User Interface

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Check out the new user interface in ON1 Photo RAW 2018. An updated UI makes for a much cleaner design. You can also choose from a range of accent colors.

9 comments on “User Interface”

  1. On September 25, 2017 at 6:18 pm Petr Krenzelok wrote:

    1) Flat UI interface is nice, but I miss the separators. On the left side, we can see labels like View, Fix, Local, Crop, without the segmentation, so one has no clue what is the label referring to. I would use mild dotted line to separate those categories. It is too much like one of competing products, where you have icons which you don’t understand what those are good for, without hovering the mouse over, even if there are just few of them.

    2) What I don’t seem to like much, is the right side panel though. At first sight, it is psychologically much more difficult to quickly orientiate myself. While I can understand the “more precise” argument, placing a label upon the dragger also means, that vertically, less of an options fit your screen, so you have to scroll the option pannel much sooner, than with the old design.

    3) Filter name fonts. Why small letters? I found upper letters of PR being quite nice. Those were a bit heavy weight, when categories were collapset, but good to quickly orientiate oneself. Now Filter/Tab names are in small capitals. What is more – it is quite inconsistent with the icon naming, which is still in big capitals. I would definitely prefer the category names being back in big capital letters, using the nice not-so-wide spaced font, as with the PR 2017.

    1. On September 25, 2017 at 8:49 pm marc labro replied:

      i agree with you, previous version was perfect, many items similar to lightroom i use a lot. blue was nice… why changing all the time ?


  2. On September 25, 2017 at 8:15 pm marc labro wrote:

    nice to have wider sliders. it would be nice to be able to reset a slider by double clicking on it like lightroom. now we need to double click on the slider name which is far.

    for belgian people, zoom and brush size remain a problem in ON1.
    in lightroom i use mouse wheel to zoom in/out and to change brush size. right bracket in on1 requires “alt gr” key which is far and left bracket doesn’t work so we need to use toolbars sliders.
    why not using mouse wheel (check in preferences) and all nice tricks of photoshop like ctrl space bar to zoom in/out, ctrl alt drag horizontally for brush size and vertically for feather with a red preview…

    best regards

  3. On September 26, 2017 at 5:30 am David Price wrote:

    I recognise that things change, and I personally will welcome the option to set all of the fonts to Silver/Grey. I will also welcome the wider sliders. But, I think that Petr and marc have made serious points about ‘font legibility’ and ‘the loss of visual clues’ such as ‘separators’.

    When it comes to a new layout, ‘clarity’ is very important. Especially, to people who have to work quickly/under pressure, and to people who are new to the ON1 experience. If things are vague/uncertain, or if you have to look closely to be certain. People are likely to make mistakes, then to get frustrated, and perhaps even to look for another product.

    Best wishes, David Price.

  4. On September 26, 2017 at 8:45 am Louis Jordaan wrote:

    Hi Dan
    I like the improvements to the user interface. I am sure that the flattened interface will also free up some memory !
    Keep up the good work. I am looking forward to the next update.

    Best Regards
    Louis Jordaan

  5. On September 27, 2017 at 9:02 pm Liam Hammersley wrote:

    I love the new interface look. It looks a lot more modern and in my opinion, looks easier to navigate.

    Looking forward to have more of a play with it when the new version is released

  6. On October 6, 2017 at 8:45 am Mark Allen wrote:

    Clearly, it hasn’t even arrived yet, but I’m excited about the new luminosity tools – alluded to at 2.26secs in this clip.

    At first glance it looks as it there will considerable control, almost to Zone Level. If Blake isn’t already in to this, I’ll eat my hat!

    1. On October 6, 2017 at 9:09 am Mark Allen replied:

      Sorry, I posted this comment to the wrong video, earlier. As always; I find the ON1 website to jump about, stick, freeze, crash Safari – although I now suspect it’s because I’m using an old iPad4.)

      Admin please delete these posts. I would have done so myself, as I would in most forums, but I can’t see how to edit or delete posts here.

  7. On October 6, 2017 at 9:36 am Mark Allen wrote:

    I like the new interface and allowing some customisation via prefs is most welcome. Of course; you are never going to satisfy everyone, although a custom workplace, similar to the PS approach might help.

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