ON1 Photo RAW

13.5.1 18 Jun 2019

Fast RAW processor, photo editor, and plug-in collection (was ON1 Photo).


Developer website: ON1 Software

ON1 Photo RAW (was ON1 Photo) is the lightning fast raw processor, photo editor, and plug-in collection all in one app photographers have been asking for. Unlike the current class of raw-based photo editors requiring catalogs, bouncing between apps for editing, and a subscription ecosystem, ON1 Photo RAW features a new, modern raw processing engine, tuned for today's sensors and graphics chips. Combined with our current set of tools, the next generation of ON1 Photo 10, will continue to work where you want, as a standalone app, a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, or a host app for other editing apps.

Photo RAW is a must have plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop. At the heart lies Develop and Effects which include everything you could possibly need for creating any look you want. The hundreds of filters and presets are stackable, allowing for endless creativity. You don't need 10 different plug-ins when you can do it all with one. It's one of the best collections of filters for stacking and creating your own signature looks along with the perfect tools for selectively applying effects, local adjustments, adjustable gradients, adjustment brushes, masking, and retouching.

  • Adjustable Gradient
  • Adjustment Brush
  • Antique
  • Black and White
  • Bleach Bypass
  • Blur
  • Borders
  • Color Enhancer
  • Cross Process
  • Dynamic Contrast
  • Glow
  • Grunge
  • HDR Look
  • Lens Blur
  • Lens Flare
  • Noise Reduction
  • Photo Filter
  • Portrait Enhancer
  • Sharpening
  • Split Tone
  • Sunshine
  • Texturizer
  • Tone Enhancer
  • Vignette
  • Vintage

What's New

Version 13.5.1:
  • Capture Date Missing -- We have discovered an issue where capture date metadata is failing to parse correctly, leaving the capture metadata field blank. For new photos or photos in cataloged folders this will correct itself. For photos that have already been browsed and the capture date is missing, use the "Read Metadata from Photo" command. Note, this command has been updated to preserve the current star, flag and color ratings and will merge keywords.
  • Crashing whilst Browsing -- If your sort order is set to Capture Date, the above issue could also lead to a crash when parsing capture metadata.
  • Search and Smart Albums by Date -- Searching by date may fail to find any or all expected photos if the capture date metadata is missing. This also affects Smart Albums that search by date.
  • Thumbnails and Previews Showing Ghosting or Artifacts -- In some cases, after editing a photo and returning to Browse, the thumbnail and fit-screen preview could have shown ghosting or artifacts. When you open the photo again into Edit it looks correct. This appears to affect smaller, non-high high-dpi displays more.
  • Exported Photos Show Ghosting or Artifacts -- This shares the same root cause as the issue above.
  • Keywords -- There where several issues with keywords including duplicates with different case, search results not finding what they should and issues with deleting.
  • Border Fitting -- In 2019.5 we added a new option to the Borders, Textures and Vignette filters to adjust how the fit. In the past, they have always matched the layer. If you used the transform tool to make a layer larger than the canvas, the border would not be visible. We added the Fit to Canvas option to these filters so you can lock the border to the edge of the canvas in these cases. Unfortunately, this has caused confusion when you crop or make the layer smaller. We have made it intelligent and will turn this option on or off dynamically when needed now.
  • Canvas size issues with medium and small Nikon RAW files from the D850, Z 6, Z 7.
  • On macOS 10.14, the app jumping up when you are working on other apps.
  • HDR could crash on save
  • Several other performance and stability improvements


  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • Optional:
    • Photoshop CS6 or CC
    • Elements 13 or 14
    • Lightroom 5 or CC
    • Apple Photos


Current Version (13.x)


Version Downloads
Multimedia Design / Image Editing
18 Jun 2019
Intel 64 / OS X