Corel AfterShot Pro

Version3(as of 11/10/2020)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
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Rating:2.2  |  37 Votes

Main Features

  • Supports popular camera raw formats, such as CR2, ARW, and DNG
  • Provides a variety of professional photo-editing tools
  • Offers additional features and functionality via plug-ins
  • Can batch process thousands of photos

Software Overview

Screenshot of Corel AfterShot Pro
Screenshot of Corel AfterShot Pro

Corel AfterShot Pro is a cross-platform photo editor that supports most popular image formats, provides a simple photo management interface, and offers a variety of professional editing tools.

Photographers can use AfterShot Pro to edit images saved in a variety of camera raw formats, including .CR2, .ARW, .3FR, .DNG, and .NEF. After loading their images into AfterShot Pro, photographers can perform lens corrections, remove blemishes, recover highlights, and protect and promote their photos with watermarks. Notably, if there is a feature you feel the base version of AfterShot Pro is missing, you can likely install it via one of the program's numerous plug-ins. Corel and the AfterShot community have developed a variety of free and for-purchase plug-ins that extend AfterShot's functionality, allowing photographers to customize the app for their workflows.

One of AfterShot Pro's most useful features is its ability to batch process thousands of photos, allowing you to quickly and uniformly edit large groups of photos inline with your user-defined presets. After you finish editing your photos, you can export them as .JPG or .TIFF files, in order to send them to clients or continue editing them in Adobe Photoshop.

Those concerned that photo editors are getting too fancy will be pleased to hear that AfterShot Pro features a simple layout and photo management workflow. The program's File System view allows you to easily browse your computer's files and edit entire folders full of photos at once, without having to actually import those files into AfterShot.


Corel AfterShot Pro is a simple-yet-comprehensive photo editor that casual and professional photographers alike can use to edit and touch up their photos. Specifically, those who are looking to avoid Adobe Lightroom's monthly subscription model may want to purchase AfterShot Pro, which is available as a standalone product. Linux users may also want to give AfterShot Pro a try, as it is one of the only professional photo editors developed as a native Linux application. But regardless of whether you are a Windows, Mac, or Linux user, you will likely find that Core AfterShot Pro is a quality photo editor that's easy to use and produces professional-grade photos.

Primary File Type

jpeg icon.JPEGJPEG Image

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.3FRHasselblad 3F RAW Image
.AFZPLUGAfterShot Pro Plugin Archive
.ARWSony Alpha Raw Digital Camera Image
.CR2Canon Raw 2 Image
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.DCRKodak Digital Camera RAW Image
.DNGDigital Negative Image
.ERFEpson RAW File
.K25Kodak DC25 Digital Photo
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.MEFMamiya RAW Image
.MOSLeaf Camera RAW Image
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.NRWNikon Raw Image
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.RAFFujifilm RAW Image
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.SRFSony RAW Image
.X3FSIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
Updated 11/10/2020