Phase One, a manufacturer of high-end digital camera systems, has released Capture One 12, an update of its RAW conversion, image editing, and asset management software. 

This release takes a top-down approach to streamline, modernizing, and improving the user interface to continue the program’s tradition of providing powerful features in a customizable, uniquely-configurable interface, according to Jan Hyldebrandt-Larsen, vice president, Software Business at Phase One. There are new masking tools and improved workflow features. A new plug-in ecosystem will allow third-party developers to connect their services and applications to Capture One.

Hyldebrandt-Larsen adds that Capture One 12 furthers Phase One’s commitment to providing unparalleled RAW editing, with “unmatched” tethering, color handling and precise editing on images captured with any of more than 500 different camera models. The upgrade introduces a newly re-designed, contemporary interface.

Users of Capture One will be able to extend the platform with the upcoming addition of plug-ins that allow for sharing, editing, and that can connect Capture One to a variety of specialized editing tools. For developers, the Capture One Plugin SDK—available as a free download—will provide access to the broad base of photographers that use Capture One. D

Users of Capture One on macOS can take advantage of extended AppleScript support for automation and workflow streamlining. More than a dozen of Capture One 12’s areas and properties can now be directly modified with AppleScript, adding to the existing, robust AppleScript support in previous versions of Capture One.

Capture One is available in several versions. Capture One Pro 12 supports more than 500 cameras from all major camera brands, while Capture One Pro Sony 12 and Capture One Pro Fujifilm 12 supports cameras from those brands, respectively.

The perpetual license for Capture One Pro 12 is available for $299, with upgrade pricing from previous versions starting at $149. Capture One Pro Sony and Capture One Pro Fujifilm are available for $219.

For those that prefer subscription models, Capture One Pro 12 is available for plans as low as $15 per month, and Capture One Pro Sony and Capture One Pro Fujifilm subscription plans start at $14 a month. For a complete list of all products and licensing options, please visit: to learn more. A 30-day fully-featured free trial of Capture One 12 is available for download.