AfterShot Pro 3 Updates Now Available: Canon 80D, New Presets & Silicon Bonk

AfterShot Pro 3 Updates Now Available: Canon 80D, New Presets & Silicon Bonk

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One of the big benefits of AfterShot Pro is its ability to dynamically deploy updates—camera profiles, plugins and presets—in a way that lets us turn around new camera profiles faster than ever before.

So it’s with great pleasure that we announce the rollout of our first set of updates for AfterShot Pro 3, just over two weeks since launch.

Before I jump into what’s new, I’d like to send a big shout out to everyone who’s already upgraded to AfterShot Pro 3. If you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for?

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What’s New in Get More

Right now, you can download the highly popular Canon 80D RAW profile, an updated Silicon Bonk plugin, and an all-new Cinematic preset pack—each dynamically updated in the Get More tab on Mac and Windows versions of AfterShot Pro 3. If you’re on Linux, where the Get More function is not currently supported, you can access these new additions via the AfterShot Resources page.

The Canon 80D Profile

Canon 80D Now Available in AfterShot Pro 3Our most requested camera since the launch of ASP3—by a country mile—has been the new Canon 80D.

We’ve been pretty impressed with this new crop-sensor shooter in the Canon enthusiast lineup (given its brand-new 24MP sensor and 45-crosspoint autofocus system) and it seems you have been too.

So, after the launch of AfterShot Pro 3, our team got down to work on this new profile and here it is-ready for you to download absolutely free!

Remember, your feedback helps us determine which cameras will be supported next, so tell us: Which new camera profiles do you want to see added to AfterShot Pro 3?

Silicon Bonk Update

Another thing we’ve been hearing from the community since launch are reports of issues with running the Silicon Bonk plugin in ASP3—so we took care of that, too.

If you’re not familiar with Silicon Bonk, it’s a powerful plugin created by the talented Spoilerhead and Grubernd (Bernd, a moderator of the ASP forum).

Back when it was first released in the forum, Bernd said he designed Silicon Bonk because he “couldn’t find a B&W tool that could do fast and simple conversions from already tweaked color images, while still allowing for a wide range of adjustments—something I wanted to have for my reportage and wedding work.

You need to correct and deliver the color images anyway,” he added. “[So] if you can build the B&W conversion on all the work you already put in, you save a lot of time and raise the quality. And while I forgot the saturation slider in the original design, it now allows for this plugin also to deliver color images.

Check out this sample image below that’s been Silicon Bonk’d by Bernd to show what’s possible with this amazing plugin.

Source: Bernd Gruber & Spoilerhead, AfterShot Pro Forum

New Cinematic Preset Pack

And that’s not all… also available as part of our updates is a new preset pack. The Cinematic Preset Pack gets you 5 original presets to give your photos a dramatic, film-like look.

This pack contains:

  • Art House Getaway
  • City of God
  • Graphic Novel Revenge BW
  • Modern Zombie Chase
  • Take the Red Pill

Flip through the images in the gallery below to get an idea of what each preset looks like using our sample photo.

So… What’s Next? Tell Us What You Want to See!

Since the launch of AfterShot Pro 3 we’ve received many comments, requests and suggestions. As we develop AfterShot, we always want to hear what our users would like to see added, changed and improved.

One item we’ve heard via our feedback loop is an intermittent issue with pink hue appearing on (generally very overexposed) images when adjusting highlights or exposure. Thanks again to those who’ve been in touch to let us know about what they’ve experienced. We’ve already started working on the issue and are currently looking for additional info to help us resolve it. If you have experienced this, please hit the ‘feedback’ button in-app and tell us which camera you have. We may want to reach out to you for a sample image. Thanks in advance for your help!

We also want to let you know that we’re getting down to work on the RAW profile for the new Nikon D500 as our next dynamic profile update. Stay tuned!

We appreciate every bit of information we read and hear. Whether you want to tell us about it in-app using the new ‘feedback’ button, on social media, in blog comments, call/chat with support, or send us a note via carrier pigeon, each and every piece of feedback we receive is shared directly with the AfterShot team.

Customer feedback is incredibly important to us and helps us prioritize requests, suggestions and fixes. If there’s something you want to see in AfterShot Pro 3, don’t be shy—tell us about it.

Enjoy the updates!

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Comments (25)

  • Ken S Reply

    Just downloaded AfterShot Pro 3 and it does not open Canon 80D RAW images (CR2). So far tech support seems to be dragging its feet and I suspect that despite the specs stated in the program help section, that I must make some additional tweak or maybe Corel has a bug. Running Win 10

    November 29, 2016 at 3:55 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Ken, thanks for getting in touch! To take advantage of the new RAW profiles that have been dynamically added to ASP3, like the Canon 80D, all you need to do is visit the Get More tab in-app or go to the AfterShot Resources page on the Corel Discovery Center and download the profile. A link to the Discovery Center is above. Hope this helps!

      December 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm
  • Achim Reply

    Hey Guys, some Questions:

    – are you currently working on the CR2 bug “no image available” from serval Cameras? Mine is a Canon 60D working with MacOS.
    – are you currently working on the Linux bug “no get more” button i think that is the button you need to open the Discovery center to install automatically the Camera updates.

    And another question why is no reaction in the support forum from corel? Are you hoping the bug dissapears suddenly :P. I thing the only action is that all possible new costumers go away when they feel their problems are not heard….. thank you very much for your answer :).

    Greetings from Germany Achim

    June 5, 2016 at 12:39 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Achim, great to hear from you and thanks for sharing your feedback! Yes, we have logged the ‘No Image Available’ message with our dev team for review. If you are using ASP3 on Linux, the Get More content is currently available for download from the Discovery Center (http://corl.co/1OdIi8A). The forum has been designed as user-to-user space, set up so members of the community could connect, learn from, and help one another. You’ll find there are several members of the Corel team who regularly visit and post in the forum; however, if you require official support, I suggest contacting our team directly (http://corl.co/1TWnPlF). Thanks and hope this helps. Cheers!

      June 8, 2016 at 5:19 pm
  • Michael Reply

    I want use presets with Linux. But theres no way to to )-:

    June 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Michael: Not to worry, you still have access to all of AfterShot’s amazing presets via the Discovery Center. Here’s a link that will take you there: http://corl.co/1OdIi8A Hope this helps!

      June 8, 2016 at 5:21 pm
  • Jack Reply

    @ Alex, could you also reply to my questions? Please? Are the Linux problems solved!?

    June 4, 2016 at 8:22 am
    • Jack Reply

      I don’t understand why it takes so long to answer simple questions :(. ASP 3 is out since 11th of may, with problems reported for Linux. That’s almost one full month ago…

      June 7, 2016 at 2:25 am
      • Alex Brazeau Reply

        Hi Jack, thanks for following up on this and my apologies for the wait. At this time, I have not yet received any updates on the particular issue raised in your support ticket. I will have your ticket updated to let the team know you’ve followed up and would like to receive a response when more is available. Is there a particular Linux question I can help answer? Appreciate your patience, thanks.

        June 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm
      • Jack Reply

        Hi Alex, so this means I have being lied to… 🙁 because it was said the problem was found and was going to be solved in the next version. And this is months and months ago… And don’t ask me (again) for what tickets en what problems. It’s all on your desk.

        About the Linux problem I (again) refer to lots of comments on Facebook and the forum. I did not upgrade myself yet because there has been absolutely no answer to the questions of Linux users about the problems they are experiencing.

        June 9, 2016 at 4:39 am
      • Jack Reply

        Things like immediately crashing, not opening the file system:

        http://forum.corel.com/EN/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=59375

        June 9, 2016 at 4:45 am
        • Alex Brazeau Reply

          Hi Jack, appreciate you following up and sharing this info. I’ve updated our Facebook conversation with more on your particular ticket.

          Our team is aware of the thread you’ve shared and, while we are monitoring for feedback in the User-to-User forums, I encourage anyone who’s experienced this issue to get in touch with our support team directly so their case can be logged. Support can be reached here: http://corl.co/1TWnPlF Thanks and we’ll provide more information as it becomes available.

          June 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm
  • John Reply

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I really want to support developers like yourselves who do try and support Linux, (plus I don’t like to see any one entity have a monopoly). But it becomes so frustrating when you go the extra mile to support such development only for the organisation to fail at the very basics.

    Anyway the issue was back in Feb and assigned ticket #3041798. Sadly as I couldn’t even get Aftershot to run I haven’t been able to purchases it.

    There was a second issue I had with the OM-D E-M10, which was listed as supported at the time, but only if I edited the Exif data and changed the ‘model’ field to read as an E-M5. Would this be now fixed in ASP3?

    May 31, 2016 at 11:43 pm
  • John Reply

    Support for the Olympus OMD EM-10 II would be appreciated.

    Might also be helpful if when asking for support and repeatedly mentioning that you are using Fedora, for your support staff to not repeatedly give out irrelevant instructions for windows. Then ignoring you when you point out this isn’t helpful, isn’t, well….. helpful!

    /rant

    May 31, 2016 at 10:59 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi John, sorry to hear about your troubles with support. If you can provide us with your ticket number, I’ll escalate your case with a senior member of our support team. I’ll also add your request for the EM-10 II to the list. Appreciate you letting us know.

      May 31, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  • jonz Reply

    I can’t use Aftershot Pro because of its handling of metadata. It doesn’t matter what the “standard” is, because there really isn’t one in practice and programs need to work with each other. Most programs expect jpg metadata to be written back to the file, and not stored in an external sidecar. Aftershot Pro does this, in fact, on file export. There needs to be an option to write XMP metadata back to the file in formats that support it, most especially in jpg. Thank you

    May 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hey Jonz, AfterShot Pro 3 does this already for you when you export. When setting up your batch export, be sure to visit the Metadata section and check the boxes to embed IPTC, EXIF and other metadata. Hope this helps.

      May 31, 2016 at 11:26 pm
      • Jonz Reply

        Actually, that doesn’t answer the question. I already noted that Aftershot writes metadata to the jpg internally on export.

        The problem is with how it stores jpg metadata for the unexported files in the catalog. Many programs expect this metadata to be stored in the jpg itself. Storing it in an xmp sidecar file, results in breaking compatibility.

        June 3, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    • Jack Reply

      I don’t consider this a problem myself, because I only need the metadata to be inside the files only for selected images I want to use in other programs, online or offline. And at that point there is compatibility.

      June 4, 2016 at 8:20 am
      • Jonz Reply

        OK, perhaps it’s not a problem for you but let me give you a real world example in terms of my workflow.

        I have many thousands of photographs, and I prefer not to be reliant (long term or short-term) on one software package for editing. I do not want to create file copies all the time for each edit – that’s a great advantage of non-destructive editing – right?

        At present my favorite editors are Lightroom and Photoshop. My digital archive manager of choice is IMatch. I would be happy to use Aftershot because it’s a good non-destructive editor without a lot superfluous features, but many other software packages (including those named) expect jpgs to have internal metadata, and very few that I know of (besides Aftershot) expect (and work) with the jpg/xml combination. Same with TIF.

        I prefer forward and backward compatibility…it’s your own insurance policy. Yes, your specific photo edits won’t work between Lightroom and Aftershot (unfortunately!) but the work you do on metadata should be interchangeable (and I do quite a bit).

        June 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm
  • Jack Reply

    Oh, and about wishes for camera profiles? I guess the new Fuji X-Pro2 and the upcoming XT-2 would be on my personal wishlist. Besides that, much better RAF conversion in general (detail, too much red), because of all my images only about one third is useable. The rest I cannot get to look as good as the jpegs that come out of my XT-1.

    May 28, 2016 at 9:29 am
  • Jack Reply

    Hi Alex,

    Looks great! 🙂 Is the Linux bug solved with this update? I want to upgrade, but there were problems with Linux crashing all the time, right from the start of the program. I’m using LInux myself and waiting to upgrade until this is solved.

    May 28, 2016 at 9:24 am
    • jeff ferr Reply

      I am also experiencing this problem 🙁

      June 6, 2016 at 11:56 pm
      • Alex Brazeau Reply

        Hi Jeff, we’d like to gather some additional information on this to share with our development team. Hang tight and we’ll have someone in touch. Thanks.

        June 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm
      • Jack Reply

        ‘Hang tight’ is one of the most used replies Alex 🙁 and everything is going in circles. There are enough people on the forum who can help because they cannot use the Linux version.

        June 9, 2016 at 4:30 am

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