Capture One Express

Capture One Express 12.0

Create, edit, and improve the quality of your personal images
4.4  (7 votes)
12.0.3 (See all)

Capture One Express is an image editor for Sony cameras that provides users the means to realize professional image editing in order to obtain high-quality images. It comes packed with a wide array of options and can be used by novice users with a bit of practice.

Visually, the program has a pretty neat interface with common attributes for nowadays standards. The interface has an abundance of menus, toolbars, and tools, so inexperienced users may find the menu navigation process a bit difficult. Also, though it does come with a few themes, the program misses some more advanced customization options, and it could've had a bigger text font size.

In addition to its various tools, Capture One Express offers support for more than 70 Sony cameras and, with tools like pan, crop, zoom, or select, you can create some astonishing images.

Moreover, you have full control of your photo editing, and its features allow you to organize your photos with ease. You also have the possibility to adjust curve levels, contrast and split tones, as well as configure the color sensitivity and noise reduction.

All things considered, Capture One Express is a powerful image editor for Sony cameras equipped with multiple editing tools. Though it's free, it requires a high-end system, it consumes a high amount of system resources and it's best suited for experienced users.

John Saunders
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Review summary


  • Offers support for more than 70 Sony cameras
  • Has a wide variety of tools
  • Can adjust the noise reduction


  • Requires a high-end system
  • Uses a high amount of system resources
  • Has a deep learning curve
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