Corel Takes Another Stab at Lightroom’s Market Share with AfterShot Pro 2

AfterShot Pro 2

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...]

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 Released

Perfect Photo Suite 8_All Editions-lf

onOne Software has released Perfect Photo Suite 8.5, which includes speed and productivity enhancements to the Perfect Photo Suite’s Browse module, improved performance with the Perfect Eraser tool, and enhanced masking support in Perfect Effects and Perfect Layers. RAW file support is also included with the Standard Edition in version 8.5.

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 has grown into a full-featured photo editor, which works as a plug-in with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture, as well as a standalone app. 

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 includes 8 integrated photo processing applications, described by onOne below. [Read more...]

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.03 Now Available

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 5.03, which adds RAW image support for the Canon EOS M2 in Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11. The update also resolves an issue that prevented lens correction from working properly with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 images and address a color cast issue on some Olympus OM-D E-M1 images.

The update is available through the Mac App Store’s “Updates” tab.

Topaz B&W Effects 50% Off Sale Ending Soon

Topaz BW Effects

Topaz B&W Effects 50% off sale ends next week on November 19 (it’s $29.99 vs. $59.99 regularly).

B&W Effects is a black and white plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone with Topaz’s photoFXlab app.

For the B&W Effects 50% off sale price, use the promo code novbw at checkout on Topaz Labs’ website.

Perfect Photo Suite 8 Beta Still Free Through Nov. 26

Perfect Photo Suite 8

onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 is in its final beta version prior to the November 26 launch of the new version. The program is works as a plugin to Aperture, Lightroom, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. It can also be used as a standalone for editing images from start to finish. You can download the beta here at onOne Software’s website.

You can purchase Perfect Photo Suite 8 as a standalone app for $79.95. If you want the plug-in version only, it costs $129.95. The Premium Edition works as a plug-in and standalone application for $299.95. onOne Software is offering a pre-order price for $179.95. More details here at onOne Software’s website.

Apple Aperture 3.5 Released

Aperture 3

Alongside several other updates today, Apple updated Aperture to version 3.5. the update adds several new features and bug fixes.

Notably, Aperture 3.5 now supports iCloud Photo Sharing and Apple Maps support. For SmugMug users, you can now publish and sync galleries directly from Aperture to your SmugMug account.

The list of new features and bug fixes is below. [Read more...]

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.09 Adds Support for Olympus E-P5

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 4.09, which adds RAW image compatibility for the Olympus E-P5 to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11.

It also includes changes that:

  • Restore lens correction to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 images
  • Address a white balance issue with some Nikon images that were modified by third-party applications

You can download the update from Apple’s website.