Announcing AfterShot Pro 2.3: Tighter Integration with Photo Editors & Better RAW Options for Photoshop usersThe Photo Team
On behalf of the photo team here at Corel, I’m pleased to announce the release of AfterShot Pro 2.3.
AfterShot and AfterShot Pro 2.3 marks an important development for the Corel photo lineup, introducing an easier way to work with your photo editor of choice, whether that’s Corel PaintShop Pro, Corel Photo-Paint, Corel Painter, or Adobe Photoshop.
Lately we’ve seen increased interest in alternatives to Lightroom, and with the end (back in July) to Adobe Camera RAW camera profile updates in Photoshop CS6, we think this is an excellent time to showcase the incredible potential of AfterShot to photographers of all skill levels.
Here are a few reasons why we think the new AfterShot and AfterShot Pro 2.3 are worth a look:
- Simple Integration with Photo Editors – It has long been possible to launch external editors, such as PaintShop Pro or Photoshop, from AfterShot, but it simply hasn’t been as convenient as it could be. With AfterShot Pro 2.3, we wanted to change that.
We knew we could simplify our ‘send to external editor’ workflow and provide a workaround for CS6 customers so they could add AfterShot to their workflow and stick with Photoshop CS6 if they weren’t inclined or able to use PaintShop Pro.
- Price — Lightroom can still be purchased on a perpetual license for $149. But many customers are renting it today for $119/year as part of the Adobe Photography subscription. AfterShot 2.3 (support for one catalog; great RAW performance) has a retail price of $49.99. AfterShot Pro 2.3 (insanely great RAW performance, supports many catalogs, includes HDR and a variety of other advanced tools) is just $79.99.For most, the value proposition of AfterShot and AfterShot Pro is excellent–but despite that, we keep hearing people say that the Adobe photo subscription is “just $9.99 a month.” The fact is subscriptions add up. Over two years you’ll spend $240 or more, compared to the $79 you would have paid if you bought AfterShot Pro at launch. To encourage more photographers to give our latest version of AfterShot and AfterShot Pro a try, for a limited time, we’re cutting the price in half. Depending on where you live, this means you could pay as little as $19.99 for AfterShot and $39.99 for AfterShot Pro. Visit www.aftershotpro.com in the next three days and use coupon code ASP23 We think this provides an exceptionally compelling reason to add AfterShot Pro to your photo workflow. Even dedicated Lightroom users can benefit from the sheer performance gains when working with large batches.
- Performance – AfterShot Pro offers impressive processing speed.. Corel’s internal testing shows that performance in batch processing can be 4-5 times faster than in Lightroom. Whether you’re a professional where time is money, or you’re an enthusiast for whom time is just as precious, this is a huge advantage. You deserve to have that time back.
- Productivity – Users often cite Corel products as easier, more affordable and more straightforward. In this regard, AfterShot Pro is a Corel product through and through. We strive to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for you to achieve your best work.
A great example of this in AfterShot is the software’s straightforward approach to importing photos. Yes, we have all the flexibility that comes with importing to catalogs, but inherently AfterShot also allows you to work directly from your file system, without importing. Many photographers have spent years organizing photo collections by date, folder or other organizational models and we support that. There’s no need to complicate things with catalogs unless you need to.
You can get our free trial today at www.aftershotpro.com, or just go ahead and buy it right now — our special price won’t last long. We thank you in advance for your support.
Other Updates in AfterShot Pro 2.3
By now, AfterShot Pro users are used to our regular free product updates that deliver new features, new camera profiles and other updates. Here’s a summary of the updates you’ll find in version 2.3.
- New external editor button on toolbar
- To set an external editor for the toolbar button, click the Edit with External Editor button on the top toolbar, choose a photo-editing application from the Editor drop-list, choose the settings you want, and click OK. The button displays the application icon.
- To change editor settings, click File > Preferences, and click External Editor.
- External editor: Added auto-scanning to populate Editor list with installed photo-editing applications
- For Mac OS plugin developers: The latest framework is available on the Mac virtual machine. For more information about plugin development, visit http://www.aftershotpro.com/en/plugins/creating-plugins.
New Camera RAW support
Four new cameras have been added.
Please note that the large files generated by the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR mean they can be supported on 64-bit versions of AfterShot only.
- Sony Alpha ILCE-7R II
- Canon EOS – 5DS
- Canon EOS – 5DSR
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
- External Editor: Editor list fixed–can now include multiple photo-editing applications
You can find all the related system requirements info in our release notes http://www.aftershotpro.com/en/support/updates/update-23.html
Stay tuned, there’s lots more to come from Corel!
Yours in photography,
The Photo Team