Corel AfterShot Pro 3 Offers More Affordable Alternative to Adobe

Today, Corel announced their new AfterShot Pro 3 software that they’re billing as being much more affordable than Adobe Lightroom’s Creative Cloud plan. In fact, they’re really packing in quite a number of features to make themselves competitive. Some of these include watermarking, blemish removers, new ways of recovering highlights, 64 bit support, open camera SDK, lens corrections and much more. Details are in a chart after the jump.

ASP 3 Highlight Recovery

FEATURES

AfterShot Pro 3

AfterShot Pro 2

AfterShot Pro

Watermarking (text and images)

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Blemish Remover

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Improved Highlight Recovery

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Add borders or frames (using Watermarking tools)

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Built-in lens profile creation tools

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Open Camera SDK

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Open Non-Destructive Plugin SDK

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Modular Camera Profiles
(no need to patch to add cameras)

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In-product Plugin library

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“Edit in” integration with other photo editors (Adobe® Photoshop®, PSP, Painter, Gimp)

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Create HDR images

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File tree indexing (no catalogs needed)

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64-bit support

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Lens corrections

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Straighten images

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Create vignettes

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Soft-proofing tools

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Noise reduction

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Support for layers

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Process multiple images using batch processing

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Non-destructive editing environment

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Evaluate and compare images at a glance

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Catalog support

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Operating systems