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Phase One's logo. Click here to visit the Phase One website! PRESS RELEASE: Phase One releases Capture One 4.7

New file format packages Phase One RAW images with applied settings; new support for JPEG and TIFF files; more tethered support

COPENHAGEN, April 2, 2009 -- Phase One’s Capture One version 4.7 introduces a new enhanced image package file format to make it easier to share adjusted Phase One digital back-generated RAW files. It also permits adjustment of both JPEG and TIFF files. And it adds tethered shooting support for Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D3X.  

New features include:

  • Newly-designed file format for Phase One RAW files
    The Enhanced Image Package (.eip file extension) permits packaging of a Phase One RAW image file together with the adjustment settings applied to the RAW file, with no changes to the original RAW file or re-arrangement of settings.

    Ideal for photographers working with retouchers or pre-press, the .eip file format makes it easier to share adjusted Phase One RAW files and helps simplify image archiving and management.

    The concept is simple and based on well known, proven ZIP technology (but without the file compression). It is possible to capture directly to .eip or to convert existing files into .eip files. The .eip format leaves the original RAW file untouched, so it is always possible to ‘unpack’ the original RAW file and settings.

  • Support for JPEG and TIFF files as ‘Input’ Files
    Many unique attributes of Capture One 4 have been available only for Phase One back users or DSLR shooters using RAW capture. With v4.7, JPEG and TIFF support has been added. All of the existing technology in Capture One 4 is activated for both JPEG and TIFF files with the exception of the Lens correction tools. Now, scans, or older archived files that are in TIFF or JPEG format can be added to existing work and adjusted using Phase One’s patented algorithms.

    Note: For optimal image quality, it is still recommended to capture and work with images in RAW format.

  • Added tethered capture support (Pro and DB versions)
    Canon 5D Mark II
    Nikon D3X

Capture One 4.7 is available now and comes in three versions: 4.7, 4.7 PRO and 4.7 DB.  Capture One 4.7 is a free service release to existing Capture One 4.x owners. Capture One 3.x customers can upgrade to a similar version of Capture One 4.6 at no extra cost.

About Phase One
Phase One is a leading provider of digital image capture and work flow management technology.  Phase One 645 Camera Systems and P+ digital backs open new possibilities, putting the focus back on the moment of capture. Phase One Capture One software helps streamline the capture and post-production process.  Supporting DSLR, medium- and large-format photographic equipment, Phase One products are renowned for their superior quality, flexibility and speed — enabling pro photographers to realize their most subtle and most complex visions without compromise.

Phase One is an employee-owned company based in Copenhagen with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne and Shanghai.

For more information about the products, visit the Phase One web site on www.phaseone.com.

Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S.  All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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(First posted on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 15:31 EDT)

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