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Ten years ago today, Phase One released the first version of its Capture One raw conversion and image editing software that added support for DSLR cameras. “
Born in the late 1990s to process raw files exclusively from Phase One’s first digital image capture devices, the software that would become Capture One was one of the first raw conversion solutions,” the company said in a statement. “Its general availability in 2003 helped support a growing DSLR market.” The latest iteration, Capture One 7, is localised for Simplified Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.
CAPTURE ONE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST 10 YEARS
Born to Support World’s First Digital Image Capture Devices, the Capture One Story Has Just Begun
COPENHAGEN, March 20, 2013—Ten years ago today, Phase One, the world’s leader in open-platform, high-end camera systems and solutions, released the first version of Capture One raw conversion and image editing software that added support for DSLR cameras. Today Capture One supports more than 200 different camera models, and the list is growing.
The year 2003 marked a shift as digital cameras, still yet-to-be-commercially-proven, began being used by pros who still largely relied on film cameras. It was still several years before pros went digital. Phase One understood that raw conversion and image editing would be a critical need for professionals, and so it was the first high-end camera company to open its software to support cameras other than its own.
Born in the late 1990s to process raw files exclusively from Phase One’s first digital image capture devices, the software that would become Capture One was one of the first raw conversion solutions. Its general availability in 2003 helped support a growing DSLR market.
Today Capture One not only supports the world’s most powerful medium format camera systems, but also an extensive and growing list of camera models from a wide range of manufacturers, including Canon, Fuji, Leica, Nikon, Panosonic, Sony, Samsung, and many more.
Phase One’s recently announced Capture One Pro 7 and Capture One Express 7 software represent years of research and engineering; continual improvement is part of the product’s DNA. Plans are underway to ensure that the next ten years will bring breakthroughs to support professional and advanced amateur photographers worldwide. Capture One 7 is localized for Chinese (simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.
About Phase One
Phase One is the world’s leader in open-platform, high-end camera systems and solutions. Phase One cameras, digital backs and lenses are designed to deliver superior quality image capture and investment value. Phase One’s Capture One and Media Pro software help streamline capture and post-production processes for both medium format and DSLR cameras. Phase One products are known for their quality, flexibility and speed enabling pro photographers shooting in a wide range of formats to achieve their creative visions without compromise.
Phase One is an employee-owned company based in Copenhagen with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tel Aviv Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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