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New Capture One Integration For Palette Modular System Announced

By Holly Roa on December 13th 2018

If you’ve been eyeing Palette’s modular control system for photo editing (among other things) but were worried that it wouldn’t play nicely with your Capture One workflow, it’s your lucky day. Palette has just announced new compatibility features and a Capture One specific kit that was developed with input from working pros. The update also comes ready to use with the newly released Capture One 12 right out of the box.

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Palette’s system is unique in that it is highly customizable to use any way you like with a host of programs frequently utilized by creatives. The modules, which include buttons, sliders, and dials, can be bought in a variety of kits or individually. They can be assembled in a virtually infinite number of arrays to fit your needs. Palette asserts that the addition of their physical controls are more streamlined than keyboard shortcuts and can cut your processing time by 30%.

Currently the Capture One integration update is available only for Mac, but Windows compatibility is in the works. Also upcoming is full integration with a Capture One tethered shooting workflow, set to be released next month.

You can find more details about what’s new with the release here, and if you’re ready to try Palette for Capture One for yourself, you can pick up the Capture One kit for a discounted $349. We’ll be reviewing the Capture One Kit in the coming weeks, so keep watch, and if you’ve got any questions you’d like addressed in the review, let us know in the comments!

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Paul Cotter

    I have to ask:  in the interest of full disclosure, does SLR Lounge receive any type of compensation to promote Capture One?  I know it’s a very good program. But there seems to be such a dedicated, consistent  and coordinated push from numerous SLR Lounge writers, it’s looking rather unusual. It seems a week never passes without at least one article promoting Capture One. This starts to look more like promotion rather than editorial.

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    • Holly Roa

      Hi Paul!

      It’s mostly me writing about Capture One these days. I’m not getting anything from them to do so. In my opinion, it’s a more robust program than Lightroom in a lot of ways and for those who tether I’m really not sure why one would use anything else (OK, Hasselblad users have an excuse.) 

      I think their trial is awesome – 30 days and no restrictions – so I like to mention it because I think photographers will be happy to give it a try. Basically I just want to help you make your workflow better ;) 

      This particular article is a product announcement that happens to be entwined with Capture One, however, and we are announcing it prior to an upcoming review.
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    • Lenzy Ruffin

      There’s actually been people on here asking for more Capture One content in recent months. I certainly appreciate the expanded coverage. 

      SLR Lounge has been Lightroom only forever. A few months ago, I joined the ranks of the Lightroom defectors to Capture One. 

      Because of growing disdain for Adobe, Capture One is in the conversation for lots of photographers these days that never talked about it before. It only makes sense that the coverage on a site like SLR Lounge would reflect that.

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  2. Christopher Sztybel

    With all due respect to Palette being a great product for a long time the Loupedeck+ blows it away for a fraction of the cost.

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    • Holly Roa

      I haven’t yet used a Loupedeck, but their Capture One support is still in beta. Also Palette works with more programs currently, including Photoshop, so without having used the other I’d still say Palette has an edge for versatility and dedicated Capture One support.

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