ON1 Photo RAW Software gets artificial intelligence and extra camera support

Today marks the official release of ON1 Photo RAW 2019.2. What's this, I hear you ask? Well, it's the latest free update to ON1 Photo RAW 2019, and features some performance enhancements and new camera support.

What is ON1 Photo RAW?

ON1 Photo RAW 2019.2 is marketed as an alternative to Lightroom and Photoshop (but there's no monthly subscription). 

According to its makers, "It puts the primary photo editing needs for photographers under one roof without having to bounce between multiple pieces of software."

As well as the usual editing parameters you'd expect, there are also hundreds of fast, non-destructive, stackable, re-editable, and customisable photo effects and filters within the software, designed to provide an endless amount of results.

Despite the software name, it's not just for raw files. Supported formats also include JPEG, TIF, PSD, PSB, PNG, and DNG.

The browser and organiser is perfect for rapidly viewing and culling through images

The browser and organiser is perfect for rapidly viewing and culling through images

What's new?

The most exciting update comes for Nikon photographers, thanks to the added tethered shooting support for the Nikon Z 6, Z 7 and D850.

There's also added support for the Leica D-Lux 7 and Panasonic DMC-TZ101.

Powered by machine learning, a new AI Quick Mask (opens in new tab)tool creates high-quality masks using a few strokes as guidance while understanding colour, tone and textures to create a detailed mask in a fraction of the time.

Lastly, the video card is now able to speed up common processes like returning to Browse, and copy/pasting layers and masks.

To make life easier, here's the new lens correction profiles:

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, Chinon 75-205mm f/3.8, KMZ Industar-50-2 3.5/50, KMZ Jupiter-37AM MC 3.5/135, Nikon AI-S Nikkor 105mm f/2.5, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 Pro, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 Pro, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 Pro, Pentax-FA 28-70mm f/4 AL, SLR Magic 8mm f/4, SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | C 017, SIGMA 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | C 016, Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD F012, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2.

It's easy to rate and label photos, plus create smart albums

It's easy to rate and label photos, plus create smart albums

Find out more

Unlike the Creative Cloud subscription, you can buy a one-off purchase of ON1.

To discover more about the software or take a trial head to www.on1.com (opens in new tab)

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Lauren Scott
Managing Editor

Lauren is the Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, having previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) magazine, a practical-focused publication that inspires hobbyists and seasoned pros alike to take truly phenomenal shots and get the best results from their kit. 

An experienced photography journalist who has been covering the industry for over eight years, she has also served as technique editor for both PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and DCW's sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)

In addition to techniques and tutorials that enable you to achieve great results from your cameras, lenses, tripods and other photography equipment, Lauren can regularly be found interviewing some of the biggest names in the industry, sharing tips and guides on subjects like landscape and wildlife photography, and raising awareness for subjects such as mental health and women in photography.