Capture One 11 was released last November, and upon reviewing it, concluded it was a worthwhile upgrade from Capture One 10. It was, perhaps, the most significant update we’ve seen for Capture One in years, and the changes were welcomed. Capture One 11 wasn’t Capture One 10 in a party frock.

The most critical change in Capture One 11 was the expansion of the utility of layers. It is significantly more ‘layeristic’ than it previously has been, and that, frankly, ultimately changes how one can use Capture One, for the better. Because what comes with the new layer implementation is the ability to edit more quickly, with more precision than before, and it also makes for your adjustments to be altered with ease at any time. Those familiar with photoshop will no doubt know what a boon this is.

This update, while not a whole version change does seem to introduce a whole new approach to a Capture One ecosystem, one that wants to keep you in it. The new Resource Hub is clearly the biggest focus, but it is also faster, still improves upon styles and preset implementation and use, and of course there are a host of new cameras now supported, including the Sony A7III, Fuji X-H1, GH5S,  and 10 new lenses, including Tamron lenses for both Nikon and Canon. That all said, here’s a quick overview of Capture One 11.1, but we will have a review of the new version for you shortly.

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As usual, Capture One 11 users can download this update for free, and those with older generations have varying upgrade costs. See below for details.

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A new workflow adds a much faster way to apply both Styles and Presets to a Layer on one or multiple images, offering a direct control of opacity, imperative to wedding and portrait photographers.

Furthermore, a new Spring Styles Pack is included, offering bright pastel color grading to images, particularly helpful to wedding, portrait and landscape photography.


The Resource Hub has been introduced to offer quick access to free learning resources via a dynamic on-screen portal. Tutorials, news, webinars, blog posts and much more are offered in one convenient location to improve the user experience and learning curve with Capture One.

“Capture One remains dedicated to the needs of ambitious photographers. These latest updates introduce an extension to camera and lens support, as well as an all-new Resource Hub. The Resource Hub is an in-app portal that allows users to easily access news, tutorials, updates and much more – all designed to inspire photographers and ensure the best workflow and user experience in Capture One,” – Jan Hyldebrandt-Larsen, VP Software Business at Phase One. 


The normalization tool provides a reference point for exposure and white balance for batch adjustments, now allowing any color to be used when previously the only option was a neutral grey.


The Capture One R&D team, alongside our color scientists, analyze hundreds of images from each camera to provide photographers access to the best out of box experience with natural profiles. Below outlines the new camera and lens additions that Capture One 11.1 supports. A full list of supported cameras can be found here:  

New camera support includes:

New lens support includes:

  • Canon lens:
    • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Leica lenses:
    • Leica Elmarit M 2.8/90
    • Leica Summicron M 2/90
  • Sony lenses:
    • Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL18135)
    • Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS (SEL24105G)
  • Tamron lenses:
    • Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025
    • Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012
    • Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010
    • Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD F017
    • Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO B016


Capture Pilot 2.0 adds camera control support for Sony, allowing users to change camera settings of the tethered camera directly from your iOS device.*


Capture One 11.1 is available now for the Mac and Windows operating systems online at and you can get a free 30-day trial. 

Owners of Capture One Pro 11 perpetual and subscribers can update for free by downloading. New customers can purchase Capture One Pro 11 for 299 USD or 279 EUR. Capture One Pro 11 is also available by subscription. A single-user subscription is 20 USD/EUR per month for a 12-month plan or a 180 USD/EUR prepaid subscription, paid annually.  

Owners of Capture One Pro 9 and 10 can upgrade for 119 USD/EUR  

Capture One Pro Sony

Owners of Capture One Pro Sony 11 can upgrade for free by downloading. New customers can purchase Capture One Pro Sony 11 for 79 USD/EUR.  

Owners of Capture One Pro Sony 9 and 10 can upgrade for 69 USD/EUR.