ON1 Eyes Faster RAW Processing with New Software

April 27, 2016

By RF Staff

As camera resolutions push ever higher, browsing, editing and processing RAW images puts a correspondingly higher strain on our computers.

ON1 feels our pain and in the fall will attempt to alleviate it with the release of ON1 Photo RAW. It will be the successor to the company’s current flagship editor, ON1 Photo 10.

ON1 Photo RAW Browser

Photo RAW is a non-destructive editor that promises to speed RAW rendering and editing with a modern code base and the ability to leverage computer video cards. It will support 800 cameras at launch.

Similar to AlienSkin’s ExposureX, it won’t rely on a catalog system but instead will browse your local file system for images–it’s built around ON1’s existing photo browser, Browse, the company’s photo browser. Using Browse, you’ll also be able to tag, rate, make color and tone adjustments, or add effects to their photos.

ON1 Photo RAW Develop

The software will also make re-editable adjustments to images, including exposure, contrast, color, shadows and highlights. It will also offer non-destructive effects and portrait retouching including the filters found in ON1 Effects and ON1 Portrait such as Lens Blur, Skin Retouching, Dynamic Contrast, HDR Look.

ON1 Photo RAW will include built-in layers, brushes, and advanced masking tools and will be sold as a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Corel PhotoPaint; as a standalone app, a host app for Google Nik Collection and other photo editors, or as an extension to Apple Photos.

The software is free for On1 Plus Pro Members ($150/year). A non-member price hasn’t been set. It will be available for both Mac and Windows PCs. You can check out some demos of the software from ON1 below.