The Alternative to Lightroom and So Much More!
The game has changed. ON1 Photo RAW 2021 includes a streamlined workflow that is elegant, powerful, and easy to learn. It gives photographers the features they use the most from Lightroom® and Photoshop® in a single application. An alternative to Adobe® that photographers have been looking for in a single solution from one company where the photography community drives product development.
This is ON1 Photo RAW 2021.
Top 10 Reasons to Switch to ON1 Photo RAW 2021
You Can Transfer Lightroom® Settings
ON1 Photo RAW version 2021 will be available near the end of October or early November. If you pre-order, you will receive an email from us around that time with all of your download information.
The Best of Photoshop® & Lightroom Combined
Photographers now have a tool with fast photo management, hundreds of customizable photo effects, fast and beautiful HDR, panos, masking and selection tools, layers, and much more—in one application. No more bouncing between multiples pieces of software.
A Better Way to Use Layers
The power of layers is integrated at the heart of ON1 Photo RAW 2021 and is included within the non-destructive workflow. Allowing you to take your photo editing creativity to new levels without having to go to another application.
You Own It Forever
When you purchase ON1 Photo RAW 2021 you receive a perpetual license. That means the day you purchase ON1, you own it forever. No subscription.
Portrait Retouching with AI
Flawless retouching is just a click away with ON1 Portrait AI. It uses machine learning to find every face in your photo and make them look great, automatically.
Powerful Masking & Selection Tools
Making selections and masks doesn't have to be difficult. Whether replacing a sky or selectively applying an effect, each tool in ON1 Photo RAW 2021 can tackle it all. You can also selectively apply almost any adjustment with a mask or selection.
Hundreds of Built-In Effects & Presets
ON1 Photo RAW 2021 includes hundreds of fast, non-destructive, stackable, re-editable, and customizable photo effects providing endless creative possibilities. Popular effects include HDR Look, B&W, Lens Blur (tilt shift), Glows, Color Enhancer, Tone Enhancer, Textures, Borders, Film Looks, Split Tone, and much more.
HDR, Focus Stacking, & Pano Stitching
Create stunning HDR photos that merge all tonality from a bracket of photos in a fraction of the time of other HDR apps. Blend multiple photos at different focus distances to increase depth-of-field. Combine multiple photos into a single panoramic or matrix photo. Photo retouching tools are available throughout ON1 Photo RAW 2021. Cloning, healing, removing blemishes, reducing noise, content-aware fill, and more.
Browse & Catalog
The ultra fast photo browser is perfect for quickly viewing and culling through photos without having to wait on an import process. Once the culling process is done, the ability to create and catalog those photos is the next step in most common workflows.
Enlarge Photos Using Genuine Fractals
ON1 Resize is included in ON1 Photo RAW 2021 and it's been the industry standard for photo enlargements for over a decade.
Two Ways to Switch from Lightroom to ON1
Are you ready to switch from Lightroom (only latest release of Lightroom 6 & Lightroom Classic CC) to ON1 Photo RAW 2021? If so, we want to make it as smooth as possible. There are two common migration paths and both depend on how you store your photos. Let's begin!
Want to migrate your organization from Lightroom?
We want you to maintain as much as you can from Lightroom so your time is not wasted. Our free Lightroom Migration Tool will assist transitioning from Lightroom.
Step 1. Find your photos
Connect any external drives or shares containing photos that you want to migrate. Then use the Sync Folder command in Lightroom to make sure your Lightroom catalog and the actual files are up-to-date. This will add any photos that Lightroom is missing as well as remove broken links.
Step 2. Pre-organize
Remove any photos, virtual copies, or collections that you don't care about. It's also a good time to reorganize your folders a bit if necessary. If you have multiple catalogs, rinse and repeat.
Step 3. Make the switch!
Next, install ON1 Photo RAW 2021 if you haven't already. Then open Lightroom and go to the File > Plugin Extras menu. Then select Migrate Catalog to ON1 Photo. You will see a dialog that looks like the one below.
The Migration Assistant will add the top-level folders in the Folders pane in Lightroom to Cataloged Folders in Photo RAW. All of the photos inside of these folders will be cataloged automatically. Your collections and Metadata changes made in Lightroom will be migrated and includes keywords, descriptions, ratings, labels, orientation, etc.
Lastly, RAW processing and editing settings from Lightroom's Develop module including crop, retouching, and local adjustments are migrated non-destructively so they can be re-edited in ON1 Photo RAW 2021.View the Full Instructions
Manage your photos in folders or sub-folders?
If you store and manage photos in a folder and your photos are then organized in sub-folders making the switch is easy. This path also assumes any edits you have made to your photos are stored in the photos themselves, or copies of the original photos. This is the case if you have been using a normal pixel-editor like Adobe® Photoshop® or Photoshop Elements®. Simply open ON1 Photo RAW 2021 and browse to the location where your photos are stored.
If you have top-level folder (like your My Pictures folder) set it as a cataloged folder. Go to the File menu and select Add Cataloged Folder. This will add all of your folder and the photos in those folders to ON1 Photo RAW. Cataloging occurs in the background and extract and catalogs the images metadata as well as a screen-sized preview so you can search and move between photos lightning-fast. That’s it, you're done.
Switching from the Adobe® Photography Plan?
See how ON1 Photo RAW 2021 compares to other raw processors and photo editors on the market.
- Migration assistant to transfer Lightroom settings to ON1
- No subscription
- Own it forever
- Hundreds of free training videos
- Open cloud storage integration
- World-class service and support