Think of having a single app with digital asset management and the ability to edit your photos with the power of Photoshop-like features in a seamless non-destructive workflow. A single solution from one company where the photography community drives product development and not the shareholders. A product where you get to choose your preferred cloud service and aren’t forced into a subscription model. A solution that lets you be in control of where your photos are stored and how to work with them.

This is ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1.

Top 10 Reasons to Switch to ON1 Photo RAW

Top 10 Reasons to Switch to ON1 Photo RAW
  • 1. One Workflow with One App

    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 app.

  • 2. You Own it Forever

    When you purchase ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1 you receive a perpetual license. That means the day you purchase ON1, you own it forever. No subscription.

  • 3. 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.

  • 4. The Best 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 2018.1 can tackle it all. You can also selectively apply almost any adjustment with a mask or selection.

  • 5. Hundreds of Built-in Effects and Presets

    Photo RAW 2018.1 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.

  • 6. HDR, Pano Stitching, and Retouching

    Create stunning HDR photos that merge all tonality from a bracket of photos in a fraction of the time of other HDR apps. Combine multiple photos into a single panoramic or matrix photo. Photo retouching tools are available throughout Photo RAW 2018.1. Cloning, healing, removing blemishes, reducing noise, content-aware fill, and more.

  • 7. Layers Included

    Photo editing technologies such as live blending options, apply to, smart layers, smart photos, and mask refinement tools also make ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1 a more advanced pixel editor without having to launch a separate app.

  • 8. An Open System

    Connect with popular cloud storage systems, giving you access to your photos anywhere without having to lock into a specific cloud storage plan.

  • 9. Enlarge Photos Using Genuine Fractals Tech

    ON1 Resize is included in Photo RAW 2018.1 and it’s been the industry standard for photo enlargements for over a decade.

  • 10. Our Customers are #1

    You get to work with a company that cares deeply about photography and taking care of their customers. e share with the world the new features and improvements we work on and solicit customer feedback in an open forum via the ON1 Photo RAW Project unlike large corporations. This makes you, the customer, #1 each day.

Watch How Easy it is to Make the Switch

Dan Harlacher does a walkthrough for making the switch for most common workflows.

2 Ways to Migrate to ON1

Are you ready to make the move to ON1 Photo RAW? 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 2018.1 if you haven't already. Then open Lightroom and go to the File > Plug-in 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. Metadata changes made in Lightroom will be migrated to Photo RAW as well.

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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 2018.1 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 2018.1 compares to other raw processors and photo editors on the market.

ON1 Benefits

  • No subscription
  • Own it forever
  • Migration assistant
  • Open cloud storage integration
  • Hundreds of free training videos
  • World-class service and support
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“The release of ON1 2018 is most welcome, especially with Adobe stopping support for standalone Lightroom versions. Will be fully switching to ON1 for development.”


“I have been using light room and Photoshop for over 10 years and have been happy with the products however I am far from happy with Adobe's directions. I have been using On1 for about a year for my personal shots but since using 2018 have decided to move all my post production into ON1”

Kenneth Day

“I began looking for alternatives and was fortunate to find ON1 which has offered high quality software developed by a group of professionals who have a passion toward being responsive to their customers. Being a small nimble company, you have the ability to engage your customer base in guiding your development process which many other larger companies have disregarded.”


“I was a Lightroom user for many years and a Photoshop user for the past 12 months but due to the latest developments at ON1 I have finally ditched LR and PS totally. ON1 has photographers needs in mind and I love the work they are doing to improve their software. I can get the results I want with ON1 software and recommend other photographers move over 100% as well.”

Clive Collins

“I love ON1 and have been really pleased with their product, training classes and my membership in Plus which provides great instructors and monthly bonuses. Not even interested in LR updates or PS.”

Adrian Santos

“I read a blog about alternatives to Photoshop and, at the top of the list, was ON1. I noticed that they were providing Effects 10 for free. Once I tried it, I was hooked. I downloaded a trial version of ON1 Photo RAW and bought the full version before the trial expired.”

Steven Dempsey

“Used it for a complete wedding shoot and other client work and it looks like Adobe CC is getting dropped on my part. Good job ON1 :)”

Carsten Rasmussen


How You Buy | How You Own

When you purchase ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1 you receive a perpetual license. That means the day you purchase ON1, you own it forever. No subscription. If you decide to become a member of ON1 Plus Pro, you will also receive a perpetual license of the latest versions of all the ON1 apps as part of your membership.

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