It doesn’t get much bigger over at ON1. Long before I was there, each year around this time, ON1 announced the newest version of their apps. So I’m really proud to say that Photo 10 is now official.
This is a really cool time for me to see because I feel like I had a bigger part in this version of the apps. See, back when I left KelbyOne last year, a lot of people asked if I was going to stop teaching to be a “software guy”? That probably couldn’t be further from what I was really going to do at ON1. I’m a teacher at heart and I’m always going to be one, but was just going to do that at another place. But honestly, the thought of really having a say in the newest version of the apps was definitely something I looked forward to.
Sure, Adobe was always great about getting feedback from photographers about how to improve the software. In fact, for as big a company as they are, they always made every person they asked for feedback from, feel important. But this was a little different. I was going to be a part of the company that makes the software and have a direct line to helping improve it based on what I hear from the people I teach. I was actually going to have a real direct impact.
Anyway, hopefully that helps give a little insight in to why this is a big release for me personally. I won’t re-write all of the stuff over on the ON1 website. Everything about the new features and pricing is there. Plus, there’s some really cool pre-order benefits and some really comprehensive training from me. Not on just the ON1 apps, but also how to incorporate them in your workflow if you use Lightroom and/or Photoshop.
Oh yeah, by the way… it’s $89 for everyone. New, upgrade, whoever. It’s actually less than any new/upgrade price ON1 had last year, which is nice. And way less than any other similar suite of apps out there.
What About the Name?
Oh yeah, there’s a slight name change but it really shouldn’t bother anyone. The official name used to be Perfect Photo 10 (or 9, 8, 7, etc…). But we’ve dropped the “perfect”. We realized people called it ON1 Photo anyway, so why not just make it easier for them and make that the name. I run in to people all the time and they say “I use ON1…” or “I use ON1 Photo 9” or something like that. So now that’s the official name 🙂
Thanks for swinging by today. I hope you’ll check out the brand new ON1 Photo 10 here. Have a good one!
I thought I would give ON1 Photo 10 a try based on your recommendation and the pre-order extras. When I went to the web site they want $119 for new users rather than the $89 you mentioned. Was that only for a certain period.
Would you please HELP ME! I seem to have so many Brain Cramps when I get E-Mails full of Photography things to buy, to do, and software to buy.
For Example: Light Stalking, improve your photography with us. Nicolesy $3,000+ in retail value, all for $127. Buy now! Hacking Photography, And so many more, I hope you get my drift. All so, the upgrade’s, with cost of course. The Brush Plugin for Photoshop,$ 39.99. etc. etc. etc..
To make it short, How and what can I do and others with the same problems, with so much out there, books, magazines, webinars, seminars, and tutorials, keep our heads clear on what we are doing, TRYING TO LEARN AND BECOME BETTER PHOTOGRAPHERS LIKE YOU!! I am a Lightroom 5.7 , Photoshop CS6, and On1 Perfect Photo Suite 9 user. Any ideas to help keep our heads on the right path? Thank you.
How do you do it Matt?
I know how you feel, I felt the same exact way until I invested the cost of getting a Kelby Training membership now called KelbyOne at KelbyOne.com . The best money I ever spent, commit to a year and not just watch but emulate and you will see success.
BTW…. I have no monetary connection with them at all.
I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of ON 1 -10. Looking forward to the new features, especially the speed improvements. Just an FYI, a friend and I started a Photography Club here at Hill Country Retreat, San Antonio, TX. We have 37 folks all at different levels. Because of all your training I taken and learned, we’re help a lot of folks take better pictures and post process them. Thanks for that!!!
I listen to your claim that we should not use a real GND filter but use the LR/ON1 software solution. I tried that for fool moon cityscapes and the results due to high dynamic range were not very good. Can you elaborate on this ?
I haven’t tried it for full moon cityscapes, but it should work the same. Every time I shoot at night, I’m able to get what I need without using the filter.
If you can’t get the results you need though, that specific example may be a time for a GND filter.
It seems like Photo 10 continues to want to “replace” Lightroom. Are you replacing Lightroom in your workflow? I see it as a photoshop replacement from the Photography end but are you completely leaving Adobe? If so, why and if not why?
Hey Dan. Nope, not replacing Lightroom. Lightroom is still the place for Exposure, Shadow, Highlight, noise reduction, lens corrections and things like that. ON1 Effects is the place where I finish my photos. If I shot a lot of portraits, I’d use Portrait for retouching. Enhance is good for LR-like things, but still not a raw editor. I use it for quick fixes.
Part of the training I did for ON1 Photo 10 is a course on workflow with Lightroom – when to use it – when not, etc…
Matt, question about the new Browse. Will this version search meta data in a full directory path like Google Picassa does, or will it be limited to searching in a single directory like the current version.