ON1 Photo RAW 2023 released with support for Nikon Z9 HE RAW format files

The new ON1 Photo RAW 2023 is now officially released and available to order. The 2023 version is the most significant update in ON1 Photo RAW’s history with many new AI-powered features (see sneak peeks here). ON1 Photo RAW 2023 now also supports Nikon Z9 HE RAW and HE* RAW format files. I think this is the first software package that supports that format (see related notes from DxO, Adobe, and C1). Here is the feedback I received from a reader:

“I can confirm that On1 Photo RAW 2023 (released October 10) does ingest and work with Nikon Z9 HE RAW and HE* RAW formats. I tested this on an M1 Mac running the most current OS as of this writing, which does not read Z9 RAW files. So it looks like On1 is the first to support it. While mentioning them, that tack-sharp AI is pretty impressive in some quick tests. Not affiliated with them, and paid upgrade retail for the software.”

Here is another quote from Craig Keudell, ON1 President:

“This is the most significant upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW ever! These new technologies in Photo RAW 2023 will change how people edit their photos. There are so many time-saving tools in this release! No more tedious methods of masking, layering, brushing, or adjusting when working on specific areas of photos.

“The introduction of AI-powered semantic masking to the ON1 Photo RAW workflow will change your approach to editing photos. New tools like Super Select AI, Mask AI, and AI Adaptive Presets will save you an enormous amount of time and put the joy back into editing your photos. Using AI models removes many of the difficulties of traditional editing without taking away the creative flexibility photographers want. These new tools will enhance the creative eye we all have, and it’s going to be so much fun to edit photos and achieve the results you envision in a fraction of the time it used to take. I couldn’t be more excited about getting this version into your hands.”

ON1 Photo RAW 2023 key features:

  • Super Select AI Tool
  • Mask AI
  • AI-Powered Adaptive Presets
  • Quick Mask AI
  • Tack Sharp AI
  • Keyword AI
  • Content-Aware Crop
  • Full-Screen Preview of Presets
  • Enhanced Sky Swap AI
  • Auto Color Fringe Reduction
  • New Cameras and Lenses

For a limited time the ON1 Photo RAW 2023 package also comes with several bonuses:

  • 50 Bonus Presets + AI Masking Course
  • 25 Landscape Presets
  • 25 Portrait Presets
  • Click & Create AI Masking Course
  • Practice files for the course

Additional information on the new ON1 Photo RAW 2023 can be found at PhotoRumors. Here are the release notes for the latest version 2023 ( that became available on October 10 (the press release is available here):

  • Super Select AI Tool — Applying adjustments to areas in your photos couldn’t be easier than the new Super Select AI Tool. Just tap on the areas you want to adjust and then pick an adjustment. Want the sky darker, click-click-done. How about making the grass more green, click-click-done. Want to blur the background? You get the idea. It’s an incredibly fast and natural way to work that will completely change the way you interact with your photos.
  • Mask AI — Say goodbye to tedious brushing. Mask AI uses state-of-art machine learning to segment photos, identifying objects like people and animals, as well as regions like the sky, mountains, trees, water, and ground. When masking layers, effects, or local adjustments, you can select subjects or regions from the list. Mask AI will create great-looking masks instantly. You can even choose regions to apply filters or adjustments to when you add them, making it easy to get just the adjustment you want.
  • AI Adaptive Presets — Presets just got even more powerful. Now they can target common subjects like people, water, skies, and buildings automatically. The awesome new AI Adaptive presets give you one-click solutions to tough problems like brightening the subject, darkening the sky, or adding detail to foliage. Best of all, you can create your own AI Adaptive presets.
  • Quick Mask AI — We’ve rebuilt the Quick Mask tool to make it faster and more intuitive. The AI segments the photo into regions and objects automatically. Then simply click on the segments you want to mask, and it builds a high-quality mask automatically, no brushing needed.
  • Tack Sharp — State-of-the-art sharpening and deblurring is now part of NoNoise AI, your single solution for removing noise and sharpening photos simultaneously. It can detect and remove motion blur as well as save out-of-focus shots. Stop throwing out the perfect shot just because it’s a little soft.
  • Keyword AI — No one likes adding keywords, but we do like finding our photos. Keyword AI in Browse uses AI semantics and metadata to suggest keywords for you automatically. It can see hundreds of objects and regions, identify locations, find people, and understand photographic properties. These all become searchable terms to help you find your photos faster.
  • Content-Aware Crop — If you have ever had to crop or level a photo and have lost important details near the edges, the new content-aware crop will be a lifesaver. It can expand the photo canvas and fill the new edges with realistic detail.
  • Improved Content-Aware Perfect Eraser — The Perfect Eraser, the perfect tool for removing larger distractions, has been improved with a more accurate algorithm and is faster on modern computers.
  • Improvements to Sky Swap AI — Leveraging the new Mask AI technology, we continue to improve the AI detection and masking of the sky. We have also added options for adjusting the angle of the sky and for better matching of edges like trees when going from a light to a dark sky. Plus, we have added 125 amazing new Ocudrone skies.
  • Improved Color Fringe Reduction — Determining the right amount of color fringe removal is a thing of the past. The new auto option detects the color fringe or chromatic aberrations and removes them automatically.
  • In-App Notifications — Learn about new courses, videos, and creative assets in the Learning Hub with new account in-app notifications.
  • Full-screen Preview of Presets — You can now get a huge, full-screen preview of a preset applied to your photo simply by mousing over the preset’s thumbnail. This makes shopping and selecting the right preset much faster.
  • Support for new cameras:
    • Added support for GoPro GPR raw format. This includes the GoPro Hero 7-11 and Fusion.
    • Added raw decoding support for these new cameras:
      • Nikon Z 30
      • Fujifilm X-H2
      • Fujifilm X-H2S
    • Support for losslessly compressed Fujifilm raw files.
    • Added support for Nikon High-Efficiency NEF.
  • We also added lens profiles for these lenses:
    • Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM
      Meyer Optik Görlitz 3.5/30mm
      Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8
      Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 II
      Pentacon electric 2.8/29mm
      Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary 022
      Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary 021
      Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 017
      Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 018
      TTArtisan APS-C 23mm F1.4
      Venus Laowa 17mm f/1.8 C-Dreamer
      Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm F2 Aspherical
      Zeiss Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 4/20mm
      Zeiss Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA (SAL135F18Z)
      Zeiss Distagon 18mm f/4
      Zeiss Distagon 28mm f/2.8 MMJ
      Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7 AEJ
      Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f/2.8 AEJ
  • Added tethered shooting support for these cameras:
    • Canon EOS R7
    • Canon EOS R10
    • Canon EOS R3
    • Nikon Z 9
  • Other Bug Fixes and Improvements

Via PhotoRumors

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