ON1 Photo RAW 2022 is out and shipping now, so here’s a run-down on the new features, how they fit in and what they do.
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Exposure X7, just launched, has a new Selection tool that can follow the outlines of complex objects with little effort. It sounds familiar, but Exposure X7’s approach is powerful, controllable and has real hidden depths.
With this Nik Collection 4.2 update, DxO says it has improved the responsiveness of the U-point adjustment tools in Silver Efex Pro 3, fixed a compatibility issue with Capture One and made the Nik plug-ins work with Photoshop in native M1 mode on new Macs.
Verdict: 4.5 stars DxO Nik Collection 4 is the latest version of an evergreen plug-in suite that’s as good today as ever. There are improvements, but the new look for Silver Efex Pro and Viveza put them a little out of step with the rest.
The name is the same, but despite the apparent similarities, these are two very different programs. So what are the key differences between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC, and how do you choose which one to use?
Battery Point lighthouse. Using Lightroom Classic’s Profiles, Color Grading, Post Crop Vignetting and Radial Filter tools to create a strong black and white image.
ON1 Photo RAW 2020 will arrive by the end of September 2021 and will come with several new features, including Sky Swap AI.
Exposure X7 is coming, and here’s a sneak preview. If you buy Exposure X6 now, you will get X7 free when it’s released this autumn.
Verdict: 3 stars: DxO FilmPack 5 is an analog effects tool that has not had a version update since 2015. It’s all right in its own way, but it now looks both basic and expensive at the same time.
Verdict: 3.8 stars Viveza is a great tool for making fast and effective adjustments to colour images, but even with the improvements in version 3 it still feels less useful than the other Nik plug-ins.