Using ON1 Photo RAW 2020 with Adobe® Lightroom® Classic CC
ON1 Photo RAW 2020 can be accessed from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 6 and above, providing an integrated, roundtrip workflow of your images. When you run the installer for ON1 Photo RAW 2020, the plug-in files for Adobe Lightroom Classic will be installed automatically.
There are two primary ways to use ON1 Photo RAW 2020 with Lightroom, via the Plug-In Extras command in the File menu and the Edit In command in the Photo menu. Using the Photo > Edit In menu gives you quick access to the Edit module, while File > Plug-In Extras gives you access to the Edit and Resize modules, and lets you open multiple images inside Photo RAW as individual layers in the Edit module.
File > Plug-in Extras > ON1 Effects, Develop, Portrait, or Resize 2020. You can also open as layers or migrate your catalog to ON1 Photo.
Accessing ON1 Photo RAW 2020 from the File > Plug-in Extras menu is the preferred way to access the app. It gives you access to all installed modules (except Browse) and has the most flexibility in how the files are handled. To edit an image in ON1 Photo RAW 2020, select the image in Lightroom, go the File menu and select the Plug-In Extras submenu, and choose the place you would like to start. What happens depends upon your selection:
- If you choose Effects, Develop, or Portrait, ON1 Photo RAW will open in that tab within the Edit module, but you can move between the other tabs during your editing session. You can also create layers during this process, but they will be flattened when you return to Lightroom.
- If you choose Resize, you can only work in that module.
- Choosing multiple files and selecting “Open as Layers” will create a layered document inside Photo RAW’s Edit module. Because layered documents inside Photo RAW cannot be read in other apps, Photo RAW will create a new layered, .onphoto file and save that to the original folder as the base layer images.
File Creation Characteristics When Using Plug-In Extras
When you access ON1 Photo RAW 2020 through the Plug-In Extras menu there are important file-handling options that are controlled in the Files tab of the Photo RAW Preferences window. These need to be configured in advance, based on your desired workflow. Once these are set, all images sent to Photo RAW 2020 via the Plug-In Extras submenu will use these characteristics:
- File Format: The file type drop-down menu determines what type of file will be created. The default is PSD, which maintains layers. You can also select JPG or TIFF, if you prefer those formats.
- Color Space: The color space drop-down menu determines what RGB working color space is used; Adobe RGB 1998, sRGB or ProPhoto RGB.
- Bit Depth: The bit-depth drop-down menu determines the bit depth, either 8 or 16 bits per pixel.
- Resolution: The resolution drop-down menu determines the resolution of the file.
Photo > Edit In > ON1 Develop, Effects, Portrait, or Resize 2020
USING ‘EDIT IN’ FROM LIGHTROOM
For quick editing of photos in Develop, Effects, Portrait or Resize, select your image in Lightroom, go to the Photo menu and select the Edit In submenu and choose the module you wish to work in. If you choose any of the Edit module tabs from the menu, you’ll be able to move between the other tabs during your editing session inside Photo RAW.
The editing conditions when using Photo > Edit in are the same as those when you use the File > Plug-In Extras. Any layered files created via this method will be flattened when you quit Photo RAW.
File Creation Characteristics When Using Edit In
When you use the Photo > Edit In submenu, Lightroom will ask you each time how you wish to edit the selected image. You have three editing options—Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments, which makes a copy of the file that includes any edits you have made in the photo; Edit a Copy, which copies the original photo without any changes made in Lightroom; or Edit Original, which is not available if the photo being sent to ON1 Photo is a raw file.
You can also set the file type (TIFF, Photoshop or JPEG), the color space and bit depth for the resultant file.
For more information on moving your Lightroom catalog to ON1 Photo RAW, take a look at this article: Lightroom Migration Tool - ON1 Photo RAW