Just thinking out loud about On1 360
I've been looking at threads here about On1 360 and have been digging into it a bit. Not sure it's for me just because I'm not that much into mobile editing. ( although it might be an interesting way to get photos from my phone down to my desktop ) All that aside one thing I have to wonder about, specifically wonder how it will handle user uploaded presets and textures. For example I like using Photomorphis textures and have many presets gathered from various coaches. Since, currently, presets and textures are machine install specific I wonder how they will be handled. For example I edit a photo and add a texture on machine A what happens if I try to edit the photo on machine B that does not have that texture applied? I am guessing it could mess up an edit ( going to try to test this safely on my laptop ) Anyone have any thoughts on this?
I should have added would a user have to install all their extra textures, preset & backgrounds on each machine??0
I'm not aware that 360 does any kind of backup of Photo raw. AFAIK it just lets you edit from multiple machines. I think you'll just have to wait and see what it can do.0
I'm not sure if 360 will ever sync custom presets or a filter's drop-down custom styles across computers. In a perfect world there would be a 'sync on demand' radio button to maintain preset and customization parity between all connected computers... but then which machine is the source of truth, how would sync resolve conflicts?
Editing an image by adding a Photomorphis texture layer simply creates a new image layer on the file. The texture files are just another .jpg in the image stack so they will sync as part of the base image, it won't matter if all machines have the same Photomorphis source files.
That said, to add the Photomorphis textures to an image the texture files themselves have to be resident on the machine... unless you hold them in a file that is itself synced across 360? We'll have to see if that's possible.
Short of a full download / upload of presets, there may be a workaround for one-off presets: add your custom preset to a 360 shared file. No other editing, just the preset. Then on the remote computer open the file in edit and save settings as a new preset. Tedious, but it could work when you have only one or two new custom presets you want to sync.0
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