Dan Harlacher





Director of Product Management, photographer and all-around good-guy. Call me Dano. Pronounced "Dan-OH"

Portrait Workflow Series – Using Presets

We cap our mini portrait workflow series with part 8 – Using Presets. I go through some of the built-in presets in ON1 Photo 2017 which are great for using on portraits. Presets are the perfect starting point for styling and making amazing looking portrait shots.

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Tech Talk – Sharpening in ON1

I wanted to dive in and talk about the different ways to sharpen your photos using ON1. Specifically, why and when you would use the different sharpening methods.

Do you know the differences between High Pass, Progressive and Unsharp Mask Sharpening? If not, follow along and I’ll explain.

New Local Adjustments

One of the really handy features in ON1 Photo RAW 2017 are the new local adjustment layers and local adjustment tools. They are available with both Develop and Effects and shared between the two modules. They allow you to selectively apply edits or effects to certain areas of your photo.

Your All-Inclusive Effects App

The Effects module in ON1 Photo RAW 2017 picks up where Develop leaves off. It gives much more control with how you can apply effects to your photo. It includes hundreds of presets and filters to create any look or style you want with one app.

Take Multiple Shots and Put Them Together

Here’s a quick example of how to merge two photos together with ON1 Layers. Sometimes no matter how hard you try you can’t get everything into one shot. This is when creating a composite may help with your results.

ON1 Photo RAW 2017 – Roadmap Update

What Got Us Here – A Brief History
Looking back, 2016 was a huge year for us. The introduction of ON1 Photo RAW 2017 was a giant leap forward in the development of our products. Adding non-destructive editing and raw processing was the culmination of a multi-year migration away from simple plug-ins to a complete workflow application. Just a few years ago our products where all individual plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

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Tech Talk – All About File Sizes

File size, image size, megapixels and resolution are common terms in digital photography. However, few of us really understand what they mean and how they relate to each other. Let’s break it down so we can make sense of this.

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ON1 Photo (RAW) 2017.1 – Now Available

Version 2017.1 (or build ) is available for immediate download. This release has some very exciting new features, upgrades in performance, and fixes several issues reported by ON1 customers. We also want to let you know some of the new features and updates we outlined during the initial release (in December) are taking longer to integrate than we originally anticipated. We will have an updated timeline for the remaining features very soon and will post it here on the blog. Your feedback has been highly valuable in helping us prioritize what each update includes. We still plan on bringing you new features and updates to ON1 Photo 2017 free of charge.

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Update: Release of ON1 Photo (RAW) 2017.1

UPDATE: 3.31.2017 – We will email owners the news about the Version 2017.1 release on Monday. We will update you here on the blog as soon as it is available for download also. You may see the auto update pop up in the app between now and Monday, so if you do get it go ahead and download it to use 2017.1. In any case, you will get email notification and download links here on Monday. Hopefully, all that makes sense. Have a great weekend!

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For the Love of Film – Part II

In Part II, in For the Love of Film blog series, we bring you into the studio. I show our set up for creating new Color Film presets for Effects (coming in ON1 Photo 2017.1). If you missed Part I, you can find it here.

Once we raided Jonny’s stash of frozen-in-time film, along with the very few color negative and transparency films we could still get our hands on, it was finally time to go shoot.

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For the Love of Film – Part 1

The first post of a three part series covering film emulation in ON1 Photo 2017. Product Director Dan Harlacher and QA Engineer Jonny Davenport put together a fun project for emulating film looks in ON1 Photo 2017. These new film looks will be available as part of the next free update.

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Tech Talk – Fujifilm X-Trans

Some of you out there shoot with Fujifilm® X series cameras that use the X-Trans® CMOS sensor. These sensors use a unique color filter pattern compared the the traditional Bayer pattern that most cameras use. Fujifilm claims this filter layout reduces moire patterns naturally so you don’t need an anti-aliasing filter which can soften details in your photos. They also claim  this layout provides for better color reproduction with less color noise. Here is what that looks like.

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ON1 Photo 2017.0.2 — New Update Available

We are excited to announce the first major update to ON1 Photo RAW 2017. Version 2017.0.2 is available for immediate download. The complete photo organizer, editor, raw processor, and effects app all-in-one just got a whole lot better. This latest update includes support for over a dozen new cameras, improved raw processing results, updated support for Fujifilm camera files, better highlight recovery, and other performance tuning and bug fixes.

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ON1 Photo RAW 2017.0.1 Update

We would like to thank all of our users who have helped us shape ON1 Photo RAW. Thank you for your feedback and patience. We are happy to say we have some updates (one today and one coming soon). Both of these free updates will vastly improve your experience and are just the beginning of the improvements and free updates coming in 2017. The first update, ON1 Photo RAW 2017.0.1 is available today. This is the first maintenance release for ON1 Photo RAW 2017 and you can download the update here.

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Photo RAW Pre-Release 2 Posted!

The update for the Photo RAW Pre-Release has been posted (update 2)! You will receive an email with the updated installers (if you haven’t already). Again, your feedback has been tremendous in helping us drive to the final release December 19th.

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Photo RAW Pre-Release Update Coming Monday

First, I’d like to thank everyone who has downloaded the first Pre-Release for Photo RAW. Your feedback has been tremendous in helping us discover new issues we’ve been able to address quickly. We are excited to announce the second pre-release will be available Monday evening (Dec 5th). This update will address many of the outstanding issues and more. Rather than go over the entire list I’ll call out some of the more frequent issues.

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Photo RAW Pre-Release Update Coming

First of all, big thanks to EVERYONE who downloaded the Photo RAW Pre-release! We’ve been reading each of your comments and have been sending new issues straight to our dev team so they are aware and can fix them. We also wanted to let you know that we’ll be releasing an updated Pre-Release by the end of this week or early next week. This update will address issues coming in.

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Computer Memory and Photo RAW

As you’ve probably heard by now, ON1 Photo RAW has a new rendering pipeline which leverages the power of your graphics processor (GPU). This architectural change was made to improve performance and have better support for large high-dpi displays. One of the biggest benefits is the reduction in amount of memory required.

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Q&A with Dan: ON1 Photo RAW & Lightroom®

I’m amazed after all these years there is so much diversity in workflows. All the variable ways people download, organize and edit means if you talk to another photographer about their workflow, chances are it is different than yours. It’s not just in the software or equipment we use. Some of us organize by date, others by client or subject. Some shoot RAW, some JPG, some both. Some of us rename, others don’t.
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