ON1 Photo RAW 2021 now available, includes Portrait AI, new selection tools and much more

After unveiling ON1 Photo RAW 2021 in September, ON1 has officially released the new software. ON1 describes the latest version of its flagship software a ‘hassle-free, professional photo organizer, raw processor, layered editor and effects app.’ ON1 promises its software is ‘perfect for those seeking an ultra-convenient all-in-one photo editing solution.’

ON1 Photo RAW 2021 includes numerous additions and improvements, including improved automatic AI adjustments, a new portrait editing workflow, improved color selection technology and much more.

The primary new feature is ON1 Portrait AI. This technology finds each face in a selected image and analyzes the photo to locate the eyes, mouth and skin to allow the user to make many quick adjustments, including frequency separation-based skin retouching and adjustments to lighting. ON1 states that ‘in a few simple clicks, you can quickly brighten up the eyes, whiten the teeth and make your subject glow with very little effort.’

Additional retouching tools added to ON1 Photo RAW 2021 include a new Spot Healing Brush tool. The non-destructive brush allows quick removal of dust spots, power lines and other unwanted objects from your image. With a new filter, you can also quickly change a specific color in your image. ON1 says you can use the new filter to change the color of objects such as eyes, flowers, buildings, clothes and more. A similar framework has been added to Photo RAW 2021 allowing you to quickly select a specific color to create a mask, allowing for very specific, localized edits to different parts of your image.

If you’d like to liven up your landscape images, AI Auto and new brush shapes allow the user to easily add clouds to a dull sky. Further, with the color selection technology in ON1 Photo RAW 2021, you can easily make selective edits to your sunrise and sunset images to bring out or add new colors to a scene.

The new version of the software includes workflow and usability improvements as well. With a new Full Screen Preview mode, you can view your image without any distracting user interface elements. You can also present selected images in a full-screen slideshow with user-adjustable settings. For users with large photo libraries, it is all too easy to accidentally import duplicate files or have a cluttered archive. With ON1 Photo RAW 2021’s new Smart Organize mode, the software can automatically locate duplicate images and clean up your files. You can also use this mode to track down all photos captured at a specific location. ON1 Photo RAW 2021 also includes the ability to batch process HDR and panoramic images provided the source image files are organized within subfolders.

ON1 Photo RAW 2021 can be used as a plugin across a wide range of supported software, including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Affinity Photo, Capture One (coming soon), Apple Photos and Corel Paintshop Pro. Click to enlarge.

If Photoshop is an integral part of your editing workflow, you can also take advantage of ON1 Photo RAW 2021’s powerful portrait editing features inside of Photoshop by using ON1 Portrait AI as a plugin. ON1 Photo RAW 2021 can also be used as a plugin inside Lightroom, Affinity Photo, Corel Paint Shop Pro and Capture One (although this support is coming later).

ON1 Photo RAW 2021 includes support for new cameras and lenses as well. New camera support includes: Canon EOS Rebel T8i (850D), Canon EOS R5 (uncompressed image files only), Canon EOS R6 (uncompressed files only), Fujifilm X-S10, Leica M10-R, Nikon Z5, Olympus E-M10 Mark IV, Olympus E-30, Panasonic DC-S5, Panasonic Lumix DC-G100, Sony A7S III and the Sony A7C. New lens profiles include: Canon EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM, Canon G5 X Mark II, Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM, Nikon Coolpix P1000, Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8S, Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8S, Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art, Sony FE 35mm F1.8, Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD, Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD and Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M.

ON1 Photo RAW 2021 is available now. If you are an owner of a previous version of ON1 software, you can upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW 2021 for $79.99. New customers can purchase a perpetual license to ON1 Photo RAW 2021 for $99.99. There is also a bundle that includes an annual membership to ON1 Plus for $129.99.

If you subscribe to ON1 Photo RAW 360, which has plans starting at $7.99 per month, you will receive ON1 Photo RAW 2021 automatically. This also includes ON1 Photo RAW for Mobile. ON1 Photo RAW 2021 is compatible for Windows and macOS. You can learn more about ON1 Photo RAW 2021 and check out purchasing options by visiting ON1.