Earlier today ON1 had a live webinar showcasing some of the new features of the upcoming ON1 Photo 10, the upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 9.5. I took some notes and wanted to share with you some of the new features coming in the new release, scheduled for late October. If you missed the webinar you can watch it here.
Note that the webinar shows a beta version of ON1 Photo 10 and the look and features may change slightly.
Here is a list of some of the improvements they discussed:
- Up to 4x faster
- Requires less memory
- Modern user interface
- Supercharged browse
- Redesigned ON1 Portrait
- Enhanced color and tone controls
- Use Perfect Resize from anywhere
- Integrated mobile workflow
- And much more
Here are some of the improvements discussed in the webinar that really caught my eye.
Much Improved Browser
In the Photos 10 Browser you can now view photos in the current folder you are in as well as photos in sub-folders. The folders themselves look pretty awesome, featuring a photo of what’s inside. You can also search for keywords of photos inside sub-folders. There are new smart albums to also help instantly find specific photos and you can build a smart album with virtually any search criteria. All of this helps tremendously in finding the photos you want to work on.
It will also remember the keywords you have used in the past when you are adding keywords to a photo. Start typing the word and it instantly pulls up a list of used keywords using those letters.
There is a slick new photo syncing service via ON1’s Photo Via app for iPhone and iPad (sorry Android users – looks like you are out of luck on this one) that allows you to publish your photos to your Google Drive or Dropbox, then browse, zoom in/out, rate, and add meta data using your iPhone or iPad.
If you are on a Mac you can easily share photos to Facebook, Messages, Twitter, etc.
The Enhance module has some impressive enhancements to it. The brightness slider has been replaced with the Exposure slider. And now sliders such as Shadows, Highlights, Whites and Blacks as well as Details have negative values. Before, you could only bring out shadow detail – now you can decrease shadow detail with the negative numbers. There is also more color control such as a Saturation slider and RAW-like color temperature controls like As Shot, Daylight, etc.
Personally, I can see myself using the Enhance Module a lot more with these improvements. You can see what the sliders looked like in v9.5 in this screenshot for comparison:
The Portrait Module has some improvements too. Face recognition has been improved and there is more control on setting the eye and mouth positions. You can even choose to just enhance one eye, or just the eyes and not the mouth, or just the mouth and not the eyes. Before you had to adjust them all.
ON1 Resize is throughout the program and available from each module and there is improved batch processing.
Next Week’s Webinar
Next week ON1 will be talking about enhancements to Effects. I will post a summary of that webinar probably a few days later after I return from my Fall Foliage Photo Workshop at the Tetons.
I will be continuing my popular 2-day Crash Course Classroom Workshops where I go through ON1 Photos 10 step by step with you in small classroom workshops. More info will appear on my workshop page or you can subscribe to my newsletter. I will also have an online training course available soon after ON1 Photo 10 is released to the public.