Capture One announced in a live stream on Youtube and Facebook, hosted by Product Manager Alexander Flemming and Business Development Manager David Grover, a sneak peek of its upcoming release scheduled by later this month. It will be available for free for all current Capture One 20 users.
There are three major features coming to Capture One 20: a new healing brush, a new clone brush, and a robust before-and-after feature.
The biggest news is the addition of two new dedicated brushes — the Heal Brush and Clone Brush, available in the Layers tool.
In the current version of Capture One 20, the healing workflow comprises creating a new heal layer, select your brush and pick a source point. Further, you can only select a single source point per layer. In the current version of Capture One 20, the healing workflow comprises creating a new heal layer, select your brush and pick a source point. Further, you can only select a single source point per layer.
With the new Heal Brush, Capture One will automatically create a new Heal layer and find a suitable source point to replace the area you have masked. You can then move around the source point freely in case Capture One doesn’t get it perfect.
You can also hold down Alt / Option to manually determine a preferred source point.
The clone brush works similarly, except that it creates a clone layer, and it doesn’t automatically select a source point or try to blend texture and luminosity: it simply clones your source onto the new point.
This tool lets you see exactly what you’ve edited using a slider interface that works at all zoom levels and can even be used on multiple images at once. You can even edit in this view, so you can see the before-and-after changes live.
This is a huge improvement over the hacky way of doing it before, which involved either hitting Alt + Press on the Reset button or resetting and undoing over and over again. And if you don’t like the slider version, there’s also a “Full View” option that lets you toggle between before and after on the whole image.
As mentioned, the update is scheduled to arrive by the end of the month. The update will be free for all existing Capture One 20 users, including those who use Capture One Fujifilm and Capture One (for Sony).
More info on Capture One’s website.