A brief update
There’s been another post from Corel about an upcoming patch for AfterShot Pro. Jeff Stephens, the project manager, posted to AfterShot’s forum on the Corel User to User Web Board a couple of days ago.
“We’ll be launching this pretty soon. We’ve fixed several issues that have been found in our test and through your feedback, and we’re adding support for 20 new RAW camera formats,” according to Jeff.
He says something will be ready in the “near future.” A couple of weeks ago, the marketing director for AfterShot Pro and PaintShop Pro posted that the patch will be released this month.
A webinar on AfterShot Pro Importing and Cataloging is scheduled for tomorrow night, CDT US. To me, that would seem a likely time to the announce the release. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Elsewhere on the anticipated update front, users of Sagelight, the ingenious and a bit unorthodox photo editor I wrote about in my last post, are awaiting version 4.3. According to creator Rob Nelson’s development timeline, the 4.3 beta will include HDR, real-time, adaptive noise reduction, and a complete revamp of the Quick Edit Mode user interface.
Version 4.3 is also scheduled to include a fix for the loss of EXIF information in TIF and JPEG files.
Some of the HDR coding is supposed to be part of a fill light revision. Rob included some example images in his last posting to the Sagelight forum. The detail recovery from the shadows is spectacular.
Bargains among the non-Adobe photo software I follow:
Corel is selling AfterShot Pro for $79.99 US with a 30-day money-back guarantee. That’s $20 off.
Cyberlink’s competing product, PhotoDirector 3, is going for $119.95 US, $30 less than the list price.
Corel is selling PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate for $69.99 US, $30 less than the list price.