There are no new plug-ins in the Nik Collection 6 this time around, but significant feature additions to some and improved local adjustment tools across the board.
ON1 launches ON1 Sky Swap AI as a standalone and plug-in for $29.99
Sky Swap AI is one of the big features in ON1 Photo RAW 2023, but ON1 has now split it out to also offer it as a standalone program and plug-in. You can open ON1 Sky Swap AI as an app, or launch it from Capture One, Affinity Photo, Corel Paintshop Pro, Apple Photos, Photoshop or Lightroom Classic.
DxO Photolab 6.3 update brings improved color management and profile handling
The improvements in PhotoLab 6.3 mainly target the Elite edition, with an extension to the soft proofing tools that can no incorporate on-screen simulations of papers and inks, to allow even more accurate color visualization and control over printed output.
Capture One to favor subscriptions in 2023, perpetual licenses downgraded
You can read the full details in Capture One’s official bulletin, though this offers so many alternative scenarios for existing users that they do become a little hard to follow – but perpetual licenses will no longer offer feature updates or even traditional upgrade discounts.
ON1 Photo RAW Black Friday sale, save 25% on single price and subscriptions
ON1 software is running a 25% off Black Friday sale on ON1 Photo RAW including both the perpetual license version and the ON1 Everything and ON1 Everything Plus subscription plans. It does not look as if this deal extends to ON1’s Professional Plug-ins like ON1 Effects.
Capture One is up to half price this Black Friday: ends November 28
Capture One is one of the most expensive photo editing applications on the market, and in my opinion the professional quality, tools and results it offers are well worth the cost. But this Black Friday, right up until 11:59pm November 28 CET (Central European Time, so that’s 10:59pm GMT and 05:59 Eastern Time), the whole Capture One product range is up to half price.
DxO slashes prices by up 50% for Black Friday: huge deals on the Nik Collection and more
The star of the show is DxO Nik Collection 5, which is on sale at half its regular price – but there are savings to be had across the full range of DxO software too. But you’ll have to be quick. The DxO Black Friday sale started at 10am CET (9am GMT, 4am ET) on Monday November 21 and will end at 11:59pm local time on Monday November 28.
Affinity Photo 2 is launched with a new Affinity 2 Universal License
The three Affinity desktop apps – Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher – have been upgraded to version 2, as part of a new combined ‘Universal’ license for all three.
More than half of photographers use Lightroom, according to Shotkit survey
Camera gear website Shotkit has run a survey of 657 photographers to find out what software they use, and Lightroom is by far the most popular option, with 58% of the vote. Equally interesting are the reasons why users don’t choose Lightroom, and what they use instead.
ON1 launches 2023 versions of its professional plug-in suite
Following on from the launch of ON1 Photo RAW 2023, ON1 has released updated 2023 versions of its professional plug-ins: ON1 Effects 2023 , ON1 NoNoise AI 2023, ON1 Portrait AI 2023, ON1 HDR 2023 and ON1 Resize AI 2023.