Ten years ago today, Phase One, the world’s leader in open-platform, high-end camera systems and solutions, released the first version of Capture One raw conversion and image editing software that added support for DSLR cameras. Today Capture One supports more than 200 different camera models, and the list is growing.
The year 2003 marked a shift as digital cameras, still yet-to-be-commercially-proven, began being used by pros who still largely relied on film cameras. It was still several years before pros went digital. Phase One understood that raw conversion and image editing would be a critical need for professionals, and so it was the first high-end camera company to open its software to support cameras other than its own.
Born in the late 1990s to process raw files exclusively from Phase One’s first digital image capture devices, the software that would become Capture One was one of the first raw conversion solutions. Its general availability in 2003 helped support a growing DSLR market.
Today Capture One not only supports the world’s most powerful medium format camera systems, but also an extensive and growing list of camera models from a wide range of manufacturers, including Canon, Fuji, Leica, Nikon, Panosonic, Sony, Samsung, and many more.
Phase One’s recently announced Capture One Pro 7 and Capture One Express 7 software represent years of research and engineering; continual improvement is part of the product’s DNA. Plans are underway to ensure that the next ten years will bring breakthroughs to support professional and advanced amateur photographers worldwide. Capture One 7 is localized for Chinese (simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.
For more information, visit the Phase One website