Corel AfterShot Pro 3 Review
Corel AfterShot Pro Review
Sometimes photos can say more than thousands words. Just for this reason, almost all of us have got digital cameras and take photos, for example, birthday or wedding parties, beautiful nature landscapes, animals, and so on. But, unfortunately, it is not enough just to take photos; it is more important to manage and edit them. Now thanks to a lot of advanced software applications, you can easily and effectively to manage your photo collection and reliably edit them. As a rule, such programs cost a lot of money and home users and photo amateurs cannot afford buy them. Fortunately, Corel AfterShot Pro 3 is a rare exception. Its price is acceptable and the tools with which the program provides you are really great and amazing. It includes everything for home users and photo amateurs and allows them to make from their RAW photo files real photo masterpieces.
Corel AfterShot Pro 3 is a professional program for processing and editing digital photos. With the help of it you can correct the white balance on the photo, adjust sharpness, contrast and saturation, remove unwanted objects, print digital photos, and so on. The program supports a wide range of digital cameras such as Fujifilm, Sony, Samsung, etc.
If you want to make from your taken photos (regardless digital camera model) amazing photo masterpieces by applying different advanced effects, filters and adjustments offered by the program, Corel AfterShot Pro 3 is just that program you need.
Corel AfterShot Pro 3 is a multi-functional photo software application which includes different advanced tools for organizing and managing photos on the one hand and editing RAW and JPG images on the other hand.
With the help of the program, you have the possibility to organize and edit your RAW and JPG images in three simple steps, i.e. all you need to do is to open, edit and, finally, export your photos for printing and sharing.
Thanks to Corel AfterShot Pro 3, photo editing has never been easier!
Download and Installation- Corel AfterShot Pro 3 can be downloaded from the official Corel website. It is an online installer (about 700 KB in size). Currently the program is available in three languages only- English, German and Japanese and it is designed for three operating system- Windows, Mac and Linux. Corel AfterShot Pro 3 supports only 64 bit version of Windows.
The trial version can be tested for 30 days; it is fully functional during this period.
The installation procedure is straightforward and standard. After opening the online installer, the program will start downloading all necessary components from the Internet and after that installing them. The installation process is very fast. All you need to do is to read and accept EULA, enter the serial number (if you have got it) or use it as a 30-day trial, select the folder for installation, and, finally, choose those common RAW files which you want to associate with the program.
The Interface of the Program- Corel AfterShot Pro 3 has got a highly customizable user interface and provides you with a wide variety of management and editing tools for controlling and managing your photos.
Corel AfterShot Pro 3 can be roughly divided into three parts- Browse panel, Preview panel and Tools Panel. The Browse panel (on the left side of the program) allows you to access you photos, sort out and open them. The Preview panel (in the center of the program) displays a large photo selected for editing. You can view it and apply different filters and tools provided by the program in real time. And, finally, the Tools panel contains various editing tools which allows you to edit RAW and JGP images, for example, add watermarks, adjust brightness and saturation, and so on.
The main advantage of the user interface is that you can customize it. For example, you have the possibility to change its background color, remove some unneeded panels, and so on.
The Main Features of the Program- Corel AfterShot Pro 3 provides you with unlimited possibilities for managing, editing and sharing your captured RAW image and JPG files.
Photo Management- with the help of the program you can easily manage and sort out your RAW photos. You can do all these actions on the Browse panel which is divided into three tabs- Library, File System and output. In the Library tab you can view your original and edited photos; they are sorted out into categories. You can create as many photo categories as you want and place photos there. The File System tab displays all directories and folders of your computer. With the help of it you can add folders with the photos to the program for editing. The Output tab allows you to export photos in a batch mode or print them.
Corel AfterShot Pro 3 provides you with a lot of ways to organize and sort out your photos. You can, for example, sort your photos by name, date of creation, and so on. You can also label or rate your photos, etc. Thanks to plenty of filters and parameters, you have the possibility to sort out your photos reliable and effectively.
Photo Editing- Corel AfterShot Pro 3 contains a wide range of basic and advanced tools for reliable and effective working with RAW and JPG images that allow you to convert and edit them. All these tools can be found on the Tools panel. They are divided into the following categories- Standard, Color, Tone, Detail, Metadata and Watermark.
The Standard tool includes a wide range of adjustments which can be applied to your photo. It is divided into three sections- Histogram, Basic adjustments and Presets. The Histogram displays your image visually and shows the data which makes up you image. With the help of this histogram, you can view and control all changes performed during the RAW image editing. The Basic Adjustments section contains several editing tools which allow you to adjust contrast, saturation vibrance, and so on. You can also highlight, sharpen or straighten the image, etc.
In this section you can also find two very useful tools which help you to correct and optimize photos quickly. Auto Level tool will level the image by adjusting to it black and white points while Perfectly Clear tool will optimize the photo quickly thanks to advanced photo technologies.
This section also includes different photo presets which can be applied to the photo. They give to it amazing look. For example, black and white or sepia. You have the possibility to create your own presets and save them for further use.
Color tab allows you to control and manage colors on your photo. You can, for example, correct colors by selecting the desired color and adjusting hue, saturation, luminance and color range; balance colors, add white balance, and so on.
Tone tab includes several tools for adjusting brightness and tone, control black and white points, and so on.
Detail tab contains different tools which allow you to remove noise from the image, apply lens correction, add various effects, and so on.
Metadata tab displays thorough info about your image, for example, date of creation, width, height, and so on. You have the possibility to edit the metadata of the image by specifying creator’s address, name, etc.
Watermark tab includes a special tool which allows you to protect your image from unauthorized use by applying an image or text watermark to it.
Among the tools which the program also offers, it should be mentioned the following- Crop tool (it allows you to crop any area on the image by specifying the desired size), Red eye removal (it allows you to correct the photo by removing red eye effect), Blemish remover (it allows you to remove any unwanted area from the photo), Regions cursors (it allows you to select any region on the image, for example, circle, polygon, and so on), Rotation (this tool allows you to rotate the photo right or left by 90 or 180 degrees).
Corel AfterShot Pro 3 contains two plugins- Black and white and Color Equalizer. The former allows you to restore colors on your black and white photos; and the second plugin hue, saturation, and so on to the image.
What is new in Corel AfterShot Pro 3?
Image Preset library
Windows 7- Windows 10 (only 64-bit version is supported)
64-bit Intel or AMD processor
2 GB of RAM
400 MB of free hard disk space.
Supported Image Formats- JPG, TIFF, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAW, RW2, RWL, SR2.
Supported Cameras- Canon, Fujifilm, Kodak, Leica, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh, Samsung, Sony.
Corel AfterShot Pro 3 is a very effective application for organizing and editing RAW photos. It does not matter who you are- professional or photo amateur; it includes everything for reliable and high-quality management your digital photo collection. Thanks to the program, you will become a real photo expert and make from your unedited RAW images amazing and astonishing photos. Fortunately, Corel AfterShot Pro contains all necessary tools to achieve the best results. There are a lot of basic and advanced tools at your disposal.
If you want to edit your RAW images quickly and effortlessly without advanced photo experience, Corel AfterShot Pro 3 is just that program you need.
1. Plenty of advanced tools for managing and editing RAW images
2. It supports all most popular RAW formats and digital cameras.
3. It allows you to manage your photo collection easily.
It does not have a multilingual interface.