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Capture One 12 rundown by Martin Bailey

In the video below we explore the three main areas of improvement in Capture One Pro 12:

  1. Completely updated Look and Feel
  2. Now supports plugins!
  3. Better Masking Tools!

User Interface

The UI has been overhauled with new icons and a better but familiar layout, and Capture One Pro now uses a larger font for better viewing. It’s also now possible to search for Keyboard Shortcuts – Yes!

Masking Tools

We walk through Luminosity Masking with the Luma Range Tool. Improved Linear Gradient Masks that can now be moved with COMMAND key, or made asymmetric by dragging with the ALT or Option key pressed. And we can now create Radial Gradient masks!


Copying of Adjustments is now more intelligent, as image specific adjustments like Spot Removal are now ignored by default, but can be turned on when necessary.


Capture One Pro now supports Plugins! JPEGmini are among the first, and this opens up all sorts of doors. I can’t wait to see what other developers create!

Fujifilm Simulations

Fujifilm Film Simulation – if you are a Fujifilm camera user that’s probably useful for you.

Capture One Pro just goes from strength to strength, and I hope this walk-through helps you to understand the new features in version 12!

Highlights in Capture One 12


Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey

Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer based in Tokyo. He’s a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, Craft & Vision author, Capture One Brand Ambassador and X-Rite Coloratti member. Fueled by his passion for nature and travel, and a tireless desire to share his knowledge and artistic vision, Martin is a popular international tour and workshop leader, helping photographers from around the world to experience and capture the wonders of this awesome planet we call home.

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