ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is already one of our favorite photo editing applications, and the new ON1 Photo RAW 2020 looks set to improve on it in a whole host of ways. That’s only one of the stories, though – ON1 is launching its own mobile app, a new cloud sync system AND a new video editor aimed at photographers.
These new products will not be available until ‘early’ 2020, but ON1 Photo RAW 2020 should arrive as a public beta this September with a full launch ‘this fall’.
ON1 has taken the wraps off its upcoming ON1 Photo RAW 2020. The software arrived as a public beta today, introducing the first offering in ON1’s recently announced new line of creative products. Photo RAW 2020 is a layered editor, raw processor, and image organizer that ON1 claims offers ‘everything you need in one photography application.’
Photo RAW 2020 brings new AI-powered tools including AI Match, a feature that processes raw images to appear the way they looked ‘on the back of the camera,’ as well as AI Auto Tone, which brings a new algorithm that was trained using thousands of photos.
In addition to the new AI tools, Photo RAW 2020 brings numerous performance updates that enable the software to open raw files up to two times faster than before. The performance updates also resulted in smoother brushing, something that persists even on devices that feature integrated graphics cards.
What’s New in Photo RAW 2020
New AI Match — Match how your raw photos look to what you saw on the back of the camera.
New AI Auto Tone — The new algorithm does a much better job on all types of photos, also control the amount of auto tone you want. By analyzing thousands of photos, the algorithm has learned how to do an even better job, especially on tough images.
New Speed & Performance Updates — Opening raw files in Edit is up to two times faster, and brushing is smoother, even on integrated graphics cards.
New Hottest and Trending Presets — Over 100 new looks and styles curated from today’s hottest photographic trends. We also added tons of new skies, backgrounds, and textures for your masking pleasure.
New SmugMug Integration — Select photos and videos, then publish them to any of your SmugMug galleries. Even create new galleries and control the size of the photos you upload.
New Custom Camera Profiles — Get predictable, natural color results by creating custom profiles for your camera and lights. We have partnered with X-Rite, the leader in color management to make this easy. Photograph an X-Rite target with your camera, then import it into ON1 Photo RAW, then send it to the X-Rite Camera Profiler software to build a custom camera profile.
Supported File Formats.
ON1 Photo RAW 2020 supports raw files for over 800 cameras. Supported file formats also include JPEG, TIF, PSD, PSB, PNG, and DNG. Photo RAW 2020 also continues to work seamlessly within current photography workflows. Version 2020 can be used as a plug-in for Adobe® Lightroom® Classic CC, Photoshop®, and Apple Photos without purchasing an additional plug-in version. ON1 Photo RAW 2020 is also perfect for those looking for a standalone photo editing workflow solution.
ON1 Photo Mobile
The ON1 Sync Service will work alongside the new ON1 Photo Mobile 2020 app, also due in 2020.
This will incorporate both camera (capture) and editing tools, just like Lightroom mobile. ON1 says it will come with ‘pro-level’ camera controls and the ability to wirelessly send raw photos from the app directly to ON1 Photo RAW running on a desktop machine or a laptop, with non-destructive adjustments applied in the app transferred intact.
You’ll also be able to ‘push’ edits from the desktop software back to the ON1 Photo Mobile app.
We don’t yet know all of the features in the new app, but ON1 is promising colour and tone adjustments, shadow enhancements, vignette effects and object/distraction removal.
ON1 Photo RAW 2020 sounds like a major update in its own right, and we’ll bring more news and a review just as soon as it’s available.