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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Most of us have more than one computer we work on our photos with. I have an iMac I use at home for my main editing. It has a beautifully huge display. It’s where my photos live.
I also have a laptop I use when traveling, or when I want to sit on the couch. There are lots of ways to get your photos on both computers. I use Dropbox but there are lots of other great and inexpensive cloud syncing solutions (Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, etc). Most of this storage is darn-near free. If you have an Office 365 account they give you 1TB of OneDrive for free. Same thing if you have Amazon Prime, you get unlimited free Amazon Cloud Drive storage. Cloud storage is great. It gives you an online backup you can access anywhere and automatically manages keeping your photos in sync across multiple devices.
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.
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.
See the new non-destructive workflow inside of ON1 Photo RAW. One of the cool things about non-destructive editing is that the original photo (any file type Photo RAW can read – raw, jpeg, tiff, psd, etc.) is never modified. All the edits you do are stored as instructions. Again, no matter the file type. This makes opening and saving your photos fast.
Matt Kloskowski shows a recent prototype for ON1 Photo RAW. Matt works on a 36 megapixel raw file and shows the speed of a few filters including; lens blurs, lens correction, and Dynamic Contrast. If you used ON1 Effects before, you can see new changes in how effects are adjusted lower in the stack without turning filters (higher in the stack) on or off.
Wow, what a week! I’m amazed at the response and support we received about the ON1 Photo RAW announcement. Thank-you! I’ve been combing through the news and comments around the web from the photography community and wanted to address some important questions about Photo RAW. Anything I missed? Leave me a comment! – Dan
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Many of you haven’t heard of Photo Via, our latest mobile app for iOS. It makes it easy to sync your favorite photos in Lightroom with your mobile devices. In Lightroom you can select what you want to sync; from individual photos to smart albums to folders or even your entire photo library. This synchronization is done wirelessly using cloud storage services you already use (like Google Drive and Dropbox). One of the big benefits being you don’t have to sign-up and pay for another service.
Once your photos are synced to your mobile device you can view, search and share them easily. It’s perfect for adding your portfolio, recent vacation pics or latest job to your iPhone or iPad for on-the-go viewing. You can even view and change the rating and flags on your photos (via your mobile device) and those changes sync back to your desktop.
You can use Photo Via today if you have Lightroom. However, coming this fall you will be able to use it inside of the next generation Browse module. Even better, early in 2016 we will be adding two-sync photo sync. That’s right! Photos you take on your iPhone (or even iPad if that’s what you do) can be automatically downloaded and added to ON1 Photo or Lightroom. Then you can manage and edit them just like your other photos.