ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Released Today


ON1 Photo RAW 2018 or Mac and Windows is now final and officially available to download now. ON1 has grown quite a bit and is one of the many companies trying to take companies away from Adobe Lightroom. They even have a migration tool, but it is a little basic. The new version includes several key updates and enhancements:

  • ON1 HDR – Create stunning HDR photos that merge all tonality from a bracket of photos in a fraction of the time (test results have shown up to seven times faster than other HDR apps).  Automatically aligns photos and removes ghosting from motion between exposures. Includes full non-destructive editing with natural results and can be turned up to 11 for a surreal look.
  • Pano Stitching – Combine multiple photos into a single panoramic or matrix photo. Automatically aligns photos, even if they are not shot on a tripod, and blends them together seamlessly. An option to embed panoramic metadata for Facebook panning is also available.
  • Global Mask Editing Tools – These include new mask Density and Feather sliders to allow for changing the density or opacity of masks as well as blur masks for softening.
  • Luminosity Mask Updates – Adjust the levels of a mask to increase the contrast or brightness as well as set a tonal window to only affect a certain zone.  These updates allow users to target just the area they want, based on the photo.
  • Color Range Masks – Create a mask from a color range selection.
  • Blur and Chisel Mask Tools – In ON1 Effects, the Blur and Chisel mask tools are now included. The blur tool is perfect for softening or feathering a mask selectively. The Chisel tool lets the user push or pull the edge selectively, to remove halos. All of these new masking options are re-editable and non-destructive.
  • Versions — Versions are virtual copies of the same photo. Each version created can include non-destructive settings, including crop, retouching and adjustments. Versions work just like any other photo without taking up more space on your computer. 
  • Updated UI — Clean and modern UI where your photo is the center of attention. Custom name filters and layers to easier keep track of work. Also select your own UI accent color.
  • Paint with Color Brush — Painting with color can be a solid color, perfect for skin smoothing and making annotation layers, or paint with just the color and leave the underlying luminosity in place to change the color of objects like eyes.
  • Selectively Add or Remove Noise — Brush away noise in areas like skies or add noise for an artistic effect.
  • Improved Highlight Recovery –– The algorithms for highlight recovery have been improved.
  • ON1 Photo for Mobile — Take the best shots with you on the go with the free ON1 Photo for Mobile app. It’s a great way to share portfolios. It can also sync new photos taken on phones back to the desktop so those photos are ready for editing.
  • Additional Camera & Lens Support — Added support for the Nikon D850, Olympus EM-10 III, Panasonic DMC-G85, preliminary support for Sony a7R III, plus a ton of new lenses.

Price and Availability:

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is available for download as a free 30-day trial from the ON1 website. Previous owners of any ON1 app (or ON1 plug-in) can upgrade for $99.99. Those who don’t own an ON1 app can order for $119.99. ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is also bundled with some excellent bonus materials which include: Three ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Courses by Product Director Dan Harlacher, and all of their 2017 and 2018 Loyalty Rewards. ON1 Photo RAW 2018 works with both Mac and Windows and includes activation on up to five computers.

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  • Yael DEFAYE

    How does it work with FUJI RAW files? I don’t have a fuji yet so cannot test it myself. Hoping to get the XT2 next year

    • It works quite well in my opinion. It also works with the GFX if you ever go that route.

      • Yael DEFAYE

        Thanks, no money to go there and I love the portability of the XT2!
        Ever compared to the Luminar program to see which one would work better?

  • Terry Clair

    One caution the program doesn’t work with all PCs. It appears to be incompatible with the AMD Phenom II processor and ON1 refunded my money.

    • Strange… I wonder which Intel specific instruction set they are using that causes an issue.

      • Terry Clair

        Not sure Louis the older ON1 10 version works fine and I use it often. ON1 Photo Raw browser worked but when going into the develop module the computer would crash with a black screen and lock up. Only shutting down power and rebooting would restore operation of the PC which is a HP with 16gb of ram. Maybe a video command call?