updated 08:00 pm EST, Fri December 3, 2010
Laptops, iOS devices can view images via Wi-Fi
Phase One has introduced a new version of their flagship medium-format digital photography software Capture One, now at version 6.0. The new version features Capture Pilot, a wireless image server to allow iOS devices on the same local network to quickly view images taken seconds earlier from cameras tethered to a Mac. Also new in this version are keystone editing, slideshow options, fine black-and-white controls, metadata editing and a loupe feature among others.
Capture Pilot makes it easy to create a local "server" on the capturing Mac and deliver those images in seconds to client devices like notebooks, iPhones and iPads. This reduces the need for onlookers to crowd around a computer monitor and can instead view high-resolution images from anywhere within the local network's reach. Clients can pan, zoom and otherwise examine high-resolution DSLR, medium-format RAW, JPG or TIFF files on the screen of their mobile Mac, Windows or iOS device.
The program, which is primarily aimed at professionals working with very high-resolution cameras working in studio, also gains many of the features that have become standard in pro-level photo-management software like Aperture, ACDSee Pro, Lightroom and others. Non-destructive adjustments like moire reduction and exposure, layers, a loupe inspection tool, batch file renaming, smart albums, and leveraging the GPU to accelerate editing are all now part of the program, along with a full-screen mode, movie support and improved search and filtering tools.
Capture One Pro v6 is available now for $399. Upgrades from previous versions of Capture One Pro are $99. A lighter "Express" version is also available.