A few days ago I told you that Corel had acquired Bibble Labs. Today the purchase bore its first fruit with the release of Corel AfterShot Pro. I immediately ordered my copy because I have loved Bibble Pro and its blazing fast processing of RAW files. Since I just got my copy in the last few minutes, I haven’t had time to take it for a full test drive. I will include a brief product description and the Top 10 Reasons to Buy as provided by Corel.
Corel AfterShot Pro is a fast, flexible workflow solution that combines robust photo management, advanced non-destructive and complete RAW processing. Organize your photos in catalogs or folders. Find images quickly with extensive Metadata tools that let you search by camera settings, keywords, tags and more. Experiment with and alter images freely with non-destructive adjustment tools and apply enhancements precisely with selective editing. Easily output your work for albums, web sites or client review. With RAW support, powerful batch processing and incredible speed, AfterShot is the fast way to professional photos.
Top 10 Reasons to Buy
1. Lightning fast photo workflow solution
Corel® AfterShot Pro combines robust photo management, flexible workflow options, fast RAW processing and selective editing tools to give professional and enthusiast photographers the tools they need to organize, manage and adjust large numbers of photos quickly. Plus, AfterShot Pro is optimized for multi-core computers to maximize the speed of onscreen preview, adjustment and output generation.
2. Flexible photo management
Whether you’re reviewing, adjusting or exporting images, Corel® AfterShot Pro gives you the freedom to work the way you want. Unlike other photo workflow applications, AfterShot Pro does not require you to catalog your images. You can work with them wherever they are located: in folders on your hard drive, on a network or on a memory card. If you wish, create custom catalogs or even portable catalogs that can be moved to another computer.
3. Robust search tools
Browse and search your photos with ease using the powerful metadata features in Corel® AfterShot Pro. Add your own keywords, ratings, labels and tags or use industry-standard IPTC Metadata, such as captions and copyright. You can also search for images using metadata added by your camera. Tailor metadata sets to display only the information you want to see or use AfterShot Pro Presets to attach information to your photos for easy searching.
4. Non-destructive editing
With the non-destructive editing tools in Corel® AfterShot Pro, you can refine and enhance your photos without ever altering your original image. Apply intelligent automatic or manual adjustments including complete exposure control, color correction, white balance, noise reduction, curves and levels, lens correction and many more and revert to an earlier version of your image at any time.
5. Selective editing
The unique Regions and Layers capabilities in Corel®AfterShot Pro give you incredible control over image adjustments by letting you apply them exactly where you want. Just create a Layer and add a Region, then make your adjustment to the selected area. Your changes are contained in the Layer and the original image is preserved.
6. RAW power
Corel® AfterShot Pro is designed to help you make the most of the extra detail and data in your RAW images by offering very fast RAW processing and incredibly color-accurate images. By working with RAW photos in AfterShot Pro, you can take advantage of the many adjustment tools to manipulate almost any aspect of your image to get the look you want.
7. Batch processing
Corel® AfterShot Pro saves you time with some of the most advanced and flexible batch processing tools available. Rename multiple files, apply adjustments with the same settings to groups of similar files, or convert and export files to one or more pre-defined image formats and sizes.
8. Creative options with Corel® PaintShop Pro
For creative photo editing or advanced image manipulation, you can easily send your images to Corel® PaintShop Pro X4. A favorite of passionate photographers worldwide, PaintShop Pro offers hundreds of photo-editing features and pro-level effects to let you create breathtaking compositions.
9. Speed to output
When you are ready to create image files to print, share online or access in other applications, Corel® AfterShot Pro offers lightning-fast output generation. Plus, you can use Batch Output to quickly process multiple images with your pre-defined settings.
10. A multi-platform solution
Corel® AfterShot Pro runs on Windows®, Mac OS® and Linux, so you can take advantage of this powerful photography workflow software on the platform of your choice.