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Capture One to end Fujifilm, Sony and Nikon editions ahead of big new plans

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(Image credit: Ausra Babiedaite / Capture One)

Until now Capture One as been offered in a full ‘all cameras’ edition – Capture One Pro – but with much cheaper Fujifilm, Sony and Nikon editions for users of those camera brands only. From today, though, these branded editions will no longer be available for purchase.

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So where will that leave users? In a pretty good place, it seems. Capture One is keen to stress that these branded editions will carry on working exactly as before, and that bug fixes and feature updates will continue for two years from the initial Capture One 22 launch.

It is, however, offering upgrades and inducements to switch to the full Capture One Pro product either at no cost (for users of the latest 'branded' versions) or at reduced cost for older Fujifilm, Sony or Nikon editions.

(Image credit: Ausra Babiedaite / Capture One)
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Capture One Pro upgrades and offers

If you’re currently using Capture One 22 for Fujifilm, Sony or Nikon. On April 5 2022 you will get a free upgrade to the full Capture One Pro edition, so you’re not going to lose out. Users will get an email about how to claim their upgrades nearer to that April 5th date.

If you’re using an Capture One 21 or older for Fujifilm, Sony or Nikon, you can upgrade to Capture One Pro at the same price you would pay to upgrade to the latest branded edition – this offer is available until April 18th 2022.

If you are using Capture One 22 for Fujifilm, Sony or Nikon on a subscription, you’ll carry on paying the same price you do right now for as long as you remain a subscriber.

So why the change?

Capture One says it is clearing the decks ahead of some major new features, including a powerful new way to collaborate with Capture One Live, and the company’s first iOS app with Capture One for iPad.  

This promises to put Capture One head to head with Adobe Lightroom – it will be very interesting to see how Capture One’s cloud solution compares with Adobe’s.

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Capture One Pro is available either for a single one-off license fee on a paid-monthly subscription or an annual subscription which offers a big saving over the monthly option. 

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Rod Lawton
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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 fotovolo.com (opens in new tab) but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com (opens in new tab)