ON1 Software Releases ON1 Poto RAW 2019.1

ON1 Software released their ON1 Photo Raw 2019.1 software with a significant list of changes. ON1 improved editing workflow, the layers workflow, and added the ability to migrate Adobe Lightroom photo settings. Additionally, it features a text tool “for creating posters, adding your byline or adding editing annotations.”

The software packages also features a layered HDR workflow, improved portrait tools and better focus stacking work, auto-aligning layers, and local adjustments. Photo Raw 2019.1 competes directly with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC by offering an image catalog feature. See the full list of new and upgraded features here.

Both full and upgrade versions of On1 Photo RAW 2019.1 are currently $10 off, priced at $89.99 and $69.99 respectively. A 30 day free trial is available here.

Sony releases A7III, A7RIII, and A9 Firmware Updates

Sony released several firmware updates for its Alpha mirrorless camera bodies.  The A7III update can be downloaded here. The A7RIII update can be downloaded here. And the A9 update can be downloaded here. The A7 series updates solve a RAW file writing error with SD cards.  The A9 update “solves the problem caused by a specific third-party memory card, which would not be recognized by Sony cameras.” 

Skylum Releases Luminar 3 With Libraries

Skylum released Luminar 3.  This significant upgrade adds libraries and image management to the already capable package.  Luminar features “the most essential tools for professional photographers.” Additionally it’s “quick & awesome” features called “magic sliders”  include Saturation/Vibrance, Clarity, and Accent AI–which is a unique feature to Luminar.  Further, Skylum features and Aerial Photography workspace “inspired by DJI” for imagery captured with drones. See the full release information and purchase or upgrade the software if you are so inclined at Skylum’s Luminar page. 

Sigma Updates Optimization Pro Software to v1.5

Sigma announced version 1.5 of it’s SIGMA Optimization Pro software.  The software is dedicated for the Sigma USB Dock, Sigma Flash USB Dock FD-11, and Sigma Mount Converter MC-11.  The update provides adds an “AF function button setting” feature and enables customization of the 70-200 F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens. The Mac version also adds compatibility to Mac OS Mojave and improves Chinese language support. Read the full press release here