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Released: Capture One 8 Mac/Win

Phase One have released Capture One 8 today just in time for Photokina 2014 and the launch of the brand NEW MamiyaLeaf Credo 50 – CMOS digital back.

Mac users who want to use this new version will need a Mac that has or can be upgraded to OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher!

Windows users will need a 64bit machine with Windows 7 (SP1) or higher

Capture One Pro 8 offers a significantly more responsive and reliable workflow compared to previous versions giving you unprecedented fast tethered capture, image ingestion and preview generation. With its image quality, reliability and speed, Capture One Pro 8 ensures a smooth and flexible workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.

The highlights of this new version are;

Repair Layers
Capture One Pro 8 now allows you to completely control the content of your images and to remove unwanted objects or blemishes. The new clone and heal layers allow you to perform simple cloning or advanced healing, with full control over the size and shape of the affected areas. New
Local Adjustments
Capture One Pro 8 now comes with a full complement of Local Adjustments. Fine-tune details with for instance luminance noise reduction and white balance in targeted areas of your images for unlimited creative control. Work directly on the RAW file to ensure maximum quality and detail retention and save time by making all adjustments in ome application. New
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
With Capture One Pro 8, you can bring out even more detail in highlights and shadows – even in over- or underexposed images. The improved HDR tool helps you perfect high-contrast scenes by recovering blown-out highlights and opening up dark shadows, all from one single capture. New
Film Grain
Capture One Pro 8 introduces a new and unique Film Grain tool that lets you add grain directly to your images to mimic film stock, hide noise or simply for creative effect. The advanced Film Grain algorithms are based on a physical model for how light interacts with silver halide to create authentic grain that is fully scalable and natural to the eye. New
Black & White Conversion
Convert your images to black & white directly in Capture One Pro 8. An array of controls let you precisely adjust the color channels and create split toning effects when you convert to gray-scale.
Catalogs
Catalogs in Capture One Pro 8 help you organize your collection of images. Use different types of image collections and organizational tools to organize, browse and search for thousands of images at unprecedented speed.

Improved Processing Engine
Professional and enthusiast photographers alike all over the world depend on Capture One to deliver ultimate image quality and realize the potential in every shot.

With Capture One Pro 8, we have managed to raise the quality bar even further to give you better quality than ever before from your images, whether you are looking at images straight out of the box or working with features such as HDR, Moiré suppression, noise reduction, black and white conversion to mention a few.

Clarity
Use Clarity to make your images stand out from the crowd. Clarity adds a pleasing mid-tone contrast change to your images and enhances detail on complex structures such as foliage and architectural details. All with just a simple slider adjustment.

Capture One Pro 8 offers four different methods of clarity control: ‘Classic’, ‘Neutral’ ‘Punch’ and the new ‘Natural’. Natural Clarity gives your images that extra punch while still looking natural and pleasing.

Local Adjustments
Capture One Pro 8 now comes with a full complement of local adjustments. Use the improved non-destructive local adjustments to fine-tune details such as exposure, sharpening and white balance in targeted areas of your images for unlimited creative control. Work directly on the raw file to ensure maximum quality and detail retention and save time by making all adjustments in Capture One Pro 8.

Templates
Create Catalogs and Sessions templates which stores settings such as naming conventions, output locations, favorites lists and more and base your future Catalogs or Sessions on these templates to fit your needs and save time in the process.
Application Scripting
The Capture One Pro 8 AppleScript Library (Mac Only) allows new options for automating tasks in Capture One, extending the features already there.

Repetitive tasks can be automated by power-users by using simple AppleScript commands such as automatically creating a Capture folder based on the name of a bar code scanned item, processing full resolution TIFFs as the images are being captured, or sorting images in different folders by rating, color tags or even time, just by writing a smalls script.

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