Capture One 21 Update Adds Style Brushes, Import Viewer, and More

Capture One 21 — originally launched last December — today sees its first major update which adds additional functionality, new lens and camera support, and introduces a host of fixes for known bugs and glitches.

The Capture One team has added four new features and improved three settings. First, the company has added Style Brushes, an Import Viewer, additional ProStandard Profiles, and Leica Live-View with zoom and pan functionality.

Style Brushes are what the company calls a “new concept” in Capture One that allows for the application of local adjustments directly on an image without having to create a layer and specify those adjustments manually.

“When you first stroke on the image, a corresponding Adjustment Layer is created with the adjustments embedded in the Style Brush as well as its name,” the company explains in its patch notes. “This allows for a swift workflow where manual Layer creation becomes obsolete. Selecting and using another Style Brush will repeat this behavior.”

The Importer now has a new option called the Import Viewer added to the standard thumbnail grid view. The Import Viewer allows for the sorting of images directly in the importer for faster culling, which Capture One says eliminates the need to later delete unwanted images from the Catalog or Session.

When Capture One 21 first launched, the company introduced what it calls ProStandard Profiles, which it says is a new type of camera profile that renders colors more naturally. At the time, only a select number of cameras were supported by Capture One 21 with ProStandard Profiles, but this update adds a large number of cameras from the Canon EOS-R, Nikon D5, and Sony Alpha 1. The full list of newly-added cameras can be found here.

Capture One 21 version 14.1.0 also adds Live-View support with zoom and pan for the Leica SL (Typ 601), Leica SL2, Leica SL2-S, Leica S (Typ 007), and Leica S3. Autofocus is not yet supported on the Leica SL, and it along with the SL2 and SL2-S do not yet have fully operational pan and zoom (Limitations: Not showing full window feed in Capture One while zooming. Pan is only possible using the on-camera controls and not from within Capture One.).

This update improves on the Viewer maximum zoom (from 400% to 1600%), has improved the visibility of the Keystone Tool, has new methods of linking Brush Settings, and now allows you to link Brush Settings to Layers.

Finally, the update adds support for multiple cameras including the Fujifilm GFX100S, the Sony Alpha 1, the Canon SX70 HS, and multiple Panasonic cameras. It also addresses a list of bugs on both Mac and Windows, which you can read here.

The 14.1.0 update to Capture one 21 is available to download now.