Corel Unveils PaintShop Pro X7 with Content-Aware and More New Tools

Corel PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate

Corel has released PaintShop Pro X7 and PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate with several new enhancements designed to help the program compete with the professional-grade editing prowess of Photoshop.

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 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...]

Corel AfterShot Pro for $8.99 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

If you’ve ever thought about giving Corel’s AfterShot Pro a try, it is currently on sale for $8.99 for the download version (for PC or Mac). AfterShot Pro is a Lightroom competitor that allows for RAW file processing and image management. You can read my initial impressions of AfterShot Pro here. AfterShot Pro was updated this past summer with 37 new cameras supported for RAW file processing. Check it out here on Amazon.

Corel AfterShot Pro for $12.99 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

Amazon has Corel AfterShot Pro available for Mac download for $12.99. AfterShot Pro is a Lightroom competitor that allows for RAW file processing and image management. You can read my initial impressions of AfterShot Pro here. AfterShot Pro was updated this past summer with 37 new cameras supported for RAW file processing. Check it out here on Amazon.com.

Corel Releases 64-bit PaintShop Pro X6

PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate

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 AfterShot Pro for $14.99 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

Amazon has Corel AfterShot Pro downloads for Mac and PC for only $14.99. AfterShot Pro is a Lightroom competitor that allows for RAW file processing and image management. You can read my initial impressions of AfterShot Pro here. AfterShot Pro was updated earlier this summer with 37 new cameras supported for RAW file processing. Check it out here at Amazon.com.

Corel AfterShot Pro Update Adds Raw Support for 37 New Cameras

Corel AfterShot Pro

Apparently, the backlash from Adobe’s recent Creative Cloud subscription announcement has lit a fire underneath Corel and its development team.

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 1.2.0.7), 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...]

Corel AfterShot Pro (Lightroom Alternative) for $25 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

Amazon has Corel AfterShot Pro digital downloads available for $25 (boxed copies are $64). I first saw AfterShot Pro last year at CES 2012. It’s raw photo editor and an alternative to Lightroom; however, it does some things different and some stuff that Lightroom can’t. That said, I haven’t heard much news about AfterShot Pro since then and I’m not sure about the current state of development.

You can get the download deals for Windows or Mac here on Amazon.

Corel AfterShot Pro for $59.99 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

Amazon has Corel’s new RAW-editing software, AfterShot Pro, for only $59.99 (normally $99.99) through the end of October.  I was quite impressed with AfterShot Pro and the power they’ve put into masking and layers with RAW images.  If you’ve been looking for a more affordable RAW processing option, this is a great value.

Check it out here on Amazon.