AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by binoyte »

@albernier

you should open a new topic in this section : http://forum.corel.com/EN/viewforum.php?f=96
Darktable 3. Bye bye aftershot.
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

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Mac OSX Support
Quick, lean, pro B&W GUI
Lightweight (fast on old machine)
LAYERS support, even simple do 90% of the job
Low price vs LR and Aperture
Non destructive edits
Free plugins
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

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Uninstalling is amazingly easy compared to some other Corel products.
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

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- Linux support (absolutely vital)
- Speed (when it works)
- Complete work-flow
- Layers
- Plugins
- Keywords and database
- Copy/paste adjustments selectively
- Batch processing
- Configurable output processing
- Output post-processing
- Searchable database
- Hooks into my extended work-flow
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by kaymann »

From the very beginning we all said ASP was fast (faster than LR or any other competitor) then they moved to add OpenCL and things slowed down. I understand the need to add features but I would much rather the beta went to resolving existing issues and leave this cl thing alone. Personally my i-7 can make only puny gains from a GPU... Oh well.
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

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Non-destructive edits
Ability to turn off lens distortion parameters
Ability to edit lens distortion parameters
LAB color pluggin

Just to name a few...
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by tepa74 »

- Linux support (THE reason for me to use ASP, thought open source "competitors" have progressed nicely)
- Quality of processed images
- Speed

I think that the opencl support is a feature that can't be judged yet. It'll most like take some time that they'll get it optimized. And of course, it really depends from GPU performance, I have a 6 core AMD Phenom and GeForce GT 640, and when rendering with Blender, CPU is faster. So if you want to benefit from opencl, you most likely have to hunderds of €€€ (or $$$) to get fast enough graphics card.


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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by kye »

Speed. It is the fastest loading/100% viewing app for raws, isn't it?

PerfectlyClear. Second only to speed, for me. I hope PerfectlyClear it's not going the way of NoiseNinja :( .

Layers. Wow. Really, how does anyone get by without them?

The free plugins - they're astonishing. Bez and/or Wavelet sharpen for example. How is it that they're not installed by default? They're free aren't they?

The price. Though at an 80% discount (your current price when combined with another purchase), you're dropping your 'perceived' value in the eyes of those who don't/won't have the time to see what ASP can do. People will see it's so cheap that they think it's low quality. It's stupid and it's wrong, but human nature has people attributing quality with price. Price it close to 'free', as it is today, and it will devalue what is an extraordinary product.
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by jknights »

Speed
Plugins
Interface
Mac/Linux/Win support


Dont need:
GPU go faster stripes e.g. OpenCL
Still learning after all these years!
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by awm03 »

It's so intuitive that a complete beginner like me can just get on it and go. It's easy to play with the sliders to see what the effects are, and if you don't like them, double-click on the slider name to reset back to original.

I like working from the computer files rather than importing them into a catalog.

I like that the effects are subtle (unless you crank 'em way up or down). It's not ham-handed where a small adjustment produces way to much change.

It's fast, easy, great for learning to edit photos. I have no desire to try another brand.

ETA: I love the Perfectly Clear & AutoLevel buttons. Everyone's raving about the Perfectly Clear plug-in in PSP, but it's easier to get to & use in ASP. In ASP, the button's right there -- no menu diving!
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by michaelb12 »

What I like
-offline thumbs
-linux support

What I don't like
-crashes by import
-thumbs to small
-not fast enough
-no hierarchical tags
-search function isn't comfortable
-to expensive

Thats the reason why I wouldn't buy it for 70€

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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by afx »

michaelb12 wrote:-thumbs to small
Than make them larger...
-no hierarchical tags
RTFM

cheers
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by gpe »

I like:
- linux support,
- no need to import into a catalog before to work on an image
- perfectly clear function

I don't like:
- no management for RAW+jpg as one file
- not enough profiles for lenses (specially for Olympus MZD lenses)
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by Kneops »

After a lot of negative reviews and comments, here and on Facebook, I like to add a few positive points.

I'm a professional photographer, using Linux (after leaving Windows and Apple). I keep on experimenting with other available raw-converters, like LightZone, RawTherapee, Darktable, PhotoNinja, but when I had an assignment and want to quickly select, adjust and convert images, ASP is the easiest and the fastest, delivering excellent results. I can use it with or without importing imges into a catalog and I can view catalogs without the original images loaded which are on external disks. That's all perfect and I keep coming back to ASP. But perhaps I'm in luck that the images come from my Nikon D700 and that camera profile is ok.

Ofcourse there are things that can be improved. 64-bit support for plugins, more plugins and a good selection of presets, more camera profiles (Fuji!). Also, and I posted this somewhere earlier, ASP is limited when it comes to getting images just the way I want it. When I want an image in black and white I get much more playing room and tools from LightZone, especially when it comes to changing to overall tonal range / dynamic range. I think that can be improved. But when I don't need to do 'artistic' things with photos, I believe ASP still is the best choice. I just hope that updates and improvements will come on a regular basis.
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Re: AfterShot Pro - What do you really like?

Post by sergei_d »

I am using ASP 1.2.0.7 in a "just-for-fun" mode, on a dated machine, and with non-professional cameras.

Like:

-- Linux support. I am glad I don't have to switch OSes, use virtualization, etc.
-- Good output quality
-- Built-in editing options (like crop, etc) save time
-- Lens correction
-- Hot pixel auto-removal
-- Batch processing
-- A myriad of other options I may use to make an output look the way I like :)

Dislike:

- Slower start-up and higher memory consumption than old-time Bibble 4. I know I can buy a faster machine. :wink:

Don't care but others may do:

- OpenCL support on Linux. It cannot be enabled when running with opensource AMD drivers. When enabled with proprietary ones dated June 2014, it crashes ASP 1.2.0.7 at start-up.
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