ON1 Photo 10 Review – Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of my ON1 Photo 10 Review I talked about the new look, the Browse Module, and the Enhance Module. Part 2 here finishes with the rest of the improvements to ON1 Photo 10 as well as my conclusion summary.

– the Portrait Module

The Portrait module got a refresh with a new way of working with facial features that makes it easier for retouching.

In previous versions of Perfect Photo Suite, when you brought a photo of a person into Portrait and clicked on the green box after the software automatically found a face, the software would also automatically find the eyes and the mouth.

In ON1 Photo 10 when starting to work on facial features you now have to select the eyes and mouth manually. It is a quick and easy process. First click on the left eye, then the right. Then click on the left corner of the mouth, then the right. For portraits photographed from the side where only one eye and part of the mouth is visible, you have the option of skipping those particular point selections.

Gone are the auto selection of eyes and mouth. Now you go step by step selecting first the left eye, then right. Then the left corner of the mouth, then the right.

Gone is the auto selection of eyes and mouth. Now you go step by step selecting first the left eye, then right. Then the left corner of the mouth, then the right.

 

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ON1 Photo 10 Review – Part 1 of 2

ON1 Photo 10 is the new name and upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite from ON1. Released to advance-purchase customers today and to the public Friday, what are the changes in ON1 Photo and is the upgrade worth it? This review will cover all of the main new features of ON1 Photo 10.

What is ON1 Photo 10?

ON1 Photo 10 is a feature rich photo editor & browser that can be used to quickly and easily improve the look of your photos. You can use it on JPG, TIF, PSD, PSB, and RAW files. From simple color corrections to advanced layer masking and blending, ON1 Photo 10 can meet the needs of most photographers from beginner to pro. There is an included Browse module to easily sort and keep track of your photos, easy options to enlarge or shrink your photos, a module for portraits, a layers module for masking & blending layers and for composites, a module for adding and stacking special photo filter effects, options to print, and ways to go mobile and sync your photos with your iPad or iPhone.

 

ON1 Photo 10 in the Browse Module

ON1 Photo 10 in the Browse Module

 

For some photographers it can completely replace Photoshop and/or Lightroom. For others it works side by side with those programs as a standalone program or as a plugin. ON1 Photo also still works with Apple’s discontinued Aperture program as well as with Photoshop Elements. It works with OS X starting with 10.8 and newer (including El Capitan) and Windows starting with Windows 7 and newer.

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New Facebook ON1 Photo Users Group

You are invited to join my new ON1 Photo Users Group on Facebook, currently the only group of it’s kind there.

Learn about the software from myself and group members, share photos, ask questions, get photos critiqued, and get exclusive content regarding the upcoming release of ON1 Photo 10 which replaces Perfect Photo Suite.

 

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The new look of Effects in ON1 Photo 10

 

I have been using a beta of ON1 Photo 10 for a number of weeks now and have just been green-lighted from ON1 to start sharing screenshots and talking about the exciting new features of this must-have upgrade that will be available to all at the end of October. I will soon be able to do screen video recordings as well, highlighting the new features.

All you need is a Facebook account to join the free public group. You can find the group here. I look forward to chatting with you there!

 

Using Pressgram to take control of your online photographs

Facebook, the worlds largest social media site, is at it again.

There has been numerous news stories in the last week on how Facebook is once again changing their Terms of Service (TOS) for it’s users. What does it mean for photographers and anyone who uploads photos to Facebook?

First off as expressed in the new TOS that is currently awaiting approval,

For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.

In addition,

You give us permission to use your name, profile picture, content, and information in connection with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us. This means, for example, that you permit a business or other entity to pay us to display your name and/or profile picture with your content or information, without any compensation to you. If you have selected a specific audience for your content or information, we will respect your choice when we use it.

If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to the terms of this section (and the use of your name, profile picture, content, and information) on your behalf.

Talk about taking away all of your rights!

Perhaps if one puts enough watermarks on a photo Facebook just won't even be interested in it.

Perhaps if one puts enough watermarks on a photo Facebook just won’t even be interested in it.

From all of the articles and comments I have read on this topic (and I am no lawyer so none of this is legal advice) it appears that any photo you take and then upload to Facebook – be it your kids birthday or soccer game or that award winning sunrise photo you took at Zion National Park – Facebook can and will use that in “commercial, sponsored, or related content…without any compensation to you.”

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