Capture One 21 – Version 14.1.0

The most recent Capture One 21 Update 14.1.0 brings with it some exciting new features to the editing software, along with several UI improvements, added camera/lens support and important bug fixes to upgrade and refine the Capture One experience!

New features

  • Style Brushes
  • Import Viewer
  • Additional ProStandard Profiles
  • Leica Live-View with zoom & pan

UI Improvements

  • New methods of linking Brush settings
  • Improved viability of Keystone Tool
  • Viewer max zoom increased

New Features

Style Brushes

Creating a layer, brushing a mask and specifying adjustments to your images manually is now a task of the past with the introduction of Style Brushes!

These new tools enable users to apply local adjustments directly onto the image, skipping the hassle of specifying the adjustments manually. This speeds up and simplifies your workflow considerably, especially when all you want to do is make a small adjustment here and there, the former process could end up being such a hassle!

You can find the Style Brushes tool located in the Exposure tool tab beneath the layers tab.

After clicking the ‘Style Brushes’ drop-down menu, you will see that there are several predefined built-in-Style Brushes.

They are grouped into three categories. ‘Colour’, ‘Enhancement’ and ‘Light & Contrast’

Each category contains a selection of brushes, such as ‘+ contrast’, ‘-saturation’ etc. Select your desired Style Brush from the list, once selected the Draw Mask cursor will be active and you can begin applying the Style Brush to your image.

As with other brush tools, you are able to change the brush parameters by right clicking anywhere in the Viewer and dragging the corresponding sliders to adjust the size, hardness, opacity etc.

When you apply an adjustment with the Styles Brush selected, a corresponding Adjustment Layer is created with the adjustments embedded in the Style Brush as well as its name. Selecting and using another Style Brush will repeat this behaviour.

All in all this is an incredibly useful and highly anticipated feature that is sure to dramatically streamline any Capture One user’s workflow! Watch the tutorial created by Capture One to see this tool explained and put into action.

Import Viewer

We now have the option of viewing images in an Import Viewer in addition to viewing them in the standard thumbnail grid view. The Import Viewer allows users to see their images full size and sort through them directly in the importer, speeding up the process of selecting desired files and eliminating the need to later delete unwanted images from the Catalogue or Session. There is also little to no waiting time at all when switching between images, even if they are located on an external device.

To open the Import Viewer in the importer, simply double click an image, click the Viewer icon in the top left of the importer (shown in image below) or hit G on the keyboard. Switch back to the Grid View by clicking the Viewer icon or hitting G on the keyboard.

By default, all images are picked for import. Unpicking all images can be done by deselecting Pick All in the bottom right of the importer.

Keyboard shortcuts for picking and unpicking images –

S: Pick Image
A: Unpick Image
Spacebar: Toggle pick/unpick

Additional ProStandard Profiles

With the very first version of Capture One 21 (14.0.0) released at the end of last year, ProStandard profiles were first introduced. A new type of camera profile that renders colors more naturally. In this most recent version 14.1.0 ProStandard profiles have been added with the following camera models:

Leica Live-View with zoom & pan

In this latest version, Capture One have added Live-View support with zoom and pan for the following cameras:

Zoom and pan is not fully supported yet for some models. Limitations include not being able to view full window feed in Capture One while zooming, and pan is only possible using the on-camera controls, not from within Capture One.

Improvements

Viewer max zoom increased

The maximum zoom level in the viewer is increased dramatically from 400% to 1600% to better accommodate those working with high resolution monitors. All the more reason to consider using a BenQ monitor!

Improved visibility of Keystone Tool

The Keystone Tool has received a slight interface upgrade with thicker lines, making it easier to see on all images.

New methods of linking Brush Settings

The Brush Settings menu has two new tick boxes for linking Brush Settings.

Link Brush with Layer

Allows Brush Settings to be saved within each Layer, making it easy to switch between Layers of different purposes without having to adjust the Brush Settings manually for every Layer.

Link Eraser with Brush

Allows Brush Settings to be kept the same when switching from any Brush (Adjustment, Heal, or Clone) to the Eraser Brush.

New camera support

  • Fujifilm GFX 100S
  • Fujifilm X-E4
  • Sony a1*
  • Canon SX70 HS
  • Panasonic DC-GX800
  • Panasonic DC-GX850
  • Panasonic DC-GX880
  • Panasonic DC-GF10
  • Panasonic DC-GF90
  • Panasonic DC-GF9

Sony Lossless compressed RAW not supported yet.

Bug Fixes

Something to consider

Capture One 21 (14.1.0) will be the last version to support JPEG 2000 and JPEG XR. When support is removed with the next update, files in these formats will no longer be viewable or editable. So, if you’re someone working with images in these formats you’ll need to convert them to another supported format in order for these images to be compatible with future versions of Capture One!

Also, existing Process Recipes using these formats will automatically migrate to uncompressed 16-bit TIFF instead. This will avoid any unwanted loss of quality.

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