Since we first announced the ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Beta, we’ve been committed to fixing as many issues reported by customers as possible before the final release goes out our doors. Our original goal was to deliver the final release to our customers at the end of October. However, we’ve had a tremendous response to our beta program. Your feedback has led us to tweak and improve many features as well as identify new bugs.
There are a few outstanding issues we want to resolve to ensure that version 2018 is of the highest quality. Unfortunately, this means we need a few more days to address the issues for the final release. We are currently targeted for the end of next week.
Here is a quick overview of the work remaining before the final release:
- mac-OS High Sierra bugs – High Sierra has introduced several issues with NVIDIA video cards. This can cause a crash, blank preview or flickering. We have been working closely with Apple to resolve these issues.
- Export Differences – There are some cases where the results exported do not match the preview window
- Overall highlight recovery improvements
- Improving readability on Windows High-DPI systems
- Continuing to improve alignment and deghosting with HDR
When is the official release?
At the time of this post, the final release is estimated to be towards the end of next week. This estimate is based on the number of reported issues remaining and fixes we are implementing.
What if I pre-ordered?
If you pre-ordered Photo RAW 2018, or if you’re an active ON1 Plus Pro member, you will receive the final release in your ON1 account as soon as it becomes available. The announcement will be posted on our blog and on social media, and an email notification will be sent to all Photo RAW 2018 owners with a link to download the final release. You’ll also get the three bonus video courses covering HDR, Pano, and Masking at that time.
As a thank you for your patience, all those who pre-ordered and all ON1 Plus Pro members will receive an additional course later this year at no charge: Mastering Black & White Photography & Editing with Dan Harlacher ($50 value). It will include B&W shooting and editing tips for ON1 Photo RAW 2018.
Will the introductory upgrade price be extended?
Yes, we are extending the pre-order upgrade sale until the final release becomes available. Anyone who upgrades before the release date will get the introductory upgrade price ($79.99) and the three RAW 2018 video courses, plus the B&W course later this year.
Can I use Beta 3 today and will the final release install over it when it is available?
Absolutely, continue to use Beta 3 and when the final release becomes available, the software will automatically notify you it is available for download. All your preset, settings, preferences, etc. will automatically transfer from the beta product to the final version.
Thanks to everyone who downloaded the Photo RAW 2018 Beta and provided feedback. We’ve seen an incredible response from the ON1 community and cannot thank you enough for your support.