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Multiple Conversions Output as Layers in Single File

I’m suggesting the ability to perform multiple RAW conversions merged into the same output file, with different RAW conversion settings applied to each layer.

For instance:

  • one set of settings to bring out the clouds and blue in the sky, with a slight blur
  • a second set to sharpen the details of  the people in the foreground
  • a third set to color cast the building behind them

Having the three different conversions as layers in the same file,the multiple layers would already be properly aligned within the final layered image file. That would allow me to easily mask each layer to hide/show the desired sections.

5 comments on “Multiple Conversions Output as Layers in Single File”

  1. On June 29, 2016 at 12:11 am phil.hawkins@sbcglobal.net wrote:

    Wow, this would be great. You mean adjustment layers that save kind of like a PSD file? So, you duplicate the file three times, do different adjustments on each, and then export them to layers in PS? Yes, great idea.

    1. On June 29, 2016 at 10:35 pm Lawrence Nussbaum replied:

      Phil – Thanks! That’s pretty much exactly what I’m suggesting – only making the adjustments in Photo Raw so we get the most information in each layer. in the same PSD. Right now, I often do this manually with ACR or Photo Ninja, and then copy the different versions into the same PSD. So doing the same entirely in On1 Photo (with Raw) would make it so much easier to mask, do effects, etc.

  2. On July 6, 2016 at 9:41 am David Phelan wrote:

    Well, yes, a great idea for LR and PS. But isn’t the point of On1 raw that you don’t need a separate image processor… Everything you need to edit your image is in one application… So you shouldn’t need to export a layered file to another app, just use On1 to layer & mask the image.

  3. On January 19, 2017 at 4:44 am larryfields.007@gmail.com wrote:

    The problem with working on one image is that I blend an ambient shot with several flashed shots in Photoshop (as do a lot of architectural photographers) so Photo Raw limits my ability to do this. I would like to see an “Open as layers in Photoshop” like Lightroom has where you can select multiple images and open them aligned as layers in Photoshop.

  4. On September 26, 2017 at 10:58 am Alexey Soloviev wrote:

    Same with me – very often I need to combine several shots as Layers with blending mode “Lighten”. This feature for me is more then “nice to have”.

    I see that Status o this idea has been tagged “Working on it”. Any progress? I really tired of very slow LR and want to switch to On1Raw … but without this feature I will be “struggling” to get (sometimes over 20 files) my shots combined to one.

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