ON1 has announced the latest version of ON1 Photo RAW 2022 which includes several new features including Sky Swap AI, full integration of NoNoise AI, and more.
The company claims that the new 2022 version of ON1 Photo RAW will be an ultimate all-in-one system with the addition of these new features, full support for Apple’s M1 systems, and aims to be a proper alternative to Skylum’s Luminar AI thanks to the newly integrated AI Sky Swap tool.
Competing against Skylum and Adobe’s own Sky Replacement plugin in Photoshop, AI Sky Swap will automatically detect the skylines in a photograph and create a mask (that can be customized) which allows users to choose from more than 100 included sky files, or import their own, to enhance the image. According to the company, the software will automatically adjust the foreground lighting and color to attempt to match the overall scene to the newly replaced sky. This tool also includes the ability to add reflections onto water or glass and reflective surfaces as well.
The company has also added timelapse creation tools that will allow users to quickly create timelapse videos from still files without the need for third-party plugins or external applications. The new tool will help align the images, reduce flicker, and smooth exposures should any fluctuations occur with the design of making night transitions easier to manage. The timelapse tool also features a preview dialog for quick-proofing before finishing and rendering the full high-quality video.
Also updated in the 2022 release is an improved Export tool that has incorporated over 100 suggestions from existing users to create an enhanced and improved export workflow. This includes better presets, file naming and renaming, additional export options (including DNG), metadata control, and even adding watermarks. On top of this, the new version will also let users run Adobe Photoshop plugins directly through the ON1 software which should improve the workflow of many users who have been juggling between the two platforms.
The previously launched stand-alone NoNoise noise reduction software will now be directly integrated into ON1 Photo RAW 2022 so it can be used as part of a normal non-destructive editing workflow, saving the need for exporting and importing back and forth between multiple applications.
Additionally, the updated application will also feature a new Line Mask tool that works like a simplified pen tool, improvements to the Browse module making it faster and smoother to use, as well as free updates for Photo RAW 2022 users that will include integrated ON1 Resize, Liquify, improved search and filtering capabilities, content-aware cropping and fill tools, as well as enhancements for ON1 Photo RAW for mobile devices.
ON1 Photo RAW 2022 will be available at the end of September for $99.99 (or $79.99 as an upgrade for existing users). Additionally, users can opt-in for a subscription model at $7.99 per month or $89.99 per year that includes the software for desktop and mobile, as well as cloud storage.