ON1 Launches New Versions of its Four Professional Plugins

ON1 Software has announced the 2021 Professional Plugin Series which features new versions of ON1 HDR, ON1 Effects, ON1 Resize, and ON1 Portrait AI. The plugins are compatible with a host of popular editing applications, with the promise of more support coming.

ON1 says that its new Professional Plugin Series is designed to bring ON1 editing tech into existing photo workflows with the goal of a more integrated experience. The plugins are compatible with Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Corel Paintshop Pro, and Apple Photos, with a Capture One plugin coming “very soon.”

ON1 says that it is is working on better integration with each host application in addition to looking to add more widespread support. Future updates will include further developing non-destructive workflows between plugins and host applications as well.

ON1 is also looking to improve on working with multiple photos between plugin and host application and quick access to features and functionality from ON1 within the host application itself. Investing in new AI technologies and solutions to remove repetitive tasks for photographers is also at the forefront of this new strategy. Those all-new AI solutions will include faster culling of photos, noise reduction, and better batch processing. ON1 Photo RAW customers will also begin to see significant benefits from this work as each new plugin and technology enhancement will be fully integrated into the standalone ON1 Photo RAW workflow.

The new spot healing brush (which operates non-destructively), full-screen preview, and custom brush shapes have been added to the latest version, a free update for all ON1 Portrait AI owners and a critical update to all of the plugins. Aside from those changes, below are the updates to each:


On1 HDR is a plugin for making HDR photos that combines highlight and shadow detail from a bracket of exposures. The plugin additionally allows you to control the movement of the scene, such as clouds or water, with a live preview.

ON1 Effects

The Effects 2021 plugin was built by ON1’s “team of experts” who curated a set of “trendy and traditional photographic looks” to create a set of filters and presets. New features in version 2021 include a new Replace Color Filter (which allows you to change the color of objects) and Color-Sensitive Gradient Masks (detects the color under the gradient and applies the mask to only that adjustable color range).

ON1 Resize

ON1 Resize 2021 features ON1’s “Genuine Fractals” technology to increase the size of images. The latest version includes performance enhancements and new features that make it faster to resize photos without losing sharpness and detail.

ON1 Portrait AI

This plugin uses uses machine learning to find every face in your photo and “make them look great, automatically.” The technology works by analyzing each face and automatically adds retouching to the skin, eyes, and mouth that the company claims looks “professional” in “no time at all.”

Each ON1 plugin is available to try for a 14-day trial, and all of them can be purchased together for $89.99. They can also be purchased individually for $60 each: ON1 HDR, ON1 Effects, ON1 Resize, and ON1 Portrait AI.

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