Corel AfterShot 3
Quick Review of the features of Corel After Shot 3
I decided to see what filters and features Corel has that other graphic programs don't have - and is it worth the space on my computer.
AfterShot Pro 3 is the latest version of Corel's RAW photo editor. It offers a comprehensive set of features for adjusting, managing, and outputting your photos. AfterShot Pro 3 can handle RAW files from most popular cameras, as well as JPEGs and TIFFs.
One of the program's strong suits is its non-destructive editing environment. You can make adjustments to your photos without harming the original file. This also makes it easy to revert back to an earlier version if you don't like the changes you made.
AfterShot Pro 3 has a number of built-in presets that let you quickly improve your photos with just a few clicks. There are also tools for correcting lens distortion and chromatic aberration, removing noise, and improving detail in shadow areas. You can even create custom presets based on your own preferences or specific shooting conditions
Review and Thoughts
The thumbnail view lets you see previews of images in a particular folder, and the thumbnails appear below the editor which is nice.
This is an application that would work well if I took a bunch of pictures at an event and there was some color correction that needed to be done before I sent it to a client.
There are a ton of camera profiles available to help fix images.
There's no filters or effects in Corel AfterShot 3.
The standard tools let you adjust the Temp, Brightness, Exposure, Highlights, Fill Light, Blacks, Contrast, Saturation, Vibrance, Hue, and Sharpening.
This isn't an application that I am likely to use that much. PhotoScape and Affinity Photo has a lot of similar functions. They also offer a lot more features that AfterShot is missing - such as advanced touch-ups and the ability to use masks and layers.