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 by downloading a FREE trial HERE - this latest version is awesome and very powerful.
The bridge over Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District National Park, England.
(Processed using ON1 Photo RAW)
EXAMPLES OF PROCESSING THROUGH ON1 Photo RAW 2019
I have visited the area of the above photograph on many occasions, and sometimes I have just got it wrong. So I want to show you how ON1 Photo RAW 2019 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: