December 20, 2021 | 5881 Views | By Patrick Smith
The best photo editing software application for photographers, ON1 Photo RAW 2022.1, is available today. An excellent Lightroom alternative, version 2022.1 includes an enhanced Sky Swap AI, a unique re-editable Liquify Tool, Snapshots, new photo organizing features in Advanced Search and Smart Albums, and several more features and enhancements.
For owners of ON1 Photo RAW 2022, the full release notes and download instructions are available here.
ON1 Photo RAW is the ultimate editor. This robust photo organizer, raw processor, layered editor, and photo effects app can solve all of your photo editing needs. To top it off, ON1 Photo RAW 2022.1 can also be a complete desktop and mobile workflow ecosystem with mobile and cloud integration.
“We are excited to deliver ON1 Photo RAW 2022.1 to our customers. Hopefully, everyone can find some time to play with the new features and enhancements over the holidays. As we look into next year, Photo RAW owners will be very excited about what we still have coming,” says Craig Keudell, ON1 President.
New Features in ON1 Photo RAW 2022.1
- Liquify Tool –– The new Liquify Tool lets you push, bloat, and pinch areas of your photo to reduce flaws or reshape regions. It’s completely non-destructive, so you can easily adjust each stroke after the fact.
- Enhanced Sky Swap AI — The AI model for Sky Swap AI has been enhanced to improve masks on photos with birds, buildings, antennas, trees, and other objects in the sky.
- Advanced Search –– Finding the right photos got a lot easier with the new Advanced Search dialog. It harnesses the power of a modern database to search the metadata for all of your photos. This goes way beyond the basics to include searching on any combination of fields, with per-field operators and intelligent ranges.
- Smart Albums –– Save your favorite searches as Smart Albums so you can get to just the right photos in an instant. You can create Smart Albums for your favorites, for holidays, recent edits, you name it.
- Snapshots –– Snapshots let you freeze a point and time so you can always get back to it. They are perfect for comparing different treatments like color versus black and white.
- Crop Tool Presets –– The crop tool now lets you store custom crop aspect ratios so you can quickly re-access them.
- Visualize Dust When Retouching — Have you ever made a print to only see a big dust spot you hadn’t noticed on your screen? Now it’s easy to find all the dust and remove them with the new Visualize Dust option in the retouching tools. It makes the dust jump out, so you don’t miss any.
- Shared Presets — Presets you create or install from preset packs are now shared across all supported versions of ON1 apps, like ON1 Photo RAW and ON1 Effects.
- Topographic Map –– If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will appreciate the topographic map option in the map view.
- Performance Improvements — Faster Background Export, Faster Opening of RAW Files, Improved GPU support for M1.
- New Cameras — Added support for Raw files from the Canon EOS R3, Sony A7 IV, Ricoh GR IIIx, and Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II.
- New Lenses –– OLYMPUS M.12-45mm F4.0
Pricing & Availability
ON1 offers photographers the choice to purchase with both perpetual or subscription license options for ON1 Photo RAW.
Version 2022.1 is a free update for all owners of ON1 Photo RAW 2022. Version 2022.1 is available today for $99.99 for a perpetual license. Owners of any previous version of any ON1 products can order version 2022.1 for the upgrade price of $79.99. A free 14-day trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2022.1 is also available to download today. If you have previously used the trial version, you can still download version 2022.1 and use it an additional 14 days in trial mode.
ON1 Photo RAW subscribers will automatically receive the new ON1 Photo RAW 2022.1 as part of their plans. Photo RAW subscription plans always include the latest version of ON1 Photo RAW for computers and mobile, the cloud syncing, and each ON1 plugin. Starting plans are as low as $7.99 per month or $89.99 per year.
A single purchase of any ON1 product includes Windows and macOS versions on two computers and support for 11 languages.
For a limited time, any new purchase of the new ON1 Photo RAW 2022.1 includes the ON1 Winter Creative Collection with over 80 additional winter-themed brushes, overlays, textures, LUTs, and ON1 presets.
For the better part of two decades, ON1 has provided award-winning software to millions of photographers worldwide. ON1 accomplishes this by being different from other photo editing software companies. ON1 puts the photographer first, and this means customers have complete control over every aspect of their photography, including having a say in the products ON1 develops.
The ON1 focus has always been and will always be to provide an open system keeping you in control of your photos. We will always give you choices in the organization, storage, editing, creative style, and how you purchase ON1 products. We will never force you into a subscription model. You will always have a choice of perpetual license, subscription, or membership when choosing how you buy ON1.