Introducing Capture One 20

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Create your best possible photo – as effortlessly as possible. We listened to feedback from photographers to make the most powerful photo editing system even better. With easy-to-use tools, the highest-image quality and endless adjustment possibilities, Capture One 20 makes your everyday editing easier. There is a suite of new features and functionality for Capture One 20, but the Capture One team is dedicated to providing its users with long-term support that extends beyond creating new features and new camera profiles; It means constantly evaluating all aspects of the software and improving upon features that already exist and even those that are much loved.

New Features:

  • Noise Reduction
  • Basic Color Editing
  • High Dynamic Range Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Image Culling
  • Scrolling Tools
  • Copy Layers and Masks
  • Support for DNG Files
  • Interface
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Noise Reduction

Retain colors and details like never before when shooting with high ISO. With improved noise reduction, start your editing with better quality images.


Basic Color Editing

Edit colors faster with a new Basic Color Editor that’s compact and easy to use. Click anywhere on the photo and drag to adjust the hue, saturation, and lightness of any colors – or edit with intuitive sliders. For more control, the Advanced Color Editor and Skin Tone tools are as powerful as ever.


High Dynamic Range tool

Do more with contrast and tone thanks to the new High Dynamic Range tool. Recover highlights, boost shadows, darken the blacks or boost the brightest areas of your photo – all in one tool.


Crop Tool

Easily visualize and transform your crops thanks to the visible handles in the new Crop tool. Instantly crop from the center, rotate the crop or lock the aspect ratio using modifier keys.


Image Culling

Save up to 50% of your keystrokes when sorting images – enable “switch to next” to automatically switch to the next photo when you rate or tag. Works with sets so you can easily review multiple images at the same time and manage big projects in a snap.


Scrolling Tools

Work quickly and intuitively – scroll through all your tools with ease and pin your favorites to the top for instant access.


Copy Layers and Masks

Easily copy specific layers between photos – including photos with different formats and sizes – without replacing the existing layers on the destination photo.


Support for DNG files

Get the most accurate colors and sharpest details out of any camera model, drone or smartphone capturing DNG files.



Make a big difference in your workflow with small updates. We’ve added text to the icons so you can find tools instantly, made Masking tools easy to access and simplified the adjustments clipboard. Plus, get higher resolution thumbnails and adjust the viewer background color with one click.


Keyboard shortcuts

Edit faster with new default shortcuts for zoom, full screen, Focus Mask and much more. Plus, customize the shortcuts further to create your ideal workflow.

All-New Camera Support

Capture One provides users with the most accurate and powerful image editing available, and the wide-ranging support of cameras and lenses is a hallmark of the software. For enthusiasts and professionals alike, Capture One is continually evolving to handle the newest cameras and lenses.

Phase One carefully evaluates and interprets each camera’s RAW formats, allowing Capture One to present images with the utmost fidelity, often bringing out nuances that other programs can’t even perceive. Capture One is offering RAW support for all the major camera brands and provides

profiling and image correction support for lenses. As with the RAW file interpretation, Phase One carefully measures the optical characteristics of each supported lens and builds correction algorithms that compensate for the various optical imperfections of various designs. As a result, Capture One can correct for numerous common optical issues such as vignette, and chromatic aberration as needed for each of the supported lenses, providing you the best version of your image possible. And they are always adding support for the newest camera bodies and lenses.

New camera support:

(Check out this link for a complete list of compatible cameras.)

• Olympus E-M5 III

• Canon EOS M6 II

• Canon EOS 90D

• Leica V-LUX 5

• Pentax K-1 II

• Ricoh GR III

• Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H

• Nikon Z 50

• Generic GoPro RAW support


New lens support:

• Rodenstock 23mm IXU

Want to try Capture One 20?

A 30-day fully-featured free trial of Capture One 20 is available. Download the trial here:


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