I just got around to updating On1 Photo Raw 2023 and although the auto masking issue appears to have been resolved (for the most part, but it still sometimes doesn't select all of the flora or correctly identify the difference between water and beaches), the auto masking works.
Before when I was having AI masking issues, if I selected architecture, the mask preview would look correct but then after applying the mask, the masked areas would be about 50% smaller than it should've been. So I guess, the AI masking "works" as it's intended to.
But the Tack Sharp AI still produces grainy artifacts even if I reduce the auto-sharpness selector from 100% to 30%. See this screenshot at 200% and the issue is noticeable in the sky on the right. You can see the image is clear around the building edges but the rest of the sky is worse than before.
On a side note, with each of the previous two updates, after I was prompted to update after launching ON1 2023, the updates failed. So I had to perform a clean install by uninstalling the software, including registries, and performing a clean install.
I'm extremely disappointed I spent money on this software, and I'm removing it and maybe I'll give it a go again in 6-8 months from now.
I'm reverting back to good ol Lightroom and Photoshop using their updated masking and sharpening options, which work incredibly perfect, finished by some additional sharpening and adjustments using Luminar NEO.
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