Capture One CH

Capture One CH was built on the same platform as the revolutionary and industry leading, Capture One Pro. Capture One CH is designed to support and enhance cultural heritage workflows from capture through post-processing by simplifying and automating post-production tasks.

Introducing the AutoCrop & Auto Rotate Tool 

Exponentially improve productivity by automating cropping in post-processing. Select cropping options for flat art reproduction or books, including alignment of material to specific corners or proof margins.
The AutoCrop & Auto Rotate tool also has optional positive or negative margins, user-selectable alignment points for de-skewing, and modes for flat materials, bound materials and fixed crop size.
 Image: The Morgan Library & Museum

Film Scanning Tools

Negative Film Reproduction Tool eases the conversion of black & white and color film, as well as other transmissive materials – both positives and negatives. It provides for automatic inversion, easier automatic adjustments and better control of color rendering. All edits are non-destructive and allow the creation of both a master file of the shown-as-negative capture as well as an inverted-for-viewing derivative.
Combined with the DT Film Scanning Kit this tool provides a huge boost in workflow speed and quality.

Full L*A*B* Readout Support

L*A*B* Color Readout for precise analysis of colors and tones on an Object Level Target or Device Level Target. For workflows targeting FADGI 4-Star and Metamorfoze imaging guidelines this will aid in precisely setting the exposure and verifying color accuracy.

 Image: Edward Peterson

ICC Profiles for CH

Obtain high color accuracy with robust ICC profiles optimized for both color precision and three dimensional gradients at the same time. Available for several common studio light types.
60mp and 80mp digital backs have had bespoke Cultural Heritage profiles created for them under various illuminants. This release includes profiles carefully crafted, measured, and vetted for Flash, LED Area 48, DTLED36, Rosco LightPad Axiom Daylite, Northlight HID, and Tungsten. For more information on the CH Color Profiles please see our C1 CH Webinar Recording starting a bit before 17 minutes into the recording.

More Features


  • Focus Meter for fast and precise focusing, tuned to the high quality standards required in Cultural Heritage settings.


  • Ultimate Image Quality for Cultural Heritage Photography


  • Cultural Heritage Workspaces for Capture One CH


  • Cultural Heritage Styles for Capture One CH


  • AppleScript support for Cultural Heritage automation


  • Specialized ICC Profiles for accurate color reproduction


  • Capture Resolution Ruler: Easily evaluate the PPI of a capture. Simply drag a line across a known distance (such as the distance between two inch ticks on a ruler) and enter the distance and the tool will report back the calculated PPI.


  • Improved Negative Conversion Algorithms: Capture One CH revolutionized the conversion of Color Negatives providing excellent conversion of Monochromatic Negatives including those with high dynamic range such as Glass Plate Negatives.


  • Adjustable Highlight/Shadow Clipping Targets: Under [Capture One > Preferences > Exposure > Auto Levels Clipping Threshold] the user can now set the threshold for automatic adjustments. This is especially helpful in the automatic adjustment of photographic transmissive materials such as color negatives and black and white negatives


The DT RCam Reprographic Camera along with Phase One Digital Backs have provided Pixel Acuity with the tools to consistently achieve the high quality results our clients have come to expect from us. Pixel Acuity was excited to be so involved in the beta process and can truly acknowledge that Capture One 8 CH has brought our post-production to a whole new level of efficiency and quality. We are pleased to see that the Phase One/Digital Transitions partnership has already resulted in more resources dedicated to cultural heritage imaging and look forward to being part of the next endeavor.



Eric Phicox

Owner, Pixel Acuity


The auto cropping, straightening and page-splitting features have simplified, and in some cases eliminated, certain post-capture workflows from production. In addition, the Digital Lab has already utilized the batch auto cropping and straightening features to process thousands of newspaper pages digitized between 2010 and 2012. Previously, this work was outsourced to a company that completed the work by hand. The Capture One 8 CH software allows all processing work to be accomplished in-house with minimal technician involvement.

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Crystal Heiss

Digital Library Programs, University of Kentucky


Capture One CH is only available for the Mac but is interoperable with Capture One Pro (which is available on Mac and PC). For more information about running Capture One in a mixed PC/Mac environment please contact us.

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