ON1 Photo Raw 2019 (trial version) seems to have obliterated my workflow in ON1 Photo Raw 2018. My preference is to use Photo Mechanic as my photo browser. In ON1 2018, I could drag a thumbnail from Photo Mechanic to the ON1 dock icon. ON1 would launch and open the image in Layers. So long as I remembered to designate the layer as a Smart Layer, all my edits in Develop and Effects would be retained when I saved the image, within ON1 2018, as a .psd file. That is, I could re-open the .psd file any time thereafter by again dragging the thumbnail from Photo Mechanic to the ON1 2018 dock icon. All my edits would be accessible in ON1.
None of this works using ON1 2019 with Photo Mechanic. Dragging a thumbnail to the ON1 2019 dock icon launches ON1 in browse mode and does not open the image. There is no longer a Preferences option to open ON1 in Layers. If I select an image in browse, edit it in ON1 2019, and export the finished image as a .psd file, my edits in ON1 are no longer accessible from within the .psd file, as they were in ON1 2018.
My preferred workflow seems to be a casualty of the new approach to layers in ON1 2019. I may eventually decide to use ON1 as my browser instead of Photo Mechanic, but I’m not there yet. Is there any way I can retain the workflow described in the first paragraph of this post using ON1 Photo Raw 2019?
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