What’s Coming to Plus in 2017?

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Hi everyone! Wondering what’s in store for next year in ON1 Plus? Well, we have some really exciting  new photography coaches, training, and features coming in 2017 we want to share with you. You may remember the survey we made a few months back requesting your feedback, the community responded and we listened. Here is a small taste of what’s in store for 2017…

More coaches and new ways to learn

The best ON1 and photography educators in the world will bring their workflow and expertise to help expand and grow your photography skills. A lot more coaches will be available year round to answer questions, mentor, and demonstrate their techniques. Coaches include Matt Kloskowski (of course), Hudson Henry (of course), Blake Rudis, Scott Davenport, Colby Brown, Matt Suess, Doug Landreth of Photomorphis, Liz LePage, and more to come. There will be something for everyone when it comes to ON1 Plus Coaches. More faces means more education and a whole lot more fun!


Video Courses

Next year, the ON1 Plus video library will be double what it is today. On top of the four Photo RAW courses you’re getting as Plus Members we’re bringing four additional courses we’ll deliver and cover throughout the year. Each course will have high production value and be available to Plus members to stream and download.

By the community request here are the topics coming in 2017:

First, Approaching the Scene with Hudson Henry will feature in the field and post processing with ON1 Photo RAW. When you get to the scene of the shoot where do you setup your tripod? Hudson is going to help with that and make it all come together going back and editing those photos. Here’s a first look at what he’s been working on:

Second, Long Exposure Photography with Matt Kloskowski. The title says it all, and being the most requested course from the community Matt is excited to dive in and guide you through shooting and editing long exposure photos.


Third, Bird and Wildlife Photography with Hudson Henry. This was another popular request from the community and Hudson is excited to tackle everything that pertains to shooting birds and other wildlife.


Fourth, Black & White Photography with Dan Harlacher. Our Direct of Product Management, Dan has been passionate about black and white going back to his darkroom days. He is an expert in this field and nobody understands ON1 apps better than him.


There’s more!

  • New challenges
  • New themed weeks
  • Community photo critiques
  • Additional ON1 training videos
  • New rewards and free downloads
  • New sponsor discounts

2017 will be the biggest year for ON1 Plus and there’s more to come. Stay tuned!

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67 comments on “What’s Coming to Plus in 2017?”

  1. On September 22, 2016 at 2:07 am Petr Krenzelok wrote:

    What I miss a bit is a – studio photography, replacing background, retouching portraits, family photography, event photography, etc.

    1. On September 22, 2016 at 8:28 am Nathan Keudell replied:

      Thanks for the feedback Petr! These are all great suggestions, I think you will be really happy with what we have coming.

      1. On December 11, 2016 at 2:26 pm Sam Collins replied:

        I am with Petr on this. I love all the attention on the outdoors but by Matt’s own admission, few of us can make a living at it.

        I really need help in using ON1 Raw for everything studio.

        Thanks for making such a great product and caring that we learn to use it.

      1. On November 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm Graham replied:


  2. On September 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm Wouter J. van Duin wrote:

    I’ll be very anxious to know and find out how On1 Raw raw-files (be it NEF or other brand-specific raw-files or dng-files) will behave in On1 Raw and how they will be or will behave in Lightroom, Bridge, Photoshop or ACR after that.

  3. On September 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm karen roberts wrote:

    It is great that there are other instructors coming on board as each has a bit of a different twist to their approach to photography and post processing. However, my favorite part of On1 Plus has been the one on one contacts that seem to get lost as a site grows. With Matt and Henry no question is stupid and response time is marvelous. I only hope that the new instructors will have the same sensitivity to us mere mortals.

    1. On September 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm Patrick Smith replied:

      The community, the private access to the coaches, and the coaches responsiveness is what makes Plus so great. Our priority is to keep that 1 to 1 experience even as the community expands.

    1. On September 28, 2016 at 8:43 am Nathan Keudell replied:

      The cost of Plus Pro membership will remain $149.99 after Photo RAW is released. If you purchased a membership last year at a different entry level price your renewal rate will be the same as last year. You may confirm your membership plan here: https://www.on1.com/account/memberships/

      1. On December 7, 2016 at 10:17 am Dolores replied:

        Thank you. This will make it possible for me to continue.

  4. On September 29, 2016 at 8:02 am Norma Gabriel wrote:

    Really glad you will have something on black and white, bird and wildlife. Something besides landscapes, which I’s not as interested in. Love Doug Landreth’s work, so eager to see his presentation. Some kind of notification of when new things are posted would be great.

  5. On September 30, 2016 at 10:47 am Marshall Barth wrote:

    Ok y’all, enough with the “coming” and let’s start getting RAW out and in our hot little hands :{)))

    1. On October 3, 2016 at 3:08 pm Patrick Smith replied:

      We certainly hope so! At the moment no, but doesnt mean our good friend Bob Campbell won’t be making an appearance.

      1. On October 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm Hank Huyser replied:

        I remember Bob Campbell! I met him at PhotoPlus =Expo in NYC…I think it was either 2012 or 2013. I’d like to hear and see him again as a “coach”…

  6. On October 1, 2016 at 10:26 am Paul Lachapelle wrote:

    I hope that On1 RAW will really fonction correctly with Fuji Xtrans raw files. As you know
    Adobe Lightroom has problems with Xtrans raw format… You be surprised how many photographers that own FUJI Cameras are annoyed by Adobe not dealing with their problem …..

    1. On October 3, 2016 at 8:33 am Nathan Keudell replied:


      From our Product Director Dan, “We see this request almost everyday. Photographers want great processing from their Fuji X-Trans sensors. For those of you who aren’t familiar with these sensors, the RGB filter pattern over the sensor doesn’t use the the normal RGBG Bayer pattern. It uses a unique one that requires a special debayering algorithm. We are working on our decoding of X-Trans RAW photos now. I hope to have some examples soon for everyone to look at. Photographers also want to take advantage of the film-based looks that Fuji offers in-camera. This is something that we will start work on this winter and will be part of a free update next year.” Read more: https://www.on1.com/blog/top-10-ideas-for-photo-raw/

  7. On October 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm Ed Quigley wrote:

    As for myself, I’d rather have you guys get ON1 Photo RAW right, than hurry it out to us with things that have to be corrected at a later date! I’ve always been pleased with ON1’s products, and I AM excited about getting a new version, but I’m also patient! Great work, guys!

    1. On October 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm Hank Huyser replied:

      Say It again, Ed!!! Can’t get a great stew cooking it fast! That’s why they made Crockpots! ON1 RAW is in the team’s Crockpot. Get ALL the flavor, guys!

      1. On October 10, 2016 at 5:47 am Peter Pfeiffer replied:

        a favorite saying of mine, retired security geek …
        Faster, Cheaper, Better >>> pick and two
        I’m hoping the development team abandons faster regarding RAW’s release timing

  8. On October 4, 2016 at 4:50 pm cs@thebronson.com wrote:

    I am excited for On1 Raw and considering going plus. I do have a bit of a problem with On1 10 and it’s relationship to LR. The connection is shaky and editing in LR after doing something in On1 such as a sky replacement has some oddities. (Sorry to not be too specific). Is there anything with On1 Raw that addresses the connectivity and workflow with LR? Thanks

  9. On October 5, 2016 at 3:59 pm David Churches wrote:

    Looking forward to the 2017 lineup – also waiting for the RAW release. Will Plus members get it in advance of general release and how far in advance? I have a lot of older shots that I would like to redo in RAW.

      1. On October 30, 2016 at 9:59 pm Robert Jacobs replied:

        Not a plus member yet and I realize that plus member get raw first because they pay more but how long after plus members receive raw do we non plus members get it.

  10. On October 6, 2016 at 7:42 am rdbimages53@gmail.com wrote:

    We see plenty of courses for shooting landscapes, portraits and wildlife on the Internet. I would like to see a course for shooting buildings. May not sound as exciting, but I enjoy photographing historic structures and architecture and would like help with perspective, lighting, close-ups, detail photography (I mean shooting the details of the buildings), etc. Thanks.

    The long exposure course sounds interesting.

    1. On October 6, 2016 at 8:40 am Nathan Keudell replied:

      That is a great idea! This would be a great mini-course, we have many planned for next year. Thanks for the feedback!

  11. On October 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm Dan Milligan wrote:

    Love your instructional videos guys… and am eagerly awaiting the release of ON1 Raw as a Pro member.

    Can I ask one thing though? In future could you change your cursor in the videos to something other than the normal mac cursor. In most screencast programs that are for instructional purposes they often use a cursor that is upwards of 50% bigger and of a bright colour. I tend to get lost trying to follow the tiny, regular black cursor and end up rewinding to see where it is you pressed. The dialogue in some cases goes like this… “so press the ‘xx’ tool here and then go here to make the changes”… when in fact even after a few reminds I still can’t see where it was you were pressing. Another option is to magnify, if only briefly where it is you are heading to make the change. Frustrating when there is such a simple fix and it would make your presentations top notch!

      1. On October 29, 2016 at 9:29 am Frank Lovett replied:

        Please can I add my vote for this request. For me, this one enhancement will make all the instructional videos work immeasurable better! Many thanks.

      2. On November 14, 2016 at 7:40 pm Doris Woodruff replied:

        I have a very good app for cursor improvement with colors shapes, transparencies etc..inexpensive on the mac app store: Pinpoint. Really useful and I agree when instructors point and click an area no one can see the tiny mac pointers..on instruction videos …..I use a large green arrow(you can resize, color, etc with Pinpoint app). What every mac user needs!
        Hope this helps:>)

  12. On October 14, 2016 at 8:08 pm Jim Kendall wrote:

    It seems to me that I made a similar request a while back. Even with a lot of screen surface, if you are using a high rez setting, often times a cursor or pointer fails to stand out. This is especially true when the instructor is well versed in his use of the toll icon being described, & the viewer, not so much…

    Anyway, I second this request.

  13. On October 15, 2016 at 3:46 am Peter wrote:

    Would really like to see some institutional videos on compositing and sky replacement.

  14. On October 16, 2016 at 6:08 am Joanne Diochon wrote:

    I was an OnOne Plus member but my membership recently expired. The new OnOne Raw looks intriguing, as does next year’s coaching line up (especially,for me, the wildlife and bird section). My problem is that I am shooting a Sony 7R2 which is not listed as a camera whose raw files OnOne Raw will support. I’ve tried asking several times, in several different places, if or when this camera will be covered but no matter where I ask cannot seem to get a response. Not much point in my signing up for OnOne Plus Pro if my main camera isn’t covered. Even if the answer is that you have no plans to include this camera, in the near future, I’d appreciate an answer of some sort.

      1. On October 19, 2016 at 7:04 am Patrick Smith replied:

        I will look into this right away and let you know. Sorry for the delay!

      2. On October 21, 2016 at 5:35 am Joanne Diochon replied:

        Thanks Patrick, looking forward to some kind of answer sometime soonish.

      3. On October 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm Patrick Smith replied:

        This camera will be supported. We will make sure to update our list right away.

      4. On October 22, 2016 at 6:18 am Joanne Diochon replied:

        Thanks so much Patrick for the confirmation on the Sony A7R2 that’s great news!

    1. On November 8, 2016 at 7:04 pm Eugen Naiman replied:

      Isn’t the A7RII the camera Matt is using all the time? Pretty sure it is; I remember him switching to Sony quite a while ago.
      You can be 110% sure it will be supported in On1 RAW :)

  15. On October 16, 2016 at 8:47 am Charles McGrew wrote:

    I know they said they would put tethered shooting into the very next update has anyone heard any more on that?

    1. On November 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm Eugen Naiman replied:

      I really hope at some point Tethered Shooting to be added.
      As a Sony user, Tethered Shooting (live view) is only possible with Capture 1 (here it goes a $90+ license) and I really hope that at some point On1 will be able to do it.

      Keeping my fingers crossed guys … :)

  16. On October 16, 2016 at 9:03 am Wouter J. van Duin wrote:

    I think really that future support for the new camera brands with mirror-less pro-level cameras (Sony, FujiFilm and others) will be of utmost importance. Mirror-less is the growing market. Nikon and Canon will vanish if they won’t pick up to the trend very soon.

  17. On October 16, 2016 at 9:58 am Donald Laurine wrote:

    Will there be any in the field workshops that focus on techniques and post-processing?

  18. On October 16, 2016 at 10:03 am Kim Braley wrote:

    Very excited for On1 Plus in 2017….each of the tutorials listed above are exactly what I would like to learn more of. And the new coaches….what a line up! I love learning with Blake Rudis and Matt Seuss already – looking forward to more from everyone in the expanded offering. Thank you for working hard to make Plus membership a great value.

  19. On October 17, 2016 at 11:08 am Hans Habereder wrote:

    I like what i read about On 1 raw. Are you going to do a benchmark on disk memory utilization of On 1 raw processed pictures? I think that would be very useful information. Also a benchmark on color separation capability of adjacent colors ( eg: blue-green vs green or similar) of On1 raw vs ON1 10 would be great to see. I think that On1 raw should do much better but would like to see some benchmarks

  20. On October 23, 2016 at 6:45 am Christopher Robison wrote:

    I’m actually rather excited about Photo RAW. I’ve been using LR and Photo 10.5 together, but it’s getting very cumbersome. I’m not a pro, just an avid hobbyist. I’m actually looking to stop using LR as it’s getting slower, aggravating, and may end up being put on Adobe’s pay up or get out scheme.

    I might even consider signing up for the Plus membership.

  21. On October 23, 2016 at 11:34 pm burton.ogden@yahoo.com wrote:

    So, am I correct in surmising that ON1 Raw will NOT be released in 2016? And that an exact release date in 2017 has not been specified yet?

    Incidentally, is there a Beta program going for ON1 Raw? Presumably Beta testing has been ongoing for some time. I used to Beta test for Genuine Fractals “back in the day”.

  22. On October 27, 2016 at 6:59 pm Marc Schoenholz wrote:

    Here are some thoughts for strengthening the user experience as we move forward:
    Better more consistent communications.
    – Weekly summary.
    – What’s coming up next week.
    – Better/consistent communication on critiques and contests.
    Critiques present more/better learning opportunity then contests.
    – I can get contests anywhere, but critiques are harder to come by.
    – Critiques offer a great way to learn from the work of others.
    Having some instruction that takes really good images and demonstrates how to make the image better/great with a few tweaks in On 1.


    1. On November 7, 2016 at 8:28 am Nathan Keudell replied:

      Thanks for the feedback Marc. These are really good suggestions. We will work on implementing these ideas the best we can.

  23. On November 3, 2016 at 5:53 am Aram Sohigian wrote:

    This may be a silly question but I can never find an adequate response: I shoot in RAW + JPEG. Being that I’m content with my post process and probably won’t work on them again, is there any reason to save in RAW and JPG. I like JPS because i can then publish them on fb and pixels.com and other sites. This may not be the right forum but since it is On1 Raw, I’m not sure if it is relevant. Also, I’m guessing On1 Raw works perfectly with JPG as well as RAW?

    Thanks Aram

    1. On November 3, 2016 at 8:51 am Patrick Smith replied:

      There is definitely less of a need to shoot in both nowadays. It used to be that raw previews took forever to load (or were entirely un-viewable) in file browsers and jpeg previews were much quicker. So it was handy to see the files faster when using the OS file browsers. Then ON1 Browse came along and this wasn’t an issue since the raw previews were so fast. Some Pro’s I know shoot in both because it’s faster to send jpeg proofs over to clients. So it can really depend on how you are using the jpegs. In either case, definitely recommend shooting in raw as you will get higher quality photos and be able to recover details you would lose with jpeg files.

  24. On November 5, 2016 at 5:03 pm LYNN B wrote:

    Two things:
    1. Wouter had a question about mirrorless cameras. I’m giving serious consideration to an Olympus, but before I make the leap, I’d sure like to know if On1 Raw will support images from a mirrorless camera.

    2. Sometimes I shoot in JPEG, e.g., for family b-day parties, or just when I grab the camera on-the go. I’ve been able to do some basic processing in Lr. Will On1 Raw perform similar basic tone and color adjustment?

  25. On November 8, 2016 at 8:12 pm Eugen Naiman wrote:

    Really looking forward to On1 RAW – it will really simplify my workflow.
    From what videos have been posted so far, it looks like it will be able to do a lot (whatever ACR is capable of doing) and jumping between modules will be a breeze – I really love that.

    I haven’t seen anything mentioned about Default Values yet (that doesn’t mean it’s not implemented, just I haven’t seen it). ACR is capable of applying certain default values depending on the camera used (I guess it is about recognising the serial number) – I would really like to see the same thing in On1 RAW.

    Great job guys so far :)

  26. On November 26, 2016 at 2:20 pm J. Paul Moore wrote:

    I am a big fan of OnOne, but for my needs the most important thing is the processing engine in OnOne Photo Raw. It simply must be better than Adobe Lightroom. I would like to know more about the processing engine and what makes it better.

  27. On November 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm Edward Velez wrote:

    I’ve been a member of Lynda and Kelby One for my insights into photo education. I just recently signed up for Plus and actually allowed both my Lynda and Kelby subscriptions to lapse since I have high hopes for On1 with photo raw and the amount of resources being thrown behind it, not only in the development but the coaches that are going to put so much time into getting us up to speed with the new product and making sure we get every bit of 100% out of the app. So I am looking to the full release of photo raw in Dec and all the tutorials that are expected to come with it. Its too premature for me to say that I will migrate away from the other apps I already have in my arsenal. I like to think that they can be used when needed if On1 doesnt support a specific feature that I need. But from what I am hearing and reading…the goal of On1 for the most part is to be that swiss army knife that us photogs need to get our shots out in the public in the shortest amount of time with the best quality and creativity that we can produce.

    1. On November 27, 2016 at 9:57 am Patrick Smith replied:

      Glad to have you Edward! Thanks for the nice post and looking forward to seeing you in ON1 Plus

  28. On December 14, 2016 at 10:13 pm Richard Guijt wrote:

    I love some of the new plans of courses for 2017.
    Something I didn’t see but would love to learn more about is pet photography. How to photograph their personality, feelings etc. How to setup a studio shot for pets, but also how to make great outdoor pet photos.

  29. On December 19, 2016 at 4:04 pm Jon-Paul Jones wrote:

    I have been using the pre-release for a while now. I find I am using it instead of Bridge and Photoshop. I am a concert photographer and do a lot of low light photography. I find that even though I don’t have a lot of control of the initial RAW file like I do importing from Bridge, that I really like the image I am starting with. I also found that I love starting from the pre-sets. I have found a few issues. I store my photos on network hard drives. I was required to map them first to get access to them. Then I find it incredibly slow when trying to access these folders. One of my folders has 4,000 images and it took me three hours to scroll to the image I wanted. On folders with just a few hundred images it still takes close to 20 minutes. In Bridge I can get to these images within minutes and I didn’t have to map the drive. I have been using explorer to find my files and using open with to get to my files. This works great, but makes the browse feature of your program obsolete and a nightmare if I accidentally click it.

    1. On December 20, 2016 at 9:38 am Nathan Keudell replied:

      Have you tried using the final shipping version? It may intitially take a moment to index that many photos, but after it has finished and cached the folder your experience should be permanently much better. If the folder is a mix of all sorts for file types that can also effect the performance.

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