March 24, 2021 | 6199 Views | By Dan Harlacher

Faster Editing and Fewer Clicks

A new powerful method for editing your photos is coming in Photo RAW 2021.5. You can now control the most common adjustments in Develop from most places within the app. New enhancements are also coming to the slider controls and you can now hook up Photo RAW to a control surface!

Version 2021 is a big release! Read about every feature we released in version 2021 and 2021.1.

23 comments on “Faster Editing and Fewer Clicks”

  1. On March 24, 2021 at 10:20 pm Malcolm Chuck wrote:

    Hi Dan, this is great news, as people have been asking for some time to be able to use a Loupedeck or similar with On1! This feature alone will be worth the upgrade cost.

    I saw in the video that you use a Stream Deck. I have one as well and wondered whether you would be able to offer up your settings and/or do a video on how you set it up and use it with On1.

    Best regards,
    Sydney, Australia

  2. On March 25, 2021 at 1:27 am Rick Weigel wrote:

    Hey Dan,
    These new features look great. I’m thinking of getting a Stream Deck. Will I have to enter each On1 keystroke shortcut manually into the Stream Deck, myself, or will On1 develop/provide an icon set and profile to us to facilitate this process and make it less laborius?

  3. On March 25, 2021 at 5:44 am Iliyan Georgiev wrote:

    Very nice, looking forward to the release! Though it’s not perfectly clear how the shortcut works: Do you need to hold it while doing the adjustment or not? If not, then how do you tell On1 that you’re done with the adjustment so that it can “release” the arrow keys?

    Also, the only visual indication that the slider is being controlled is the feedback on the photo. That can be too subtle, however.

    The most intuitive implementation of this feature would be to only allow slider adjustment while holding the shortcut key, and having an overlay UI indicating which slider is being controlled and what its numerical value is. Releasing the hotkey would make the overlay disappear, making it fully clear that we’re back in normal mode.

  4. On March 25, 2021 at 9:15 am Jeff Hambleton wrote:

    Hey Dan, Just went to PS, first time in years and found a great feature for zooming in and out. Ctrl + mouse wheel and Alt + mouse wheel. Would love this on ON1.
    ON1 is a terrific program now.

    1. On March 25, 2021 at 12:30 pm Gerry Fraiberg replied:

      This already exists in ON1. For Mac users, type Command and “+” to zoom in, Command and “-” to zoom out.

  5. On March 25, 2021 at 12:32 pm Gerry Fraiberg wrote:

    Is there are key command for Import or can it be assigned? For Mac users on other software, Command + “I” (letter after “H” not L) opens the Import window.

    1. On April 12, 2021 at 12:28 pm Brian Lawson replied:

      I’m looking forward to the new hotkeys feature. I’ve been using the Mac’s Keyboard System Preferences pane to assign all kinds of different hotkeys to Photo RAW commands. I use Command-Shift-I for the Import command.

  6. On March 25, 2021 at 1:55 pm Bill Jackson wrote:

    Hi Dan
    I have been thinking about suggesting using arrows to move sliders. I am getting a little shaky so need a way to inch sliders. The slider I have the most problem is the rotate slider in transform and since I often take unlevel photos, I use it frequently

    1. On April 12, 2021 at 12:27 pm Brian Lawson replied:

      This exists now. Just click in the field showing any slider’s numeric value then the up and down arrow keys will change that value by 1.

  7. On March 25, 2021 at 4:54 pm Michael Anderson wrote:

    Will 2021.5 include Universal mode for Photo Raw and the plugins running on MacOS? If not, when will those updates planned?

    1. On March 28, 2021 at 10:51 am Patrick Smith replied:

      Those will come soon after this release.

  8. On March 26, 2021 at 10:34 am Aaron Carlow wrote:

    This looks really awesome! However, as someone who frequently forgets things, like which layer I’ve selected, etc., I would greatly appreciate for the notifications messages (such as “Shadows Activated”) to stay somewhere on screen the entire time they are in effect, rather than the non-persistent pop that occurs only when that slider is activated. Perhaps this kind of persistent indicator could be an option. Obviously the indicator should live somewhere that doesn’t obstruct the image itself.

  9. On March 31, 2021 at 1:48 pm Ed Adams wrote:

    impressive Dan. I would second some of the comments before like supporting the new M1 chipsets natively soon I hope.
    I had never seen a stream deck but generally love Elgato products (except when they dump them like the external SSD like I am running right now on my iMac 2011 which is going to be replaced shortly by an m1.
    2 questions – will you provide those icons for the stream deck? I looked at the icon creator they have and it looks like it will take quite a bit of time and effort. Also, you should work with Elgato to make a bundle available for us including the deck at a discounted price.

  10. On April 16, 2021 at 4:46 pm David May wrote:

    Hi Dan
    Thanks for the update and making processing smoother.
    One big thing that is missing yet again in this update is the ability to create an export for say Instargram, I have been asking for this now for at least 2 years and the only way I can achieve it now is to go all the way back to lightroom were ther is the ability to do this.
    I would think it would be a pretty simple bit of coding to do this.

    1. On April 17, 2021 at 2:48 am Vladislav Jurco replied:

      Agree plus I would like to see same functionality with Google photos – directly from ON1. Just select photos and send them (export) to GPhotos. Without or that hassle of exporting resizing uploading and deleting the source.

      1. On April 22, 2021 at 7:07 am Jack Melnikoff replied:

        Agreed, I really could use a direct link with Google Photos! This would be a BIG time saver. As far as I’m concerned, you could do away with Google Docs and Dropbox. They are more for document storage than primarily photo storage. Looking forward to the upgrade!

  11. On April 16, 2021 at 5:15 pm Aaron Perkinson wrote:

    I will definitely use this on my Stream Pad. Can’t wait!

  12. On April 17, 2021 at 7:05 am Michael Schulte wrote:

    Thanks again, Dan, for this additional enhancement! Having more and fast control over the sliders and thus the adjustments is definitely a great improvement.
    I must admit that I have not even heard about a stream deck before I watched this video. I have been working with my little Wacom tablet with lots of ease and fun so far. Admitted, this has only 4 extra buttons which I configured for the most used functions like before/after, paint in/out, show mask and simple right klick. It’s more about the painting e.g. in masks etc. that makes a tablet so comfortable. I don’t know whether I would want to use a 3rd device with the keyboard as the common first interface. An interesting option anyway.

  13. On April 17, 2021 at 9:19 am Subias Gilles wrote:

    That’s fine ! However I’d better like to see you improve (add) gray color profile in ON1, because each time I scan old film strips I need to use Colosync utility for convert the jpg in Srgb or RGB/RVB before use them in ON1; this feature is not so complicated to improve in ON1 (as do many other photo editing softs), and me and many other users requested this feature so many times but you seem ignore them.
    Anyway ON1 is great !

  14. On April 17, 2021 at 9:59 am Julia da Lima wrote:

    Hi Dan, I just got a Stream Deck. Would you be kind enough to show us how you have set yours up. Thanks.

  15. On April 18, 2021 at 5:32 am Larry Ott wrote:

    Would this functionality work with LoopDeck Live also? That unit seems to have much more functionality than the basic StreamDeck?

  16. On April 19, 2021 at 5:02 pm Al Aikens wrote:

    I assume that scroll wheel settings options are selectable through Preferences. Please don’t exclude the option to use the scroll wheel to adjust the brush size.

  17. On June 17, 2021 at 4:24 pm David Hyre wrote:

    Is there a key combo for “reset knob” for the relevant sliders, or at least current and/or last-active slider, equivalent to double-clicking? This is kind of a critical feature to allow external editors with knobs to be easy to work with, given their implementation as repeat key clicks – undoing50 key commands is rather painful.

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