Corel AfterShot Pro is a competitor to Adobe's popular Lightroom software, which
provides a workflow and organizational solution for photographers and other
editing professionals. It supports RAW format files, and reviewers say Corel
AfterShot Pro processes and previews these large files very quickly. Reviewers
appreciate that AfterShot Pro supports layers, which allows you to work
separately on different parts of an image, and its noise-reduction tools work
very well, according to tests. Camera- and lens-distortion tools are another plus.
AfterShot Pro lacks some basic tools like red-eye reduction, however.
Overall, reviewers say AfterShot Pro is no match for Adobe Lightroom 4
because of its lack of some basic editing features and limited sharing options.
Geotagging is another feature experts would like to see. Although it previews
files quickly, Corel AfterShot Pro lacks the organization prowess of Lightroom,
and reviewers say the interface looks cluttered when dealing with large numbers
Corel AfterShot Pro doesn't attract as much reviewer attention as photo-editing software from Adobe, but we did find a few reviews from PCMag.com, PC World and Britain's ExpertReviews. These sources test and rate a variety of technology products, including software.
PCMag.com gives Corel AfterShot Pro an average rating of 2.5 stars (out of 5). "Corel needs to step up its game if it wants a serious contender in the photo workflow space," says Michael Muchmore.
Review: Corel AfterShot Pro, Michael Muchmore, Jan. 10, 2012
2. PC World
PC World has a more positive review of Corel AfterShot Pro, giving it a 4-star rating (out of 5). Dave Johnson is impressed with AfterShot's layer functionality, although he'd like to see stronger backup features and basic video support.
Review: Corel AfterShot Pro, Dave Johnson, May 6, 2012
3. Expert Reviews
Ben Pitt at ExpertReviews says Corel AfterShot Pro is a "worthy rival for Lightroom," and he gives it an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5. However, he has a few complaints about missing features.
Review: Corel AfterShot Pro Review, Ben Pitt, March 27, 2012