Portland, OR—ON1, Inc., announced ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5, a significant update to Photo RAW 2018. Version 2018.5 includes a boost in overall performance, fixes for user-reported issues and new key features, such as LUTs and new camera profiles.
“We’re incredibly excited to unveil the new features in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 over the next several weeks. We plan on showcasing the new features and improvements through weekly videos leading up to the June release,” said Craig Keudell, ON1’s president.
ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 Features
Among the key features and improvements is the camera profiles function. Users can select the same looks they see on the back of their camera in ON1 Photo RAW. They may choose from natural, portrait, landscape, etc., depending on what the camera offers. These are not presets, as they don’t adjust any of the sliders, and they are nondestructive. Moreover, LUTs or Look-Up Tables are a favorite way to add matte, vintage or cinematic color grading looks. These now are available inside Effects in version 2018.5. A wide assortment of LUTs are provided in the release along with individual packs from Matt Kloskowski, Tamara Lackey and Hudson Henry. The common .3DL and .CUBE formats found online also can be imported into Photo RAW. LUTs work like any of the current filters in Effects. They can be stacked and masked.
In addition, if photographers shoot RAW and JPG at the same time, they can collapse and hide the JPG copy, so their library isn’t cluttered. Any metadata or file changes made are mirrored to the JPG seamlessly.
Another improvement is faster film strips for culling. Using the Filmstrip in Develop and Effects now is just as fast as in Browse. Users can switch photos instantly. They can also perform editing and culling tasks, like ratings, labels, rotate and delete, while adjusting the RAW processing. Also, the Transform pane in Develop includes new tools to correct perspective and rotation issues along with a grid that makes it easier to visualize results.
Additionally, users have the ability to better organize presets into a nested category structure, along with the capability to move, rename, delete and nest presets and categories. They can also nest albums or photos inside of other albums. If migrating from Lightroom, nested collections are brought over by the Lightroom migration assistant.
Other improvements include: brushing with the masking brush is more fluid and responsive, especially on Windows computers with large or high-dpi displays; and exporting is now processed in the background so users can continue to work on another job without waiting for the export to finish. You can even stack multiple export jobs and continue working on your photos.
ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 Price & Availability
ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 will be available in late June. New customers can purchase version 2018.1 now and receive 2018.5 as a free update once it becomes available.
Furthermore, the company is running an introductory price of $99.99 for new customers for a limited time (regularly $119.99). Owners of previous versions of ON1 can also upgrade at an introductory price of $79.99 (regularly $99.99).
Version 2018.5 is a free update for all owners of ON1 Photo RAW 2018. A single purchase includes Mac and Windows installers and activation for up to five computers.