A few day ago, May 16, 2019, ON1 Inc has announced their new feature and enhancements update of their ON1 Photo RAW 2019 software, with the version 2019.5 (188.8.131.5207). The new update is free for current Photo RAW 2019 users.
ON1 Photo RAW currently is the only solution that utilizes AI-powered algorithms to transfer and display Adobe Lightroom edited photos in Photo RAW. The transferred photos and settings remain non-destructive and re-editable inside ON1 Photo RAW, so photographers do not lose years of work from Lightroom.
For those photographers who are not interested in switching from Adobe to ON1 software, ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 is also functioning as a plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop, making it a compelling tools for any photography workflow.
The version – ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 – includes new powerful features designed to increase productivity and a number of performance enhancements, provides additional organizing benefits and gives the support to new camera models.
ON1 development team has been working hard on improving performance in many specific areas that include zooming, panning, brushing and exporting. The entire editing process has become more fluid and fun.
ON Photo RAW 2019.5 bring the following features:
Dual Mode – Provides the display of different copies or modules on different screens. For example, you can have grid of thumbnails on one display and a magnified view on another; make client presentations by working with Edit Module and showing the Browse Module to your client; make sales or presentations on a projector or TV. You are free to customize your work when browsing and editing photos.
Edit History – A full history has been added when you work on photos. You can see every step of your editing, roll-back and compare adjustments. You can also revert to the beginning of the editing session.
Setting Applied Info – Allows you to view which modules, tools and filters are applied to a photo. This non-linear approach also allows photographers to double-click on a setting and jump straight to it for further adjustments. Works even in Browse.
Selective Sync – When you sync your settings (or paste or save a preset) you have enhanced granularity in which settings to apply. For example, you can drill down and only apply a white balance adjustment. It is also possible to sync cropping, retouching and brush strokes between photos.
Hierarchical Keywords – The master keyword list now supports nested keywords inside of other keywords. Nested keywords allow users to organize keywords as they see fit. You can even import a list of nested keywords from other apps, like Adobe Lightroom. Now it is easier to search, add, delete and modify keywords. In addition, they are case sensitive now.
Apple Photos Extension Enhancements – Integration with Apple Photos now supports the full raw data, improving adjustments to tone and color. It also supports re-editable non-destructive editing and more native ON1 Photo RAW features like layers, crop and text.
First Launch Experience – If you are new to ON1 Photo RAW, you’ll get new walkthroughs to help you to learn the basics. This feature provides a running start and directs you where to learn more.
Tool Tips – Tool tip animations are added to improve the usability and shorten the learning curve for each tool.
In addition to features, the new ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 bring some more improvements:
Improvements of Layers – When working with layers you can create a new canvas of any size, then add photos to it.
Text Tool Enhancements – Now you can add a background color to a text box and control its opacity. Easily control the character and line spacing. New options to duplicate and change the order of text boxes. Finally, you can automatically insert text from a photo’s metadata.
Performance Improvements – Zooming, panning and brushing are now much faster. New control added in the preference to adjust the preview quality to improve preview quality (especially on lower-end or integrated video cards). Export is now up to 10x faster when resizing or exporting a photo or photos you have already edited.
Windows High-DPI – We have dramatically improved the support for high-dpi displays on Windows. The scaling of fonts and controls work much better, especially on 4k displays and laptops.
Drag and Drop from Film Strip – You can now drag and drop photos from the film strip to the layers panel to add them as new layers.
Preview the Resize Algorithm – When using the Genuine Fractals algorithm, you can now preview the resulting quality at 100% zoom so you can more accurately adjust the options and sharpening.
Search by Adjustment Added – Search for photos based on specific adjustments applied, such as cropped, retouched, etc.
Update to Lightroom Migration – This tool now migrates the pick and reject flags.
Support for new Cameras and Lenses – Now supports latest camera and lens models.
Price and Availability
ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 is available starting from May 16 from the ON1 website.
Version 2019.5 is a free update for existing owners on ON1 Photo RAW 2019. Previous owners can also get discounted upgrade from older (non 2019) ON1 versions.
Full version of ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 is priced at USD 79.99 (discounted from USD 99.99 as an offer) for new users, or USD 63.99 for existing ON1 (previous versions) users. Traditionally, you may choose to try a 30-day free trial of ON1 Photo RAW that is also available from the ON1 website.
ON1 Photo RAW installer includes both Windows and macOS versions, plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop. Single license can be used on up to five computers.
“The next year will be the biggest in our company history. A lot of these internal projects we’ve been working on will finally get introduced to the market. There is a lot to be excited about for our customers and our industry, and it all starts with Photo RAW 2019.5”Craig Keudell, ON1 President & CEO