January 30, 2023 | 12113 Views | By Dan Harlacher

ON1 Insider – A Sneak Peek at Sky Swap AI Enhancements

Our AI models for sky replacement are constantly evolving to provide the best results in ON1 Photo RAW, the ultimate raw photo editor. We will soon introduce a new model, ‘Model B’, in the upcoming update (free for Photo RAW 2023 owners). Model B offers improved performance and results when replacing certain skies. However, we still recommend using our original ‘Model A’ as the default option. If you encounter a sky that Model A struggles to replace, we recommend giving Model B a try for optimal sky replacement results.

29 comments on “ON1 Insider – A Sneak Peek at Sky Swap AI Enhancements”

  1. On January 30, 2023 at 11:37 am David Price wrote:

    David Price

    Another useful improvement, well done.

  2. On January 31, 2023 at 6:42 am Georg Kohr wrote:

    Georg Kohr

    I know of some short comings, but this a true game changer!

  3. On February 1, 2023 at 12:47 pm Robert Dyke wrote:

    Robert Dyke

    Great job and Kudos to the team at ON1

  4. On February 1, 2023 at 12:50 pm Tom Janicki wrote:

    Tom Janicki

    Good news. What about the optional sky package I purchased from ON1. Is that covered with this revision ?

    1. On February 3, 2023 at 8:15 am Patrick Smith replied:

      Patrick Smith

      Those skies will work, but we aren’t adding any new skies in the update.

  5. On February 1, 2023 at 1:15 pm Chhavi Sharma wrote:

    Chhavi Sharma

    Love this update. Thanks for upgrading the already amazing ON1 experience throughout the year rather than just when it comes out. Much appreciated.

  6. On February 1, 2023 at 1:58 pm John McAtee wrote:

    John McAtee

    Excellent! Yet again another reason why I committed to and am happy with Photo Raw.

  7. On February 1, 2023 at 2:11 pm Mark Haskell Cooper wrote:

    Mark Haskell Cooper

    Another great addition to an already superb product. Well done Guys.

  8. On February 1, 2023 at 2:38 pm ANDRE BOUGUEN wrote:


    Bravo pour cette nouvelle évolution; vous travaillez avec pertinence sur un produit remarquable.

  9. On February 1, 2023 at 3:02 pm Steve Thomas wrote:

    Steve Thomas

    Amazing work, thanks!

    Eat my dust Ad*be

  10. On February 1, 2023 at 3:16 pm William Kearney wrote:

    William Kearney

    A very welcome enhancement for this ON1 Noob. Looking forward to trying it on several challenging images.

  11. On February 1, 2023 at 3:33 pm Rino Clarizio wrote:

    Rino Clarizio

    Again, great work. You do not waste time to issue new improves to a very good product. Keep up the create work.

  12. On February 1, 2023 at 3:48 pm Albert Fernandez wrote:

    Albert Fernandez

    FANTASTIC. sometimes it doesn’t work very well. This will be very helpful. Keep up the good work!!!!!

  13. On February 1, 2023 at 4:29 pm Tammy Sullivan wrote:

    Tammy Sullivan

    Awesome! I have run into this issue a couple of times. Look forward to trying the B option. Great work!

  14. On February 1, 2023 at 4:29 pm Len wrote:


    Not sure what to say without repeating the other comments. This continuous striving to make the product better and better – in tangible ways – is what gives me huge confidence in the product itself and in the ON1 team. Super!

  15. On February 2, 2023 at 8:14 am Tom Janicki wrote:

    Tom Janicki

    Great news. Will this work with the ON1 additional sky swap package?

  16. On February 2, 2023 at 10:56 am Günter Klaus wrote:

    Günter Klaus

    Es ist einfach unglaublich,dass ihr immer Neuigkeiten aus diesen Produkt rausholt liebe ON1 Team,gratuliere und man merkt immer,dass Alle eine große Freude und Spaß mit diesen Programm haben :))

  17. On February 2, 2023 at 11:20 am George Quittner wrote:

    George Quittner

    Just saw this video on model B and it has identified a problem I recently encountered while processing an image of some Canada Geese flying. The Model A sky swap kept recoloring the body of the geese. Needless to say I didn’t use it, but I bet the model B will be spot on correct. Thanks for working on this enhancement.

  18. On February 2, 2023 at 11:32 am Richard Martinez wrote:

    Richard Martinez

    What a great company. You give us your “extensions” built into the product, and allows us to purchase them separately if we use another product as primary. You continue to make updates to the product within a year without charge as well as the ability to buy the software instead of just renting it. Thank you for your updates.

  19. On February 2, 2023 at 3:08 pm Adam Rubinstein wrote:

    Adam Rubinstein

    Let me echo George’s comments. Sky Swap AI is usually very good for the vast majority of landscapes, though it typically fails for wildlife/BIF. Though it may identify the body of the subject, typically, it doesn’t mask out elements within it. Most of the time, one has to spend some time altering the mask, though it becomes complicated especially on the margins where the Sky Swap AI mask is of partial density. Will model B target these cases or is it only for landscapes?

  20. On February 2, 2023 at 4:22 pm Jerry Phenney wrote:

    Jerry Phenney

    Looks like ON1 is continuing to improve their product. Have ran into issues with coloring before. Looking forward to trying out Model B.

  21. On February 3, 2023 at 8:43 am Terry Barber wrote:

    Terry Barber

    Good idea! This will help us all in those difficult editing times.

  22. On February 7, 2023 at 10:12 am Leonard Taubman wrote:

    Leonard Taubman

    When will ON 1 come out with a book describing all ON1 features?

    Also, I find it hard to download and insert brushes etc. into my Windows version of ON 1 and Photoshop.

    1. On February 7, 2023 at 10:16 am Patrick Smith replied:

      Patrick Smith

      The user guide is a great resource. It’s about 264 pages of every feature.

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