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.
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.
On December 11th, Adobe released updates to its photography ecosystem. According to the blog post announcing the release, the updates focus on workflow and performance improvements. While the list of updates is long and comprehensive, one of the key features of the update is the ability for photographers to customize the Develop module. Jump to the full Adobe Blog Post for detailed information.