ON1 has released its newest update to its Photo RAW program, version 2019.2. In addition to new camera, tethering and lens support, it includes powerful new AI masking and performance enhancements. Powered by machine learning, the new AI Quick Mask tool can create high-quality masks with just a few strokes as guidance, while understanding things like color, tone and textures to identify boundaries and create a detailed mask. It creates masks in a fraction of the time compared to other techniques and tools. With 2019.2, ON1 has added support … [Read more...] about ON1 releases Photo RAW 2019.2
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Since Adobe changed some of its Creative Cloud pricing on Monday (4/16/18; note the Photography plans were not impacted), there's been a lot of discussion surrounding alternatives to Lightroom. And while Lightroom continues to be the industry standard for photo editing and organization, there's a lot of tools out there that are great alternatives for people who don't want to be married to a subscription model. Luminar $59 for Photofocus readers; available for Mac and Windows I've been using Skylum's Luminar 2018 since it first came out, and … [Read more...] about Searching for a Lightroom Alternative: Is it Time to Switch?
One of the most used features in my Lightroom workflow are virtual copies. I do this a ton in both my client and personal work, where I want to experiment with different adjustments on an image. I might make one virtual copy black and white, or apply a film-look preset to another virtual copy. Or I might apply a slightly different tone to one virtual copy versus another. ON1 Photo RAW 2018 introduces Versions, a way to achieve the same function. Download a fully functional trial version here. Getting Started with Versions For me, I love … [Read more...] about ON1 Photo RAW 2018 First Look: Versions
ON1 Photo RAW just dropped today. As a panoramic photographer, I am excited to test out the tools. The feature is still technically "in beta" so one would expect it to get better over time. Officially, the tool even warns you when launching: "The Panorama Stitching feature is still being enhanced and improved for certain scenarios. It works for most panoramas, however, there are still cases where the results are not perfect. This can occur when there are changes in exposure or color caused by shooting in an automatic mode, from lens … [Read more...] about ON1 Photo RAW 2018 First Look: Panoramic Photos