Compare Express to Pro

Capture One Express and Capture One Pro are based on the same platform and share the same image engine, but contain a different feature set. For an easy overview consult the comparison chart below!

CAPTURE AND IMPORT PRO Express

Extended Camera Support. Support for most popular DSLRs and digital backs
Capture One’s tailor-made camera profiles are renowned for providing ultimate image quality for leading DSLRs. Each camera is tested and fine-tuned extensively by our image quality team to create a bespoke profile that brings out the very best in your camera. Capture One supports image files from the most popular DSLRs - Canon, Epson, Fuji, Konica Minolta, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh and Sony - as well as Phase One digital backs and selected Leaf and Mamiya digital backs. For complete list of cameras supported, please visit www.phaseone.com/camerasupport

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Importer. Import images and videos and apply styles to images during import
The Import Window allows you to immediately import images and videos. This task is made even easier as you can apply multiple styles to image files during import.

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Integrated Movie Import. Import, browse and play video, including HD video, from DSLR cameras
Import, browse and play back video clips, including HD video, from DSLR cameras.

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Sessions. Store raw files, settings files, library files and output files as a complete project
Use the Sessions function to organize all your work and any client project. Sessions enables you to store all files as a complete project that includes RAW files, setting files, library files and output files.

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Capture Pilot. Use your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to wirelessly view, zoom and pan images
Use your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to wirelessly view, zoom and pan high resolution DSLR and medium format RAW, JPEG and TIFF images while you shoot and get instant feedback from clients and colleagues.

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Tethered Capture. Instantly import and view images as you shoot
Instantly import and view images as you shoot them with the world’s most advanced tethered capture solution. Operate remotely and take advantage of the possibility to apply multiple styles during capture.

Simply connect your digital back or supported Canon and Nikon DSLR to a computer to view and examine your images on-screen in close-up detail to help make any adjustment choice easy to see. Using the Live Preview function can further speed up image composition, lighting or focus adjustments.

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Live View. Compose shots from your monitor with Live View
The Live View can help speed up image composition, lighting, and focusing adjustments. This digital back function makes it possible for the photographer to easily view an image on a computer screen, in real-time.

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ORGANIZE AND SELECT PRO Express
Advanced file naming. Create customized, token-based naming systems and save to ensure image naming consistency
Capture One provides a powerful renaming tool that enables you to create customized, token-based naming systems with ease. Choose your own combination of text and tokens to create your own bespoke naming system and apply it to an individual photograph or a group of images. Save your naming selection as a preset for future use to ensure image naming consistency.

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Focus Mask. Fast verification of image sharpness in thumbnail browser
Accelerate your image editing selection with the Focus Mask for fast verification of image sharpness and focus. The Focus Mask is applied to all images in the thumbnail browser so it becomes easy to identify the images that have the desired focus. The Focus Mask is perfectly suited for portrait, wedding and fashion shoots where, for example, the eyes of a model need to be in focus.

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Full-screen. Get a large, unobstructed full-screen view of your work
Take advantage of your display to get a big, unobstructed full-screen view of your work. Make adjustments and compare them side-by-side.

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Library. Easy access to images within Albums, Smart Albums, Favorites and any folder on a computer or networked resource
The Library tool allows access to the images within Albums, Smart Albums and Favorites and to any image collections stored in folders on a computer or networked resource. It is easy to browse through the image collections thanks to the hierarchical tree structure of the library. It is even possible to work on images in folders without importing them (e.g. on a server or hard disk) to free up memory on your computer.

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Loupe Tool. Zoom into an image from 25% - 200% with the Loupe Tool
Capture One’s Loupe Tool is a powerful magnifier that lets you zoom into an image from 25% to 200%. It can be used to quickly check focus or view close-up details of a selected image or even of any thumbnail in the image browser.

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Metadata. Read and update medadata, includes XMP sync, Auto Load and GPS link to Google Maps
Capture One offers powerful support for metadata that can streamline workflow throughout the complete post-production process. The Metadata tool enables you to read, update, and modify valuable information at any point within the production process. The latest version adds XMP sync and Auto Load as well as a GPS link to Google Maps. Capture One provides wide support for exchange of metadata between applications.

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Rating and Color Tagging. Rate and color tag images to assist your selection and editing process
It is quick and easy to rate and color tag images to help assist your selection and editing process. Ratings can be applied instantly (on screen or via keyboard shortcuts) from 1 to 5 stars. Color tags can add another dimension and can be used together with a rating, or as an alternative on its own.

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Search and Filter. Find, sort and organize images the easy way
Search and Filter makes it easy to find, sort and organize images from a selected collection in a folder, session folders, album, or smart album. Resulting images are displayed as thumbnails in the image browser.

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Smart Albums. Use default or create your own Smart Albums to organize images from different folders without moving the actual file
Album folders are virtual collections that offer an easy way to organize images from different folders, without having to create duplicate images in the same folder. Smart Albums are populated automatically by images that match the album’s criteria. Capture One comes with a selection of Smart Albums that are already set up in the library. You can also create your own Smart Albums.

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Variants. Create virtual copies of your original image to experiment with different settings
Variants permit you to create virtual copies of your original image without taking up more than a few kilobytes of hard-drive space. Experiment with different settings or modify the work you have done on an image without risk.

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Browser Filmstrip. Work with your images in filmstrip view
Capture One allows you to work with images in filmstrip view. You can use filmstrip view in combination with the viewer to quickly scroll from image to image, making changes and comparing images.

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ADJUST AND OPTIMIZE PRO Express
Black and white conversion. Adjust color channels and create split toning effects when converting to grayscale
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.

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Clarity. Improve hazy images and smooth out local contrast in portrait images
Use the Clarity Tool to improve hazy images by adjusting local contrast and a small amount of sharpness. The tool now allows negative clarity values, which helps smooth out local contrast in portrait images.

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Color editor. Achieve perfect colors through selective color adjustments
Apply subtle color 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.

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High Dynamic Range. Recover shadow and highlight details
Use the High Dynamic Range tool to recover shadow or highlight detail. The tool helps you to perfect high-contrast scenes by eliminating blown out highlights and flat shadows.

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Keystone correction. Reduce or eliminate perspective distortion
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.

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Lens correction. Adjust chromatic aberration, purple fringing, geometric distortion, sharpness and light falloff
Quickly and easily fix classic optical issues like distortion, light falloff and purple fringing. 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.

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Levels and Curves. Adjust luminance, RGB or individual color channels
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.

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Local adjustments. Edit selective parts of an image
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.

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Noise reduction. Remove luminance and color noise from images with easy-to-use sliders
Luminance and color noise can be removed from images with two easy-to-use sliders. There is also a Noise Reduction Advanced slider with a Surface Smoothness function that helps gently alter surfaces of similar color. E.g. car paint can be made to appear smooth while preserving the edge sharpness in the rest of the image.

The Fine Grain noise reduction slider can be used to make high ISO images appear natural and not “over processed” by introducing a small amount of fine grain into the processing. Together, the Fine Grain and Surface Smoothness functions can significantly increase the quality of high images captured at high ISO settings.

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Overlay. Advanced composition assistance
The Overlay Tool provides advanced composition assistance. 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.

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Sharpening. Use default sharpening settings or make your own sharpening adjustments
With Capture One you get a range of sharpening presets, formulated to provide a good starting point for sharpening images for most purposes. By default, the sharpening settings have been configured to provide a good-looking image on a screen and are an excellent basis for your own sharpening adjustments.

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Skin tone enhancer. Achieve perfect, smooth and soft appearing skin tones
Achieve perfect, smooth and soft skin tones with the Skin Tone Color tool. Precision sliders make it easy to attain consistent and immaculate looking skin tones for portraiture and people photography.

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Spot removal. Erase unwanted spots and dust spots from a group of images with a single click
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.

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Styles and Presets. Apply styles and presets to your image - use pre-designed or create your own
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.

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Vignetting. Lighten or darken the edges of an image to achieve creative effects
Vignetting is perfect for those times when you deliberately wish to lighten or darken the edges of an image. The vignette slider makes it easy to apply a vignette relative to any cropped image area.

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White balance. Easy correction of 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.

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PRESENTATIONS AND DELIVERY PRO Express
CMYK Conversion. Output to any RBG and CMYK color space
Capture One makes it possible to output to any RGB and CMYK color space. With a selection of the most common CMYK color spaces you are able to ensure the quality of the image by performing the conversion yourself and not leaving it to post production.

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EIP Enhanced Image Package. Pack your master file together with its adjustments in a .EIP file format for trouble-free sharing
Enhanced Image Package is a convenient way of packing your master file with its adjustments for smooth communication with your customers. When the .EIP file is opened by Capture One on your client’s computer, the image file will be seen exactly as you created it.

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Image output. Output to multiple formats and resolution, batch process and use recipes to automate and produce consistent results
Deliver image files to your clients and colleagues in whatever format, size, or resolution they ask for, while preserving the originals. You can process several formats at once and manage exactly what goes on using the batch queue. Use recipes to automate and produce consistent results.

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Print options. Customize print layouts, include watermarks and add metadata
Showcase your work in creative formats using customized print layouts. Customize the margins, crop to match the aspect ratio of your paper, and add borders in custom widths and sizes. Take advantage of the color-managed print engine for reliable color rendition. Include watermarks and add metadata to prints. Capture One provides you with a wealth of printing options.

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Slide show. Integrate both still images and video files
Create a slideshow and showcase your images in a single keystroke. This feature can integrate both still images and video files and it incorporates a selection of slick fades and transitions.

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Web contact sheet. Choose from a selection of flexible templates to create a web gallery
Creating a web gallery is quick and easy. The Web Contact Sheet feature in Capture One now has a new selection of flexible templates for impressive web based images presentations.

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WORKFLOW AND PERFORMANCE PRO Express
Accelerated Editing and Processing. Cross-platform 64-bit support. Faster performance without compromising image quality
Get your work done fast with high performance RAW, JPEG and TIFF image file editing and processing through cross-platform 64-bit support. The 64-bit support takes full advantage of the advanced memory handling capabilities of the latest Mac and Windows operating systems - faster performance which does not compromise image quality.

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Interactive Speed. OpenCL support accelerates your editing tasks
Tap into the vast computing power in your graphics processor and CPU and use it to accelerate your editing tasks. The new OpenCL support will let you experience incredible interactive editing speed.

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Multi monitor. Support for multiple monitors
Support for multiple monitors enables you to configure your workspace to manage image workflow and presentation more efficiently.

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Customization. Customize your workspaces, tools and tool tabs to match personal preference
Customize your Workspace, Tools and Tool Tabs to make your personal workflow more efficient. Included in Capture One is a selection of best practice default workspaces.

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