On1PhotoRaw 2017.5! It’s the pre-release version for owners of One1PhotoRaw, so expect bugs and hiccups. (I have latest full release, so if I have any issues, I will just reinstall it)
Some of the new features, one of which I had mentioned was missing from On1PhotoRaw.. LENS CORRECTION! That was one of the things that was keeping me from using On1PhotoRaw exclusively as a camera raw editor.
Here is all the new key features:
Compare Mode – Select multiple photos and zoom and pan them at the same time. We feel we took the best features from compare and survey mode and combined them. Finally, you can zoom, pan, and pick the best shots in a series.
Lens Correction – The New Lens Correction pane in version 2017.5 automatically detects your lens and reduces distortion, chromatic aberration and peripheral fall-off. It automatically applies the correction when you browse to a photo. Further manual adjustments can lso be made in Develop. If there isn’t a built-in profile for your lens you can manually adjust it as well.
Stacking Presets – We are bringing back the Insert Preset command so you can stack presets in Effects.
Details Pane – The Sharpening and Noise Reduction panes in Develop are merged into a new Details pane focusing on global corrections for raw photos. The noise reduction is more powerful and gives you better tools for visualizing your adjustments. If you like the old Noise Reduction and Sharpening, you can still use them in Effects.
Lightroom Migration – We get requests everyday on the best way to move from Lightroom to ON1. (still twitchy in this pre-release.)
Improved Search – Search using a variety of metadata fields and decide if the search must match all or any of the search criteria. This is one that we hadn’t planned on doing right away but there was so many requests in the ON1 Photo Project we decided to move it up.
Clone Stamp – The powerful clone stamp retouching tool from Layers is now inside of Develop and Effects as part of the non-destructive workflow.
Improved Preset Management – You can delete and rename preset categories as well as export categories for sharing and backup. More cameras added, more bug fixes, and more performance upgrades. We will have the details for this during the official launch.
And remember, when On1 installation says KEEP OLDER VERSIONS, it means what it has always meant from years ago; if you’re installing an update v10 but still have v9, THAT is the older version it’s asking if you to keep. NOT the v10 that is being updated,