Capture One 22 Update Version 15.3.0

We have exciting news from Capture One, a powerful update that brings all-new features and capabilities for unlimited possibilities! Capture One has announced the immediate availability of Capture One 22 update version 15.3.0, a significant and dynamic update to Capture One that brings new levels of efficiency, flexibility, and mobility for a modern and collaborative workflow. Capture One 22 15.3 brings new, outstanding features like wireless tethering for Sony cameras, Magic Eraser for easy and accurate masking, and Cloud Transfer, plus a host of improvements to the user experience and its current stable of features.

New In Capture One 22 Version 15.3.0

Wireless Tethering (Sony)

Already a tool for Canon cameras, Capture One 22 version 15.3 expands on Capture One’s wireless tethering capability to several Sony cameras. This tethered functionality is identical to tethering over USB and adds another useful tool in Capture One’s expansive toolset. With Wireless Tethering, you need one less cable on set, making for a fluid and dynamic tethered shooting experience.

The following cameras are supported:

  • Sony A7R IV/IVa
  • Sony A1
  • Sony A7 IV
  • Sony A7s III
  • Sony A7C
  • Sony FX3
  • Sony ZV-E10
  • Sony A9 II

Save To Card & Computer When Tethering (Canon)

Control where to save your images from the Camera Settings Tool when tethering a Canon camera. You can choose to save to card, computer, or both. This provides a convenient backup method, as well as enables the user to see and review the images on the camera display.

Magic Eraser

The Magic Eraser is a new type of Eraser providing similar functionality as the Magic Brush. Not only can you now use Magic Brush to make quick and easy work of complex masks, but just as easily and quickly remove parts of masks on similar areas such as sky, skin etc., making for an even more fluid and efficient workflow.

The Magic Eraser is available from the Layers Tool and Cursor Tools. You can link the settings of the Magic Brush and Magic Eraser if needed. When linked, the Magic Brush and Magic Eraser will share the same settings for Size, Opacity, Tolerance, Refine Edge, and state of ‘Sample Entire Photo’.

Tool Panel Redesign

The Tool Panel has been redesigned to allow an easier and more predictable experience when browsing the interface. Additionally, the design will align with Capture One on iPad. The redesign consists of the following aspects:

  • New, bigger icons for all Tool Tabs
  • Labels below icons showing the name of the Tool Tab
  • Labels are enabled by default but can be turned off
  • Fewer Tool Tabs by rearranging the tools
  • Easy access to customization options from the three-dot icon

Capture One automatically makes backups of workspaces if something changes when updating. Your previous workspace can be accessed from the customization menu. The previous default workspace is also available from the Workspaces menu under the name “Default (Legacy)”.

Cloud Transfer

Cloud Transfer allows you to import images into Capture One that have been uploaded to the cloud from the iPad app. An internet connection is required to use this feature, and the “Cloud transfer” button can be added to your main toolbar.

From there, you will get access to a menu, allowing you to import the photos from the cloud onto your computer, in your sessions, or catalogues. The import process will start, and your photos, and their adjustments, will be available to you in Capture One Pro Desktop.

Capture One Live

  • Easier Watermarking
    You can set a watermark to an individual Live Session by choosing one of the Recipes, which can now be found in Capture One Live pop-up window. When you choose a Recipe, only the watermark settings are applied to the Live Session. The actual management of the Recipes takes place in the Exporter.
  • Comments BETA (Web only)
    Bringing deeper collaboration and utility to Capture One, it is now possible for creative teams to communicate via comments in a Live Session. Users can add and delete comments to individual images, and anyone with access to the Live Session can view them.
    *At the current stage, comments cannot sync back to your desktop application.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts (web only released in March 2022)
    You can now use keyboard shortcuts to star rate and colour tag images in the Live Session.
  • New Live Session Duration Option
    The duration of an individual Live Session can now be set to 1 month. You can choose to set different duration while starting a new Live Session.

General User Experience Improvements

Crop Aspect Ratio Saved Per Image

The Crop Aspect Ratio is now saved per image instead of globally in the Crop Tool. Returning to a previously edited image will now show the correct crop ratio applied in the Crop Tool, making it more intuitive to crop.

Rotation Smoothness (Mac)

The smoothness of rotation and manual keystone correction is improved on Mac.

Style Pack Functionality

Style Packs now show a confirmation when installing, preventing accidentally installing the same pack multiple times. Additionally, entire packs and folders can now easily be deleted from the Styles and Presets tool by right-clicking and selecting ‘Delete Folder’.

Style Brushes can now be included in Style Packs, enabling the possibility to create more valuable packs.

Guided Tour

When launching Capture One for the first time as a new user, a guided tour will appear with seven steps, highlighting important aspects to easily get started with Capture One.

Metal support on Intel

For hardware acceleration, OpenCL is replaced with Metal on Intel-based Mac computers. This will in the long run provide a more stable, performant application.

Preview Size Recommendation

When using a preview size that is smaller than the monitor resolution, performance will be impacted. Capture One will in that case always use the raw file instead of the preview when displaying the edits, which is slower.

To ensure optimal performance, the preview size will automatically be set to match the system when launching Capture One for the first time as a new user. For all users, additional information has been added to the Preview Preferences for better clarity of the optimal setting.

New Camera & Lens Support

  • New Camera Support:
    • Canon M50 II
    • Canon R5C
  • New Lens Support:
    • Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
    • Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    • Canon RF 800mm F5.6L IS USM
    • Canon RF 1200mm F8L IS USM

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