If you’re an ON1 user, today was a big day. They just announced the new features coming in the latest ON1 Photo 2019 update coming in November. If you’ve been an ON1 user for any amount of time you’ll know they release a new version in the last quarter of each year, and this year is no different. So what are the new features? Let’s take a quick look:
A New Workflow for Layers – ON1 Layers will no longer be a separate module. Instead, layers will be accessible within the nondestructive workflow inside of Develop and Effects. This will allow for creating or editing multilayered files, including raw files, and keep the nondestructive settings for each photo layer.
New Lightroom Photo Settings Migration – There’s a new AI powered algorithm that will let you transfer Lightroom edited photos, keep the nondestructive settings, and move them into ON1 Photo RAW. The updated Lightroom Migration Tool in version 2019 will transfer almost every edit you can make in Lightroom including raw processing, crop, retouching and local adjustments along with folders, photos, albums, and metadata.
New Focus Stacking – Automatically blend a series of photos at different focus distances to increase depth of field.
New Auto Align Layers – Easily combine multiple photos as layers, then automatically align them based on image content so you can blend them together more easily.
New AI Masking Tool (coming in December) – This new tool will allow you to identify areas of your photo to create a selection or mask and the AI technology detects your subject matter and automatically creates a mask.
Portrait Is Back! – The new Portrait module (well, kinda new in that it was gone but now it’s back) will automatically detect faces in your photo allowing you to easily retouch, smooth skin, brighten and sharpen eyes, and whiten teeth.
New Text Tool – The new text tool let’s you control font size, color, position, and then save a preset to add the same text overlay to a batch of photos quickly.
New Master Keyword List – Now you can see every keyword you use in a single, searchable list. You can quickly apply, clear, edit, or delete keywords.
Improved Local Adjustments – Local adjustments will be updated to use the raw processing data. This allows for more highlight and shadow details with more tonal range.
New Layered HDR Workflow – With the powerful new nondestructive live layers you can combine other photos, text or alternate exposures with your HDR photos.
New Filter Options in Effects – There are now a dedicated film grain, curves, and color adjustment filters in Effects. .
New User Interface – The user interface will have a fresh and modern feel. Overall contrast has been reduced to make photos stand out along with a new font to help increase readability. Updated, icons, tabs, and sliders will also take up less visual space.
New Cameras and Lenses – And of course the usual new support for the latest cameras and lenses.
Price and Availability
ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is available to preorder now at an introductory special of $99.99 for a limited time (click here for more info). Previous owners of any ON1 product can preorder at a special introductory upgrade price of $79.99 for a limited time. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is also available as part of an ON1 Plus Pro membership for a limited time for $129.99/year (Reg: $149.99/year). ON1 Plus Pro includes a perpetual license of ON1 Photo RAW along with editing and photography tutorials by me and lots of other industry pros.
A 30day free trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2019 will be available when the product officially arrives this November.
Whelp! There you have it. I’m also working on a new Landscape Photo Editing course for ON1 2019, so stay tuned for that. Have a good one!