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Old 01-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Aftershot Pro is Corel's answer to Adobe Lightroom. It is based on technology from Bibble Labs, a company it acquired some time ago. I don't know much more than that.

If anyone has this, let us know what you think.

   
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I took a very quick look at the beta (on a Mac), and it seems to be a more stylish face on Bibble Pro, which is a quite nice program for converting raw files and doing various sorts of image manipulation. I've kept Bibble Pro around as a fallback for years, even though I use Photoshop and Camera Raw for just about all my photo conversions and editing.

Bibble Pro also has some photo library management features, which I've never played with.

For someone who's already using Photoshop and Bridge -- or using Lightroom -- I don't know of a reason to switch, though Bibble has sometimes been faster than Adobe to support newly released cameras' raw files.

For someone who's shopping for a first program, it's certainly worthy and you can try it out for free.

   
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Thanks for the feedback. Interesting you mention the interface changes. That's one of the things that Bibble said Corel is better at.

It's always iffy going with Corel. They could do a good job (as with Painter) or let the product languish (as with Bryce and Ventura).

   
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It's always iffy going with Corel. They could do a good job (as with Painter) or let the product languish (as with Bryce and Ventura).
Yes ... I was feeling apprehensive tingles when I read the email from Bibble announcing the sale.

   
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Remember back when everything was bundled into one huge package? Corel Draw and zillions of other apps? We used to call it Snow White and the Seven Drawves. ;-)

You really didn't want to get serious about any of the little fellas in the package until they'd been included for the third time or so. By then, they were likely to stay. Before that, they tended to come and go. Ventura is a sad exception to that rule of thumb.

   
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Ventura is a sad exception to that rule of thumb.
Very, very sad.

   
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