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13 November 2018

ON1 has announced it is shipping Photo RAW 2019 with "significant updates to both performance and image quality, significant new features like non-destructive layers integration, new layered file features including auto-alignment and focus stacking, a new portrait tab, a new text tool, new digital asset management updates, and new supported cameras and lenses."


Highlights of the new version include:

  • A New, Faster Editing Workflow: Modules have been combined to create a single place to do your editing. The different editing modules are now available as tabs.
  • A New Workflow for Layers: Layers is longer a separate module but accessible within the non-destructive workflow inside of Develop and Effects.
  • Lightroom Photo Settings Migration: New AI-powered algorithms give you the ability to transfer Lightroom-edited photos with their non-destructive settings to Photo RAW 2019.
  • Text Tool: Easily control font size, color, position and more, then save to a preset to add the same text overlay to a batch of photos quickly.
  • Master Keyword List: Now you can see every keyword that you use in a single, searchable list. You can quickly apply, clear, edit, or delete keywords.
  • Layered HDR Workflow: With the powerful new non-destructive layers you can combine other photos, text, or alternate exposures with your HDR photos. You can also use the masking tools to combine multiple HDR renditions.
  • Portrait Tools: The new Portrait tools will automatically detect faces in your photo and will retouch to smooth skin, brighten and sharpen eyes and whiten teeth.
  • User Interface: Overall contrast has been reduced to make photos stand out and a new font added to help increase readability. New icons, tabs, and sliders also take up less visual space.
  • Focus Stacking: Blend multiple photos at different focus distances to increase depth-of-field.
  • Auto-Align Layers: Easily combine multiple photos as layers, then automatically align them based on image content.
  • Improved Local Adjustments: Local adjustments have been updated to use the Raw processing data. This allows for more highlight and shadow detail with more tonal range.
  • Filter Options in Effects: Dedicated film grain, curves, and color adjustment filters have been added to Effects. There's also a new way to select and browse filters.


Photo Raw 2019 is $99.99 for new customers and a $79.99 upgrade for owners of any previous version of the application. In addition a free 30-day trial is available for download.

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