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Capture One Pro is now available with a massive 65% discount for students

Capture One Pro student discount
(Image credit: Phase One)

Phase One has just announced a huge 65% student discount on its professional image cataloging, organising and processing tool. A close rival to Lightroom, Capture One is renowned for its tethered shooting capabilities, editing tools and the quality of its raw processing, and it’s used widely in professional and commercial photography.

If you’re a student, or you know someone who is, it’s an opportunity to use one of the industry’s best photo editing programs for less than the cost of an Adobe Photography Plan, which starts at $9.99/£9.98 per month. Adobe does offer its own student discounts but only on its All Apps plan, which is more expensive. 

Capture One Pro student discount

Capture One Pro works both as a regular photo cataloguing, editing and processing tool and for tethered shooting in a studio or on location. (Image credit: Phase One)

‘’See Beyond. Trust your vision. Trust your tools”

Under this scheme, qualifying students (see the Capture One website) will be able to get Capture One Pro for a monthly subscription of $7/£7 or an annual pre-paid subscription of $63/£63 – the discount applies to Capture One subscriptions, not the perpetual licence version. 

Software subscriptions are not popular with all photographers, but they do offer a much cheaper entry point for professional software than traditional one-off licence fees.

Students can get involved with this new Capture One initiative by sharing their work on Instagram under the hashtag #trustyourvision, and joining a new dedicated Capture One Creative Lab - Students Facebook group.

If you’re not a student, by the way, but you do use Fujifilm or Sony cameras, you still have until the end of August 2019 to get a perpetual licence for Capture One Pro for Sony or Fujifilm at half price.

You can find out more about this Capture One student scheme on the Capture One website.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is the Group Reviews editor for Digital Camera World and across Future's entire photography portfolio. Previously he has been Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar. He has been writing about digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. 


Rod's near-encyclopedic knowledge of cameras both old and new makes him an invaluable resource, whether we need to ask a question about transparencies or the latest X-Trans sensor. He owns all manner of cameras, from Nikon DSLRs through Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm bodies, and on any given day you'll see him using kit from just about every manufacturer.