ON1 Photo Raw 2019 Release Notes and Installation Instructions

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 Release Notes

November 12th 2019 

Version 2019 (


ON1 Photo RAW 2019 will include an abundance of new features and technologies along with a streamlined workflow that is elegant, powerful, and easy to learn. Notable new features include a new non-destructive workflow for layers, auto-alignment of layers, focus stacking, a new portrait module, a new AI-powered masking tool, a new text tool, new digital asset management updates and more. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 will give photographers the features they use the most from the Lightroom® and Photoshop® worlds in a single application.


How to install ON1 Photo Raw 2019: 

You will be able to download the latest version of ON1 Photo Raw 2019 ( below:


Mac Users:  

After clicking on the link above, the download will begin automatically and be saved to your "Downloads" Folder. When the download is fully complete, simply double click on the "Photo Raw 2019.dmg" file:


Next, double click on the "ON1 Photo RAW 2019.pkg" file to launch the installer: 


Windows Users: 

When the download is complete, simply right click on the "ON1 Photo Raw 2019.exe" file and choose "Run as the Administrator" to launch the installer. 


Common Installation Errors on the Windows OS:

1. "An Error Occurred During the process -2147024891"

To fix this common Windows OS installation error, please click here


2. "Open GL 3.3 or higher is required to run this application":

In many cases, this error means you need to update your video card driver from the manufacturer's website. Please click here for the full instructions on how to update your video card driver and configure the default GPU. 




Not sure you have the latest version installed?

The build number ( will be listed in the ON1 Photo Raw 2019 splash screen on startup: 




How to activate ON1 Photo Raw 2019: 


After downloading and installing the current version, you will be able to sign in to activate the program. Signing in to activate your copy of ON1 Photo Raw 2019 is tied to the email address that you used to purchase and login to your ON1 User Account on our website. It is absolutely critical that you are using the same email address and password that you use to sign in to your ON1 User Account on our website. 

If you are receiving a -7 error during activation, this indicates you are not entering the correct password that is associated with your ON1 User Account. If you do not remember your On1 User Account password, you will be able to reset on the Login Page

For more help on how to fix common activation errors (-7, -8 or -11), please click here



What’s New in 2019 ( 

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is a major upgrade! Here are some of the biggest improvements and fixes:

  • Combined Workflow — We've combined all of the modules to create a single place to do your editing. The different editing modules are now available as tabs to allow you to work in each seamlessly at once.
  • Non-Destructive Layers – Want to combine multiple raw photos together and keep all the non-destructive settings for each photo, no problem. Layers are now at the heart of editing in Photo RAW 2019. You can combine multiple photos or copies of the same photo as layers. Each layer can be moved, sized and masked. But more than that, each layer is live, with its own non-destructive settings just like any photo in Photo RAW, all the way back to the original raw data. That means you can adjust powerful raw features like exposure, highlights, shadows, even camera profiles as part of a layered photo, all without having to change modules or applications.
  • Align Layers – Combine multiple photos together as layers, then automatically align them based on image content. This is perfect for aligning a hand-held bracket of photos.
  • Focus Stacking – Combine a series of photos taken at different focal lengths to create a hyper-focused stacked photo, where you control what is in focus.
  • Text Tool – Now add text on top of your photos! Use it to create a poster, add your byline or add editing annotations. You can control font size, color position, etc. Even save a preset to add the same text overlay to a bunch of photos at once.
  • Portrait Module – The new Portrait module automatically detects each face in your photo and can retouch and smooth skin as well as brighten and sharpen eyes and whiten teeth all at once, with no brushing required.
  • Improved Local Adjustments – Local adjustments are even more powerful than before. You can bring back the highlights and shadow details with more tonal range.
  • Updated User Interface – The user interface has a fresh, modern feel. We have reduced the contrast overall to make your photo stand out. A new font increases readability and new sliders take up less space.
  • Master Keyword List – Now you can see every keyword you use in a single, searchable list. You can quickly apply or clear keywords, edit them or delete them.
  • Import Lightroom Settings -– If you are tired of paying of Lightroom, we have the solution for you. Now you can seamlessly migrate your Lightroom catalogs to Photo RAW. Not only does it move your photos, albums and metadata; but it also moves your edits and keeps them non-destructive so you can continue to edit them. In can migrate almost every edit you can make in Lightroom including basic raw processing, crop, retouching, local adjustments, etc. Now you don’t have to fear that years of work would be lost moving to Photo RAW.
  • Updated Filters in Effects – We have added dedicated film grain, curves, color adjustment filters to Effects. This lets you add film grain to color photos and make advanced, targeted color and tone adjustments faster. We have also improved the Vignette filter for a more natural look. There’s even a new filter selector that allows you to search for filters, learn what they do and even view a sample before you add them.
  • Other Goodies including support for HEIC files, keyboard shortcuts for changing modules, more accent color options, color labels on folders and more.
  • Additional Camera Support — Added support for the Fujifilm XF10, Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon P1000, Nikon Z7, Panasonic LX100 II, Leica M10-P.
  • Additional Lens Profiles – Added lens profiles for: Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM (750), Chinon Auto Chinon 35mm f/2.8, KMZ Helios-40 85mm f/1.5, Nikon 200-500mm F5.6 174, Panasonic LEICA DG 8-18/F2.8-4.0, Panasonic LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5/F1.2, Pentax Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4, Sigma Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM, Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS, Sony FE 50mm F1.8, Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DiIII C001, Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (A032), Voigtländer Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar III.
  • Important Bug Fixes — We fixed tons of bugs reported by our loyal users to make the app faster, more stable and easier to use.


Fixed Issues in this release: 

Issue key



Menu bar can go MIA if scaling is set to 125%


Export failing with attached file


Inverted Mask thumbnail inaccurate


Retouch Data Migration Failed


NDE edits, ratings gone MIA


LUTs not migrating 2018 -> 2019


Dismissing Keyword deletion warning deletes keyword from keyword list


Keyword deletion issues


getting Square boxes instead of the retouching on attached file


QVB icon goes MIA after adjustment


Stamped Layer significantly softer


Export Crash


Export issues when texture is used


On1 Profiles not working with Fuji XH1


Gallery Wrapped image only showing Gallery wrap after Resize


Adding Keyword using Enter key in Import selects all images in Import pane


Lens Correction being applied to second layer


Local Adjustments Temp slider range is not the same as 2018


Ghost appearing preview (related to Transform change and Sunshine Filter)


Effects Overall Opacity slider is currently connected to transform


Excessive CPU Fan usage 2019


Perfect Brush mask not aligning properly when lens correction is on


Nikon Z7 File opens black


Camera profiles missing/not working for EM1 MkII


Camera specific Profiles show ON1 profiles when selected


Bullguard AV prevents app from launching


Visual issues opening up D300 files


Multiple versions randomly being generated


File size is not updated after Export


Export previews are not showing effects border (windows only)


Ratings/Labels blown away using Preset created (with no ratings/labels enabled)


Known Tamron lens on D7200 not detected


JPGs not appearing correctly in ON1 PHOTO RAW 2018


Panorama preview renders, then dialog disappears after clicking Save with no file created


Sony RX10M3 lens profile not properly detected


LR Migration issues causing crashes/hangs attempting to use ON1 app


Lens Profie doesn't appear to be applying correctly


Lens Profile: Tokina AF 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO DX not detected


Lens Profile not being detected AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR


Zoom occurring while cropping


Undo can incorrectly blow away Local Adjustments Masks


Exporting preset category fails if the categories contain high ascii characters


Attached Pano JPG from Galaxy S7 will not open on PC


Lens Profile : Lens Metadata not being properly detected Sigma 17-50


Not recognizing known Sigma lens (18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM)


Nikon Lens not detected


Missing Sony FE 24-105 G OSS lens profile


PS Plugin: Develop Preview and Applied Layer do not match


Jumbled preview image occurring after 12.5.2 update


Nikon 80-400 Lens Profile not automatically detected


Nikon 18-300 Lens Profile not automatically detected


Nikon 18-200 Lens Profile not automatically detected


Lens Profile not being correctly detected Nikon 18-300mm 3.5/5.6


Can't display .DNG from Capture One


Level tool not aligned correctly when Zoomed past 100%


Pano incorrectly stitching images when the metadata and photo size don't match


Special characters added in Import metadata rejected


No non-ON1 camera profiles for Tier 1 Pentax K-S2 .PEF files


Attempting to open .JPG pano from Adobe Bridge causes high CPU/RAM use, then freeze


Browse Filter pane - show unlabeled photos is broken


Reinstalling a previously deleted .on1 LUT preset does not appear


Not recognizing known Nikon lens


Histogram not redrawing/refreshing correctly when panel is adjusted in size


Throttle GPU refresh rate when the app is idle or not in the foreground


Exporting .JPG results in desaturated colors


Vignetting occurring with G1 X Mark II


Known Tamron lens on D7500 not detected


Lens info not being detected correctly Nikon 80-400


lens not detected


Not applying lens correction on .RW2 file from Panasonic G9 taken with known Olympus lens.


Not properly identifying Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8


Unable to view panorama/wide .JPG images from Samsung Phones


Pink highlights when viewing Pentax 645Z raws


Unable to see .DCR files from Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n (Tier 1)


With extreme crop of image, Vignetting positioning tool can be limited


Pink file with Nikon D600


.CR2 file from Canon 5DS appears with pink cast in Browse/NDE

How to submit a problem to ON1 Tech Support?

Please click here for instructions on how to submit a problem.



System Requirements




Operating System

macOS X 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14

Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

current maintenance releases, 64 bit only 

macOS X 10.13, 10.14

Windows Windows 10

current maintenance releases, 64 bit only


Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon or better processor(s) 

Intel Core i5, Xeon or better processors(s) 

Memory (RAM)

4GB RAM (8 GB RAM when used as a Photoshop plug-in)

16+ GB RAM 

Disk Space

1.5 GB for installation 

1.5 GB for installation 

Fast 7200 RPM or SSD drives 


OpenGL 3.3 compatible video card with 256 MB video RAM, 1280x720 resolution (at 100% scale factor)

OpenGL 4.2 compatible video card with 2GB dedicated video RAM, 1920x1080 resolution 

Optional Application Integration

Photoshop CS6 and above, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018

Photoshop Elements 14 and above

Photoshop Lightroom Classic 6 and above

Apple Photos

Photoshop CC 2018

Photoshop Elements 2018

Photoshop Lightroom Classic 6 2018

Apple Photos


Internet connection for activation, auto update checking, content downloads and tutorials. 

Internet connection for activation, auto update checking, content downloads and tutorials.

Wacom tablet for pressure sensitive input 

Hardware display calibration tool  



  • To install ON1 Photo RAW, double click the installer icon and allow the installer to guide you.
  • Close ON1 Photo RAW, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Photos before installing.


  • The application is installed in the ON1 Photo RAW 2019 folder in the Applications folder.
  • All plug-in files for supported host applications (such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Apple Photos and Photoshop Elements) found during the installation process will be installed automatically. You will see a summary of installed plug-ins at the end of installation.
  • If a previous version of the ON1 Photo RAW is found, you have the option of maintaining or removing it.
  • Extras, presets, caches, etc from previous versions will automatically be migrated.
  • Support files are installed into /Library/Application Support/ and ~/Library/Application Support/ folders.


  • The application is installed in the ON1 Photo RAW 2019 directory in the ON1 directory in the Program Files directory.
  • All plug-in files for supported host applications (such as Photoshop, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements) found during the installation process will be installed automatically. You will see a summary of installed plug-ins at the end of installation.
  • If a previous version of ON1 Photo RAW is found, you have the option of maintaining or removing it.
  • Extras, presets, caches, etc from previous versions will automatically be migrated.
  • Support files are installed into \ProgramData\ON1\ and \Users\username\AppData\Roaming\ON1 directories.
  • The Microsoft C++ 2015 or Universal Runtime is required. The installer will install this if it is missing on your computer.



To uninstall ON1 Photo RAW 2019 follow these instructions.


  • Go to the Applications/ON1 Photo RAW 2019/Documentation folder.
  • Double click on the Remove ON1 Photo Raw 2019 application.


  • Go to the Control Panel.
  • Under Programs select Uninstall a program.
  • In the list that comes up select ON1 Photo RAW 2019 and then click on the Uninstall button.


Contacting ON1

To submit a problem in the Photo Raw 2019, please click here.



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