AfterShot Pro - Wishlist for future versions

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Re: AfterShot Pro - Wishlist for future versions

Post by Hobgoblin »

Ken Berry wrote:As far as I am aware, all of the Corel programs on this website have been exclusively PC until now. It has only been since the unexpected (to us Site Admins -- Corel never gave us any warning :roll: ) launch of ASP that we have equally unexpectedly become PC, Mac and Linux. We are endeavouring to adjust the registration form, but will require a little more time to do so.
Thank You Ken.
Good to see that you have acknowledged this shortcoming so honestly.
Bodes well for the future relationship between ex-Bibble users and the new owners perhaps.

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Re: AfterShot Pro - Wishlist for future versions

Post by MeneM »

Sooo, I've tried to get an overview off all the requests in one place, please let me know if I miss one.
I'll also try to keep this updated.

Does this forum have a poll-feature somewhere?
Bugs
  • Get rid of the purple highlights "bug"
  • Demosaicing bug
  • A catalogue with a "decent" DB, features like search expressions, saves searches, Virtual Folders and scripting.
  • reliable lens recognition
  • ASP as a 64 Bit app

New features
  • Support for the Nik effects suite.
  • Save as type PSP
  • Camera calibration using calibration cards
  • Dual Screen support
  • Resynchronize the Catalogue with the actual files on disk, so I can use my little laptop on the road AND my normal desktop at home and sync both to the same location.
  • Geotagging support
  • Handle raw's and jpegs (That are the same picture in reality) as one (Stacked or something)
  • Integration with social media like Google plus, picasa, Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook (Corel product)
  • Native implementation of Local Contrast Enhancement
  • Gradiated adustment like LR3 (they use three lines of very gradual feathering)
  • Complete Plugin Manager (Add/Remove/Activate/Deactivate/Sort/Online-Update).
  • Watched folders like they were in B5
  • Tethering
  • Graduated filter
  • The ability to undock and move interface elements
  • Wacom support / pressure sensitive
  • Advanced metata search
  • Convert to JPG option (Excellent idea)

General Suggestions
  • More Linux programs from Corel to work with Aftershot (Like Paint Shop Pro)
  • Increased DAM features
  • More camera support (faster camera support)
  • Import raw's into a catalogue while converting into DNG (Aftershot no longer imports files into the catalogue (bummer) but just references them. A download batch could still do the transformation though.)
  • Detection of certain "codes" the camera can add to pictures and translate them to flags / stars, etc.
  • More flexibility during importing and how the catalogue looks and displays it's content
  • Color correction look, like the one used in PWP
  • Auto import (I place my card in the usb slot and ASP asks do you want to - import/rename/catalog)
  • Docked or tabbed History (I use this so often)
  • Docked or tabbed Layers (Again I use this so often)
  • That I have a choice to see or not the sub-keyword files when I select a keyword - I may use only the keyword in some images and subs in others.
  • Capability to change the order in which keywords are presented in the Keyword Sets in Metadata
  • Ability to select images without any keywords, something like a [blank] function.
  • Large file support (Size and MP)
  • PSP Plugin in Bibble which works in Linux (more Corel applications available on Linux)
  • A preset editor
  • Feathered brush
  • Dynamic resizing of panels in Library and Output, e.g. half the panel is unused but still i cannot see all my batchQs
  • Synchronized order of Flag / Reject / Clear Flag in the general UI and the Filter Panel
  • Horizontal scrollbar in filesystem is at the end of the list and not at the end of the frame
  • Less wasting of space
  • More logical grouping of icons, better yet: customizable toolbars
  • Removing confusions, e.g. unactive color label is red (dark) not grey
  • Sharpening again without enhancing color noise
  • Allow zoom smaller than Fit-to-Screen
  • Introduce one-click solution to copy settings of any and every tool (button on each toolbar-header)
  • A Color Correction tool that works (thanks to customToolsUI.txt i can ban it to the outer spaces of my tabs)
  • Relative (delta) adjustments for every tool, e.g. add 30 to Saturation, would be most useful in presets
  • An alert if an installed plugin is updated/upgraded.
  • Better logo for ASP
  • Bibble style Color Labels
  • Catalogue Synchronization (Nice one
  • More responsive layer edition
  • Prescaling More info
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Re: AfterShot Pro - Wishlist for future versions

Post by Giniu »

From my point of view there is one very important feature - Fuji .RAF support - I use my X100 very often because of its light weight and I prefer to leave bigger cameras in home, so while this app provides best features from all available on linux, it's worthless to me without support for camera I use most, and there are quite a few Fuji users out there in the world I believe.

This is thing that was asked very very often from Bibble and I never found any answer when or if it will be ever implemented. ASP support just said that "there is no information about future updates" :| - so I decided to post this here on forum and wait indefinite amount of time again like before :|
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AfterShot Pro - Wishlist for future versions

Post by maggus »

Hi,

there´s one item on my whishlist ... which did not find it´s way into B5.2.3 (I understand well that this is not high prio !), but maybe with the transition to ASP there is a smart guy, digging already at the right place in the code .... easy to implement ?!

org. thread in bibble-forum: prescale RAW images before processing ?


<< copy from bibble-forum >>
maybe my idea/question seems stupid to anybody who knows all the details about RAW+image processing, but to me it looks like a real option that could be considered.

My problem:
The cam (EOS 60D, 18MPixel) produces much more information (pixels) then I need in 99% of my images due to several reasons.
-- imperfect lense
-- high ISO shooting ... noise eating details
-- blurred image due to moving object/camera @ to slow shutter speed
-- ....
-- presentation size is e.g. full-HD (1920x1080) which is much less then 18 MPixel !

Tried using mRAW (10MPixel) ... but until now I struggle with THIS issue. Thus I stick at full size RAW which is much slower in processing than mRAW, especially with NN and several other plugins enabled !

So my idea is to scale the image down (maybe just by fixed factors of 2, 3, 4 ...) before all these intensive filters start working.
As I remember Raw Therapee 2.4.x had this feature (but I think in RT 3.x they removed it, why ?) and I really liked it since it speeds up everything.
Also sharpening can be better adjusted when viewing the desired output size, not the 100% of the 18MPixel.

The only processing tool I know which has such a feature is Photivo (which unfortunately is pretty unstable and has some other issues).

Is there a chance to do some prescaling in Bibble 5.2.2 ?
If not, is there a certain reason why this should NOT be done ?
If there is no real reason against it, could it be implemented as a plugin ?
If yes, is there anybody out there who could do it ?

O.K., I know I could convert the RAW to a scaled TIFF and then work on this .... but that´s complicated (create additional file, etc.) and not a real workflow, just wastes disk space.

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dsokolo wrote:So Photo Pro x4 processes Sigma x3f RAW file format but AfterShot won't ? Another Corel program that won't talk to one another.
I might look strange, but the reason is simple. Aftershot Pro is really what would have become Bibble 6, if Corel hadn't bought BibbleLabs. So the RAW handling code in ASP and PSPS are two different things. And as such support different set of cameras.

I think that there will be a few updates this winter/spring which will fix the few bugs found and add support for a lot of missing file formats. At a later stage, I will not be surprised that a lite version of ASP will be the RAW frontend for PSP. Much like Adobe is doing with Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. That does not mean that ASP will disappear - just like Adobe is improving both PS and LR, I expect Corel will continue improving both PSP and ASP. ASP is much more than a RAW converter so it has it's place.
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Ken Berry wrote:As far as I am aware, all of the Corel programs on this website have been exclusively PC until now. It has only been since the unexpected (to us Site Admins -- Corel never gave us any warning :roll: ) launch of ASP that we have equally unexpectedly become PC, Mac and Linux. We are endeavouring to adjust the registration form, but will require a little more time to do so.
Another thing about the registration form. It asks a lot about my PC. But I don't have one PC, I have five. Three laptops and two desktops. I use Windows 7 and two different linux - which one shall I specify? I know five is a little more than average, but I think you have quite a few users with a desktop and a laptop.
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andreas wrote:- Watched folders like they were in B5

Andreas
We had that in the first couple of betas not sure when it dissappeared....
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Post by Perseus »

vieledinge wrote:A Wish to the forum admins: Can you add Linux to the operation system list? ;-)
+1

I suffer the fact that I have to lie all the time on Corels forum and support forms ;)
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Another wish would be Tethering!!!! DarkTable does fine on Linux and Mac.
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Re: AfterShot Pro - Wishlist for future versions

Post by althio »

My votes are:

More camera support
ERF for Epson R-D1* series


Dual monitor support
Undock and move interface elements
cleanup of the user interface with elements proposed by grubernd

An editor for defaults, presets...
Relative adjustments (delta) for every tool.

Better searching of the catalogs with something like regular expression capabilities, or at least AND, OR and NOT

Plugin Manager (Add/Remove/Activate/Deactivate/Sort/Online-Update)

Large file support (Size and MP)

Reliable lens recognition
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Re: AfterShot Pro - Wishlist for future versions

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* A possibility to lock a version, i.e. disallow changes without first unlocking it, and with it a comment field for a version
* fix of the purple highlight problem
* presets to mimic the old display profiles, i.e. product reduced, portrait, portrait reduced, wedding etc. Grayscale profiles are not necessary once Andrea is on board again.
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+1 for being able to add a comment to a version.
+gazillion for being able to modify the interface and move things around :D
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Just a footnote to my earlier post about the registration process for this forum: I have now changed the Operating System entry to include both Mac and Linux.
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Post by springm »

Thanks! It just feels better!

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Re: AfterShot Pro - Wishlist for future versions

Post by FotoLars »

Ken Berry wrote:Just a footnote to my earlier post about the registration process for this forum: I have now changed the Operating System entry to include both Mac and Linux.
Hi Ken!

Thanks for adding Linux and Mac to the OS selection :-) !

Cheers,

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