Capture One 22 gets new features and a major tools overhaul

Capture One has announced version 15.3.0 which it says brings new levels of efficiency, flexibility and mobility for a modern, collaborative workflow.

The update introduces wireless tethering for Sony cameras, Magic Eraser tool, Cloud Transfer and prepares for the launch of Capture One for iPad which will arrive later this month. Additionally, it provides a host of workflow and user enhancements. It also brings support for Metal to Intel Macs, a walkthrough to help new users quickly get up to speed with new Styles features, and Capture One Live upgrades it says make it more than a hit. real-time collaboration tool, but also a post-shooting platform.

In total, 15.3.0 update adds wireless tethering for Sony, save to card and computer when sharing to Canon, magic eraser, tool panel redesign, cloud transfer from iPad, Saved Crop Ratio Per Frame, Rotate Smoothness (Mac), Style Pack Feature, Guided Tour, and Metal Support on Intel.

The full list of updates can be found on the Capture One website, but below are the most significant changes.

Wireless tethering for Sony cameras

Photographers can now connect multiple Sony cameras over a wireless network in Capture One 22. The company says the tethered functionality is the same as connecting via USB, but provides a more dynamic shooting experience.

Capture a wireless tethering

Capture One supports wireless connection to Sony Alpha 7R IV/IVa, Sony Alpha 1, Sony Alpha 7 IV, Sony Alpha 7s III, Sony Alpha 7C, Sony FX3, Sony ZV-E10 and Sony Alpha 9 II.

Save to card and computer when connected (Canon)

When connected to a Canon camera, Capture One now allows photographers to save images from the camera settings tool and select Save to card, computer or both. Capture One says this provides a more convenient method of saving as well as the ability to view and review footage on the camera screen.

magic eraser

Capture One 22 version 15.3.0 adds a new type of Eraser tool, which it claims provides similar functionality to the magic brush. Editors can now remove parts of masks on similar areas such as a sky or skin.

New tools

The magic eraser is available from the Layers tool and cursor tools. Editors can link Magic Brush and Magic Eraser settings if needed and when linked Magic Brush and Magic Eraser will share the same settings for Size, Opacity, Tolerance, Edge Sharpen and the status of “Entire photo sample”.

A redesign of the tools panel

Capture One has updated the tool panel to provide a simpler and more predictable experience when navigating the interface, as well as to better align with the look of Capture One on iPad.

Capture a new toolbar

The redesign adds new icons for all tool tabs and increases their size, adds labels below icons to display the tool tab name, enables labels by default (but they can be disabled), shrinks the number of tool tabs by rearranging tools and adds easy access to customization options from a three-dot icon.

Capture One says it automatically makes backups of workspaces if anything changes during an update, and previous workspaces can be accessed from the customization menu.

Cloud transfer

This new feature allows Capture One users to import Capture One Pro footage that has been uploaded to the cloud from the iPad app. Users will need to be connected to the internet to use this feature, and the Cloud Transfer button can be added to the main toolbar.

Support for new cameras and lenses

In addition to the updates above, Capture One also adds support for Canon M50 Mark II and R5C cameras as well as Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM, RF 100-500mm f /4.5-7.1 L IS USM, RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM.

The update is available now for all perpetual or subscription users.

Picture credits: Capture one

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