Tweakbytes [Official] ON1 Photo RAW 2018_FATHER'S DAY Giveaway

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    We @ are very pleased to announce our
    ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Father's Day Giveaway!


    Father's Day is celebrated every June to pay tribute to all the fathers of the world. This day is dedicated to fatherhood, the second most wonderful relationship after motherhood. While Dad's do anything/everything for their children, this day allows children to pay their sincere admiration and respect towards their Dad. It lets them express their hidden love and affection they have always felt for their Dad, which they usually do not reveal, unlike fathers who shower it by fulfilling their needs and demands. This Father's Day 2018, ON1 Software has sponsored us their great software, ON1 Photo RAW 2018!


    ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is here


    ON1 Photo RAW 2018 incorporates a state-of-the-art raw processor, letting you work in a fully non-destructive workflow! You can quickly import, sort and view raw photos in Browse, and edit them in either the Develop or Effects modules without having to worry about saving your edits. The next time you edit your photo, all of your settings will be remembered, and you can easily change any settings, add new ones, or start over from scratch, all without having to save additional versions of your photo. Photo RAW 2018 is even non-destructive when working with such non-raw formats as JPG, Photoshop (PSD), PNG and TIFF.


    If you have an existing raw editing and workflow app such as Adobe’s Photoshop, Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop Elements or Apple Photos, ON1 Photo RAW 2018 can also work as a plug-in to these apps, letting you perform advanced editing tasks on your photos while preserving your traditional workflow. And, with ON1’s optional Smart Photo technology—available when using Photo RAW 2018 as a plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop, or when working with photos in the Layers module—you can save your photo back to your primary app, and still be able to re-edit your photo in Photo RAW 2018 with its settings intact: reopening a Smart Photo inside Photo RAW 2018 will display the image exactly as you left it previously.


    (Note: I have been acquainted with ON1 Software since my immersion with Perfect Effects 8 and ON1 Photo 10.5 and from then on it has become a staple in any image editing I do for home and forum work. Although I do not use ON1 Software exclusively (I use many) it is always one of the image editing software I use alongside Photoshop CS6 , Image Ready CS6 and After Effects CS6/CC 2017 along with my row of video editors. All interface images are from my installed ON1 Photo RAW 2018 v12.1.1.5088 on a Windows 8.1 Pro partition. Interface images may vary depending on the OS and setup. The overview reflected here in this giveaway/contest page will be supplemented by a simple usage demonstration via images/gifs so the readers will see features offered by ON1 Photo RAW 2018. Gifs/Images may vary from actual HD images due to gif/image conversion/processing by 3rd party software applications used. The actual images without 3rd party application processing is professional grade and can rival --if not exceed Adobe's Lightroom.)



    ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Modules


    ON1 Photo RAW 2018 has five modules:

      • Browse,
      • Develop
      • Effects
      • Resize
      • Layers

    Each module focuses on one task, giving you access to just what you need to get that task done. Browse handles all file-management operations; Develop and Effects perform non-destructive pixel editing; Resize is used to enlarge images, largely for printing to large-format printers; and Layers is a complete, layered workflow tool for compositing images.

    ON1 Photo RAW 2018’s Browse module is a powerful and incredibly fast standalone photo browser/editor and manager. It gives you one place to find, view and manage your images, no matter where they are located. Browse is an ideal environment for performing quick sorts and edits after a shoot: You can import, then view, your photos immediately without having to wait for a long cataloging or preview-creation process.

    Getting Started in the Browse Module – ON1 Photo RAW


    You can rate, add keywords and flags, even remove photos, all from within Browse. But Browse also has a sophisticated indexing system built in, designed to let you get access to your favorite folders of images in a jiffy; just add a folder to the Cataloged Folder pane, and it will index your photos in the background wherever they reside, giving you increased search capabilities and even faster access to your most important photos.

    Browse also lets you apply any ON1 Photo RAW 2018 editing presets from the Develop and Effects modules directly to an image or group of images; and you can copy edits made on one photo and paste them onto another photo or even a group of photos. These are the same presets that you would see in Develop and Effects and you can apply them to an image without having to leave the Browse module.



    Some of Browse’s key features:

    • Find your photos fast, wherever they are: local drives, network drives, or online storage services (Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive).
    • Import your photos from your camera, memory card, phone or other device, quickly and easily.
    • Catalog most-used folders of photos to get even faster access to your most important photos across multiple sources, while still preserving your folder hierarchies and locations.
    • Multiple ways to view and cull images: Grid, Filmstrip, Detail and Compare views.
    • Apply editing presets from Develop and Effects a single image or a group of images, or sync existing edits from one image to a group.
    • Build panoramas and high dynamic range (HDR) images directly from within Browse.
    • Connect your camera to your computer and capture images directly, with full manual camera support.
    • Create quick albums from a selection of photos, or add simple and more-complicated smart albums across your entire library.
    • Copy, move, delete and rename files.
    • Sort, flag, rate or color code your images.

    The core of ON1 Photo RAW 2018’s photo-editing power is found in the twin modules of Develop and Effects. But if you’re a beginner then ON1 Develop is a great place to start! Develop (and Effects) share many common filters and tools, and were designed to let you work seamlessly on all of your pixel-editing tasks, from making basic tonal changes to your photos, to more complicated effects-based adjustments with masks and selections.


    Develop is the module for performing basic global editing operations—adjusting tone and color, removing noise, sharpening and more. It is the perfect place to begin editing your photos, especially if you are using ON1 Photo RAW 2018 as a standalone editor. With Develop, all the basic editing tools are in one spot with selective masking capabilities of the Local Adjustments panel to retouch small areas. ON1 helps you start quick and easy editing in Develop via its presets category. All a user needs to do is to pick a preset based on the type of image he has, say, a Landscape preset if you have an image of a field or an image from an outdoor trip. A preset sets you up with all the editing panes/tools you will need to get the job done fast.


    One of the main reasons why Develop is great to start out in is that you also have access to Local Adjustment layers. Sometimes, you just want to lighten a subject’s face or add detail to your foreground, so there’s no need to jump into a whole other module just to mask a little bit here and there. The combination of local adjustments and Develop is perfect.



    As mentioned, Develop and Effects also share a Local Adjustment panel that lets you apply basic edits to parts of your photos, with either a gradient mask or a local adjustment brush. These adjustments include settings like exposure, highlights and shadows, contrast, detail, and more.

    Switching between Develop and Effects is as simple as clicking on the appropriate module in the Module Selector. While you work on an image, all of your settings in each module are saved while you edit. If you use Photo RAW 2018 as your Raw editor of choice (in conjunction with Browse) all edits you make to an image are preserved non-destructively, and you can go back to any image at any time and make changes or corrections to it.



    To help you save time and help you create the looks that you love best, ON1 Photo RAW 2018 also includes a robust preset system that lets you save settings made in either or both of the editing modules—along with local adjustments and masks—for applying to other photos. Editing presets can be applied in Develop or Effects, as well as in Browse, and, like all other elements of Photo RAW 2018, are re-editable. In addition to creating and using presets, you can copy and paste the Develop and Effects settings from one file to another, or alternatively, synchronize the edits on one photo to a group of photos. These operations can all be performed in any of the editing modules, as well as in Browse, adding to ON1 Photo RAW 2018’s extreme flexibility.

    If Develop is the base from which you start editing your photos, Effects is the finishing school. With more than 20 filters that can be stacked in any order, with extensive blending and masking options, Effects lets you create stunning, pro-level photos with ease. And, since it is built upon ON1 Photo RAW 2018’s non-destructive editing engine, you can go from Browse to Develop to Effects and back again, preserving your edits, masks and more without having to worry about saving multiple versions of your files.

    While Develop and Effects share some tools and even some adjustment types, Effects is much more customizable in how adjustments—called filters in Effects—are applied. The editing stack inside Develop is fixed, while the stack in Effects is extremely flexible.


    Here are just a few of the things you can do with an image in Effects:

    • You can add filters in any order (even multiple instances of the same filter).
    • Move filters up and down in the stack.
    • Add blending options to all or some of the filters and set the opacity of each filter individually.
    • Create complex masks for each filter you add, letting you selectively apply a filter to specific portions of an image. (Effects includes more tools for creating masks and selections than Develop.)



    Effects really is best fitted when the need arises to do more adjustments/editing, access more filters, selectively edit with precision, or truly stylize an image. Working inside Effects will take more time but it comes with stronger editing tools. Effects is tailored for more images that needs more specialized adjustments. ON1 Effects has Photo RAW’s full set of masking and blending options, which make the edits 10 times stronger than a simple pane in Develop. Those extra options can eat up time, and you can easily get lost in the huge array of filters.



    Presets can be saved (and applied) using any edits you make in either or both modules, and can include gradient and adjustable gradient masks. Effects also shares the Local Adjustments panel with Develop; any local adjustments made while you were working in Develop will be visible and available inside Effects, and vice versa.

    In addition to creating and using presets, you can copy and paste the Effects settings from one file to another, or alternatively, synchronize the edits on one photo to a group of photos. These operations can all be performed in any of the editing modules, as well as in Browse, adding to ON1 Photo RAW 2018’s extreme flexibility.

    Retouching portraits / images
    ON1 Photo RAW has a wide array of tools for editing portraits and they are easy to use.

    The Retouch Brush tool is as simple as they come, and it can make fast work of portraits with less effort. If you have a subject with good skin, but a few pimples that make-up couldn’t cover, the Retouch Brush is your best starting point. Once selected, just size the brush accordingly and lightly blot away small imperfections. It works best on plain surfaces (think fuller areas of skin and soft backgrounds). Retouch Brush offers very subtle skin softening. Most subjects don’t need full-blown blurring of their pores, but might need some under-eye cover-up.


    To soften an area of skin, select your Retouch Brush and go to the Tool Options Bar. The key is to lower the Opacity to 20% to 25% and to make sure the Feather is high, around 75%. Take a large brush and sweep it under the eyes, or any part that you see that needs "retouching" taking care not to hit the actual eye or any lashes sticking out. If it doesn’t soften to your liking the first time around, just repeat your brushing until you’re satisfied.

    The Perfect Eraser tool is the big gun, the one used for the tougher jobs. Can be used for big blemishes on the edge of a top lip that the Retouch Brush can’t seem to clean up or maybe there are some distracting stray hairs that are obscuring facial features, that’s the job perfect for the Perfect Eraser. By using Content-Aware Fill technology, this tool can replicate texture and keep lines consistent without mess. Unlike the Retouch Brush, there are no options with the Perfect Eraser—just set the brush size and start clicking.

    The Clone Stamp tool is your last resort tool, when all retouching seems to have failed. It can be the toughest tool to use, but it is also the most powerful of the bunch. The way it works is simple: you hold down the Alt key (Option key in Mac), and click on a clean area of skin. Then, as you move your mouse, you’ll see that clean skin replicated in your brush cursor as you move it around. As you click over a blemish, and the good skin you selected will cover it up. To finish-up or enhance more your retouching job you can use the Presets/Filters in Effects.



    ON1 Resize lets you get the highest quality photo enlargements, using the patented, industry-standard Genuine Fractals algorithms to enlarge or scale photos without the loss of sharpness or detail.


    It includes the following features:
    • Complete control over adjustment size and resolution
    • Crop and level
    • Sharpening
    • Multiple resize algorithms let you get the highest quality results with any subject matter
    • Add film grain
    • Crop to common preset sizes for different paper and screen sizes
    • Add gallery wrap wings for printing on canvas
    • Divide an image into tiles for printing mosaics or murals
    • Crop, resize, and print all in one place without having to create a new file
    • Hundreds of presets to create the desired size print and adjust options for your printer and
    paper combination



    ON1 Resize should be used as one of the last steps in your workflow before printing. The power of ON1 Resize is in the concept of resolution on demand. You can work with a modest size file, which makes your editing faster and takes less hard drive space and memory. Then when you are ready to output your file, you resize it with ON1 Resize to the desired size and sharpen it for output. This means you don’t have to keep multiple versions of a file at different print sizes; you just create what you need on-the-fly. ON1 Resize also supports layered Photoshop files so you can maintain all your layers in the entire process.

    Layers provides you with an easy-to-use workspace for editing your photos using a full-featured layered workflow. Because it is designed to be a compositing tool, it is important to note that Layers generally is a destructive environment, unlike the Browse-Develop-Effects workflow. You can use Layers’ Smart Layers feature (convert to Smart Layer) to re-edit a layer in Develop or Effects, however.

    When the Layers module is used for an image ON1 Photo Raw makes a copy of the file/image per setting inside the Presences' Files tab. When you return to Browse module you will see there that there is a new version of the file alongside the original image.

    When an image is selected for Layers, it is automatically (image selected) placed as Layer 1. You are given options to rename, adjust layer visibility, create/add, delete a layer, duplicate, merge layer/s, as well as, adjust blending/ opacity and edit properties. If you came from Adobe Photoshop prior working with ON1 Photo RAW, the Layers is a staple when editing images/pictures. Here in most of the usage demo made here for this page, Layers has been used prior further editing in either Develop, Effects or Resize. Images below are edited in Effects.






    Using Photo RAW 2018 with Adobe® Photoshop®
    When you edit an image sent from Photoshop to ON1 Photo RAW 2018, you are editing Photoshop’s currently selected layer. By default, Photo RAW 2018 makes a copy of the layer, so your original layer is saved, unless it is a Smart Object. If you’d like to change this preference, see the Plug-Ins section of the Preferences window.



    ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is accessible from within Photoshop in two ways, from the File > Automate menu, and from the Filter > ON1 menu. From the Automate menu, you can access the Develop, Effects and Resize modules; from the Filter menu, you can access the Develop and Effects modules. (Browse, Layers and Export are not accessible from within Photoshop.)

    There are two options for editing an image in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.

    a) Edit a photo in Photoshop without preserving changes made in ON1 Photo
    b) Editing a photo in Photoshop (via Smart Object) to preserve changes made in ON1 Photo

    Which method you choose depends upon whether you think you might wish to re-edit your image in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.

    System requirements
    ON1 Photo RAW runs on Windows and Mac OS X machines.
    The minimum system requirements are as follows:
    • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (64-bit only)
    • Mac OS 10.9 through 10.13
    • Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon or better processor
    • 4 GB (8 GB when used as a Photoshop plug-in)
    • OpenGL 3.3 compatible video card with 512 MB video RAM
    Photo RAW works as a plug-in to the following apps:
    • Photoshop CS6, CC (all versions)
    • Photoshop Elements 13, 14, 15, 2018
    • Photoshop Lightroom 5 and 6, Lightroom Classic CC (all versions)
    • Apple Photos

    Supported file types
    When working with photos, ON1 Photo RAW 2018 supports the opening and saving of the following file types, in RGB color mode, at either 8 or 16 bits per pixel.
    • Raw files from most major camera manufacturers
    • Digital Negative (DNG)
    • Photoshop (PSD)
    • Photoshop Large Document (PSB)
    • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
    • Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
    • Portable Network Graphic (PNG)

    Latest version Release is ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1.1 ( March 22nd, 2018

    What’s New in 2018.1.1 (
    This update to ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is packed full of new features as well as performance improvements and bug fixes.

    Import Dialog
    Accessible from the File menu in Browse, the new Import dialog helps you to download (import) your photos from a camera, memory card, smartphone, etc. You select which photos to download, where they get stored, renaming, add metadata, etc. It will NOT pop up automatically when you attach a camera or drive. It is not required to use this dialog to get your photos into the app, you can continue to browse as you do today.

    Custom Sort
    In Browse, you can drag photos into any order you like, that way you can present or rename them in the order you like.


    This is accessed in the Photo menu. When it is on and you change the rating, label or like status of a photo using the keyboard, it will automatically change your selection to the next photo. This makes culling faster.

    Improvements to Panorama
    We have made a ton of headway on Panorama. It can do stitch together large panos with more photos, detect vertical panos better and smooths out seams in the sky better (better, not perfect, we are still working on that). There are a couple new options as well. You can save a 50% size which is much faster. You can also choose which algorithm is used for the merge.

    Improvements to HDR
    You can now select which photo is used for deghosting. This is now the frame that is selected in the bottom filmstrip. This lets you select the amount of movement in the clouds and water. The alignment, noise reduction, defringing and deghosting have all been improved as well. You can even turn auto-alignment off if you used a steady tripod.

    Improvements to RAW
    The debayer algorithms for most cameras have been improved to yield sharper results with less noise. Automatic hot-pixel reduction has been added as well. We have also improved high-ISO noise reduction, sharpening and color fringe removal.

    Now in Develop and Effects you can preview what a print will look like by simulating it with a printer profile. This is accessible from the View menu or the icon in the footer. You can select the profile to use, show out of gamut colors and simulate the black and white points of the paper. Along the way, we have improved the detection of installed color profiles.

    Time of Day Search
    In the Filter pane in Browse, you can now search by Time of Day; like morning, afternoon, evening. This is located in the Advanced section.

    Edit Capture Date
    Now you can change the capture date and time of a group of photos. This is really useful if you forgot to change your camera's clock when you travel to a different time zone.

    Video Browsing
    Browse can now see and manage video files. It will show you the play length and will open video files into your default video application.

    Metadata Templates
    In the Metadata pane in Browse you can now create templates for metadata. This is handy for adding your contact metadata to a group of photos instantly.

    Improved Batch Renaming
    Batch renaming now supports using the capture date and time as part of the file naming sequence.

    Tethered Shooting
    You can now attach most Canon and Nikon interchangeable lens cameras via a USB cable and remotely control and download photos.

    Eject Removal Drives
    In Browse, you can now eject removable drives in the Folders pane.

    Improved Preview Sharpness and Matching
    The preview window is now sharper and matches exported photos better.
    Additional performance improvements and bug fixes. The most important bugs fixed are listed below.

    New Cameras & Lenses
    Added support for the Sony A7R III, Canon M100, Canon Powershot G1 X MKIII, Panasonic DC-G9, Fujifilm X-A10, Olympus PEN E-PL9, Fujifilm X-H1, Fujifilm X-A10 and DJI FC220

    Improved zoom/pan experience at 50%
    Fixed a crash while opening an image in the Layers module
    Additional stability, performance increases and bug fixes

    NEW version Release is ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Version 2018.5 ( June 20, 2018



    ON1 Photo RAW 2018 – Overview

    Using Presets – ON1 Photo RAW

    Getting Started in the Browse Module – ON1 Photo RAW

    Create Amazing Professional Portraits – ON1 Photo RAW

    ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Licenses for this giveaway contest

    ON1 Software has provided Tweakbytes Forum
    5 lifetime licenses of ON1 Photo RAW 2018 for our Father's Day giveaway/contest.
    (Includes ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Master courses + training guides and free version update to ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5)

    To participate please follow these 4 simple GOLDEN RULES!

    1. Giveaway is open to ALL members.

    2. Post an image/picture about being a "Father" or "Father figure" image. Please place an extra caption to your chosen photo/image to add a "little warm feeling" to the occasion!
    Post your image as giveaway/contest entry below WITH your social media share. Please make sure we can all see the your image entry.
    Please see sample entry below.


    3. To show your gratitude and support to the developer please share this giveaway by pasting the code below in your Facebook/Twitter/Google+ Account


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    4. Only one entry per IP is permitted.
    If you are using a VPN/Proxy to enter into this giveaway this against our forum rules BUT we guess ultimately members will try. So please take note, that if another member has also entered this same giveaway with the same VPN/Proxy before you did, then your entry will simply not be valid. Rules are pretty simple . To enter this contest you must comply with these above 4 simple GOLDEN RULES to be considered as a valid entry.

    Each of the 5 winners will receive
    one (1) lifetime license of ON1 Photo RAW 2018

    Winners will be selected by ON1 Software Representative and once posted, all winners will only have 3 days to send a PM to claim their prize.

    Please include your details (Name/Email) in your PM claim.



    Prize will be FORFEIT if a PM claim is not received within the specified timeframe.

    Prize will be FORFEIT if a PM claim is "not confirmed".

    The Giveaways will run from June 9, 2018 to July 10, 2018

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