Phase One Delivers Capture One 4 Next-Generation RAW Workflow Software

Phase One has announced the availability of Capture One 4, the next generation of the world's first RAW workflow software. Built on a new architecture, the successor to Phase One's entry-level Capture One LE is said to offer photographers -- pros and enthusiasts alike -- a RAW workflow solution for superior image quality.

A newly designed user interface offers high fidelity color and detail reproduction, plus new timesaving workflow features. Capture One 4 supports medium-format digital backs and a wide range of DSLR cameras.

Capture One 4 marries sophistication with a simple, intuitive ease. It invokes more consistent use of shortcuts, tools and naming. It is compatible with many other popular applications; for example, users can have a seamless workflow with Capture One to process RAW files and Adobe Photoshop to post process images.

o New user interface offers maximum space for the images. Images, not sliders and controls, are the focus. A darker background permits easier image viewing and enhancements. As with previous generations of Capture One, a guided workflow is available to assist the photographer in the image enhancement process;
o View and work with up to 12 images simultaneously at full resolution;
o Multiple Variants of a single RAW image can be made with virtually no disk and performance overhead;
o Manage and transfer license codes, so Capture One 4 can be used on one computer one day and on another computer the next.
o Recover details in highlights and shadows with high dynamic range control;
o Import and export images in DNG format, for more options to share and archive;
o Powerful new shortcut architecture allows faster image import, adjustment and processing;

Pricing and availability
Existing Capture One customers can upgrade to Capture One 4 at no extra cost. Designed for Windows XP (SP2)/Vista and Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5, Capture One 4 is available now via download at for $129 through Phase One's e-Shop.