Portland, OR—ON1 Photo RAW 2019, an all-new photo-editing application, will be available this November. The release includes a host of new features and technologies, along with a streamlined workflow.
Photo RAW integrates the features of photo organizing, nondestructive editing, layering capabilities, masking and selection tools, portrait retouching, photo effects, text, HDR, automated panorama stitching, as well as photo resizing into one software application.
Notable new features include a nondestructive workflow for layers, auto-alignment of layers, focus stacking, a portrait module, an AI-powered masking tool, a text tool and digital asset management updates.
“ON1 Photo RAW 2019 will give photographers the features they use the most from the Lightroom and Photoshop worlds in a single application,” said Dan Harlacher, vice president for Products at ON1. “This is what we mean by an all-new photo-editing experience. We want to keep the photographer’s workflow fast and efficient.”ON1 Photo RAW 2019 also provides enhancements to the migration process for customers looking to switch from Lightroom. Version 2019 utilizes AI-powered (artificial intelligence) algorithms to transfer and display Lightroom edited photos in ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The transferred settings remain nondestructive and can be reedited inside ON1 Photo RAW 2019.
“A big hurdle for customers looking to adopt a new workflow is the fear of losing years and years of work. We want to remove that hurdle by giving them the ability to keep their edited photos and more importantly keep them in a nondestructive workflow when making the switch to Photo RAW,” added Craig Keudell, president of ON1.
ON1 Photo RAW 2019 New Features
Workflow for Layers
ON1 Layers is no longer a separate module. Instead, Layers will be accessible within the nondestructive workflow inside of Develop and Effects. This allows for creating or editing multilayered files, including RAW files, and keeping the nondestructive settings for each photo layer.
Users can also move, size and mask each layer. Moreover, this new concept enables each layer to have its nondestructive settings—all the way back to the original file. In addition, when working with RAW files, adjustments like exposure, highlights, shadows and camera profiles can be processed using the RAW data in a layered photo workflow.
In addition, users can also combine multiple photos as layers, then automatically align them based on image content. This will make it easier to mask and blend them together.
Moreover, with new nondestructive live layers, users can combine other photos, text or exposures with their HDR photos. In addition, they can use the masking tools to combine multiple HDR renditions.
Lightroom Photo Settings Migration
New AI-powered algorithms give users the ability to transfer Lightroom edited photos, keep the nondestructive settings and move them into ON1 Photo RAW. Furthermore, the updated Lightroom migration tool transfers almost every edit made in Lightroom. They include RAW processing, crop, retouching and local adjustments as well as folders, photos, albums and metadata.
The new software automatically blends a series of photos at different focus distances to increase depth of field. Also, users can adjust focus in real time, just like changing the focus on a lens.
ON1 also added dedicated film grain, curves and color adjustment filters to Effects. This lets users add film grain to color photos as well as make targeted color and tone adjustments faster. There’s even a new filter selector to search for filters, learn what they do and view a sample before adding them.
Other New Features
Additionally new features include: an AI masking tool that enables users to identify areas of a photo to create a selection or mask, and the AI technology detects the subject matter and automatically creates a mask; the Portrait module automatically detect faces in photos, so they can be retouched; a text tool for use when creating posters, add a byline or add editing annotations; control over font size, color and position that can be saved as a preset; a master keyword list that lets users see every keyword they use in a single, searchable list; improved local adjustments; and added support for the latest cameras and lenses.
ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is available to preorder at an introductory special of $99.99 for a limited time. Previous owners of any ON1 product can preorder for $79.99 for a limited time.
In addition, ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is available as part of an ON1 Plus Pro membership for a limited time for $129.99/year. It regularly costs $149.99/year. ON1 Plus Pro includes a perpetual license of ON1 Photo RAW along with post-processing and photography education from professionals. These pros include Matt Kloskowski, Hudson Henry and Tamara Lackey.
A single purchase of ON1 Photo RAW 2019 includes iOS and Windows installers as well as activation for five computers.