Dan Harlacher





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

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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.

A Newer and Faster ON1 Effects

See the all-new updates to ON1 Effects, inside of ON1 Photo RAW 2017. Each filter is now in the GPU making it lightning fast. Whether using ON1 Effects as a standalone in Photo RAW or as plug-in inside Lightroom or Photoshop, you’ll be able to experience all these new features and updates.

A Start-to-Finish Workflow with Photo RAW

I wanted to show a start-to-finish workflow using ON1 Photo RAW 2017. I’ll go from finding photos on the camera memory card, to editing, to sharing on social media. It’s a short watch and you’ll get some great editing tips along the way. Enjoy!

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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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Local Adjustment Tools

In ON1 Photo RAW, the Adjustment Brush and Adjustable Gradient filters from Effects will be full-fledged tools you can access and edit in any module. These will be part of the shared tools like Crop, Retouch, Perfect Eraser and Clone that will be available and re-editable, nondestructively, in Develop & Effects. In the tool-well on the left you see icons for the Adjustment Brush and Adjustable Gradient tools. At the top in the tool-options are are the familiar controls for adjusting brush size, opacity, feather, etc. On the right you see two tabs below the navigator; Overall Settings and Local Adjustments. Overall Settings is what you see today in Photo 10, the control panes or filters that affect the entire photo.

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Top 10 Ideas from the Photo RAW Project

Hopefully you’ve found the Photo RAW Project by now and have been engaging with our discussions on all of the great ideas. To date, we’ve had over 200 submissions since we launched the project just over a ooonth ago. It has become an indispensable tool for me and helps me plan what features to tackle next. I thought I would share some of my favorite ideas directly from the project. A Dano’s Top 10 list if you would…  More »

How Do You Retouch Portraits?

For photographers who photograph people, retouching faces can be a big part of their workflow. However, the amount or style of retouching and the tools and techniques used vary. Like any creative adjustment, the amount or style of retouching changes from artist to artist and can even change over time based on the trending look. Haven’t you noticed the style of retouching has shifted to be a more natural, subtle adjustment over the past five years or so? Just a few years ago everyone had porcelain smooth skin and snow-white teeth. This also reminds me of the parallels with HDR. A few years ago HDR was over-the-top with crazy contrast and color. Today it’s a more refined style.

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Controlling Haze & Fog

As a landscape photographer you can mostly control the places you photograph, the time of day, and season, but that’s about it. You can’t control weather, air pollution, and many other factors. Haze in the air, causing atmospheric distortion, is a common problem and a tough one. Particulate in the air, whether from smoke, pollen, pollution or water vapor, creates haze. The amount of haze increases the farther away the subject is and can create layers of haze. There are a few tools to help reduce haze when you’re shooting, like UV/Haze filters and Polarizers. Often times they only provide a little help. With software, you can increase the contrast to help cut through the haze but it can negatively impact the darker tones if you’re not careful. A few software providers have developed special controls for reducing haze.

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ON1 Photo RAW — A New Way to Work with Presets

If you’ve used ON1 Effects (or even Lightroom®) you understand the value of presets. Presets are used all the time whether you make some for yourself or import presets from others. Presets allow you to “wrap-up” your settings so you can use them again on other photos. Today presets are created at the module level, such as presets for Effects, or Enhance or Resize. You can view and apply these presets in the modules that created them or batch process with them.

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