Dec 192016
 

The Future of Raw Photo Editing – Now Available

Portland, OR – December 19, 2016 – ON1, Inc. today announced ON1 Photo RAW 2017 is available for immediate download. With modern code optimized for today’s super-megapixel cameras and high-performance computer graphics systems, Photo RAW is the world’s fastest, most flexible, and easiest-to-use raw processor and photo editor on the market.

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Jun 062016
 

COPENHAGEN, June 6, 2016 — Phase One, creator of the world’s finest open-platform high-end camera systems and professional imaging software, today released Media Pro SE (Second Edition). Media Pro SE supports photo and video files from more than 100 different cameras and is built to manage large photo libraries.
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Media Pro SE adds support for the latest Mac and Windows operating systems and supports adjustments from the latest build of Capture One 9. With an added activation and a host of bug fixes, photographers and digital creatives using Media Pro in their workflows now can enjoy continued digital asset management along with the superior quality of Capture One 9.

This release includes:

  • Rendering engine update to Capture One 9.1;
  • Mac OSX 10.11 support;
  • Windows 10 support;
  • New 3 seat license (increased from 2) so Media Pro SE installations can be run in parity with Capture One 9’s 3 activations.

“Media Pro is a much loved application with special workflow solutions, and it enjoys a large and active customer base,” said James Johnson, Software Product Manager, Phase One. “This release incorporates the most recent feedback from those customers.”

Phase One’s Capture One image editing software and Media Pro SE photo management software is a combined photography software toolset that offers the most effective choice for photographers who need to manage very large, high quality image files and collections in a fast and efficient workflow.

For details on Media Pro SE, please go to www.phaseone.com/MediaProSE

Availability and Pricing
Media Pro SE is available now for the Mac and Windows operating systems online at www.phaseone.com/store and from Phase One authorized partners worldwide. www.phaseone.com/partners

New customers can purchase Media Pro SE for 189 USD / 189 EUR. Owners of Media Pro 1 may upgrade for 39 USD / 39 EUR.

About Phase One
Phase One A/S is the world-leading provider of medium format digital photography systems and imaging solutions for professional photographers and industrial applications. Established in the early 1990s, Phase One is a true digital photography pioneer with a passionate commitment to image quality excellence and creative freedom. Phase One’s engineering and design expertise has produced imaging breakthroughs from high- resolution camera systems to advanced software for better photographic workflows and raw file editing. Phase One’s understanding and ability to optimize hardware and software integration underscores their award winning Capture One Pro software – widely preferred by professional photographers.

Phase One’s industrial division focuses on imaging accuracy for industrial applications ranging from aerial image acquisition to cultural heritage preservation – from mapping the globe, to protecting priceless works of art and documents.

Today, with control over all aspects of the medium format camera system supply chain, Phase One is uniquely positioned to help photographers and imaging experts everywhere stand out above the competition and realize their creative visions without compromise.

Based in Copenhagen Denmark and embracing the high demand of Scandinavian design excellence, Phase One is dedicated to delivering the best image quality and user experience. With offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tel Aviv, and with its expert teams of global partners, Phase One is committed to serving and supporting its customers worldwide. Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Learn more here:

Phase One at: http://www.phaseone.com
Twitter at: http://www.twitter/PhaseOnePhoto
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LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/company/16665

Apr 272016
 

ON1-Photo-RAW-Icon-300x300.pngPortland, OR – April 26, 2016 – ON1, Inc. today announced ON1 Photo RAW, the first all-new RAW processor and non-destructive photo editor to be released in more than a decade. With modern code optimized for today’s super-megapixel cameras and high-performance computer graphics systems, Photo RAW will be the world’s fastest, most flexible, and easiest-to-use RAW processor and photo editor on the market when it is released this fall.

The current class of RAW-based photo editors all have their heritage from the early days of digital photography, when most digital cameras had less than 10 megapixels, and computer processing power was a fraction of that found in modern PCs. When used with today’s popular 42- and 50-megapixel cameras, existing programs can often take seconds to render small portions of a RAW image and perform adjustments. Several years in the making, Photo RAW, with its modern RAW processing engine, is tuned for today’s sensors and graphics chips. It will open 50-megapixel images in a fraction of a second on a standard PC or Mac, and perform edits in real-time, without slider lag or frustrating waits for redraw.

 

Developed over the last several years, ON1 Photo RAW is built around ON1 Browse, the company’s lightning-fast photo browser, and will not require photographers to import and catalog their photos; an often painful and time-consuming process required before editing can begin. ON1 Browse is an integral part of Photo RAW, offering quick and easy ways to tag, rate, make color and tone adjustments, or add effects to their photos. Without catalogs, professionals will be able to make adjustments to photos and fellow colleagues can access and edit where they left off. This combination of a fast photo browser with instantaneous RAW processing will deliver a fluid, streamlined workflow to process any amount of photos all at once. Select one or 101 photos, make a few develop adjustments and all of the photos update automatically in real time.

ON1 Photo RAW’s instruction-based, non-destructive workflow will also surpass today’s RAW processors in other key ways. In addition to customary re-editable adjustments such as exposure, contrast, color, shadows and highlights, Photo RAW will also offer non-destructive effects and portrait retouching, something not present in any photo editor on the market. The complex filters found in ON1 Effects and ON1 Portrait—including Lens Blur, Skin Retouching, Dynamic Contrast, HDR Look and many more—are all available in Photo RAW’s non-destructive workflow. The controls found throughout ON1 Photo RAW will also respond in real-time by leveraging modern video cards, using the latest versions of OpenGL and OpenCL.

ON1 Photo RAW will include built-in layers, brushes, and advanced masking tools, making it a full RAW processor and complete photo editor in a single app. And, unlike any other photo app, Photo RAW will work the way you want, and where you want. For photographers with established workflows, Photo RAW will work seamlessly as a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom®, Photoshop®, and Corel®; a standalone host app for Google® Nik Collection and other photo editors; or as an extension to Apple® Photos. Common file formats—including JPEG, TIF, PSD, PSB, PND, and DNG—will be supported and will benefit from the speed and performance of the app.

Price and Availability
ON1 Photo RAW will be available this fall. You can pre-order ON1 Photo RAW today by becoming an ON1 Plus Pro Member at $149.99/yr. Plus Pro members receive a perpetual license for all ON1 apps (not a subscription) and will be the first to receive the app once it becomes available. If you want to purchase ON1 Photo RAW without becoming an ON1 Plus Pro Member, you can submit your email address on the ON1 Photo RAW web page to get the latest news, videos, beta, and pre-order announcements.

Owners of previous versions of ON1 Photo will have the option to upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW. The upgrade price will be determined at a later date. There will be special pricing for Photo 10 purchasers. Customers will be notified over the course of the next several months providing their upgrade information.

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About onOne Software

onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, develops timesaving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. onOne Software solutions have been created to help photographers spend more of their time behind the camera taking pictures instead of the computer workstation. Such solutions include a wide range of easy-to-use standalone applications and plug-in enhancements for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture, and iPhone and iPad applications. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, visit https://www.on1.com/ or call 1-888-968-1468.

Mar 172016
 

Once upon a time, there was a Danish company that decided to make medium format digital cameras. This company was made up of hard working engineers who wanted to make the best medium format digital camera in the world. To this end, the engineers strived for perfection in all of their endeavors. But the software available for developing the images captured by their very fine cameras did not satisfy them. So they got their software engineering friends to write a program to do the job the way they wanted. They did so and the software they created made their photographs look even more amazing.
Photographers from around the world loved the Danish camera company and their software. But the Danish cameras were very expensive, and some of the poor photographers wept that they could not take such beautiful images with their Japanese cameras. The Danish camera company felt bad for the poor photographers and decided to make their magic software compatible with their Japanese cameras. This made the poor photographers very happy as they could now make images almost as beautiful as the Danish cameras.

-excerpt from Mother Goose’s History of Phase One

 

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Apr 122013
 

As we plan for our big vacation this year, I look back on previous trips and tried to calmly, methodically and (hopefully) dispassionately figure out what I did to safeguard my images and what I did wrong. I have used a variety of devices over the years to safeguard my images, but none of them were a good fit for me.

I have used laptops, but they can be big and heavy (I would like to get a MacBook Pro Retina 13.3″ TBH, but I don’t have the funds right now), especially if you are going to be doing a lot of walking (like nature hikes or pounding the tradeshow beat). Ultrabooks are much lighter, but they cost as much as a Mac Book Pro, so why get a wannabe when you can get the real thing? Like the MBP, Ultrabooks are out of my budget.

iPads and other tablet computers are certainly light enough and have features that I need (I am sitting in a bookstore writing this article on my iPad Mini using a Bluetooth keyboard), but their non-standard way of accessing hardware makes it a bit cumbersome.

I’ve also used “image tanks” – portable hard drives with card readers attached that come with some software to ingest and, on some of the more expensive models, display your images for review. These devices can be pretty pricey and are limited to what RAW files they will display. If you don’t own a CaNikon, chances are slim you’ll see more than the embedded JPEG from the RAW file. (Assuming you don’t shoot RAW+JPEG, but that will cut down on the number shots you can take, or JPEG which will limit your ability to post-process the image).

Ultimately, what I needed was a small computer with an iPad sized screen, built-in card reader, USB ports, WiFi, and a reasonably sized hard drive. I found my answer sitting on my shelf:

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A Netbook.

Netbooks are small laptops that were all the rage before iPad rose from the sea and crushed them. The few you can find today are being sold at fire sale prices. Netbooks were notoriously underpowered, but only if you were running Windows. There was the trick. Instead of running some species of Windows (mine came with Windows 7 Home), I replaced my Redmondian OS with a flavor of Linux. Specifically, Linux Mint 14.

Linux Mint is a fork of Ubuntu Linux (which is derived from Debian) which comes with a GUI called “Cinnamon” pre-loaded. Cinnamon is very lightweight and modern looking and fits well on the netbook’s smallish screen. Windows 8, in contrast, cannot run Metro UI on a netbook because the resolution is too low. Ubuntu Linux uses the Unity UI which is more touch oriented and needs a bit more screen real-estate to make it not feel cramped.

 

Giving your netbook minty fresh breath (Installing Linux Mint)

Netbooks do not come with optical discs. You can connect a USB powered external disc and install that way, but it’s something else to buy. Instead, I used a 4GB USB drive (I have scads of these laying about from trade shows) and created a bootable disc image on the drive. Linux Mint 14 comes on a DVD sized ISO file so a 4GB USB drive is the smallest size you can use. I purchased this one online. It is by Verbatim and has the virtue of being physically small and thus hard to break.

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In order to install from a USB drive, you have to properly install the boot image onto the drive. The Ubuntu linux website has some excellent documentation covering this for every platform imaginable. You can read about it here. Insert the USB stick into an open port and boot the netbook (you may have to enter the BIOS by pressing F2 during POST to enable booting from the USB stick). Follow the instructions on screen and install the OS (be sure to use the entire drive dedicated to Linux). Once Linux Mint is installed, connect to the Internet and make sure you run the software updater. This is very important as it will upgrade the OS and all apps to the latest versions.
Once you have the OS installed and configured, you will need to add three applications:
  1. Rapid Photo Downloader
  2. Digikam
  3. Filezilla

You could use Software Manager to install the apps but it is faster to use the command line. To install the applications, open a Terminal window and type the following commands:

sudo apt-get install rapid-photo-downloader
sudo apt-get install digikam
sudo apt-get install filezilla

After the first command, you will be asked for the superuser password. Simply enter your password and you will be granted temporary superuser access. There will be a lot of gibberish flying up the screen between each command. The apt-get tool downloads all of the components needed to install and run the requested app. You will not be asked the password for the second and third commands.

Once you have the software installed, you will need to setup the USB hard drive. This means reformatting the drive. Linux can read, but not write to NTFS. There are some tools you can set up to allow you to do this, but we want to use the drive as a backup to the laptop drive. The easiest way to do this is to format the drive to EXT3 or EXT4 filesystem. You can read a complete set of instructions here. One thing I did find is that in order to make this work, you have to grant yourself security privileges on the external drive. From the command line type:

sudo chown yourid:yourid /dev/diskn (where n is the the disk number of the external drive)
sudo chmod 755 /dev/diskn
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Once you complete these commands, you should be able to create files and folders on the new drive. At this point, launch Rapid Photo Downloader and configure it to import photos when a card is inserted into the built-in card reader and make sure that you enable the “backup at ingestion” function and configure it to point to the external drive.

You will need to configure Filezilla to access your FTP server. Test to make sure that you can upload files there. Once you import the files, logon to your FTP server using Filezilla and upload your image folders to it.