Why I chose not to upgrade to On1 PR 2020 from 2019.6
I had high hopes for the advertised performance improvements, but was disappointed with the results. It is a fact there has been some improvement, but not enough to justify an upgrade.
- Going from grid to detail mode there is still a delay to render the image. In some instances it is faster, but it varies quite a bit. .
- Merge layers still very slow.
- Preview on and off seems slower in 2020 as compared to 2019.6
- Exporting images is still slow and the progress bar does not seem to function.
- I cannot find any enhancements to asset management
On the plus side, brushing is smoother and faster. The perfect eraser is faster but not as fast as lightroom. The processing engine in 2019.6 and 2020 is excellent and produces beautiful results.
I suspect many people very much like the added filters and presets. However, I think On1 already produces better results than its competitors including Lightroom. I would feel better served with more performance improvements and enchancements to asset management. Just one man’s very humble opinion.
One big thing (suggestion I made) regarding asset management that has never been addressed at On1... Use of thumbnails in browse mode without having huge media files on your device. I think that I will have to make the plunge to Camerabits for asset management so I can take my images on the road with me to browse them.0
Henry, not exactly sure what you mean, but if it's about the size of the thumbnails, there are 3 options when you create your catalog. From page 26...
- Standard, which extracts the image
metadata and EXIF thumbnail and
creates a high-quality thumbnail and a
- Medium, which extracts metadata,
EXIF thumbnail and creates a highquality
- Minimal, which extracts metadata and
the EXIF thumbnail only.
- Standard, which extracts the image
Not quite what my comment is about. What I had asked for was a way to save the thumbnails on a different drive than my full-size RAW files for portability so I can browse my media files, ingest new items into temporary locations off-line.0
I would agree generally with the poster, Robert, about a lack of improvements to the specific points he mentioned (of some long standing items) and the feeling stated. To paraphrase, On1 is NOT improving nor fixing many reported bugs of long standing, especially deeper ones that might involve a 'sea change' to their tech design, rather favoring the whiz-bang approach -improvements for marketing purposes.
Hoping for another update before considering jumping into 2020.
And BTW, pricing should have been adjusted for the sales so the upgrades prices is equally lowered for all the loyal users. Just my 2¢... For $60 it might have made more sense.1
I have been with ON1 for several years now and I agree with the post. Speed is lack luster and why upgrade if there not really able to increase editing speed esp in layers. I have 500 raw files shot with a canon 5Dsr try loading and editing these is a drudgery and I might as well pack a lunch and dinner to get through all these in a timely fashion. I have been requesting for several years to get this fixed, managed, updated and its still SLOW.
When I load smaller files from 16 to 26 MB, it is better but still a slog.
Further, try combing a few of those large raw files in layers. cant wait to see how it handle 75 - 100 mb raw or larger. AND as I move through editing the files the ON1 software --2019vr seems to slow down, not merge layers to export properly.
I love what there trying to do, but I just cant stand it anymore after this many years and will be looking at the other offerings, sorry ON1 but your not doing what you should and maybe your hoping to get a Venture cap to come in a buy you out and are just cruising along with minimal upgrades----sad!0
I feel much like KP H, and I too have been trying other options. For the basic raw editing, I extremely impressed with Capture One. They have tons of webinars and videos as well and though it lacks the artistic capabilities of ON1, it is growing on me right now. It is extremely solid performance wise, bug wise.0
I have one suggestion for you guys with 500 images to import, Photo Mechanic! I tried and I'm hooked. Every customization you can imagine. It's gear to sports- particularly racing events photographers and wedding photographers that cull through enormous image counts. I was impressed by all it could do. And not a huge learning curve for me.
EXTREMELY FAST! You should try (30 day trial) Photo Mechnic 6 is also a step up from v5, BTW.0
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