Not well thought out slideshow
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.
I tend to agree. I purchased v2021 on the expectation of a decent slideshow, but was disappointed with what is so far on offer. They let themselves off the hook by calling it "Quick Slideshow", but let's hope the next update will see some improvements. For the time being, I am having to create slideshows in an external programme.0
I also agree. ON1 often adds a feature in what I would call a 'preliminary' state. They did this with the text tool, and with red eye removal - as well as many other features )like the slide show). I use PSE (PhotoShop Elements) in addition to On1. And while ON1 is far superior (at least on paper) to PSE, PSE does not crash and does not have a large list of bugs after each version release. It took until the 2021 version of ON1 for them to get a decent red eye removal tool (it did work previously but was awkward to use compared to PSE which took one click and even has an auto feature that would remove all red eyes at once).
They tend to implement a feature so they can add it to a list but postpone making it work well or making it easy to use for some later version. They eventually do make these features better - but then get to claim it as an improvement/enhancement rather than calling it what it is: finally finished doing it right.
ON1 is a great tool and is very good at some things. But PSE is reliable and good at many of the basic features needed to process a photo. PSE is not a replacement for ON1 and I plan to continue using ON1 but I can process many of my photos using PSE. For some, that is good enough. For others, using ON1 makes them better.0
The "quick" slideshow feature has not been updated or improved for On1 PR 2022. I find, when I run it on my M1 Mac Mini that each slide takes a moment (less than a second but distracting all the same) to snap into focus. Not sure if there is anything to do to improve this.
I would really like to see my photos on my 4k Samsung TV. My Mini is in a different room, so it's not really possible to use Airplay. I don't have a subscription to the iOS version of PR, so don't know ion that comes with a slideshow feature. If it does, I might consider subscribing. Otherwise, I am guessing the only option would be to export images as JPGs and then load them as a slideshow via the Apples Photos app. Any other, better, suggestions are welcome!
I do use Fotomagico to create fancier slideshow with music that I upload to YouTube, but I am really looking for something here that will allow me to look at images individually then click to move on to the next one.0
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