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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!

 

Watch my guest presentation on photography podcast jpeg2RAW talking about Perfect Photo Suite

Last week I was the guest on the live photography podcast jpeg2RAW. This was my second time on the show and I talked about on1’s Perfect Photo Suite as well as my online training video using the photo enhancement software.

If you missed the live podcast you can watch it here. During the course of the video I discuss why I love this program for enhancing my photos, show some before and after examples, discuss workflow scenarios, and do a couple demonstrations using both Lightroom and Perfect Photo Suite.

 

10th Anniversary savings from on1 right now

Right now until June 4th you can save up to 50% during on1’s 10th year Anniversary Sale.

 

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This is the perfect time to save on one of my favorite photo enhancing programs, Perfect Photo Suite. Right now you can get the entire Premium Suite for just $79 which is the best price I have seen for this software!

Don’t forget too that I am one of the only photographers out there regularly teaching this photo software. Take a look at my very popular 2-day Crash Courses.

Dallas Texas Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 Crash Course just announced

Registration is now open for my latest Perfect Photo Suite Crash Course 2-day hands-on classroom workshop in Dallas, TX on May 16 & 17, 2015.

No prior experience with Perfect Photo Suite is necessary. In this 2-day course you will learn almost every important feature of Perfect Photo Suite starting with the basics and continuing through some more advanced techniques and enhancements. If you do not yet own Perfect Photo Suite, you can download a fully working 30-day free trial just prior to the start of the workshop.

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This class is ideal for beginners as well as those who may already have a little experience with Perfect Photo Suite but want to get a firm grasp on all the major features and techniques.

Here are the details on the class:

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Dallas LBJ at Josey, 2930 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75234. Hotel Phone: 972-620-8000
Class Size: Class is limited to 10 students
Notes: Lunch is included in this workshop
Status: Registration is open and is 20% sold out as of 4/16.
Tuition Fees: Tuition is just $345 for the two days and includes lunch. Fees do not include accommodations.

All the details on the class including links for registration can be found on my Perfect Photo Suite Crash Course page.

Be sure to sign up soon as my last 3 classes in Tempe, AZ sold out! Other classes are also available this summer in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Questions? Call me at 480-818-9566 or contact me.

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Courtyard by Marriott Dallas LBJ at Josey, 2930 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75234. Hotel Phone: 972-620-8000

 

Testimonials from Perfect Photo Suite Crash Course students:

Barbara - from MN who took the Tempe, AZ 2015 April class

"This really did exceed my expectations. First day was great but the second day was a WOW. I learned so much. The size of the workshop was perfect... I would highly recommend this workshop. Best workshop ever! I went from 0 to 60 in one weekend."

Steve H.

"[This class] exceeded my expectations. Getting 16 hours of instruction for less than $20 an hour is a real bargain...other than the folks at on1, I am confident that no one knows more about the actual use of the software."

Student from the Tempe AZ 2015 April class

"This met all of my expectations. Being relatively new to all of this, it's what I wanted... I think the 2-day training was right on. Your emphasis on important facets of on1 reflects your understanding of this great tool."

Randy - from AZ who took the Tempe, AZ 2015 class

"Great to get to work along instead of just watch. Great to have one-on-one help! Good job keeping the pace for the whole class - you managed the group and schedule well. Great work taking questions and addressing specific needs. I strongly recommend if you want to bake in your learning with live practice and one-on-one instruction."

Perfect Photo Suite class student

"It made me interested in going even further into photo editing than I had expected it would."

Richard - Tampa, FL

"This was the class I was looking for. I had been using Perfect Photo for about a year and had watched some of the video presentations but did not really have the feel I wanted for the program. I had been searching for several months for someone to teach a face-to-face class and finally came upon Matt after seeing a link through on1’s emails. This was a crash course but it was perfect. Great explanations and demonstrations with plenty of time to ask questions and receive one-on-one time when needed. Matt’s experience as photographers and users of the software was very evident. It’s nice to have someone who actually uses a program in real life situations instead of a company representative. After sitting through this class, I can now start to do more with my photos and use Matt’s and on1’s videos as refreshers to the class. I now have a better understanding of the capabilities of the program and what I want to do or need to do with my photos."

Perfect Photo Suite class student

"Great job – especially with patience. Some of my/our questions were repeats, but I greatly appreciate your patience and re-education where needed."

Jay M.

"After the course I came home and have been back through my India photos and reprocessed them all. I was able to really enhance my final output significantly. Kudos to you and your instruction."

Kim - from AZ who took the Tempe, AZ 2015 April class

"I have had the on1 software for years and have been looking for a workshop as I've tried the software and didn't stick with it. I will use it with my workflow now. Loved the demonstration and time to work on the photos. Love the teaching style. This is a very informative workshop on Perfect Photo Suite. The workshop is well paced and Matt is a very knowledgable instructor."

Student from Tempe, AZ April 2015 class

"You are near perfect in all aspects from teaching style, to preparation, to organization and materials. In that sense you exceeded my expectations. Great style, disposition and excellent command of the toolset. Thank you!"

Student from Tempe, AZ 2015 April class

"Workshop met my expectations. The teaching style was excellent, keeping me engaged throughout. Very good pace, allowing for coverage of a lot of material. Excellent teaching style and knowledge of the software. There were a lot of hands-on exercises which is the best way to learn. Very personable, good pace, plenty of work sessions."

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