As camera resolutions push ever higher, browsing, editing and processing RAW images puts a correspondingly higher strain on our computers.
Photo RAW is a non-destructive editor that promises to speed RAW rendering and editing with a modern code base and the ability to leverage computer video cards. It will support 800 cameras at launch.
Similar to AlienSkin’s ExposureX, it won’t rely on a catalog system but instead will browse your local file system for images–it’s built around ON1’s existing photo browser, Browse, the company’s photo browser. Using Browse, you’ll also be able to tag, rate, make color and tone adjustments, or add effects to their photos.
The software will also make re-editable adjustments to images, including exposure, contrast, color, shadows and highlights. It will also offer non-destructive effects and portrait retouching including the filters found in ON1 Effects and ON1 Portrait such as Lens Blur, Skin Retouching, Dynamic Contrast, HDR Look.
ON1 Photo RAW will include built-in layers, brushes, and advanced masking tools and will be sold as a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Corel PhotoPaint; as a standalone app, a host app for Google Nik Collection and other photo editors, or as an extension to Apple Photos.
The software is free for On1 Plus Pro Members ($150/year). A non-member price hasn’t been set. It will be available for both Mac and Windows PCs. You can check out some demos of the software from ON1 below.