Portland, OR—ON1, Inc., announced that ON1 Photo RAW 2017 is available for immediate download. With an updated modern code optimized for today’s super-megapixel cameras and high-performance computer graphics systems, Photo RAW is designed to be fast, flexible and the easiest-to-use RAW processor and photo editor on the market.
ON1 Photo RAW 2017 is tuned for today’s image sensors and graphics chips. It is said to open 50 megapixel images in a fraction of a second on a standard PC or Mac. In addition, it performs edits in real time, without slider lag or waits for redraw.
Developed over the last several years, the software uses an all-new RAW processing engine and image-processing pipeline built around ON1 Browse. ON1 Browse is the company’s fast photo browser. It does not require photographers to import and catalog their photos—an often time-consuming process required before editing can begin.
ON1 Browse is an integral part of Photo RAW. It offers users quick and easy ways to tag, rate, make color and tone adjustments, or also add effects to photos. Without catalogs, professionals can edit and adjust photos stored in the cloud or file servers. And fellow colleagues also can access and edit where they left off. “This combination of a fast photo browser with instantaneous RAW processing delivers a fluid, streamlined workflow to process any number of photos at once,” the company notes.
The instruction-based, nondestructive workflow in Photo RAW also surpasses earlier RAW processors in other ways. In addition to customary re-editable adjustments such as exposure, contrast, color, shadows and highlights, it offers nondestructive effects as well as portrait retouching.
Furthermore, using Photo RAW, users can create layers and masks. They can also selectively apply filters and effects to RAW photos in the one app. In addition, the filters found in ON1 Effects—including lens blur, skin retouching, dynamic contrast, HDR look—are all available in the nondestructive workflow, allowing for endless possibilities when looking to create a unique photographic style.
The software also integrates as a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. It also works as a stand-alone host app for Google Nik Collection and other photo editors; or as an extension to Apple Photos. Common file formats—including JPEG, TIFF, PSD, PSB, PND and DNG—are supported.
ON1 Update Capabilities
To meet demands and requests from their users, ON1 adopted a new development process to enable updates to Photo RAW about every 4–6 weeks. They have several planned free updates to Photo RAW in the first half of 2017. These include automatic lens correction, workspaces, compare mode, photo settings, a Lightroom migration tool, versions, groups (stacks), camera profiles (film looks) and also updates for new cameras.
Prioritizing user feedback is a top priority for the company. “Our users are in the driver’s seat when it comes to the features important to them,” said Craig Keudell, ON1’s president. “We’re taking a completely transparent approach to how we build Photo RAW. We want users to have a direct say in the software they choose to use for their photo editing.”
ON1 users can go to the Photo RAW project and submit their ideas and feature requests for Photo RAW. Every submission is reviewed and the more votes each idea or submission gets, the higher the likelihood it will get added into Photo RAW.
ON1 Photo RAW 2017 Pricing
ON1 Photo RAW 2017 is available for an introductory price of $99.99 (regularly $119.99). Previous owners of ON1 can now upgrade for $79.99 (regularly $99.99).
For a limited time, ON1 Photo RAW 2017 is bundled with training materials. These include: four Photo RAW Master Courses by Matt Kloskowski; Creative Choices: ON1 Image Workflows from Start to Finish, an e-book from Colby Brown; and the ON1 Guru Signature Collection with 60 presets and four additional videos.
The software also includes activation via user accounts for up to five computers. A fully functioning 30-day free trial is also available for download from the ON1 website. on1.com