Why I switched from Adobe Lightroom to ON1 Photo RAW 2021

Why I switched from Adobe Lightroom to ON1 Photo RAW 2021

I had been using Adobe Lightroom for a long time.  I am pretty sure I started with the first release of Lightroom and stayed with it all they way up to about 6 months ago.

Lightroom is one of the best pieces of software for photography that I have used. Lightroom took the place of photoshop for me. It had every tool I needed for editing my photos and it was quite simple to use.  Then the dreaded subscription business model entered the scene.

I, like most other photographers at first thought that this was a great idea. So I jumped at the chance and signed up on one of their photographer plans. I think It started at $9.99au per month for access to Lightroom and Photoshop.  Then after a while the price went up, then it went up again. I started getting sick of this business model and went looking for alternatives.

That's where I stumbled upon ON1 Photo RAW 2019. I was very surprised by this software package and started trying to get the most of it.  After a small learning curve, and a few new version upgrades, I can easily say I will never use Lightroom again.

With ON1 Photo RAW 2021 I can do everything I used to do with Lightroom and maybe even more. I never have to fire up any other editing software as this program does it all.

It does keyword tagging, geotagging, ratings and color coding. It's a non destructive editer and can do Layered edits and every adjustment/effect can be masked. The AI masking tool is great and rather powerful with a little bit of a learning curve.

If, like me, you're sick of paying the monthly subscription with everything nowadays, give ON1 Photo RAW a go. You won't be disappointed.

I am working on putting some tutorials together for using ON1 Photo RAW 2021.

Stay tuned!


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