Magic brush

Create complex masks in a split-second. Simply doodle over an area you wish to mask using the Magic Brush – and Capture One fills in the rest for you. It’s fun to use, and the result is a precise and refined mask for total accuracy.

Speed Edit

Revolutionize how fast you edit photos. Speed Edit lets you work seamlessly without touching a slider on the interface – simply hold down selected hotkeys and scroll, drag or use the arrow keys to make rapid edits. You can even adjust multiple photos at once for the fastest ever batch edit.

Style Brushes

Quickly brush edits anywhere on your photo – without manually creating a Layer. Simply select a Style Brush with your desired adjustment, and brush it over your target area. You can even create your own Style Brushes for your favorite adjustments.


Eliminate haze and reduce flatness in your images – all in one slider. The powerful new Dehaze tool automatically adjusts contrast, saturation and other elements in flat photos.

ProStandard Profiles

Stay true to real life with the most authentic colors yet. These new camera profiles preserve original colors better than ever, protecting hues from changes caused by contrast. A lifesaver for portrait and product photography – and any image that relies on authentic color.
Available for selected camera models.

HEIC support

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With support for HEIC files (8-bit), you can now edit photos from your Apple devices and more in Capture One.

Import viewer

Save time and disk space by only importing the photos you want to edit. The Import Viewer lets you view your images in large size and cull them directly in the Importer.

Frequently asked questions

  • When is the new version (22) being released?

    Our next update, with exciting features like HDR merging and Panorama stitching will launch in December 2021

  • What are the new features in 22?

    Capture One 22 will contain two of our most requested features, HDR merging and Panorama stitching, along with many under-the-hood improvements and optimizations. Sign up to our newsletter for more updates!

  • How will I get access to 22 when it is released?

    We’ll send you an email when Capture One 22 is released with instructions on how to upgrade. If you’re on a subscription or purchased our ‘buy version 21, get version 22 free’ you can simply download and install the new version using your current license key.

  • What will happen to my catalog and preferences when I upgrade?

    Don't worry, your catalog, styles and preferences are all safe. We make sure it's seamless to upgrade to the latest version.

  • What if I want a subscription? 

    The current offer is for people that prefer to own their software outright. On a subscription, you’ll receive all of our updates as soon as they’re released - meaning you never have to worry about purchasing a new version.

  • Is now a good time to buy / upgrade?

    If you want to start experiencing the powerful benefits of Capture One 21 right away AND get free access to Capture One 22 in December (with exciting new features like HDR merging and Panorama stitching), this is your best opportunity.

Photos by Michelle Watt, Curtis Jones, Fernando Rodriguez, Nick Levin, Sarah Buthmann, Blake Pope, Marek Piwnicki