Next Major Upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW & ON1 Photo RAW 360 Announced Plus ON1 Portrait AI


Portland, OR – September 21, 2020 – ON1, creators of ON1 Photo RAW, release an all-new AI portrait editing application and additional plug-in support, new creative features for ON1 Photo RAW for Mobile, and unveils the next major upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW & ON1 Photo RAW 360.
The first to arrive today is the all-new ON1 Portrait AI, both as a standalone application and plug-in for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Corel Paintshop Pro, Apple Photos, with Capture One support coming soon. This new technology uses the latest in machine learning to find every face in portrait photos and make them look fabulous without lifting a finger. Many portrait photographers spend long hours retouching entire shoots before presenting photos to their clients. Other portrait editing software only offers one-off edits, complicated manual controls, steep learning curves, and no way to batch process when dealing with multiple faces in photos.

“This product was created to solve the main problem portrait photographers face, spending way too much time editing individual portraits or entire shoots. They need more time to focus on important things related to their photography business ON1 Portrait AI is incredibly fast at  getting through an entire shoot, no matter how many different people, and gives  stunning results,” says Dan Harlacher, VP of Product.

The software classifies every face in your photos, adds the right amount of realistic retouching to the skin, eyes, and mouth, without globally applying the same retouching to each person in the photo. For those needing to take their retouching further, ON1 Portrait AI includes some amazingly easy-to-use tools for skin retouching using frequency separation, shine reduction, blemish removal, face sculpting, and eye and teeth whitening to name a few.

In addition to ON1 Portrait AI, ON1 also released significant updates to the new ON1 Photo RAW Mobile app. ON1 Photo RAW Mobile, for iOS, iPadOS, and Android devices, now includes powerful masking features for targeting specific adjustments and effects. The latest update also includes the ON1 edge-detecting Perfect Brush to use for precise masking while painting with just a finger.. Each of the local adjustments uses ON1’s proprietary raw processing engine as well. The new masking tools also include support for Apple Pencil and Android Stylus.

The new effects and filters include ON1’s very popular Dynamic Contrast filter, the gold standard for amazing clarity and detail. Additional new filters include Curves, HDR Look, and Glow to go along with the other built-in filters; including Split Tone, Black and White, Film Grain, Vignettes, and Color Adjustment with more on the way. On the organization side, ON1 adds new easy ways to search and sort photos within the app as well.

“ON1 Photo RAW Mobile has been significantly enhanced in a short amount of time and there is more on the way. The addition of the creative masking tools and filters help make it a photography tool everyone will want to use, says Craig Keudell, President of ON1.

The final release in the ON1 fall lineup is the next major upgrade to the flagship product, ON1 Photo RAW version 2021 for Mac and Windows computers, the professional-grade photo organizer, raw processor, layered editor, and effects app, available this October.

ON1 Photo RAW 2021 from top to bottom will be packed full of new features and performance enhancements. Key new features include the full integration of ON1 Portrait AI, which gives photographers an ultra-fast and state-of-the-art portrait retouching workflow. ON1 Portrait AI gets excellent results automatically with minimal effort using frequency separation based skin retouching. It’s also super easy at making more complex adjustments such as face shape and lighting. Each edit is non-destructive and re-editable for fine-tuning as well, giving photographers complete control over their final look. The addition of ON1 Portrait AI into ON1 Photo RAW will finally enable portrait photographers to retouch an entire shoot automatically, then give them best-of-breed control and results for manual retouching.

There is also a completely new and faster method for organizing photos using a powerful new Smart Organize mode. This feature makes it the easiest way to find duplicate photos, locate groups of photos shot at the same time or location, and even smartly find similar looking photos. It’s the perfect solution for those who want to speed up their culling, improve organization, or even save on storage space.

In addition, Photo RAW 2021 includes a new color range selection technology that combines the color and edge detection from the popular Perfect Brush with the flexible gradient masks. Now you can create gradient masks that are also color sensitive, perfect for blending in new skies behind difficult subjects like trees and buildings.

All-new custom brush shapes will also give photographers a quantum-leap in their creativity. Choose between hard-edged geometries to make it easier to paint straight edges to organic shapes and even textures to simulate snow, add grass, or even enhance eyelashes. To round out brushes, ON1 is adding new brush flow and stamp controls to let photographers paint naturally.

A new fast and non-destructive healing brush for removing distractions like dust spots, power-lines, and unwanted people from photos is also coming. Simply paint over a distraction and a matching area of the photo is magically blended on top to replace it. The new healing brush includes two modes to choose from, an intelligent content-aware mode to seamlessly blend or a traditional clone stamp mode. Each spot can be adjusted or removed at any time.

The new Full-Screen Preview mode is perfect for enabling photographers to view their photo without distracting UI elements also on screen.  The mode can quickly be turned on or off to judge editing progress. Some of the tools like brushing are available in this mode as well and perfect for working on a larger canvas, ideal for smaller screens. The new Quick Slideshow mode is also great for quickly showing photos to clients. With the Quick Slideshow,  it’s only a click away from a full-screen slideshow complete with user-adjustable delay and an elegant dissolve transition.

New camera-based presets are perfect for applying any preset or look based on the camera model or serial number. Photographers can quickly save camera-specific editing presets and automatically apply them to photos shot on those specific cameras. This is especially handy for those photographers with custom camera profiles or if cameras converted to infrared.

The new Color Replacement filter makes it a snap to change the color of an object to any new color. It’s perfect for tweaking or totally changing the color of eyes, flowers, buildings, and apparel.

Support has also been added to work as a plug-in inside of Corel Paint Shop Pro or Affinity Photo, with Capture One support coming soon.

A new method to batch HDR and panoramic photos, adding color fill layers, modern user interface improvements, new cameras, and lenses will be available this October.

Lastly, subscribers to the new ON1 Photo RAW 360 will receive all of the updates mentioned above. Photo RAW 360 includes everything from ON1 and is the best workflow for ON1 Photo RAW with its seamless cloud syncing of photo organization and editing between computers and mobile devices. With either a monthly or yearly subscription to Photo RAW 360, customers ensure they always have the latest version of Photo RAW for your desktop and mobile devices, giving photographers control over their photos and professional photo editing tools everywhere. ON1 Photo RAW 360 plans include ON1 Photo RAW for computers, ON1 Photo RAW for mobile devices, and the ON1 Photo RAW cloud syncing.

Pricing & Availability
ON1 Portrait AI is available from the ON1 website at an introductory special for just $59.99 (regularly $79.99). A fully functioning free trial of ON1 Portrait AI 2021 is also available for download today, no credit card required. ON1 Portrait AI will be integrated into ON1 Photo RAW 2021 which is coming in October.

ON1 has also made ON1 Photo RAW 2021 available for pre-order today. For a limited time, owners of any previous version of any ON1 product can pre-order ON1 Photo RAW 2021 for $79.99, and receive the standalone and plug-in version of ON1 Portrait AI and start using it today.  ON1 Photo RAW 2021 can also be pre-ordered with a 1-year membership to ON1 Plus, and also receive ON1 Portrait AI today for just $129.99. ON1 Plus is the #1 training resource for ON1 and photography and includes over 25 courses, ebooks, 100’s of presets and bonuses, and much more.

For those who like the convenience of subscriptions, ON1 Photo RAW 360 Software and Service subscribers will automatically receive ON1 Portrait AI, the new ON1 Photo RAW Mobile updates, and ON1 Photo RAW 2021 as part of their plans. ON1 Photo RAW 360 always includes the latest version of ON1 Photo RAW and starting plans are available as low as $7.99 per month.

A single purchase of any ON1 products include Windows and macOS versions and support for 11 languages.

About ON1
For over a decade and a half, ON1 has provided award-winning software to millions of photographers worldwide. ON1 accomplishes this by being different from other photo software companies. ON1 puts the photographer first, and this means customers have complete control over every aspect of their photography, including having a say in the products ON1 develops.

The ON1 focus has always been and will always be to provide an open system keeping you in control of your photos. We will always give you choices in the organization, storage, editing, creative style, and how you purchase ON1 products. We will never force you into a subscription model. You will always have a choice of perpetual license, subscription, or membership when choosing how you buy ON1. ON1 software applications are designed by photographers, for photographers.

Key Features in ON1 Photo RAW 2021
ON1 Portrait AI — Flawless retouching is just a click away with the new Portrait AI tab inside of Edit. It uses machine learning to find every face in your photo and make them look great, automatically. It analyses each face and adds just the right amount of retouching to the skin, eyes, and mouth, giving you professional results in no time at all.

  • AI Automatic Retouching for Every Face — Automatically finds each face in your photo, analyses them, and adds just the right amount of retouching, based on your preferences.
  • Independent Adjustments per Face — Each face in your photo has independent controls and adjustments. For example you can use different settings for the bride and groom in a wedding photo.
  • Automatic and Manual Controls — Everything is automatic, but you have full control too. You can manually adjust the eye and mouth positions, paint to refine the skin mask and use brushes to remove stubborn blemishes.
  • Frequency Separation Based Skin Retouching — The skin retouching uses frequency separation to maintain natural skin texture while reducing color and tonal changes across the skin. It creates flawless but natural looking skin.
  • Remove Blemishes — Fine blemishes can be reduced automatically while large blemishes can be removed with the built-in content aware eraser and clone stamp
  • Improve Face Shape and Lighting — Correct common errors in lens choice and lighting by adding fill-light to lighten the face or resculpt the face to thin the jawline or balance out eye size.
  • Enhance Eyes — Eyes are automatically detected and enhanced. The whites can be brightened and the iris can be sharpened.
  • Whiten Teeth — Teeth and lips are detected automatically too. You can easily brighten the smile and adjust the color and saturation of the lips.
  • Batch Processing — Put the AI to work for you by batch processing an entire folder of photos. For each photo, Portrait AI will find each face and add the right amount of retouching automatically. It’s perfect for proofing your photos before delivery.

Smart Organize — The New Smart Organize mode in Browse lets you take control over your cluttered photo archive. Not only can it find duplicates, but it can find and group photos that have similar appearance, location or time. It can help you cull your library to find just the best photos in a series. It can aid in many culling tasks such as:

  • Finds exact duplicates across all your photos
  • Find and group similar photos shot at the same time. Perfect for brackets, sports bursts, or portrait scenes.
  • Find and group photos shot at the same location. Perfect for roving vacations and street photography.
  • Amazingly find photos that look similar to each other. Makes it easy to group and sort through series of photos like portraits of different people.
  • Helps you pick the best in a series and remove or reject the rest
  • Helps you group panorama and HDR brackets
  • Save on storage space

Spot Healing Brush — A new modern approach to removing distractions like dust spots, power-lines and unwanted people from your photos. The Spot Healing Brush is not only faster than current tools, it maintains full non-destructive adjustments for each spot you remove.

  • Simply paint over a distraction and a matching area of your photo is magically blended on top to replace it.
  • You can adjust the pixels used to hide a distraction and even adjust the opacity and blending after the fact.
  • Two modes to choose from. An intelligent content aware mode that blends seamlessly or a traditional clone stamp mode for aligned cloning on patterns and lines.
  • Syncs quickly across all devices, even your phone and tablet when you have ON1 360.

Custom Brush Shapes — Brushing has taken a quantum-leap in control and creativity. Now you can choose from a variety of custom brush shapes or even import your own.

  • Tons of new brush shapes included. From hard-edged geometries to make it easier to paint straight edges to organic shapes and even textures to simulate snow, add grass or even enhance eyelashes.
  • New brush controls let you paint naturally. We have added Flow, Angle and Stamping Rate controls. And of course pressure sensitivity works for custom brushes too.
  • Create a preset that stores your brush tip and all the brush properties so you can easily recreate it.

Full-Screen Preview — With Full-Screen Preview mode you can hide everything except your photo. It’s perfect for hiding the distractions and really seeing your photo. You can turn the preview on and off to judge your progress. You can still paint and use the tools on a larger canvas too, perfect for small-screen laptops.

Quick Slideshow — Need to quickly show a client their photos? With the Quick Slideshow you are only a click away from a full-screen slideshow complete with user adjustable delay and an elegant dissolve transition.

Camera Based Presets — Now you can automatically apply a preset to any new photos from a specific camera. If you always find yourself making the same adjustments, just make a preset and apply it automatically to photos from that camera. This is super handy if you have created a custom camera profile or if you have converted a camera to infrared.

Color-Sensitive Gradient Masks — Everyone knows how powerful the gradient mask tool is. You can quickly create straight, reflected or round radiant masks that are re-editable and blendable with brush masks. Now you can combine the color-sensitive power we created for the Perfect Brush with the gradient masks. When enabled, it detects the color under the gradient and applies the mask to only that adjustable color range. It makes it a breeze to mask areas like skies while maintaining things like buildings or trees that go into the sky.

Batch HDR and Pano — Save time by batch processing your HDR brackets or panoramas. Simply organize your brackets into sub-folders, then let Browse build your new HDR and panos for you. This is a life-saver for real estate shooters.

User Interface Improvements — We have taken a measured approach to updating the user interface. Based on user feedback we have improved common controls like sliders to have more precision and a longer area for labels so we can be more descriptive. We have also made sure that Layers and the Edit module tabs don’t scroll out of view on a small display or when you have a large stack of filters.

Plug-in Support for Affinity Photo and Corel Paint Shop Pro — Now you can extend your workflow in Affinity Photo and Corel Paint Shop Pro by access Develop, Effects, and Portrait right inside the apps you use.

Color Fill Layers — We have brought back color fill layers to the Layers pane. They are a great way to set a background color for a composite layout. They are also handy when used with the new custom brush shapes for painting in objects like grass, trees, and clouds.

Replace Color Filter — Easily change the color of an object to any new color. It’s perfect for tweaking or totally changing the color of eyes, flowers, buildings, and apparel.

Key Features in ON1 Photo RAW Mobile
Local Adjustments — Make targeted edits to your photos with powerful masking tools.  Apply changes to a portion of your image, and adjust those areas with a full range of tone, color, and sharpening sliders. You can apply these adjustments using either the Adjustment Brush or Masking Bug shapes (or both, if desired).

  • Simply paint with your finger to brush an area of your image, adjust the size, feather, and opacity to create the perfect brushstroke.
  • Place a masking bug to quickly adjust a large area of your photos, including gradient, edges, center, and reflected gradient.
  • Using the Perfect Brush, quickly brush around objects of your photo with automatic edge detection your mask is only applied to the area you sample
  • Stack multiple Local adjustments for unlimited possibilities. Invert, copy and paste masks across adjustments
  • Local adjustments use on the ON1 proprietary raw processing engine. This allows for more highlight and shadow details with more tonal range.
  • Works with Apple Pencil and Android Stylus.

Improved Effects — New filters and powerful masking tools are now included. Paint out/in Filters for your signature look. Stack multiple filters to build your signature look

  • New Filters
    • Dynamic Contrast adds clarity, also known as tonal contrast or structure, to your image, making it pop.
    • Curves— A powerful, advanced tool for adjusting contrast and color in your image. The buttons at the top of the pane let you adjust the composite RGB channel, or you can adjust the individual Red, Green, or Blue channels independently.
    • HDR Look—Recreate the HDR style of tone mapping, with accentuated edges and sharpening.
    • Glow—Add a soft-focus glow to the image and adjust the blending mode to set the glow effect.
  • Masking Tools—Total control over where your effect is applied to the photo
    • Simply paint with your finger to brush an area of your image, adjust the size, feather, and opacity to create the perfect brushstroke.
    • Place a masking bug to quickly mask a large area of your photos, including gradient, edges, center, and reflected gradient.
    • Using the Perfect Brush, quickly brush around objects of your photo with automatic edge detection your mask is only applied to the area you sample.
    • Invert, copy and paste masks across Filters.
    • Works with Apple Pencil and Android Stylus.
  • Vignette Center Tool
    • Select the center point of the vignette for total control.

Search and Filter — Designed to help you find photos in your photo library, based on a variety of criteria specific to photos and the metadata embedded in them. You can search based on any text associated with a photo, as well as likes and star ratings

  • Nearly any piece of metadata, from camera body and lens to aperture, ISO settings, time of day, and much more.
  • Filter certain criteria and quickly create an album, share or delete with the results

Sort By — Sort the thumbnails in a number of different ways

  • The sorting options include date captured or modified; file name, type, or size; and rating.


Key Features in ON1 Portrait AI 

  • AI Automatic Retouching for Every Face — Automatically finds each face in your photo, analyses them, and adds just the right amount of retouching, based on your preferences.
  • Independent Adjustments per Face — Each face in your photo has independent controls and adjustments. For example, you can use different settings for the bride and groom in a wedding photo.
  • Automatic and Manual Controls — Everything is automatic, but you have full control too. You can manually adjust the eye and mouth positions, paint to refine the skin mask, and use brushes to remove stubborn blemishes.
  • Frequency Separation Based Skin Retouching — The skin retouching uses frequency separation to maintain natural skin texture while reducing color and tonal changes across the skin. It creates flawless but natural-looking skin.
  • Remove Blemishes — Fine blemishes can be reduced automatically while large blemishes can be removed with the built-in content-aware eraser and clone stamp.
  • Improve Face Shape and Lighting — Correct common errors in lens choice and lighting by adding fill-light to lighten the face or resculpt the face to thin the jaw line or balance out eye size.
  • Non-Destructive Edits — All of your adjustments and individual edits are non-destructive. You can re-edit them later, and the original photo is not altered.
  • Enhance Eyes — Eyes are automatically detected and enhanced. The whites can be brightened, and the iris can be sharpened.
  • Whiten Teeth — Teeth and lips are detected automatically too. You can easily brighten the smile and adjust the color and saturation of the lips.
  • Presets — Create your own presets to define your retouching style. It comes with presets to get you started.
  • Batch Processing — Put the AI to work for you by batch processing an entire folder of photos. For each photo, Portrait AI will find each face and add the right amount of retouching automatically. It’s perfect for proofing your photos before delivery.
  • Plug-ins — Bring the power of Portrait AI into your workflow. Whether you work in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Affinity Photo, Corel Paintshop Pro, Capture One (coming soon),or Apple Photos, you have seamless access to it.
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