Corel AfterShot Pro photo manager plays well in the big leagues
8 February 2012
Excerpt: (1 items) Corel has undertaken a big challenge in trying to squeeze a pro-level photo management application into a market crowded with heavy hitters. At first look, you might be tempted to compare AfterShot Pro to Adobe’s Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture . But I think a more fitting comparison is to Adobe’s Bridge and Camera Raw (both adjuncts to Adobe Photoshop and the Creative Suite) for managing and editing images.
Pros: Fast decoding of raw files, even on a laptop, Plug-in support for a variety of tools, Perfectly Clear and lens correction tools included, Decode or edit images on the fly without a catalog, Easy to use Layers implementation, Completely non-destructive workflow, Excellent raw file support across camera brands
Cons: Dialog boxes donâ€™t feel Mac-like, File output limited to TIFF and JPEG, Lack of importing tool for those who want it, Mediocre sharpening tools, Library management less refined than competition, Canâ€™t export slide shows for outside display
Excerpt: In a perfect world, editing your photos would be just as fun as snapping them. Corel's newly-released AfterShot Pro 2 is an image editor for shutterbugs and pro photographers that almost makes it so.
Pros: Easy to use. Fast and responsive. Keeps advanced tools out of the way.
Cons: No manual alignment in HDR tool. Perfectly Clear feature is underwhelming.
Summary: Das Fotoentwicklungs-Programm AfterShot Pro könnte auch Bibble 6 heißen: Das erste Corel-Programm nach der Übernahme der kleinen texanischen Software-Schmiede Bibble hat nur wenige oberflächliche Anpassungen an die Corel-Produkte erfahren.