Earlier this month, Capture One teased a variety of new features in an upcoming free update to Capture One 20. Today, this free update has been released to all existing Capture One 20 users. Further, Capture One has released a new dedicated version of their software specifically for Nikon users, Capture One for Nikon.
The new Nikon version of Capture One follows the same pattern as existing Fujifilm and Sony versions, meaning that the software will only work with files from Nikon cameras. Profiles for each supported Nikon camera have been specifically built for Capture One by the software team in Denmark using an exhaustive lab-based process. Further, the Vivid, Neutral, Standard, Landscape and Monochrome profiles in Nikon's cameras are supported, allowing Capture One for Nikon to match the colors you see on your camera.
The list of supported Nikon cameras is exhaustive and includes the company's DSLR and mirrorless Z cameras. Many cameras also support tethered capture. You can view the full list of supported cameras and features by clicking here.
Returning to the newly-released update for all versions of Capture One 20, we were previously shown the new heal and clone brushes plus an improved before/after viewer. The revised healing and clone brushes now create dedicated healing and clone layers, respectively, and utilize more intelligent source point technology. You can also now utilize as many source points per layer as you desire with no discernible impact on performance.
With respect to the before/after view, users can now click a button in the toolbar to select from new before/after view modes. This is a much simpler and more streamlined process than in prior versions of Capture One and can be used across multiple images at varying zoom levels.
Capture One has released additional videos showing off these new features, which you can view below:
Another new feature that was not shown off during Capture One's livestream in early May is an improved Lightroom Catalog Import tool. The tool now allows for importing files located on disconnected drives. Capture One will automatically import the files once the drive has been connected. Further, when importing a Lightroom catalog, some basic image adjustments and catalog structure can be imported into Capture One 20. To see how this works, refer to a new video tutorial from Capture One below.
The update to Capture One 20 is available now at no cost for all existing users. If you don't own Capture One 20 and would like to try it, there is a free trial available on Capture One's website.
Capture One 20 is available both as a subscription and as a lifetime license. An annual subscription is $180 USD and a lifetime license for new users is $299 USD. For a full pricing breakdown and to view additional bundles, click here. Further, there is an ongoing promotion for new purchasers, allowing for 12-month access to SmugMug Portfolio or Power plans, depending on their selected product.
Capture One for Nikon can be purchased for $9.99 USD per month, $99 per year or as a perpetual license for $129.