ON1 Photo RAW 2020 Released!

ON1 released Photo RAW 2020 today. And it’s awesome. AI Features, New Filters, SmugMug Sharing, X-Rite Integration, Improved Performance, Improved Fujifilm Processing, and much more! Photo RAW 2020 is available now. Read the full list of features here.

One of the new filters is the Sun Flare filter. This filter uses actual lens flares to give a kiss of the golden hour to your scenes. I like to use this filter as an accent to scenes with diffused light or to amplify a flare that’s already present. I explain all the Sun Flare sliders in the video above.

Sun Flare is just one of the new things in Photo RAW 2020. There are so many others. Visit ON1’s website for a rundown of all the new features. A few of my favorites in Photo RAW 2020 are:

AI Auto Tone & AI Match: Making basic adjustments is now even easier with the AI Auto Tone and AI Match buttons in the Develop module. Backed by machine learning, these options quickly balance color, highlights, shadows, vibrance, and many other settings.

AI Match adjusts sliders to match what you saw on the back of your camera. The AI Auto algorithm uses artificial intelligence to quickly adjust a photo without losing highlight or shadow detail.

You control the amount of AI to add to your scene using the Auto slider. If the AI changes are too strong for your liking, just dial them back a little.

Improved Noise Reduction: The noise reduction algorithms in Photo RAW 2020 are noticeably improved. New edits automatically use the updated engine. The old engine is still available - you don’t want existing work to get a different noise treatment!

Channel Mixer: A channel mixer is a classic tool - and for a reason. It gives you tons of control over the colors in your image. Coupled with the excellent masking tools in ON1 Photo RAW, you can target color changes very precisely. Create the exact mood and tone you want in an image.

A channel mixer is also quite handy for fine-tuning the tone in your black and white photos. And infrared photographers will rejoice! With the channel mixer, the classic red/blue channel swap is available in Effects. Channel Mixer for the win!

Other improvements include:

  • Preset Fade Slider: Using presets in Browse is a fast and easy way to get quick looks applied to your photos. However, presets can sometimes be too strong for our photos. Photo RAW 2020 introduces a Fade slider in the Presets tab so you can back off the strength of a preset to match the look you want.

  • Date Based Browsing: On the asset management side of things, Browse now has date-based browsing. Browse is always checking for new photos in your cataloged folders. Photo RAW 2020 adds a Date panel to Browse. Skim through all of your photos by day, month, or year.

  • Print Module: Printing got some love in Photo RAW 2020, too. The printing dialog is completely redesigned and much cleaner. All of the choices for printer, size, and color management are there. Photo RAW 2020 makes it easier to print sets of photos. Print a single photo many times or a set of photos in a batch. You can also create contact sheets with customized captions for client review. Watermarks and output sharpening are also directly in the Print window.

And there is SmugMug integration, map views, improved performance, more localization support, and a whole bunch more. ON1 Photo RAW 2020 is available now. Try it for free, and when you’re ready to buy, use the offer code SDP20 to save 20%.