December 15, 2020 | 3573 Views | By Nathan Keudell

Happy Anniversary ON1 Plus & What’s Ahead 2021

We hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season. ON1 Plus is coming upon its 5th Anniversary and we couldn’t be more excited for the future. Thank you for being a part of our community!

In 2020, we released a ton of exclusive courses, tip videos, and bonuses into ON1 Plus. As we move into the New Year, we want to look back on all of the awesome photography training released and spotlight some of our most popular courses and exclusives. We are also stoked to share our plans for a busy, photography-filled 2021 for ON1 Plus.


The in-depth photography training and photo editing courses, all of which are exclusive to ON1 Plus members, can help advance your photography skills and unlock new creative workflows to processing your imagery. This last year had some of our most extensive courses and tutorials yet! View courses →

Go to Courses Library →

We also wanted to highlight some of our most popular courses that you may not have watched! Here are some fan favorites from this past year.

Matt’s Fixing Common Photo Problems Course – Everything from skies that are too bright to fixing the eyes in your wildlife photos, this course will teach you how to fix common photo problems that every photographer experiences. Watch Matt’s Fixing Common Problems Course.

Hudson’s Gear Course – One of our most extensive courses ever, this course houses everything you need to know about gear in photography. Watch Hudson’s in-depth Gear Course here. 

Start to Finish with Scott Davenport – Scott’s start to finish course is an excellent course for photographers looking to see creative editing workflows from the very beginning to the very end result. Watch Start to Finish with Scott Davenport here. 

Creative Styles – The companion to the Creative Styles eBook, the Creative Styles Course inspires creativity with 10 different lessons ranging from multi-layer masking, vintage monochrome, fine art composites, and more! Watch the Creative Styles Course here. 


Along with the courses, tip & trick videos, and bonus content, we also released this continued our video series “How to Shoot.”

These episodes include best practices and workflow tips for specific subjects such as portraiture, the milky way, and automotive. These exclusive tutorials encompass everything about how to photograph and edit the subject. In these videos, professional photo educators will dive deep into gear considerations, what to understand at the scene, and how to get the best looking photos possible in post-processing. Revisit these helpful videos at any time and be on the lookout for more How to Shoot videos in 2021!


Using your feedback, ON1 Guru Hudson Henry creates short, informative tip videos on specific photography topics. We call them Hudson’s Tips and Tricks – they’re great for a quick refresher of creativity or for learning steps to various editing techniques. Here are the Tips and Tricks that were released this past year. View Tips and Tricks →


Plus Rewards

ON1 Plus members receive bonus rewards every month including presets, LUTs, creative textures, overlays, practice files, exclusive videos, and more! These downloadable assets are yours to keep and are also known as the Plus Rewards or Plus Loyalty Rewards. Download all of them here! View Rewards »

Monthly Photo Critiques

Every month there is a photo critique that is exclusive to Plus members. You can submit your images and have them critiqued throughout the year! If you’re looking to revisit the previous critiques to gather helpful tips and tricks for capturing and editing, you can view them at any time. View Critiques →

Exclusive Live Events 

ON1 Plus members will be able to view and download live webinars and classes that are exclusive to Plus members. 

We hope you had a great year in ON1 Plus and were able to create all of your envisioned images! We are excited to show you what we have in the works for 2021!

Coming to ON1 Plus in 2021

2021 is a very exciting year for ON1 Plus! We, of course, have a bunch of new courses coming along with our all-new mini-course series. Every course in ON1 Plus includes multiple video lessons and supporting assets, These assets include creative tools such as PDFs, presets, practice files, and more. All courses are available to download or to watch online.

Full-Length Courses Currently Planned:

  • Focus Stacking
  • Masking for Landscapes
  • Time-Lapse
  • How to Capture Video for Still Photographers
  • 1 New Course Decided by ON1 Plus Members
  • More Topics TBD later

NEW! 6 Mini-Courses to help you expand your knowledge and explore new ways to edit your photos. These narrow-focused classes will include advanced topics, stretching your imagination and what you thought was possible to do with ON1.

Mini-Courses Currently Planned 

  • Long Exposure Photography for 2021
  • Local Adjustments – What? Where? How?
  • Using Presets to Speed Up Your Workflow
  • Secrets for Capturing Candid Photos and Preserving Memories
  • Two Mini-Courses Decided by ON1 Plus Members

The ON1 Bookshelf

We created the ON1 Bookshelf in 2020 so there could be a common library for the ON1 Plus community to download and save written and visual guides on various photography topics. These step-by-step guides and visual cheat sheets will be available for download and to read on any device. You can also print the PDF version to keep it forever. In 2021, we plan on releasing 8 new publications to the bookshelf and 4 of them are decided by you!

  • Retouch Tools Cheat Sheet
  • Mobile Photography Workflow
  • Start to Finish Portrait Retouching
  • Using Brushes to Enhance Photos
  • 4 New Books Decided by ON1 Plus Members

Thank you for being a Plus member, we wish you a safe and happy holiday as 2020 comes to a close! We’re extremely excited for the future of ON1 Plus and all of the new content that is coming in the new year.

This Holiday season you can share your love of photography by gifting ON1 Photo RAW 2021 with our Holiday Special! For a limited time, you’ll also get over 400 additional presets, textures, LUTs, and creative brushes.  Check out the Holiday Special →


9 comments on “Happy Anniversary ON1 Plus & What’s Ahead 2021”

  1. On December 21, 2020 at 6:07 am Michael Anderson wrote:

    Nice to see lots of education support planned. But far more important is the list of new or improved features planned for Photo Raw. in 2021. Will Browse ever get a better import ability with a full set of tokens to name destination folders and rename image files? It is currently not on par with LrC, C1P, or Photo Mechanic.

    1. On December 22, 2020 at 8:28 am john shaw replied:

      They also need to get a Polygon Selction Tool in the pallette this tool is lacking when trying to select parts of a image to edit. Its a fundamental tool used in PS, I cant beleive its not there in On1Raw 2021 ?!

  2. On December 21, 2020 at 6:40 am Jim Larson wrote:

    Education adds polish to a great set of tools.

    Keep up the great work, guys and gals!

  3. On December 21, 2020 at 12:48 pm Mary wrote:

    Sounds like a great itinerary for 2021. Looking forward to it.
    Thanks for all the time, energy and commitment all of you at ON1 continue to put forth for your customers. Keep up the great work and have a happy holiday season.

  4. On December 21, 2020 at 1:25 pm JeanMaurice wrote:

    I loooove your software. The two things missing are
    1. A ruler and guides.
    2.A stronger printing scheme. more similar to lightroom where you can brighten the image.
    Also EU sice papers preset from A6 to A2
    Thanks, and merry Christmas to all at One One

  5. On December 21, 2020 at 3:26 pm Chris Taylor wrote:

    Nice list of things that are coming.

    But please don’t forget what is already there in the “wish lists”. Weeks ago, I posted a couple of ideas to the ON1 Project area. They have yet to appear in the list where others can see and vote on them.

  6. On December 22, 2020 at 2:20 am Gabriel Chalmeta wrote:

    Happy Christmas and a healthy 2021 with a better DAM

  7. On December 27, 2020 at 1:14 pm Clyde Cooksey wrote:

    Will On1 handle ProRaw files?

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