I made the transition form Lightroom to On1 about a year ago and find the masking and effects tools superb and have really kicked my editing up a notch.
Unfortunately, some tools are introduced before they are ready or well thought out:
As an example,
The slideshow utility is next to useless- Unless you want to do an ad hoc slideshow, select several shots from an album you create and go, you see it is poorly featured
I keep an older copy of lightroom (6.14), mainly for utilities it does better. I exported several hundred slides recently as jpgs to a directory and imported those to lightroom, made them into a collection and created several versions of a slideshow that I was going to give to several clubs. No way to save a slideshow in On1.
I know that On1 continues to improve ( purchased each version since 2017 before making the changeover), but it seems they go for whatever seems to be the brass ring at the time, before refining the core and each new tool.
I think the key to their success will be a well refined core and well thought out utilities for those of us who appreciate how they approach photo processing.
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