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On1 2019 does not find my macos mohave photo library

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    I am not a mac user, but the user Guide page 18 says you need to activate a plugin...

    To do so, go to Apple’s System Preferences and click on the Extensions icon. In the Extensions pane, click on Photos, then check the ON1 Photo RAW 2019 option. This will let you send images from Apple Photos to Photo RAW 2019. (File Sharing must also be turned on in System Preferences for this to work.)

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  • Edward Flaherty

    I've got all the boxes checked but I can't access the PhotoLibrary directly from the On1 browser.

     

    I can get access to On1 via the edit option in Photos--maybe that is the only way it works?

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Sorry,don't know. Everything I could tell you is in the user guide.

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  • Edward Flaherty

    Thanks Rick, your pointer has been helpful.

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  • William Laven

    Do you mean pictures simply in your Pictures folder or do you mean from the photo library of Apple's Photos Program? If the former, they should appear, but if the latter you need to export them From the Photos app into a folder to view them. 

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  • Edward Flaherty

    Here's what I meant. When I used ON1 Photo Raw 2019 as a 'stand alone', I could not access via Browse(I think that is what you called 'Pictures folder') my Apple Photos Library. So I exported my Apple Photos images to a desktop folder and now I can browse them(find them in my Pictures folder) from ON1 stand alone. 

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  • William Laven

    I think that's the only way to do it, i.e. export into a folder and then Browse. From that new folder that holds all of the pictures you exported from Apple Photos, you can move them around into other folders as you choose to be able to navigate and find them more easily. The Apple Photos file structure is a mess to Browse through as it is - best to export them as you did and then move those photos into other folders which you can navigate easily. Best of luck. It's too bad there isn't a migration tool from Apple Photos like there is with Lightroom, but I suppose that's because ON1 knows most of its users are switching from LR to ON1 and not from Apple's Photos to ON1.

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  • Edward Flaherty

    Thank you William.

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  • Jeff Lambert

    @Edward, if you want to edit your photo directly in the Photos' app, you click on Edit, then the three dot (...) you should see Photo Raw 2019 in the list, if it's not, you need to enable it in the system prefs photos extensions. You will NOT be able to have the layers functionality thought, only develop, effects, local adjustement will be available. If you need to merge two images you will have to do the export route or flip your workflow on it's head. Meaning, you work in On1 stand alone and have you photos in a folder structure, when all edits have been done, you export those to jpegs which you import in Photos for mac, which will sync with all your device if you are using iCloud photo. That way, all your final version or in the cloud and backup and you can share them how you want. If you need to make further edits, you'll have to go back to On1 stand alone, edit the image, re-export to Photo. I think it will reimport the image and you'll have a duplicate that you'll have to manage manually but maybe not, I never do this, once my edits are done, I don't go back. 

    Keep in mind that if you are shooting raw, you would need to back those up, and any edits you make in On1 since these won't be in the cloud with this workflow. I'm putting those in Dropbox myself so I have my originals in Dropbox and my finals, both in dropbox AND in iCloud photos, I like redundancy;-)

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  • Edward Flaherty

    Got it! Thank you, Jeff.

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  • Janis Olsen

    Iv'e tried several times to get my Mac photos to share with On1 but I'm sure it's the way they designed Photos, darn them.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Images that have been imported into Photos are stored inside a special folder called a Photos Library. ON1 cannot see inside that library. The only way to get your photos from the Photos program to where ON1 can see them is to export them from the Photos program.

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