Capture One has just released an upgrade for Capture One 23  that brings a whole bunch of awesome new features:

  • Auto Dust Removal
  • Face Focus in Cull & Importer
  • Styles & ‘Edit With’ Shortcuts
  • Wireless tethering for Fujifilm cameras
  • Integration with
  • Improved Smart Adjustments consistency
  • Faster preview generation

Wow, I can’t ever recall seeing so many new and highly anticipated features in any free upgrade of Capture One! Well, the upgrade is free if you have bought Capture One 23 license before February 14 2023, or have a subscription.
As always, I have prepared a detailed overview of all the new tools for you.

Capture One Auto Dust Removal

Capture One 23 16.2 introduces a new tool, Auto Dust Removal, which allows you to remove all sensor dust from your image with a single click:

Capture One Auto Dust Removal

By clicking the circle icon, you can see all the removed dust or adjust the result manually:

Capture One Auto Dust Removal How Does It Work

Auto Dust Removal has a default shortcut Option/Alt + O and can be applied to a group of images, thereby speeding up batch editing.
Also, you can find Auto Dust Removal in the Auto Adjustments list:

Capture One Auto Dust Removal Tutorial

Currently, the tool is in BETA, as developers plan to improve the tool’s algorithms.

Face Focus in Cull & Importer

Image Importer and the Cull mode have gained a new feature – Face Focus.

Capture One Face Focus

The new tool shows you a close-up of faces or eyes in the image, making it way easier to evaluate focus quality:

Capture One Face Focus for Groups

Face Focus has five zoom levels:

Capture One Face Focus Limit to Face

Limit to Eye zooms in on eyes, and Limit to Face restrict the zoom to a face. Both modes don’t zoom in more than 100%.

Styles & ‘Edit With…’ Shortcuts

This is one of the most long-awaited features ever!

We can finally set custom shortcuts for styles and ‘Edit With…’ feature:

Capture One Edit Shortcuts

Once you set up a style shortcut, it appears next to the style name:

Capture One Style Shortcuts

Also, by right-clicking on a style, you can assign a new shortcut or edit the existing one:

Capture One Edit Style Shortcuts

Wireless Tethering for Fujifilm Cameras

Great news for Fujifilm camera owners! You can now wirelessly tether your camera to Capture One 16.2. Currently, these Fujifilm cameras are supported:

  • Fujifilm X-T5
  • Fujifilm X-H2
  • Fujifilm X-H2s

Also, you can tether these cameras through a network cable using the Fujifilm FT-HX grip.

Improved Smart Adjustments consistency

When you use Smart Adjustments on batches of images, you can now expect more consistent adjustments.
Smart Adjustments use AI to identify similar images and apply WB and Exposure adjustments to unify the overall look of adjusted images.

Capture One Smart Adjustments for Portraits

Other Improvements

Faster preview generation

Capture One 23 16.2 brings performance improvements for the generation of large previews (above 3000 px) for RAWs and all-size previews for DNGs.
The improved generation of previews will also enhance tethering performance.

Integration with (Mac only)

With the latest update, you can link your account to Capture One. This allows you to import images from the account and publish your edited photos to the service right from Capture One.

Capture One for iPhone Announced

Apart from these new features, Capture One developers have officially announcedthat an iPhone app will be released this summer!




Alexander Svet – Professional photographer and photography instructor. Phase One Certified Professional and Capture One beta tester.