ON1 has released a new upgrades to its ON1 Photo RAW image editor and organiser, as well as a new portrait editing application, ON1 Portrait AI, and new features for the ON1 Photo RAW mobile app.
First cab off the rank is ON1 Portrait AI both as a standalone application and as a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Corel Paintshop Pro and Apple Photos. Capture One support is ‘coming soon’.
It uses the latest in machine learning to find every face in portrait photos ‘and make them look fabulous without lifting a finger’, via batch processing.
‘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.’ said a ON1 executive.
The software ‘classifies every face in an image, adds the right amount of realistic retouching to the skin, eyes, and mouth. Edits are individual, rather than globally applied.
ON1 Portrait AI also includes some easy-to-use tools for skin retouching using frequency separation, shine reduction, blemish removal, face sculpting, and eye and teeth whitening.
ON1 also announced significant updates to the new ON1 Photo RAW Mobile app, including 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. The new masking tools also include support for Apple Pencil and Android Stylus.
New effects and filters include ON1’s Dynamic Contrast filter. 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.
On the asset management side, ON1 has added new ways to search and sort photos within the app.
The final announcement is a major upgrade to the flagship product, ON1 Photo RAW version 2021 (for Mac and Windows).
Key new features include the full integration of ON1 Portrait AI, which gives photographers a fast portrait retouching workflow. ON1 Portrait AI delivers results automatically with minimal effort using frequency separation-based skin retouching. It’s also easy at making more complex adjustments such as face shape and lighting. Each edit is non-destructive and re-editable. The addition of ON1 Portrait AI into ON1 Photo RAW will enable portrait photographers to retouch an entire shoot automatically, then go back and manually retouch where required.
There is also a new, faster method for organising photos using a new ‘Smart Organize’ mode. This can find duplicate photos, locate groups of photos shot at the same time or location, and even find similar looking photos.
The list of enhancements goes on. And on. And on. So much so that it is sapping this writer of his (preferred pronoun) life force. So the full press release is available at the end of this story…
Pricing & Availability
ON1 Portrait AI is available from the ON1 website at an introductory special for just US$59.99 (regularly US$79.99). A fully-functioning free trial of ON1 Portrait AI 2021 is also available for download today, with no credit card required. ON1 Portrait AI will be integrated into ON1 Photo RAW 2021, which is coming in October.
For a limited time, owners of any previous version of any ON1 product can pre-order ON1 Photo RAW 2021 for US$79.99, and receive the standalone and plug-in version of ON1 Portrait AI and start using it today.
For those who prefer 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 plans start at US$7.99 per month.
A single purchase of any ON1 products include Windows and macOS versions and support for 11 languages.
Full Press Release: ON1 PHOTO RAW 2021, ON1 PORTRAIT AI