Software : Corel : AfterShot Pro

Corel AfterShot Pro

(as of 3/21/2018)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Supports popular RAW formats such as CR2, ARW, and DNG
  • Provides a variety of professional editing tools
  • Allows installation of plugins for more functionality
  • Enables thousands of images to be batch processed

Corel AfterShot Pro is a cross-platform photo editor based on Bibble, which Corel acquired and transformed into AfterShot Pro. It provides support for popular image formats, a simple photo management layout, and a variety of editing tools.

The application supports several popular image and camera raw formats including JPEG, CR2, ARW, 3FR, DNG, and NEF. AfterShot Pro gives you a variety of professional grade tools for editing your images. You can perform lens corrections, remove blemishes, protect and promote your photos with watermarks, and recover highlights in your photos to regain more detail and tone. If the program is lacking a capability, AfterShot Pro allows you to extend its functionality through plugins. You can search and install free or for-purchase plugins shared in the AfterShot community. You can also create your own plugin and share it with the community.

The editor provides batch processing capabilities with controls and presets that allow you to quickly edit thousands of photos. When you're done editing you can export it to several formats including TIFF where you can directly export it to Adobe Photoshop. As far as the AfterShot Pro's usability goes you won't have to worry about getting overwhelmed by its interface. The application features a simple layout for managing your photos where you can organize and view your images in one place without having to import your photos as it provides a directory view to navigate to the location of your photos.

AfterShot Pro is designed for casual and professional photographers for editing their images. It provides support for several popular image formats and some nice editing tools. The application is most attractive to those users looking for an alternative to Adobe Lightroom and its cloud subscription platform as it is available as a one-time purchase and boasts a workflow performance up to 4x faster than Lightroom. It is also one of the only professional photo editors developed as a native application for Linux users. Corel AfterShot Pro is a quality image editor that will appeal to both casual and professional users with its easy-to-use interface and support for RAW formats and editing tools.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.JPEG – JPEG Image

Other file extensions used by Corel AfterShot Pro 3

Supported File Types
.3FRHasselblad 3F RAW Image
.AFZPLUGAfterShot Pro Plugin Archive
.ARWSony Digital Camera Image
.CR2Canon Raw Image File
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.DCRKodak RAW Image File
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.ERFEpson RAW File
.K25Kodak K25 Image
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.MEFMamiya RAW Image
.MOSLeaf Camera RAW File
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.NRWNikon Raw Image File
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.SRFSony RAW Image
.X3FSIGMA X3F Camera RAW File

Updated: March 21, 2018