Corel has updated AfterShot Pro 2 to version 2.3 with a new feature that allows you to send files to Photoshop from within AfterShot Pro. Additionally, version 2.3 adds RAW file support for the Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R. [Read more…]
Corel has announced PaintShop Pro X8, which is the latest iteration of its professional grade photo editing software. Adobe recently announced Photoshop’s 25 year anniversary and, although they’ve taken different paths along the way, this is also the 25th anniversary of Corel’s PaintShop.
Highlighted by a one-time $80 price tag, PaintShop Pro X8 offers a plethora of new features as it takes aim at competing for Photoshop customers. Several of the new features include: [Read more…]
Corel continues to make progress with AfterShot Pro 2. Now the RAW file processing program is available in the Mac App Store for $79.99.
Corel is attempting to capitalize on the demise of Apple Aperture by making AfterShot Pro 2 available in the same customer portal at the same price point. To Corel’s credit, AfterShot Pro 2 looks like a nice upgrade to the first version of AfterShot Pro. You can read more about the improvements in the AfterShot Pro 2 announcement post.
Of course, you can also still pick it up from B&H for $69.99 right now.
Notably, PaintShop Pro X7 adds a new Magic Fill tool that provides content-aware editing in a manner similar to what we experience in Photoshop. Check out the rest of the new features and redesigned tools from Corel’s summary below. [Read more…]
Corel AfterShot Pro was hyped as a serious Lightroom competitor when it was announced over two years ago. While the program received a few updates along the way, it was quickly forgotten and written off by most photographers. Adobe’s Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture were just too well oiled to let AfterShot Pro in the door. However, that hasn’t stopped Corel from building a better version of AfterShot Pro. [Read more…]
Corel recently updated PaintShop Pro with a 64-bit version. PaintShop Pro X6 now supports 64-bit processing and is proudly available from Corel as a perpetual license application, as communicated in Corel’s press release and in correspondence from Corel’s PR department (take that as a direct shot at Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription-only licensing).
If’ you’ve been looking for Photoshop alternatives, this might be worth a closer inspection for the price and performance. It even opens your .PSD files if you drop your Photoshop subscription… [Read more…]
Corel has started pushing harder into the photography market (they need to keep pushing and push harder) with advertising and brand awareness, and now we are starting to see some actual product moves happening (note to Corel: you need to keep this up and do more if you want to earn the trust for photographers to rely on you for their workflow needs).
In the past few days, Corel released an update to AfterShot Pro (version 188.8.131.52), which is an alternative to Adobe Lightroom (see my initial impressions of AfterShot Pro when it was released last year). The update provides raw file support for the following cameras: [Read more…]