January 12, 2021 | 3154 Views | By Patrick Smith
One of my resolutions for 2021 is for more interaction with customers. I’ve been working at ON1 since the very beginning, July 2005. If you heard or read somewhere about how we started working in a small office with only folding tables and chairs, a set of those was my desk.
This new series aims to give an insider’s look into what we’re working on (and thinking about) behind the scenes. A lot more goes on here than meets the eye. Let’s face it, 2020 gave all of us many challenges. I see 2021 as an opportunity for each of us as things begin to open up, and we can all safely get back to doing what we love, photography.
Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts, and I will answer them the best I can. I hope you enjoy this short and informal monthly update. I plan on including internal updates, industry news, and other random thoughts. Now, onto the good stuff.
The absolute best plugins are coming! A while back, we noticed more and more new customers were adding ON1 to their existing workflows, but the integration between ON1 and these other apps still isn’t what we envisioned. One of this year’s significant product initiatives is to deliver tighter integration for specific software workflows at a level no other plugin does. Does anyone remember smart photos?
Most plugins don’t handle working with multiple photos, keep your edits re-editable across applications, or batch process photos. This will change for ON1 plugins in 2021.
Dan and his team are also working on some great new technologies for noise reduction and a host of other updates and fixes, but he says that’s all I’m allowed to write at the moment, so stay tuned. 🙂
Note – Keep an eye out for the ON1 Capture One plugins coming to our products (Effects, Portrait, Resize, and HDR) in a few short weeks. Anyone using Capture One will want to check out this new integration level between our plugins and this workflow. Specifically, for batch processing and multi-image handling. Dan will have a sneak peek video showing everything in the short term.
Some ON1 Plus News
We have a great year planned for ON1 Plus. We have a ton of new members who took advantage of our end of year offer, and all of us look forward to seeing the many new faces.
Word is the ON1 Plus team is working on a Fresh Start course due out soon. A great way to kick-off 2021.
Any Lightroom 6 users out there? Check out the recent article from our friends at PetaPixel. For ON1 customers using Lightroom 6, there isn’t a whole lot we can do if somehow the ON1 plugins stop working. Keep in mind the current ON1 plugins are fully compatible with Lightroom Classic CC. Maybe it’s time for Lightroom 6 users still holding on to take a closer look at ON1 Photo RAW? Just saying.
Hats off to our support team (looking at you, Kahlie, Jonny, and Cody), who spent many hours over the holidays working to make sure our customers still received the best-in-class support! They are a hard-working group and go above and beyond for our customers day in and day out.