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Soft Proofing

It would be great if On1 RAW had the ability to handle softproofing — importing and applying color profiles for cameras, displays, and printers so that the color you see is the color you get on paper in your final prints. It’s a feature in Lightroom, Photoshop, and After Shot Pro, so hopefully it can be implemented in O1R too!

It’d be super awesome if you can coordinate with X-Rite so their camera color calibration plugin works natively as it does in LR :)

40 comments on “Soft Proofing”

  1. On July 25, 2016 at 9:22 am Don Hood wrote:

    HUGE Plus 1…
    Real color control with X-Rite profiles at a minimum, plus soft proofing, without which really precise printing and output are impossible without a trip through Photoshop and/or Lightroom to use those profiles there. I do a good deal of fine art copy work, and this work is IMPOSSIBLE without good color management. I’ve found over the years that having good color profiles as a best practice has helped ALL of my other work as well, and in unexpected ways. It just provides a much better and more consistent starting point to do whatever else you want.

  2. On July 30, 2016 at 3:40 pm Ted Thranhardt wrote:

    I use this regularly in LR. It is amazing the difference I see between papers and between printers. Would be very helpful/necessary if I am going to move to On1RAW first and away from LR.

  3. On November 6, 2016 at 4:16 am Robert Reiser wrote:

    I would like to see this implemented, too. Just consider… soft proofing was what made printing out of Lightroom usable for the first time.

  4. On November 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm vartkes wrote:

    just to add to the weight of this…. must have to have a credible Print function.

  5. On December 12, 2016 at 8:33 am gabriel wrote:

    this is a deal breaker for me….its a must have as printing is an important aspect of my business…i already bought a license but will not be able to get rid of LR until there is this feature……thanks for the great work on this software……

  6. On December 18, 2016 at 11:46 am Frede Hansen wrote:

    I have not tried to print from On1 yet – but if you have/will have a good print module this is a must.

  7. On December 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm Thomas Williams wrote:

    I’ll be honest . . . until the Photo RAW print module has the functionality of LR print module, I will still do my printing from LR. That said, for those of us who want to print, developing and adding effects in Photo RAW absolutely requires the ability to do soft proofing there. Otherwise you are operating “in the dark” when deciding how to prepare a photo for printing. PLEASE add this function to Photo RAW!

  8. On December 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm Ellen Stokes wrote:

    soft-proofing is necessary step to printing…would like to see a base set of profiles, such as RGB as well as the ability to add soft-proofing profiles to that default set

  9. On January 6, 2017 at 7:29 am John Hoke wrote:

    This is one of the core areas I need to have before I can migrate from LR -> On1

  10. On January 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm Michel wrote:

    I need this function and a couple of others to be able to forget about about Lightroom and Photoshop Elements which I use for now. I do use RAW but it’s so full full of bugs that I don’t really would abandon Adobe products for now.

  11. On May 9, 2017 at 3:07 pm Neil wrote:

    Soft Proofing in ON1 would be the right step towards eliminating LR

  12. On May 17, 2017 at 10:48 am frank fuller wrote:

    Please add soft proofing to On1 so that all of photo processing prior to print, and print, can be accomplished in On1. Also, On1 must have access to printer/paper profiles for printing…all in order to be used a stand alone program for photos. Thanks

  13. On May 19, 2017 at 9:42 am Oguz Cakirci wrote:

    Soft Proofing functionality is one the functions holding me back switching to ON1 Photo RAW

  14. On June 8, 2017 at 2:47 am sarrieman@hotmail.com wrote:

    Soft Proofing is an absolute necessity. This should be an update priority. Lack of soft proofing prevents many people making the switch from Lightroom, Capture One etc.

  15. On June 10, 2017 at 2:49 am Steve Mallett wrote:

    Soft proofing is essential before I can ditch LR. Producing accurate prints without sift proofing is next to impossible.

  16. On June 13, 2017 at 7:55 am James Kohler wrote:

    Please Soft Proofing!!! As well a full print module. While we can print from On1 Raw we don’t have a lot of flexibility. We can do borders, signatures, multi prints on a sheet, etc. Printing is a major part of what I do. I also agree until soft proofing and full printing is implemented I can’t fully switch from LR to On1 Raw and believe me I want to switch!

  17. On August 29, 2017 at 2:06 pm Rich Del Mastro wrote:

    This would be a very useful feature to have. I find that when I send prints out for lab printing, there’s a perceptible difference when I switch Photoshop to use their custom printer profiles. With soft-proofing, I can correct for that difference before sending the file to the lab.

  18. On September 5, 2017 at 11:13 am Yvan wrote:

    THis is an absolute necessity for fine art prints

  19. On September 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm Stephen Wheawall wrote:

    Soft Proofing along with colour calibration is a a great idea. This means I can leave Lightroom for good.

  20. On October 29, 2017 at 2:26 pm Peter Roberts wrote:

    Softproofing and ability to create virtual copies of softproof corrections for printing to different papers is one of the reasons I use LR, so far these seem to be the main gaps for onOne as a replacement for the standalone version of LR which adobe seems to be abandoning.

  21. On November 5, 2017 at 6:46 am Paul Westerman wrote:

    I posted a request for this on the RAW 2018 development request page. ” If there is a possibility to make a soft-proofing like you can do in Lightroom”
    Please take this in account when you make the RAW2018 final or add this as a new version of RAW 2018 if the time is to short to realize this before the final launch date of RAW 2018.
    I am using the public demo of RAW 2018 which is a great and big step forwards. With the soft-proving possibility RAW 2018 is the program to replace the LG of Adobe.
    If possible let us know if the soft proofing request is possible in the RAW 2018 final version or that we have to wait to one of the updates

  22. On November 6, 2017 at 11:56 am Gabriel Cole wrote:

    I’m just starting to dip my toes into home printing with a Canon Pro-100 and really wish On1 had soft proofing. Please make this happen!

  23. On November 11, 2017 at 7:53 am Judy Gilde wrote:

    Would love better printing options like creating print packages for custom sized prints and quantities. Have several Epson large format printers and do lots of custom sizes. More options for printing….please and thank you!!!!

  24. On November 16, 2017 at 2:26 am studeo@tlen.pl wrote:

    soft proofing is very needed. Please add this feature to the next version of ON1. It would be nice if we could use a camera profile too…

  25. On November 26, 2017 at 3:18 am Richard Rodgers wrote:

    Soft proofing and other more advanced printing options in ON1 would have me heading back to Lightroom less often.

  26. On December 11, 2017 at 11:47 pm Marie-Claude wrote:

    Just voted for soft proofing to be included in a next update of the software. I’ve switched from LR and PS to On 1 2018 standalone and I’m really missing this feature since I do what a good amount of prints.
    Thanks in advance,

  27. On December 25, 2017 at 6:50 am Alan Torppa wrote:

    The ability to use x-rite dng would lead me to drop Adobe in favor of ON1. No color standard is like flying in the dark without instruments…it is easy to become disoriented….
    You think you are flying straight until you crash.

  28. On February 2, 2018 at 9:25 am Jan Svegborn wrote:

    It would be great not having to go to another programme, e.g. Qimage (which, by the way, is an excellent printing programme), just for printing.

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