New AI-powered tools, better masking and more

by Jeremy Gray

posted Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. EDT

ON1 has announced the latest version of its flagship all-in-one raw photo editor, ON1 Photo RAW 2023. Dubbed “the ultimate photo editor”, ON1 Photo RAW 2023 introduces many new technologies, including Super Select AI, a new feature that promises, “If you can point your finger, you can make edits and adjustments to your photos that would have required multiple steps and tools in the past.” Super Select AI allows photographers to select an area of ​​their photo, such as sky, people, objects, background, or foreground, and select an enhancement specific to that area.

“If there’s one tool that puts the 2023 version above any other photo editor, it’s Super Select AI. It completely changes the way you approach and interact with your photos. It’s so simple that you you will be able to expand your creativity like never before. The first time you use this tool, you immediately start wondering about the possibilities that Super Select AI has to offer. And, the results are instantaneous, the speed is amazing! It makes me smile every time time I use it. It’s so good,” said ON1 President Craig Keudell.

ON1 Super Select AI “completely changes the way you approach and interact with your photos”, says ON1

ON1 Photo RAW 2023 includes other AI-powered technologies, including a new Mask AI tool that automatically segments photos and identifies objects in your images, such as people, animals, sky, mountains, flowers, water, etc Once you have selected an area from a list, you can apply specific filters or adjustments in the created mask. Photo RAW 2023 also includes AI-powered adaptive presets. These new “Subject Aware Presets” offer one-click solutions to problems such as brightening a subject, darkening the sky, or adding detail to foliage.

Mask ON1 IA

Previous versions used AI to improve image quality, such as an updated NoNoise AI that includes all-new Tack Shark AI technology. The new tool uses machine learning to blur or sharpen images. Tack Sharp AI can also detect and remove motion blur and “even record blurry shots”, although it’s unclear exactly how much improvement the technology provides. ON1 Photo RAW 2023 also includes ON1 Resize AI for image scaling.

“A lot of these new features will save customers a lot of time. Not only do they take away people’s frustration learning something new, but they also give you great flexibility. Everyone knows you need to adjust the noise reduction and sharpness at the same time. At the same time, they are a balance between yin and yang. The fact that Tack Sharp is part of NoNoise allows you to tweak them together for the best results. adds Dan Harlacher, VP of Product .

ON1 Tack Sharp IA

Additional improvements include a major update to Quick Mask AI. In ON1 Photo RAW 2023, you can add keywords automatically. Keyword AI can identify and label hundreds of objects and regions, identify places, find people, and understand photographic properties. By automatically tagging your images, it can be much easier to find what you’re looking for later. Not having to enter everything manually by keyword will save users a lot of time.

ON1 Photo RAW 2023 also includes a new content-aware cropping tool, automatic color fringing reduction, Sky Swap AI improvements, full-screen previews of presets, a new application manager, and new support for camera and lens. To summarize, the main features of ON1 Photo RAW 2023 as described by ON1 are listed below:

  • Super Select AI Tool – Applying adjustments to areas of your photos couldn’t be easier than the new Super Select AI Tool. Simply tap the areas you want to adjust, then choose an adjustment. Want darker skies? Click-click-done. How about greener grass? Click-click-done. It’s a fast and natural way to edit that will change the way you approach editing your photos for the better.

  • Mask AI – Say goodbye to tedious brushing when you need to mask or target a specific area. Mask AI uses state-of-the-art machine learning to segment photos, identify objects like people or animals, and regions like sky, mountains, flora, water, and ground. You can select subjects or areas from the list when hiding layers, effects, or local adjustments. Mask AI will instantly create stunning masks. You can even choose regions to apply filters or adjustments to when you add them, making it easy to get the adjustment you want.

  • AI-powered adaptive presets – Presets are even more powerful. They can automatically target common subjects such as people, water, sky, and buildings. Amazing new subject-aware presets give you one-click solutions to tough problems like brightening the subject, darkening the sky, or adding detail to foliage. Even better, you can create your own topic-aware presets.

  • Quick Mask AI — We rebuilt the Quick Mask tool to make it faster and more intuitive. The AI ​​automatically segments the photo into regions and objects. Then click on the segments you want to mask, which automatically creates a high-quality mask, with no brushing necessary.

  • Tack Sharp AI – Cutting-edge sharpening and blurring are now part of NoNoise AI, your one-stop solution for simultaneously removing noise and sharpening photos. It can detect and remove motion blur as well as save blurry shots. Stop throwing the perfect shot just because it’s a little soft.

  • Keyword AI – No one likes adding keywords, but we like finding our photos. Keyword AI in Browse uses AI semantics and metadata to automatically suggest keywords for you. It can see hundreds of objects and regions, identify places, find people, and understand photographic properties. All of these terms become search terms to help you find your photos faster.

ON1 AI Keyword

  • Content-Aware Cropping – If you’ve ever had to crop or level a photo and lost important detail near the edges, the new Content-Aware Crop will be a lifesaver. It can enlarge the photo canvas and fill new edges with realistic details.

  • Sky Swap AI Improvements — Leveraging new Mask AI technology, we continue to improve the detection and masking of the sky AI. We are adding options to adjust the angle of the sky and for better matching of edges like trees when going from bright to dark skies.

  • Automatic color fringing reduction – Determining the right amount of color fringing removal is a thing of the past. The new auto option detects color fringing or chromatic aberrations and removes them automatically.

  • ON1 App Manager – ON1 App Manager makes it easy to find and install ON1 apps and keep them up to date. If you are a subscriber, you can find all your apps, and new apps will be available automatically.

  • In-App Notifications – Discover new in-app courses, videos, and creatives with new account in-app notifications.

  • Fullscreen Preview of Presets – You can now get a huge, fullscreen preview of a preset applied to your photo just by hovering over the preset’s thumbnail. This makes shopping and selecting the right preset much faster.

  • Support for new cameras and lenses — Added support for GoPro GPR raw format. We’ll also be adding support for a range of new cameras and lenses, which will be shared as we get closer to release.

ON1 Photo RAW 2023 will be available in October via a perpetual license for $99.99 or as part of the ON1 subscription for $7.99 per month or $89.99 per year. ON1’s subscription service includes the latest version of ON1 Photo RAW for desktop and mobile, the cloud system and all ON1 plug-ins. For existing ON1 license holders, ON1 Photo RAW 2023 will also be available at an upgrade price of $79.99. When the app launches next month, a 14-day free trial will be available. For more information, visit ON1.

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