Why have I moved to ON1 Photo Raw as my standard editing program?

Because it does everything that I need for standard image processing, it accepts Fujifilm RAF files (as well as many others including jpeg and tiff), it does not tie me to a subscription contract, presets are plentiful and high quality, there are no practical output limitations, and the interface is intuitive and fast to work with.

It has even got a built-in polarising filter.

So, what is there not to like?


The ON1 web site provides a fuller list of its assets, with worked examples, than I can do here.

So, if you want to take your image processing seriously at a reasonable price, take a good look at ON1 PHOTO RAW 2019.

The bridge over Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District National Park, England.

(Processed using ON1 Photo RAW)




I have visited the area of the above photograph on many occassions, and sometimes I have just got it wrong. So I want go show you how ON1 Photo RAW 20129 came to my rescue.


Example 1: Grossly under-exposed


The bright light in this scene overwhelmed the exposure readings and the camera recorded an under-exposed image:



I opened this image in the software

and in three minutes I had the following edited version:

Example 2: Over-exposed original


The same reservoir, different location. The original is over-exposed, so ON1 Photo Raw 2019 was employed to create an improvement:

A similar amount of time using the

Develop Module and the resultant image was:

Example 3: A difficult exposure corrected


The final example is an image which might have been considered O.K. but experience has taught me that ON1 Photo RAW 2019 could make a stronger image.

Basic editing, again in the Develop Mode, was

enough to bring about this improvement: