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Capture One is a robust photo editing and management software that excels in providing photographers and digital artists with exceptional image processing tools. Its advanced features, including precise color grading and tethered shooting, make it a preferred choice for professionals. Users appreciate its versatility in supporting various camera brands and formats, making it an indispensable tool for the photography community. Capture One's comprehensive capabilities ensure that users have the necessary tools to enhance, retouch, and organize their photos with precision and efficiency.

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  • Ishan J.Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)

    The UI is so nicely arranged and tools are easily accessible. Review collected by and hosted on

  • Dee B.COO - Co-Founder

    I switched over to Capture One Pro because the camera I use was not compatible for tethering with Lightroom. While this is my favorite feature I am extremely impressed with how robust and easy this software is to use. Review collected by and hosted on

  • Alejandro B.Graphic Designer

    Without a doubt, Capture One is one of the favorite tools for photographers because it allows you to organize your work by catalogs or sessions, you can customize the interface to fit your workflow, it has advanced color adjustments and noise reduction, and a curve learning is not very extensive. Review collected by and hosted on

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    Capture One Support is hard to contact and in my experience very little help at all. I have on one occasion been given entirely the wrong information by one of the support staff Review collected by and hosted on

  • Joelle A.Assistant Editor | The Cardinal Yearbook

    The color wheels throw me off a bit, I usually use Lightroom which has lines instead of wheels, so it's something to get used to. And I don't like how the cropping works, it's very confusing to me compared to Lightroom's which seems more user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on

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  • Mikko P.Photographer

    Overall: It is relatively easy to achieve understanding of the basic features of Capture One, however fully understanding and learning powerful editing tools takes time and practise to master, so there is a learning curve, but it is rewarding to see how much editing can be done already at this non-destructive stage. Because brush and mask tools in Capture One are so comprehensive it has become rare occasion or need to do editing with Photoshop. One can even use/launch some of the plugins (Topaz/On1) straight from the C1, but without exception files are converted to TIFF format and no longer RAW files when returning to Capture One. From the start I liked interphase and features better than Lightroom or CamereRaw and I also preferred how C1 handles Sony and Nikon RAW files as compared to LR.

  • Verified ReviewerVerified LinkedIn UserPhotographer

    Overall: My experience was good, and the software is very high quality, the comparison to using Lightroom vs. Capture One made me cut out Capture One. However, I would stress that this decision was based on what type of work I was doing at the time. If I had a full studio and did ONLY Studio work, I would probably re-investigate purchasing a subscription again. But as I said, the learning curve is steep!

  • Ankur B.Verified LinkedIn UserPhotographer

    Overall: If you're invested in Fujifilm System, don't want to spend monthly on an Adobe subscription, and/or want software built for tether shooting, you can't look past Capture One. If you want close based service through which you can edit while you travel on your iPad/Smartphone as a content creator, Adobe and its ecosystem is the smarter choice.

  • Rigger T.Verified LinkedIn UserProductor de contenidos

    Overall: I used other photo editing software but decided to take a chance and switch to Capture One. Its simplicity helped me adapt although I miss some functions of the programs I left.

  • Benjamin S.Verified LinkedIn UserPhotographer

    Overall: Capture One makes it easy to reliably tether my cameras to a computer and have images reviewed by clients in real time.

  • Verified ReviewerVerified LinkedIn UserOwner and self employed

    Overall: Easy manage my photos.