Capture One Pro 12
The 29th November 2018 see the release of Capture One Pro 12, with the few days I have been trying this out it is clear that release 12 is a major release with some useful additional features.
Together with a neater interface Capture One now comes with the following:
- Luma Range Masking
- Linear Gradient Mask Tool
- Radial Mask Tool
As well as the above, there is also support for additional cameras including the new Nikon Z6 and Z7.
The standout additions for me are the new masking tools, the linear mask tool has undergone a complete overhaul and now offers much more control. The Radial Mask tool make life easier and will prove crucial to quick precise editing going forward.
The Luma Range Mask tool, allows the creation of masks based on the brightness of pixels, with complete and visible control on what you are masking.
The Plug-in feature should eventually open up Capture One to developers I tried this feature with some ‘Older’ Google NIK plugins, and it works slick, exporting the image, creating the copy, out to the NIK plug-in and the image back into Capture One Pro 12, all in a single process.
For me the biggest feature and noticeable difference is the slickness off use, Capture One Pro has always been fast, but now it is altogether much smoother, which when used on a 2012 Mac mini is pretty good going.
Visit Capture One Pro website for more information, download a 30 day trial, and if you wish to purchase, save with the discount code ‘AMBSEARS’