Capture One Express 7, from Danish company Phase One, is a professional RAW conversion and image editing software that gives photographers a head start to ultimate image quality. Designed especially for dedicated photographers who appreciate the increased image quality and flexibility of shooting raw, Capture One Express 7 offers the essential tools to import, convert, organize, adjust, share and print superior-quality photographs in a fast, intuitive workflow.
Capture One Express 7 includes many of the advanced features found in Capture One Pro 7, like noise reduction when shooting in low light, the ability to recover details in shadows and highlights, plus fast and flawless black and white conversions. Works as a simplified version of Capture One Pro, Capture One Express omits some features such as tethered shooting, but images can be viewed remotely using either the Capture Pilot iOS app or a web browser on other devices.
What’s New in Capture One Express 7?
Advanced Image Quality Tools
Taking advantage of the renowned Capture One 7 raw processing engine, image quality is excellent at default settings. Improved OpenCL support means faster image processing. New and improved adjustment tools offer greater control for more creative possibilities:
- Get more detail out of shadows and highlights with the new HDR tool;
- Punch up the color and reduce haze with the new Clarity tool;
- Automatic lens correction for selected lenses ensures image accuracy;
- Convert color to black and white instantly; no need for extra steps or plug-ins.
Capture One Express 7 introduces a catalog structure that helps to organize, find, compare and select your images. A catalog contains all the necessary information to find and display any image added to it, including how the images are organized in the catalog and what visual adjustments have been made to them.
- An importer tool simplifies file import from libraries saved in earlier versions of Capture One Express;
- Advanced file naming ensures consistent organization; search and filtering options ensure that you can always find your images quickly and easily with specific criteria;
- Use color labels to rate your best shots;
- Browse, view and adjust images even when the original files are offline.
Wireless Photo Viewing
While Capture One does not support tethered shooting, images can be viewed remotely and wirelessly using either the Capture Pilot app for iOS or using a web browser on computers, Android devices and Windows phones.
- Share your work during a shoot with friends or colleagues (allowing them to browse and rate images) over the same wireless network.
Capture One Express 7 Free License Code (Windows & Mac):
Capture One Pro 7 is available via download for 399 USD and 299 EUR, while Capture One Express 7 is available for 99 USD and 69 EUR. But readers of the Digital Photographer magazine are entitled to download the full version Capture One Express 7 (Windows & Mac) with license code / serial number for free. PLEASE NOTE: License codes will be limited to 40,000 readers on a first come, first serve basis.
Capture One Express 7 is not the latest version on its branch because the developer has released Capture One 8 software sometime ago. But this does not mean in any way that Capture One Express 6 is useless or obsolete. The features available are still current and compatible with the needs of a regular user.
For anyone who does not have a RAW editor, and wants to start shooting RAW, or any one who already have a program, but want to try a different one, here is the way to get Capture One Express 7 for free:
1. Visit the promo page here, and complete the form on the right and be sure to fill out your full name, email address and answer the security question correctly.
2. Wait for a few minutes to receive your confirmation email and license code. If the e-mail hasn’t arrived within 15 minutes, please check your spam, junk mail or promotions mail folder to locate it.
3. Download Capture One Express 7 from this official page. Please download version 7. The free license code does not support Capture One Express 8.
4. Install Capture One Express 7 and enter the license code when prompted (internet connection required).
Here is the proof:
Updated: The old promo (I shared on on Jul 14, 2011) has expired but Goodwin has kindly informed me a new promo for Capture One Express 7. I change the date published for this post to make it up. Hope you will enjoy this professional RAW conversion and image editing software.
Thanks to Goodwin for informing me aboutthis promo.