on1 Raw 2018 - do you use it?

addieleman

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I tried On1 recently but abandoned it almost immediately when I discovered it didn't have a lens profile for the Loxia 2/35, a lens that's been around for ages. I didn't check my other lenses, I'll wait some time before I try again. I'm interested in On1 because it offers the option of working with layers without blowing up the filesizes like in Photoshop.
 

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Interestingly the few photo's that I've processed in both On1 and, Luminar 3 have come up much better in On1. It seems easier to get much sharper images with better colour rendition.

As they say “ that’s only true if you can prove it with photos “.
 

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I'm interested in On1 because it offers the option of working with layers without blowing up the filesizes like in Photoshop.
Maybe I asked before, but have you tried Capture One recently? Layers have really been enhanced lately. I am hoping they add the ability to add another photo as a layer soon so I could do e.g. focus stacking, (though I believe there is a plugin for Helicon now).
 

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Maybe I asked before, but have you tried Capture One recently? Layers have really been enhanced lately. I am hoping they add the ability to add another photo as a layer soon so I could do e.g. focus stacking, (though I believe there is a plugin for Helicon now).
I tried Capture One several times but did not get captured by it: at the time I tried, it didn't offer the option to make your own lens profiles which was essential for me at the time because I regularly used legacy lenses. It also didn't offer an easy way to make your own camera profiles, which I guess is possible now because the X-rite Colorchecker Passport is able to produce ICC profiles.

I have played around with Capture One somewhat more than superficially and while initially I was impressed by the imagery, on a closer look I decided I liked the Lightroom results equally well. Capture One is quite pricey too if you don't want to be limited to Sony-only or Fuji-only versions. Maybe I'll switch one day if Adobe does something with price or functionality of Lightroom and Photoshop I can't live with; so far I don't have a real reason to leave Lightroom/Photoshop and I am really not looking forward to the learning curve of other photo editors.
 

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Below is my best effort with Luminar 3, I've no doubt that others may be able to get a better result.
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& the same image using On1.
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The On1 processed image is closer to what I recall seeing as I took the shot. It is probably possible to get near identical outcomes for the image from both programs, but I spent similar time doing similar adjustments on both, and prefer the On1 shot.
 

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