Portland, OR—ON1, creators of ON1 Photo RAW, will release ON1 360° in late June. ON1 360 ° is a new end-to-end photography workflow solution for capturing, editing, and accessing photos between multiple computers and mobile devices.
ON1 360° also connects ON1 Photo RAW 2020 on Mac and Windows computers with the new free ON1 Photo Mobile on iOS and Android devices. Furthermore, ON1 360° is a complete photography ecosystem with multiple options for syncing files; controlling file storage methods; as well as new capabilities for managing and editing across devices no matter where files are stored.
At the core of ON1 360° is the imaging software company’s new cloud storage service and sync technology. It enables photographers to sync photos, metadata and edits, as well as albums and cataloged folders, between all their computers and devices. This also includes external hard drives and even network drives.
In addition, ON1 360° will allow customers to choose which files or folders to sync; where the files live; as well as their preferred storage format.
“Our focus is on giving photographers control. Control of where they store their photos, what they want to sync and also how they want to edit. There isn’t another solution out there providing this flexibility or functionality,” said Dan Harlacher, vice president of Product.
“We are still going to offer customers perpetual license options where they keep the software, even if they choose not to continue with this service. Of course, the subscription plan is also a good option and is ultra-competitive when it comes to price and features.”
ON1 360º Benefits
What’s more, the ON1 360° subscription plan includes 10 times the storage at 20% less cost compared to other plans, added Harlacher. Also, the optional ON1 compressed-RAW file format requires significantly less storage to have access to all photos from all devices.
With the new program, customers can choose between syncing their original RAW files or syncing their photos using ON1’s compressed-RAW file format. ON1’s format is 75% smaller than the original RAW file, while maintaining the same tonal and color range. These files are a solution for remote editing, sharing as well as printing common sizes—without noticeable loss in quality. As a result, the customer saves on additional storage costs.
“Some people like using external drives, and some people like storing photos in the cloud. And some like both. The great part about ON1 360° is that you get to choose where photos get stored while still having access to them on all of your devices; so, you can share from anywhere,” added Matt Kloskowski, ON1 educator and guru.
Among the software’s key features are the ability to provide one workflow. It enables a complete end-to-end workflow between desktop and mobile with only one desktop application in ON1 Photo RAW 2020. Consumers do not need to bounce between organizers, RAW processors and layered pixel-editors.
In addition, photographers can organize how they choose where they store photos and how they back up their photos. All metadata and edits will back up automatically with ON1 360°.
Furthermore, with ON1 360°, all photos are kept private. ON1 will never analyze any photos using ON1 360° to build ways to market to photographers.
ON1 Photo Mobile
The new free ON1 Photo Mobile is a single app for capturing, editing as well as syncing photos back to desktop computers. More than a basic RAW processor, the app uses the same RAW processing engine developed for ON1 Photo RAW.
Moreover, adjustments will include exposure, contrast, shadows, mid-tones, highlights, whites, blacks, white balance, noise and sharpening. Built-in filters will start with black and white, adding film grain, darkening the edges with a vignette, and enhancing local contrast.
In addition, the free app’s camera mode works like a device’s camera app but with more advanced features. It enables consumers to capture RAW photos on a smartphone with the tonal range and details expected from an interchangeable–lens camera. What’s more, manual controls include the ability to adjust exposure, shutter speed, depth and white balance.
Consumers also can automatically or selectively sync photos and edits from ON1 Photo RAW 2020 on desktop or laptop computers back to the mobile app using ON1 360°. As a result, it provides a complete, photo–editing and organizing system. ON1 360° and the app allow photographers to wirelessly send photos between desktop and mobile devices. They can view photos as well as edit or download them directly to ON1 Photo RAW 2020 on both desktop or laptop computers with nondestructive editing settings intact.
On1 360 º Rollout
ON1 360° subscription plans will roll out gradually starting today and continue to the full release in late June 2020. At that time, the ON1 360° service officially begins and all purchasing options become available.
In addition, the ON1 360° rollout will include monthly subscription plans; they will comprise ON1 Photo RAW 2020, ON1 Photo Mobile connectivity and the 360° syncing service.
Moreover, owners of Photo RAW 2020 can take advantage of introductory reduced pricing on a one-year prepaid subscription for ON1 360° (service–only edition). Plus, preorder bonuses include a new ON1 Pro pack with 360 custom presets ($100 value) delivered today. Also, they will receive a new ON1 360° training course in June when the ON1 360° service begins.
Also, new customers can purchase a perpetual license for ON1 Photo RAW 2020 at a reduced price and the ON1 360° service add-on. Or they can purchase the ON1 360° software and service subscription, which includes everything.
For a limited time, ON1 is cutting the price of ON1 Photo RAW 2020 by 50% during the lead–up to ON1 360° availability in late June.
As always, ON1 will continue offering Photo RAW as a perpetual-license product separate from ON1 360°, for those who prefer to own their software. This permits customers to upgrade to future versions at a time of their choosing. It also allows them to add or cancel any ON1 360° subscription without losing access to ON1 Photo RAW or their photos.