For the many positives it offers, ON1 throws up many more challenges to grapple with.
Trying to edit a wedding project with hundreds of images.
First, browsing the RAW files just to select and cull is excruciatingly slow. The initial load is slow. You tell yourself, it's reading the NEF file for the first time. Let it be. The image will be cached and the next time will be faster. But sadly it doesn't. Each time I revisit any image, it takes as much time to re-load. Tried the catalog approach. Quit and restarted app. Rebooted the M1 mac to clear any memory issue. Everything failed. Still snail's pace.
To add to this, likes and ratings are not displayed in the single image view mode. One needs to have a filmstrip and that too large enough to display the ratings.
There's still no history panel. Once you move out of an image, it's all gone. So painful when you can't figure out those subtle adjustments you did to an image the last time. And would like to replicate that in part.
Now, after spending considerable time on just one section of the images - selecting and editing, export of the edited images are not just slow, but they also seem to be softer than what I see on my screen within ON1. Tried Jpeg, Tiff and PSD formats.
Had raised this specific issue in the 2021 version. In fact, posted here too with image samples indicating change in Histogram values - in app vs exported file. Hasn't been addressed yet!
Anyone who has found a way to get the exported image to mirror exactly what's displayed within the app post edit (especially filters like Dynamic Contrast, Tone Enhancer etc), please do share the recipe. And yes, solutions to make ON1 browsing and editing faster - without having to wait for the fall version - are also welcome.
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