Corel AfterShot Pro 3 | RAW Photo Editing Software [PC/Mac Key Card]
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- Non-destructive photo editing: manage and edit your RAW photos with this powerful and ultra-fast photo editor
- Simple photo management: with no importing required, conveniently view, store and organize all your photos in one place
- Powerful batch processing: load, select, edit and output your photos quickly with controls and presets that allow you to edit one or thousands of photos at once
- Time-saving tools: watermark, correct, remove blemishes and more with integrated tools; image presets automate tedious and repetitive processing work
- Get complete control with a personalized workflow: customizable workspace, easy integration with photo editors, built-in support, and shareable web galleries
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Protect and promote your work with versatile Watermarking features. Deter unauthorized copying, brand your photos with your logo or contact info, or add text and graphics. Apply watermarks to individual photos or batches, and easily adjust size, rotation, position, transparency and more.
Regain more of the detail and tone from your overexposed photos with enhanced Highlight Recovery. Powered by a new algorithm, this feature lets you access more of the data in your RAW files for superior image quality.
Save time and edit faster by doing more touchups and photo corrections in AfterShot Pro 3, rather than jumping to PaintShop Pro or Adobe Photoshop. The new Blemish Remover offers circle, brush, polygon and freehand tools for detailed editing, making portrait editing faster and easier. Remove dust, spots, smudges and a variety of imperfections on any photo.
Image Preset Library
Now it's easier to tap into the power of presets to automate more of your repetitive processing jobs or quickly reproduce a look that would otherwise be tedious to replicate. The new Image Preset Library lets you browse, preview and download free and for-purchase presets.
A Complete Photo Manager
Quickly find and organize your existing photos, and easily add new ones or catalogs any time. Powerful search tools, star ratings and other management tools let you quickly find photos even in very large collections.
Fast Batch Processing
Speed up your workflow with powerful batch processing. Take advantage of presets or custom settings, and easily set up batches for web, print, galleries or easy backup.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Tools
Combine multiple exposures to create a single, stunning HDR photo. Within the AfterShot HDR module, apply Smart Photo Fix, White Balance, Brightness/Contrast, Fill Light/Clarity, Local Tone Mapping, High Pass Sharpening, and Digital Noise Removal for impressive photos.
Powerful Non-Destructive Editing
Whether you're shooting in RAW or JPEG, enhance photos with powerful adjustment tools, noise reduction, red eye and blemish removal. Recreate the look of a high end camera with the local contrast tool. Make images pop with selective editing and accurate color correction.
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|Highlight Recovery||basic adjustments only||✓|
|image Preset Library||✓||✓|
|Lens Correction Development Kit and Updater||✓||✓|
|Modular Camera Profiles||✓||✓|
|Camera Profile Development Kit||✓||✓|
- EOS: 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D/9000D, 80D, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark IIn, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1DX, 1DX Mark II, 5D, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 6D, 6D Mark ll, 7D, 7D Mark II, 100D(Kiss X7/Rebel SL1), 200D(Rebel SL2), 300D(Kiss Digital/Digital Rebel), 350D(Kiss Digital N/Digital Rebel XT), 400D(Kiss Digital X/Digital Rebel XTi), 450D(Kiss X2/Rebel XSi), 500D(Kiss X3/Rebel T1i), 550D(Kiss X4/Rebel T2i), 600D(Kiss X5/Rebel T3i), 650D(Kiss X6i/Rebel T4i), 700D(Kiss X7i/Rebel T5i), 750D(Kiss X8i/Rebel T6i), 760D(8000D/Rebel T6s), 800D(Kiss X9i/Rebel T7i), 1000D(Kiss F Digital/Rebel XS), 1100D(Kiss X50/Rebel T3), 1200D(Kiss X70/Rebel T5), 1300D(Rebel T6), 2000D(Rebel T7), 4000D/T100, D30, D60, M, M5, M6, M100;
- Powershot: G1 X, G5 X, G1 X Mark II, G10, G11, G12, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7 X, G7 X II, G9, G15, G16, S100, S110, S40, S45, S50, S60, S70, S90, S95, S120, Pro1, SX1, SX50 HS, SX60;
- Canon sRAW and mRAW formats
FujiFilm: FinePix HS50EXR, FinePix F900EXR, Finepix SL1000, S1, X-A1, X-A2, X100, X-T1, X-T2, X-E1, X-E2, X-E2S, X-PRO1, X-PRO2, X-M1, X100S, X100T, X100F, X10, X20, X30, XQ1, XQ2, X-S1, X-T10, X-T20, X70, X-T3, X-T30, Fujifilm X-T3, Fujifilm X-T30
Kodak: DCS: Pro 14n, Pro 14nx, Pro SLR/c, Pro SLR/n, ProBack645
Leica: DIGILUX 3, V-LUX 1, V-LUX 2, V-LUX 3, D-LUX 2, D-LUX 3, D-LUX 4, D-LUX 5, C-LUX, M (TYP 240), M8, M9, Monochrome, X1, X2, Digital MODUL-R8, Digital MODUL-R9, T, T (TYP 701), X2, X Vario (TYP 701), Q (TYP 116), SL (TYP 601), Leica SL (typ601)
Minolta: DiMAGE: 7, 7i, 7Hi, A1, A2, A200, MAXXUM: 5D, 7D, DYNAX: 5D, 7D, ALPHA-5 DIGITAL, ALPHA SWEET DIGITAL, Alpha-7 Digital
Nikon: D2, D4, D4S, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D500, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D800e, D810, D850, D3s, D3x, D3, D2x, D2h, D2xs, D2hs, D1, D1h, D1x, D5, DF, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D3500, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, 1 AW1, 1 J1, 1 J2, 1 J3, 1 J4, 1 S1, 1 V1, 1 V2, 1 V3, P6000, P7000, COOLPIX P330, P7700, P7800, COOLPIX P1000, Z6, Z7, Nikon CoolPix P1000, Nikon D3500
Olympus: AIR A-01, E-1, E-3, E-5, E-10, E-20, E-20N, E-20P, E-30, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-450, E-500, E-510, E-520, E-600, E-620, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II, E-M10, E-M10 Mark II, E-M10 Mark III, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-P5, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PM1, E-PM2, E-PL7, C5050z, C5060wz, C7070wz, C8080wz, OM-D E-M5, PEN-F, SP-310, SP-320, SP-350, SP-500, SP-500uz, SP-510uz, SP-550uz, STYLUS1, Stylus TG-4 Tough, XZ-1, XZ-2, XZ-10, TG-5, Olympus E-PL6, Olympus TG-5
Panasonic: DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15, DMC-LX9, DMC-GH4, DMC-G8, DMC-G81, DMC-G9, FZ2500, FZ2000 , FZ1000, FZ330, FZ300, FZ100, FZ150, FZ200, FZ18, FZ28, FZ30, FZ35, FZ38, FZ40, FZ45, FZ50, FZ8, G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G10, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GF6, GF7, GH1, GH2, GH3, GH5, GM1, GM5, GX1, GX7, L1, L10, LF1, LX100, LX1, LX2, LX3, LX5, LX7, TZ60, ZS40, Lumix DMC-G7, Lumix DMC-TZ100/ZS100, Lumix TZ200/ZS200, Lumix GX9, DC-GX850, DC-GX800, Panasonic DMC-G9
Pentax: K100D, K100D Super, K10D, K110D, K20D, K200D, K2000, *ist D, *ist DL, *IST DL2, *ist DS, *ist DS2, K-01, K-1, K-1 Mark II, K-3, K-3 II, K-5, K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K-50, K-500, K-7, K-70, K-30, K-m, K-r, K-x, K-S1, K-S2, KP, MX-1, Q, Q7, Q10, 645D, 645Z
Ricoh: GR, GR II
Samsung: GX-10, GX-20, GX-1L, GX-1S, NX10, NX11, NX30, NX100, NX200, NX300, NX5
- SLT: A33, A35, A37, A55, A55V, A57, A58, A65, A65V, A68, A77, A77V, A77 II(ILCA-77 II), A99, A99V;
- Alpha: A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A390, A450, A500, A3000(ILCE-3000), A5100(ILCE-5100), A550, A560, A580, A6300, A6400, A6500, A700, A850, A900, A5000 (ILCE-5000), Alpha A6000 (ILCE-6000), A7(ILCE-7), A7R (ILCE-7R), A7 II(ILCE-7 II), A7R II(ILCE-7R II), A7S(ILCE-7S), A7S II, A7 III(ILCE-7 III), A7R III, A7R IV, A9, QX1, A6400;
- Cybershot: DSC-M2, DSC-R1, DSC-RX1R-II, DSC-RX1, DSC-RX1R, DSC-RX10, DSC-RX10 II, DSC-RX10 III, DSC-RX100, DSC-RX100 II, DSC-RX100 III, DSC-RX100 IIII, DSC-RX100 V, DSC-RX100 VI, NEX-3, NEX-3N, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX-A7S, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, SLT-A02
Edit faster, deliver higher quality images sooner and get back behind the camera where you belong with Corel AfterShot Pro 3. This powerful RAW photo editor reveals your true creative potential and frees you from high costs, endless subscriptions, and hours spent editing at your computer.
Find hundreds of RAW and modular camera profiles. Edit, enhance and manage your photos with ease and speed. Brand and protect your work with Watermarking. Enhanced Highlight Recovery, including a range control, helps you regain more detail in overexposed images. Save editing time with Blemish Remover tools, comprehensive batch processing and an Image Preset Library—after all, time is money. Tailor your software to meet your needs by making your own lens corrections and plugins, and easily updating camera profiles. Powerful, affordable and subscription-free, AfterShot Pro 3 is the fastest way to sort, select and perfect your photos.
- Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 with latest service pack (64-bit editions)
- 64-bit Intel or AMD processor (multi-core processor recommended)
- 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended for HDR)
- 400 MB of available hard-disk space required
- 1024x768 resolution with 16-bit color display (1280 x 768 resolution with 24 bit or higher color display recommended)
- Internet connection required for online help and program updates
- Mac OS X 10.9 or later (64-bit edition)
- All Intel Macs model are supported
- 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended for HDR)
- 250 MB of available hard-disk space required
- 1024 x 768 resolution with 16-bit color display
- Internet connection required for online help and program updates
Software required for application features
- Internet Explorer 11 or higher, or Microsoft Edge
- Safari 5.1 or higher
- JPG, TIFF
- RAW file support from most leading camera manufacturers: ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAW, RW2, RWL, SR2
Product detailsPlatform:Key Card | Edition:Pro
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.12 x 7.5 inches; 1.12 Ounces
- Item model number : ASP3MLDLCAM
- Date First Available : May 11, 2016
- Manufacturer : Corel
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That said, I have become very proficient in Paint Shop Pro and have learned to use layers and I have various different accessories that I use, including color cards, Wacom Intuous digital styluses and more. I can put a program through its paces.
Let's start off with the basics. This is NOT photoshop. It isn't Paint Shop Pro. It is something else altogether although it does have overlapping functionality with both of those programs. The simplest way I know of to describe it is a lighter version of Photoshop/PSP, specializing in automation and cataloging. It is for the professional who may come home from a wedding with several hundred (or thousand, if he/she has apprentices working) photos that need a lot of the same things done to each photo. For example, they all might need the same color correction or white balancing. Or there might be dozens with the same facial blemish that needs to be removed... Anything that needs to be done many times to similar photos is easily done here, and wouldn't be easily done in photoshop or PSP. Corel purchased a pretty good program called Bibble Pro and has put their team to work on stylizing it more like other Corel products so that it will interact well with them and be relatively easy to use for photographers and editors coming from other Corel products. Being version 3 of a product that was in version 5 when they acquired it, AfterShot Pro 3 is a mature program with a fair amount of testing and real-world use under its belt.
The program is also very good for cataloging. It will let you assign metadata to your files so that later you can easily find photos with an in-depth search function that makes it easy to find photos with keyword searches, and searches based on location and time and date and more.
Another nice feature is that it is non-destructive. The program makes all of its changes to it's own files, which tell the program what to do to the original raw file - at no time is the original ever changed. You may end up producing a jpg that is different than the original raw file, but the raw file from the camera will always be kept as it was originally shot from the camera.
I had some learning curves to overcome and a couple of things that bothered me. One of the features of this program is that it is supposed to have a light footprint and run well, even on older computers. It is also supposed to use the processing power of higher end graphics cards (which I have) to help speed up processing, resulting in a much faster workflow when processing hundreds or thousands of photos. However, I also found some glitches. For instance, when making changes to things like white balance or color tone, the screen would give me a very jagged, low quality image that remained that way until I interacted with the photo in some way. A mouse click or something else would be required to force the proper redraw. I found this immensely distracting and annoying and I did not readily see a way to fix it. It doesn't do anything to the picture (everything is non-destructive) but it affects how the picture looks on screen and is annoying.
I also found a problem with easily getting back to the previous setting if I did something that I didn't like. Yes, there is an undo feature, but sometimes you are working within a screen where you haven't committed anything yet (like a white balance dropper) and it is not easy to return to a previous setting that you liked.
Finally, I found some instances where drop down lists would not drop down, even though they should.
I have included a photo of the "jagged" effect that I encountered.
Overall, Corel has done a good job of creating an inexpensive alternative to Aperture or Lightroom and it interacts well with PaintShop Pro (AND photoshop, interestingly) so this is arguably a solid choice for photographers looking for an inexpensive but high powered and high quality alternatives to the big guys.
I wasn’t sure I’d need this software. It’s not like Photoshop in that it’s not really about tweaking individual photos as much as batch editing (Lightroom does it, but it can be tough to understand how to do it…) and adding a watermarks to a bunch of photos (a batch) at one time.
This software is for photographers who want to take their photos and make similar adjustments to groups of photos, instead of working with each one individually. You can always do more later, but this software makes editing RAW photos (if you don’t know what that means, you’re probably not doing it…) and organizing them in a professional way, much easier.
The first thing I did was go to the link given to me to download the software.
The download took only a second or two, then I was prompted to either go with the trial version (30 days FREE - you can go to the Corel site and try it out before you buy) or add my serial number.
I added the serial number and the installation took off, running only about 3 minutes to completion.
When finished I was taken to a page on the Corel site with a 11 minute tutorial video. There’s actually 6 video tutorials for this product and you can view them on the AfterShot Pro YouTube channel.
Tutorial videos include:
1. How to copy and paste image settings in AfterShot Pro
2. How to adjust white balance and color correction in AfterShot Pro
3. How to adjust tone and exposure with AfterShot Pro
4. Quick tips for adjusting and processing RAW files with AfterShot Pro
5. Getting Started with AfterShot Pro for a Faster Workflow
6. ‘Get More’ with AfterShot Pro 3: more cameras, more presets, more plugins
Also on the page with the tutorial video are links to Web-Based Help, User Guide, FAQ’s, Corel User to User Forum, Discovery Center, and Points of View Blog.
The link to the User Guide did take me to a User Guide for AfterShot Pro 2 - not 3 - but maybe they are so much alike they didn’t need a new User Guide? Why buy 3 then?! Not sure about that one. Truthfully I did find the User Guide for 3 on the download page (PDF) - so it’s there… just not everywhere!
SOFTWARE FEATURES: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WORKFLOW
It’s pretty good stuff and after the tutorials and a bit of practice, it’s remarkably easy to use. Feels very familiar - similar to Lightroom and I installed it on a Windows 7 PC with a Core i7 processor and 16GB of ram. It ran flawlessly through its tasks, despite the older operating system.
This software will also install on MAC computers, Windows 10, Windows 8 and Linux systems.
In the open software (to the left) you have access to the photos you want to browse via your PC’s file structure. It makes this workflow software very similar to Lightroom. You can, but you don’t have to, import everything into a catalog.
You can bookmark file folders to automatically have it open when you use the software again. This is a very cool feature! There are also lots of ways to sort your images and label them to increase productivity. Color coding (by star rating) is one of these and it’s easy to do.
One thing I noticed was the large number of preset plugins that can be added to the software to further add to its functionality. Most are free, a few are twenty bucks or so, but all really add powerful batch editing to the basic framework of the software. (When the software is open, it’s on the far right vertical tab where it says “Get More” next to a red star.)
You can tweak photos individually, or use presets. You can also make your own presets or use the auto-levels. “Perfectly Clear” works very well for a good starting point to fine tuning. You can also create adjustment layers, which means you can play with backgrounds or foregrounds to create even better photos. Heal/Clone layer also allows for fixing imperfections.
History views allow the user to see how you’ve changed your photo. You can save your changes to create a preset for other photos. This is a little bit confusing, but with practice users who have also used similar software from Adobe (Lightroom and Photoshop) this will be easier.
This software isn’t the easiest to use for novices to photo editing software, but it’s got a lot of great features for those looking for a budget-friendly alternative to Adobe Lightroom. I like how Corel attempts to educate users on the features through their tutorials, but it’s only with time and practice that I feel like I’ll become proficient using it.
PLUG-INS MAKE IT COOL
I’m excited about the plug-ins which can be directly downloaded within the software (so many are for free). The 32-bit ones may or may not work with this software, but since they are 3rd party offerings you might give 'em a go and if you don't like them remove them. Most are free, but a few cost around twenty dollars each.
Info taken from Corel's website for all available plug-ins for AfterShot Pro 3. This will give you a general idea of what's available.
Zone (32-bit / 64-bit)
The Zone plugin decomposes the image in the traditional "zones" based on Ansel Adams' Zone system. It can help you to set the correct exposure of a photo in a simple way.
Grid (32-bit / 64-bit)
Grid can display different useful grids and lines on the photo. The grids include a rectangular grid, thirds and golden ratio and golden spiral. These grids can help you to compose your photo.
zText - Writes text on your image (32-bit / 64-bit)
This plugin enables writing on an image in any font, color, size, opacity, in any perspective view, with shadow effect and more. It also supports text effects like italic, bold underline, etc. Drawing the date/time of the image shot is possible as well as...
zShadow - Adding a shadow to your image (32-bit / 64-bit)
zShadow is made to add a shadow to your image. Like shown in the examples the shadow could either be applied in a certain direction or around the whole image. Thereby the colors for background and the shadow can be adjusted separately. Also the size of the...
Corel® GradFilter™ Pro - Graduated Neutral Density and Color Filter (64-bit only)
GradFilter Pro simulates graduated neutral density and graduated color filters. The plugin can be used, for example, to darken a bright sky or brighten a dark subject so that both the sky and subject are properly exposed.
zChannelMixer - channel mixer plugin (32-bit / 64-bit)
A channel mixer plug in that supports also direct B&W conversion before or after (or both) mixing the channels....
zFrame - applying up to five frames around your image (32-bit / 64-bit)
This plug-in draws up to five frames around an image. Each frame can be set with different size and color. Also the ratio of the frames thickness on the long and short side might be adapted as well as the image can be moved inside the frame.
zSoften - Soften filter with choice of several algorithms and other effects (32-bit / 64-bit)
This plugin introduces a soften filter with choice of several algorithms to AfterShot Pro. Also included is the 'Orton Effect' and the possibility to apply the filter as a vignette....
asGPS - Geotagging and reverse geotagging in ASP (32-bit only)
The asGPS plugin allows geotagging with Google maps support inside ASP. It shows a road map or satellite view with several options and addons.
Images which have GPS information are marked in the map. You can search nearest location for them. Images...
asPluginManager - Manage your installed plugins (32-bit only)
With this plugin you can manage your installed plugins. It works by renaming the plugin folders in your AfterShot Pro user home Plugins directory. Activated plugin directories end in *.afplugin, deactivated end in *.afplugin.off.
LabCurves2 - Adjust curves in Lab Space (32-bit only)
This plugin allows to modify curves in Lab space. When the plugin is enabled, the RGB curves that are displayed in the Curves tool become indeed Lab curves.
Thus, red curve becomes L, green curve becomes a and blue curve becomes b. Then, adjusti...
LabTools - Tweak your image in Lab space (32-bit only)
[This plugin was renamed from SContrast to LabTools]
This plugin allows to increase or decrease the image contrast by applying an S-shape curve to the Lab L channel.
It also allows to increase or decrease the saturation level by modifying the...
AutoLevels - Histogram Stretching (32-bit only)
This simple plugin implements the auto levels function.
The image histogram is stretched so that a percentage (Black control) of the image is pure black and a percentage (White control) of the image is pure white.
USM - Standard Unsharp Mask (32-bit only)
Here is the standard Unsharp Mask plugin for picture sharpening and local contrast enhancement.
The unsharp mask works by creating a slightly blurred version of the original image, which is then subtracted away from the original to detect the ...
Mix3 - Simple black and white channel mixer (32-bit / 64-bit)
Mix3 is a simple black and white channel mixer for Bibble 5 and AfterShot Pro. It produces B&W images by mixing the R,G,B channels. It roughly preserves average luminosity (although 'roughly' is the operative term) by taking a weighted average of R,G,B ...
Bez - Tools for manipulating tonality (32-bit / 64-bit)
Bezier curve-based tonal controls for AfterShot Pro.
he initial motivation was to provide more tonality controls, like the LR tone curve and brightness (mid-tone) tools, and it grew from there. Written by Ferdinand Paris (F_P), based on a samp...
mdRedEyes - Correct "Red Eyes" (32-bit only)
With this plugin you can correct "red eyes" that are caused by a direct flash. You mark the red eyes with a region and then enable the plugin. You can change the sensitivity of the red-eye-detection and the luminance of the corrected eye....
CA Quest - Manage Chromatic Aberration Correction (32-bit only)
CA Quest manages a "profile" of corrections which have to be applied differently for different cameras and lenses, and at different key settings. The Lens Correction feature for zoom lenses allows you to build a profile of the Chromatic Aberration corre...
Nuance - Colour Grading (32-bit only)
Nuance is a colour grading tool. It adjusts the look and feel of an image by shifting the tint, brightness, vibrance and contrast of up to 24 distinct colour "patches." Nuance is designed to enhance the look of the image as a whole, and can very easily and...
zPerspector - Perspective correction plugin for AfterShot (32-bit / 64-bit)
This plugin offers the ability to correct the perspective in your image inside AfterShot Pro. Each corner of the image can be moved in up/down and left/right direction to adjust the perspective. Each two corners can be linked to make the work faster and e...
Vigne - Advanced Vignetting
Vigne adds advanced vignetting functionality to AfterShot Pro. You can change every parameter of the vignetting: strength (darken or lighten), size, transition sharpness, falloff type, center position, shape, deformation, a.s.o. It also has a vertical lin...
Nostalgia - Classic Films Simulator (32-bit only)
Nostalgia gives digital images a film look by simulating traditional chemical films such as Tri-X, Kodachrome, Velvia and so on. Nostalgia also simulates familiar papers such as Portra, Multi-Contrast and others. There's also lens filtration options, latit...
FatToni - New generation Split Toning (and more) (32-bit only)
FatToni is a all in one Split Toning and tint control tool. It is optimized to work along the Silicon Bonk plugin, but of course it also works with other B&W plugin and even on Color Images. (e.g. to achieve a cross processing effect) It enables you ...
Silicon Bonk - New generation Black & White (32-bit / 64-bit)
Silicon Bonk runs very late in the pipeline by design and is especially tailored towards converting images to b&w that have previously been treated with color manipulating tools. (i.e. to quickly convert color images to b&w without making any previously ma...
Wavelet Sharpen 3 - Wavelet Based Sharpening, and more (32-bit / 64-bit)
This Plugins brings the popular wavelet sharpening algorithm to Aftershot Pro, when used with mild settings, it gives a really good sharpening effects, some users even claim that it can rescue out of focus shots. Also, Wavelet Sharpen brings a large radius...
Wavelet Denoise - Wavelet based denoising (32-bit / 64-bit)
Wavelet Denoise brings the power of Wavelet Denoise to AfterShot Pro. It performs its work in L*A*B* Colorspace and therefore enables separate treatment of chroma and luminance noise. Wavelet Denoise includes a special algorithm to protect edges from ge...
Grain - Make some noise (32-bit only)
The Grain Plugin offers a fast way to add some texture to your images. While it does not try to replicate analog film grain the effect is the same. From small, almost invisible to big and bold, all available. The amount in shadows, mids and highlights can ...
Black & White - Black & White with Spot Color
This plug-in provides Black and White conversion with much more control than simple desaturation. Choose what color channels to use, then optionally restore one or two colors back into the image...
This software is 64-bit; quick and I noticed no lag or drag on my system when using it. If it’s what you need - it’s a solid buy.
I really like this solid performing software, however I think it might be unnecessary for those who already have other similar software. Viewing metadata, working with RAW files, adding layers, adding a watermark, presets... all very cool features, however for those who don’t need that info or aren't sure, they may want to give it a try to see if it's for them.
I suggest downloading the FREE trial first before purchasing to see if it’s for you. I think this is the best way to find out if it has the features and functionality you are looking for in the shortest amount of time. If you find it frustrating to use in the trial version - even viewing the tutorials and looking at the User Guide, then you'll not be out any money. If it's just what you wanted, then you can easily purchase it and add your serial number to make it your own.
FYI... Corel PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate is a product worth looking at if you are new to photo editing and want the best of both worlds. The Ultimate bonus pack includes Corel's AfterShot 2.