Capture One, the developer of the photo editing Software of the same name (and a division of Danish medium format system maker Phase One), today launched its additional service, “Capture One Live.”
It is the first step towards a powerful end-to-end photography and collaboration platform for photographers and their team members, clients and agencies. Clients and their teams can use the platform to view, rate and tag recordings in any browser, on any device and anywhere in the world – in real time or after a photo shoot. The prerequisite is, of course, that the photographer works with the Capture One program (latest version).
Capture One Live enables real-time remote collaboration from anywhere in the world and is the tool for creatives to collaborate across borders.
Capture One’s development aims to find solutions to the current and future challenges of its users and especially of professional photographers. The new Internet-based service “Capture One Live” has been developed iteratively and in close collaboration with users since it was first released as a beta version in July 2021.
With local and internationally distributed creative teams becoming the norm, remote collaboration with Capture One Live eliminates distance limitations.
This provides more flexibility for schedules and team members, reduces commute time and travel costs, leads to greater accessibility and efficiency, and enables creative teams to achieve the same or higher levels of productivity than they would if they were collaborating in person on site.
With Capture One Live, everyone involved is instantly involved in a photo shoot, no matter where they are. This is the fastest way for creative teams to go from capture to finished image.
Capture One Live is not limited by the number of active live sessions or files shared in a session and can be used by up to 25 people at a time. Capture One Live scales with the size of a team and their needs, and is launching for a subscription price of $9.99 per month.
Designed with workflow in mind, Capture One Live is easy and safe to use. It is available and usable both in “Catalogs” and in “Sessions” of the software, integrates seamlessly into the workspace and can be found as a symbol in the toolbar.
The photographer simply clicks the icon, selects the collection they want to share, and sets a password if necessary. After that, all they have to do is click on “Start sharing” to activate the live session for seven days. A URL is generated immediately, which he can email to his employees or customers.
This link opens an interactive browser view of the image collection for remote employees and/or customers with file names, color coding and/or star ratings and the ability to view each image in full size. Images can be added or removed at any time, and Capture One does not need to stay open to make changes. In addition, the “Follow” option tracks live footage in the case of tethered recording or any edits made in Capture One in real time.
price and availability
Capture One Live is a paid add-on service to the Capture One image editing Software. (This service requires the latest version of Capture One.) At launch, the service is available at a subscription price of $9.99 USD per month. A price in Swiss francs was not communicated
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The Software, available for Mac and Windows, is available as a perpetual license (purchase) for 311 Swiss francs or as an update for 159 US dollars from Capture One and the Swiss distributors. Alternatively, the software is also available as a subscription for CHF 25 per month or for CHF 186 per year.
- Excellent raw file conversion.
- Pleasing, improved interface.
- Fast import.
- Good photo-adjustment toolset.
- Superior noise reduction.
- Keyword tagging tool.
- No online sharing features.
- Interface can get complex, especially with layers.
- No face recognition.
- No panorama or HDR merging capabilities.