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 Masktool 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

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.