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Robert Roaldi

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After Shot Pro 3 from Corel (updated Bibble Pro)
« on: January 06, 2017, 10:50:41 AM »

Since eventually Aperture will stop working for me, I'm sure, I decided to buy Corel's After Shot Pro 3 (based on Bibble Pro and now updated). I've had it a week, haven't used it all that much, but enough that I think that it is an good replacement for Aperture. The functioning is of course different, but I am finding that I can do all the things that I could do in the most recent Aperture version. After Shot Pro also can use a large array of plug-ins available either for free or for purchase through Corel. It's fast, easy to learn, does what I need and not expensive. Easy as pie to download and get up and running, the way it should be.

It probably does not have all the bells and whistles of LR, but it does what I want/need. Keep in mind, I don't make my living taking pictures.

You can download the pdf user guide to get an idea what it can do, good way to judge if it's right for you. The descriptions of the plug-ins on the Corel site are also done well.

I just thought that given the reluctance to adopt Adobe products that has been expressed on these pages by some others, and the seeming inexplicable exit by Apple out of "advanced" applications, people might be interested in this tool. I believe it is underrated.
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Re: After Shot Pro 3 from Corel (updated Bibble Pro)
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 12:25:54 PM »

For Aperture-like or Aperture-compatible applications, you may want to give the application called "Raw Power" a try:

http://gentlemencoders.com

It is a basic raw converter that has been developed by a former Apple employee who was involved in Aperture's development.  It is $9.99 on the App Store.  You need to be running Sierra 10.12.2 at this point to run the app.

Here is an interview with the developer and an overview of the app:

https://youtu.be/BSpHIT0ok_Q

The Raw Power raw conversion engine is based on the Mac OS raw core and is very similar to Aperture's essential raw conversion interface.  It is not full-featured at this time, but may get the job done if you are missing Aperture's control and look.


There is also another Mac-based raw converter called "Picktorial" ($24.99):

https://www.picktorial.com

and detailed feature list:

https://www.picktorial.com/tutorials?aid=100009

which claims that with it, one can "natively browse [one's] Aperture Library...."  It also supports DCP camera profiles, so if you download Adobe DNG Converter, you can access all of the Adobe DCP profiles for raw conversion, if you would like, as well as any custom profiles you might like to make with, for example, a Color Checker Passport or similar target and the software used to create a DCP.


Both applications come as a Photos extension as well as a stand-alone app and both are very affordable compared to the more "well-know" raw converters, so you can give them a try to compare the raw conversion quality, etc. on your own images.

Hopefully this might provide you with some more options.

kirk
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