One of the features of Capture One Pro 10.x is the use of “styles” – preset looks for your images. This is a trend that has been picking up steam in the industry thanks to Instagram and the like and is used in many other raw converters/photo editors. Oddly enough, styles or presets have long been available in Capture One Pro but never really developed until now because they were considered “training wheels” by a lot of photographers. Thanks to Instagram and the development of high quality presets (including things like film emulation) by other manufacturers, this has become a popular trend and can be used to greatly speed up one’s image workflow. And since serious photographers were now using styles/presets, Phase One decided to improve what they had in lace for a very long time.
Phase One has been updating Capture One Pro at a rather furious pace (for them) and it actually makes an in-depth review a little tricky for someone like me (I like to actually use the product in a real setting to get a feel for how it works and the new versions and updates force me to revisit my previous work and test all over again).
Here is the full press release:
COPENHAGEN, October 23, 2017 — Phase One today released The Film Styles Pack. This newest Styles Pack is designed for photographers who long to create the feel and texture from the days of analog photography. For artistic visions attracted to the colors, contrast and grain of these analog images, Capture One Film Styles help photographers get one step closer to creating this special atmosphere in their images.
This latest release delivers 15 different “looks,” each in three different strengths, from subtle to regular to strong, for a total of 45 different Styles. The pack includes 33 in color and 12 in black and white. The Capture One Film Styles may be the most versatile pack so far, given the wide variety of available options.
Capture One Film Styles give photographers a head start in the editing process, providing a solid foundation of adjustments for a faster workflow. Styles function as inspiration, providing a quick view of images, with a variety of editing options. The three-split-variation of each Film Style makes the pack easily applicable across various types of images and helps the photographer maintain full control of the editing process.
For Styles examples and usage guidelines, please see: phaseone.com/styles
View promotion video: https://youtu.be/s3p5xz9c0UU
Pricing and Availability
The Capture One Film Pack is available now for 69 USD / 69 EUR from the Phase One e-store: phaseone.com/styles-store. The pack contains 15 different “looks” in three different strengths (normal, plus and minus) for Windows and Mac operating systems.
A free sample pack composed of five Styles is also available, containing three versions of FL-07, one color style of FL-02, and one black and white style of FL-12. Download sample pack: https://go.phaseone.com/C1-EN-2017-10-04-FilmStylesSamplePack_EN01LP.html
Capture One version 10.2 or newer is recommended for the best user experience. Version 10.1.2 is necessary for Capture One Express (for Sony) users. The packs are simply installed with a double-click, importing via the new and improved Styles and Presets tool, or by dragging-and-dropping the Pack to the Capture One menu icon.