This is a free update to ON1 Photo RAW 2018. It’s packed full of new features as well as performance improvements and bug fixes. It is recommended for all users.
Import Dialog — Accessible from the File menu in Browse, the new Import dialog helps you to download (import) your photos from a camera, memory card, smart phone, etc. You select which photos to download, where they get stored, renaming, add metadata, etc. It will NOT pop up automatically when you attach a camera or drive. It is not required to use this dialog to get your photos into the app, you can continue to browse as you do today.
Custom Sort — In Browse, you can drag photos into any order you like, that way you can present or rename them in the order you like.
Auto-Advance — This is accessed in the Photo menu. When it is on and you change the rating, label or like status of a photo using the keyboard, it will automatically change your selection to the next photo. This makes culling faster.
Improvements to Panorama — We have made a ton of headway on Panorama. It can do stitch together large panos with more photos, detect vertical panos better and smooths out seams in the sky better (better, not perfect, we are still working on that). There are a couple new options as well. You can save a 50% size which is much faster. You can also choose which algorithm is used for the merge.
Improvements to HDR — You can now select which photo is used for deghosting. This is now the frame that is selected in the bottom filmstrip. This lets you select the amount of movement in the clouds and water. The alignment, noise reduction, defringing and deghosting have all been improved as well. You can even turn auto-alignment off if you used a steady tripod.
Improvements to RAW — The debayer algorithms for most cameras have been improved to yield sharper results with less noise. Automatic hot-pixel reduction has been added as well. We have also improved high-ISO noise reduction, sharpening and color fringe removal.
Soft-Proofing — Now in Develop and Effects you can preview what a print will look like by simulating it with a printer profile. This is accessible from the View menu or the icon in the footer. You can select the profile to use, show out of gamut colors and simulate the black and white points of the paper. Along the way we have improved the detection of installed color profiles.
Time of Day Search — In the Filter pane in Browse, you can now search by Time of Day; like morning, afternoon, evening. This is located in the Advanced section.
Edit Capture Date — Now you can change the capture date and time of a group of photos. This is really useful if you forgot to change your cameras clock when you travel to a different time zone.
Video Browsing — Browse can now see and manage video files. It will show you the play length and will open video files into your default video application.
Metadata Templates — In the Metadata pane in Browse you can now create templates for metadata. This is handy for adding your contact metadata to a group of photos instantly.
Improved Batch Renaming — Batch renaming now supports using the capture date and time as part of the file naming sequence.
Tethered Shooting — You can now attach most Canon and Nikon interchangeable lens cameras via a USB cable and remotely control and download photos.
Eject Removal Drives — In Browse, you can now eject removable drives in the Folders pane.
Improved Preview Sharpness and Matching — The preview window is now sharper and matches exported photos better.
Additional performance improvements and bug fixes. The most important bugs fixed are listed below.