September 23, 2021
Portland, OR – September 23, 2021 – ON1, creators of software applications and plugins for photographers, announce an all-new version of ON1 Photo RAW is available today. Version 2022 includes the new Sky Swap AI for replacing dull skies, full integration of the new ON1 NoNoise AI, the ability to host certain Photoshop Plugins, new creative features like the ability to create time-lapse videos, a new line mask tool, remastered Export and Browse enhancements and many more new features. Photo RAW 2022 builds upon previous versions of Photo RAW. Customers will be able to enjoy the tools and features they have come to love, like Browse, Develop, Effects, Resize, Portrait AI, and HDR, alongside the new set of built-in technologies and features in version 2022.
Pricing & Availability
ON1 Photo RAW 2022 is available to order today for $99.99 for a perpetual license. Owners of any previous version of any ON1 products can order version 2022 for the upgrade price of $79.99. A free 14-day trial is also available to download today.
ON1 Photo RAW subscribers automatically receive the new ON1 Photo RAW 2022 as part of their plans (see below for details). ON1 Photo RAW subscription plans always include the latest version of ON1 Photo RAW for computers and mobile, the ON1 Photo RAW cloud syncing, and each of the ON1 plugins. Starting plans are available as low as $7.99 per month or $89.99 per year.
A single purchase of any ON1 product includes Windows and macOS versions for use on two computers and support for 11 languages.
For a limited time, any purchase of the new ON1 Photo RAW 2022 includes the ON1 Ultimate Sky Collection, a pack of 51 beautiful skies to use in the new app.
Note: Starting with version 2022, plugin capability will be separate from Photo RAW. However, each new technology provided in the plugins is included in the Photo RAW 2022 workflow. Moving forward, plugins will be included with the ON1 Professional Plugin Bundle and individual apps only. This will help eliminate confusion many customers face when choosing which ON1 app to order. Photo RAW customers who want the ultimate in flexibility for launching individual ON1 apps as standalones OR plugins, outside of Photo RAW, can add the Professional Plugin Bundle to their order during checkout. The Plugin Bundle includes the new 2022 plugin/standalone versions of NoNoise, Effects, Resize, Portrait, and HDR – all delivered in late fall 2021.
New Key Features in ON1 Photo RAW 2022
New Sky Swap AI — Automatically detects the sky in photos and creates a mask. Select from one of the over 100 included skies or import your own. You have complete control over the mask used to blend the sky and can use the masking tools you are already familiar with to adjust it as needed. You can adjust the sky to blend better with your foreground, even blur the sky to simulate a long exposure. Not only does it replace the sky, but it will adjust the foreground lighting and color and add a reflection of the sky to water found in the foreground. You can even copy and paste to other layers for ultimate control.
New Time-Lapse Creation — The New time-lapse creation dialog can quickly create time-lapse videos from still photo sequences. You can preview your results right in the dialog and create quick proof versions or high-quality final results. It detects when the camera is bumped and can filter out misaligned frames. It also detects changes in exposure and can even them out automatically, making day to night videos possible. Finally, you can increase or decrease the speed to stretch out short sequences into longer, smooth videos.
Integration of ON1 NoNoise AI — ON1’s powerful, AI-based noise removal is now built into the core raw processing in ON1 Photo RAW. You can use it on the fly and non-destructively, just like any other raw processing adjustment—no need to create intermediate DNG or TIF files.
New Photoshop Plugin Host — You can now run plugins made for Adobe Photoshop right inside ON1 Photo RAW. If you have been collecting plugins for years, now you can access them and what makes them unique right inside the app where you do the rest of your work, no need to launch or subscribe to Photoshop.
Newly Retooled Export — We took over 100 suggestions from our users and have rebuilt Export from the ground up. It is the most powerful Export and image converter you can imagine. First, presets are more powerful. You can run them right from the file menu, and you can run more than one simultaneously. There are more options for everything. In File Type, you can now create DNGs or export copies of the original. The file renaming is infinitely flexible, as is the creation of destinations. You can now use multiple watermarks at the same time and use text or graphics for them. Resizing is more powerful and flexible than ever. And finally, you have control over what metadata is written to exported files.
New Line Mask Tool — Similar to a polygonal lasso or pen tool, it can quickly create masks using straight lines. You can now curve the lines, add and remove points, or change the feather and opacity of the shapes you create anytime, even after creation. They are entirely non-destructive and work hand-in-hand with the other powerful masking tools in ON1 Photo RAW.
Backup and Restore — Prepare for the worst and recover easily with the backup and restore features. They back up all your work, settings, albums, presets, and extras. You can use the restore feature to recover from a disaster on your computer or migrate everything to a new computer.
Favorites in Browse — We have added a Favorites pane to Browse to help you access frequently used folders easier. Drag and drop a folder you often access to the Favorites pane to create a shortcut to it. You can navigate through the favorites subfolder quickly in the Favorites pane without having to worry about all the folders above it.
Customizable Thumbnails — Now, you have great flexibility over the appearance of the thumbnails in Browse. You can control what is displayed on them, how big the labels are and when they appear. You can choose between light or dark themes and also between regular or square thumbnails.
Gestures — Zooming, panning, and changing photos is more natural with a smooth, animated experience, with full gesture support on macOS trackpads and Windows touch-screen devices.
Apple Silicon Native — ON1 Photo RAW now runs natively on Apple Silicon-based macOS computers.
What’s Next for ON1 Photo RAW
“As I’ve said before it’s going to be a great year for ON1 Photo RAW customers. Our development team is already busy working on another significant update to ON1 Photo RAW 2022 which will be a free update for owners. This will include a new integrated AI-powered ON1 Resize, a Liquify Tool, much improved searching and filtering capabilities in the Browse module, content-aware cropping and filling, and enhancements to ON1 Photo RAW for mobile,” says Craig Keudell, President of ON1.