professionals can also share edited photos and image outputs with internal and external stakeholders using a computer.


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32 Reviews of Capture One

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.66 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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February 2020

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Rigger from Aliantec 200

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Design

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2020

capture a new target

I used other photo editing software but decided to take a chance and switch to Capture One. Its simplicity helped me adapt although I miss some functions of the programs I left.

Pros

The interface is very simple, minimalist. It has more advanced functions than competing software, even integrates functions of several of these software

Cons

You still need to incorporate some functions of other photography software, and as for the default developer settings, it is still in diapers

Reasons for Choosing Capture One

by references

Reasons for Switching to Capture One

I read good references of the program and decided to change, the program I used did not dominate it completely

Response from Capture One

Replied March 2020

Thank you for your review and your recommendation. Please also be aware that the Capture One Enterprise version has Enterprise features only e.g. Barcode scanner integration, workflow support etc.

June 2021

Slash from Bowies16

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Business Supplies and Equipment

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

excellent tool for photography

With this program I felt more comfortable working and I got used to it and its benefits, it has a very good graphics engine and its tools are advanced but easy to use.

Pros

is a program that runs smoothly and that features many tools that make working on photos easier.

Cons

It is not cheap and buying the latest version every year can be expensive and the latest updates have been reducing the brightness of the program.

Reasons for Switching to Capture One

the issue was whether to make a single purchase or pay a subscription and also capture one is more fluid in the equipment I have.

November 2021

Patryk from Doktrum

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Photography

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2021

(almost)reliable software

In my opinion, the program does the job, although I also believe that there should be more options (eg export).

Pros

As a user, I like the speed and stability of this program. I had no problem with slow loading of thumbnails, even with thousands of files. During the time I have been using this program, it has never stopped working unnoticed.

Cons

The program does not support hdr stacking and panoramas (yet). There's lack of plug-ins at current time, and only few export options (jpg, tiff, png).

Reasons for Switching to Capture One

I needed reliability.

May 2020

wyclife from Resilience Action International

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2020

A resourceful photo editing solution

Pros

The most useful part of this software is the ease of integration with most of the popular camera brands such as Canon.

Cons

Well, other than the price being a bit on the higher end compared to the competition, the software has features that really need improvement and these features include Edge detection which does work well with low-end camera sets.

September 2021

Mikko from Photography

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Photography

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2021

Brilliant photo editing, RAW conversion and photo library software

It is relatively easy to achieve understanding of the basic features of Capture One, however fully understanding and learning powerful editing tools takes time and practise to master, so there is a learning curve, but it is rewarding to see how much editing can be done already at this non-destructive stage. Because brush and mask tools in Capture One are so comprehensive it has become rare occasion or need to do editing with Photoshop. One can even use/launch some of the plugins (Topaz/On1) straight from the C1, but without exception files are converted to TIFF format and no longer RAW files when returning to Capture One. From the start I liked interphase and features better than Lightroom or CamereRaw and I also preferred how C1 handles Sony and Nikon RAW files as compared to LR.

Pros

One of the key features that stands out in Capture One is its multiple ways of editing colours. There is even a special feature for fine tuning skin colours, but it can be used for all sorts other colour edits. Two other highly useful tools are ability to do edits in layers and use masks for targeted editing. One can build masks from colour selections into separate editing layers with ease. Program is highly customisable to better suit own needs and editing workflow. One small feature that I really really like is an ability write annotations or small notes into photos/files. These are priceless when there are several weeks in between edits, I mean it is easier to remember where the edit was left and what was planned do for it, if there are some instructions written in photo etc. and those notes/annotations do not show in final exported version of the photo. Ability to duplicate files and copy/paste settings to multiple files are also great feature.

Cons

Camera specific ICC profiles (i.e Portrait, Landscape etc.) are missing for Sony ARW RAW files in Capture One Pro 20, instead there is only a generic camera profile for a camera say for A7RIII. For Nikon NEF RAW files such camera specific ICC profiles are there and they are many times much easier & convenient starting point for edits. Maybe version 21 of C1 Pro have fixed this and problem might be at the Sony end of things. Another annoying thing is very limited amount supported lenses for lens profiles. Here however latest Sony GM glass is well supported. Software is quite expensive and one has to purchase styles separately (and they are expensive as well) if that is something you might consider as important. There are some basic styles included, but not very many.

Reasons for Choosing Capture One

After trying C1 out I just liked end results, features, controls and workflow better.

Reasons for Switching to Capture One

I still have Lightroom, but rarely use it as a desktop app (I use mobile app from time to time). The way one can do quite complex non-destructive edits in C1 using layers is just much more flexible workflow than what used to be in LR. I also like colours and quality of files that I can get out from CaptureOne better compared LR. However, I must admit that roundtrips to Photoshop are easier to do with LR. Plus one is not forced into subscription model with C1 (but must say that upgrades are rather expensive with Capture One versions as well).