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 an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at