ON1 Short Clip – New Fast and Accurate Browsing

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We have another free update coming near the end of this month for ON1 Photo RAW 2017, version 2017.6. Over the next couple weeks we will be posting the new features in the release here on the blog.

New in 2017.6 is the fast preview mode. It’s perfect for culling through thousands of photos after a shoot. It’s a new and REALLY fast way to go through your photos quickly and not having to wait. This mode also allows you to toggle to an accurate mode which lets you view the raw preview of the image in all the beautiful details.

PLUS MEMBERS – We will have a pre-release build for you to download and play with very soon (could be as early as this afternoon). We will post it in the forums and send out a notification once it is available.

17 comments on “ON1 Short Clip – New Fast and Accurate Browsing”

  1. On August 10, 2017 at 12:27 pm Anastasios Konstantinidis wrote:

    Hello Dan! This looks amazing fast! But i have the following questions: If i move from the preview (browse module) to the develop module, do i have to fear any quality loss on my photo or is the software then loading the full raw data? And how much difference is there in the loading speed between acurate and fast?
    Looking forward to the new version.

    1. On August 11, 2017 at 1:44 pm Dan Harlacher replied:

      When you go to Develop, Effects or any module other than Browse, the full raw data is used, so no loss in quality. The speed difference depends on a ton of factors like the type of media, display size and most importantly the file type. I would try both modes in your set-up and see which you prefer.

  2. On August 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm marc labro wrote:

    hallo Dan,
    i suppose we need first look with explorer windows the dcim folder (when will import feature be implemented like viewnx2… or lightroom import ?), copy images in a subfolder of 2017 and then launch on1 to start browsing ?
    have you definitely stopped using lightroom for browse+develop ?


    1. On August 11, 2017 at 1:46 pm Dan Harlacher replied:

      Hi Marc,

      You can download from your memory card using Explorer or Finder is you want. I just use Browse. Your memory card will appear just like any drive. Browse to it, select the photos you want to download and then either drag and drop them or copy/paste them to the folder on your computer you want to download them to. We do get the request for a download/import dialog and that is something we are considering for the future.

      1. On August 11, 2017 at 1:47 pm Dan Harlacher replied:

        Oh, and I haven’t used Lightroom for my personal images in a couple years.

  3. On August 10, 2017 at 1:23 pm David Price wrote:

    Hi Dan

    Yes, that will be a useful new feature, and I am looking forward to seeeing what else is in the pipeline …

    For info, I now only use Lightroom, when I am ‘soft proofing’ prints. And, I seem to recall, (I might be wrong), that even though the Lightroom library was/is tediously slow. It does not develop the raw files, it just displays the jpegs that are contained within raw files. Which, underlines just how fast the latest version of Browse could be.

    I would guess that when you open a picture in Develop, that Photo Raw will then ignore the displayed jpeg, and, (just like Lightroom), it will ‘develop’ the full fat Raw file.

    Best wishes, David Price.

  4. On August 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm Mark Allen wrote:

    Hi Dan, I now use ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5 as standalone and have abandoned LR. I use the browse function quite a bit. As a Mac user I find it the best way to view my photos. I shoot in raw and find that the 33MB Fuji XT1 files do take a while to load. This fast preview will be great.

    While I’m here, and may have your attention, I want to take the opportunity to ask when something similar to LR versions will appear?

    1. On August 11, 2017 at 1:49 pm Dan Harlacher replied:

      That’s great to hear! Versions are a common request and high on our to-do list.

  5. On August 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm Adam Rubinstein wrote:

    This is good news and it should have been the approach from the beginning. I frequently return with several hundred or more shots from a shoot/trip and RAW was useless for browsing and sorting. Even indexing didn’t help so hopefully this will enable the process. A quick question; since the processed thumbnails are in sRGB and many of us work in alternative color spaces with expanded gamut monitors will the thumbnails be automatically converted to the working space?

    1. On August 11, 2017 at 1:51 pm Dan Harlacher replied:

      No, the thumbnail and fast preview will be displayed in whatever color space the camera tagged them in, most likely sRGB. Fast preview mode is for quickly viewing and culling your photos. When you open them into Develop they may look slightly different as we then use the full raw data and our processing engine. If you use accurate mode instead of fast, or you catalog them, then they will match.

  6. On August 12, 2017 at 5:12 am mpburke@charter.net wrote:

    Is the trial available yet and where do I find it. I have not received any notification or seen any posts on the forums.

  7. On August 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm Arnfinn Nilsen wrote:

    ON1 Photo RAW 2017 is a really great product. I have used different raw processors in the past but will use ON1 more as my main go to program to sort through my images. In the past I used AfterShot Pro to sort through and delete images before opening and importing in other raw processors. Now that I have the really great Compare Mode inside Browse it’s quick to compare, rate and delete images after a day’s shoot.

    Browsing in Compare Mode has a few shortcomings I wish you will improve upon:

    1. In Filmstrip View, browsing with the left and right arrow key is really fast. In Compare Mode they only work ( sometimes) for a few images (when a single image is selected). They do switch among the selected images when more than one image is selected.
    My suggestion would be to have the left/right arrow keys still operating the filmstrip at the bottom (just as they function in Filmstrip View) and assign the up/down arrow keys to switch between selected images. This would allow a very fluent and smooth navigation through the images on the bottom filmstrip and inside a selected group.

    2. The same way, I would also suggest the following improvement to the use of the PageUp/PageDown keys for scrolling the filmstrip while in Compare Mode; Please align the selected image at the beginning (or at the end of the visible filmstrip) with the first click on PageUp/PageDown.
    First click of the PageDown key should keep the first selected image at the left of the screen. That way I can browse, compare and rate/delete a large number of images with little to no downtime. As it is today I loose my selection out of sight and have to use the scroll bar at the bottom to get my selection(-s) visible and aligned at the beginning (of the visible part of the fimstrip) in order to see the selection + the next images in the series. With 1000+ images in a folder, operating the scrollbar is awkward and too coarse to be effective. A more intuitive use of PageUp/PageDown would be a huge improvement.

    3. A histogram should be available (option) in Browse. I know you don’t use raw data in Fast Mode, but in Accurate Mode a histogram is very much needed when browsing and comparing images.

    I also hope to see improvements to the keyword module where I can edit the keywords individually in a hierarcical structure.

    You have done lightyears of improvements with ON1 Photo RAW 2017 already. It has become a major player in the raw processor market, and I’m very pleased with what I have seen of it this far. Not many companies has put this much effort and commitment into improvements and updates as you have. :)

    1. On August 23, 2017 at 1:20 pm Arnfinn Nilsen replied:

      In (3.) I wrote that a histogram should be available “… in Browse”. It should have been “…in Browse/Compare Mode”.

    2. On August 23, 2017 at 10:07 pm Patrick Smith replied:

      Thank you so much for this comment and feedback. These will be sent directly to our dev team. Keep it coming! :)

      1. On August 24, 2017 at 4:20 am Arnfinn Nilsen replied:

        Thanks Patrick. I do have a few more… ;)

        1. Browse Mode should have the same quick magnification buttons (Fit/100/50/25) as you have in the Develop Module.
        Maybe introduce Control Shift +/- for smaller magnification increments.

        2. The Magnification Slider (bottom left) is very coarse for small magnifications, while at the same time you probably have too much control in the larger (pixel level) magnifications. Fine tuning the magnification slider towards a more fluid experience would be appreciated.

        3. Tooltip should display it’s keyboard shortcut (where available) for quick learning and efficient working. By experience I have learned that most people never go through the menues or the manual to learn the shortcuts. By learning a software I find it useful to have them “in my face” to get accustomed to a more fluid working experience with shortcuts…

        To not clutter the GUI for everyone, maybe an option in preferences (radio button) to “Don’t show keyboard shortcut in tooltip” could be useful for more experienced users, and leave it ON as a default for new and unexperienced users. …or maybe OFF as default and a tip about it’s usefulness in the manual.

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