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October 16, 2014 09:28 ET

Corel® AfterShot™ Pro 2.1 Brings HDR to Mac and Linux, Adds Support for 17 Cameras

Free Update Boosts RAW Camera Support, Delivers Improved Highlight Recovery and a Variety of Photo Workflow Enhancements

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 16, 2014) -

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Corel's Photo Editing group has released a new update to AfterShot™ Pro 2, the industry's fastest RAW converter and photo management software. Available free to registered users, the 2.1 update introduces a number of new features and enhancements including new HDR tools for Mac and Linux, support for more than 17 new RAW camera profiles, a dramatically improved Highlight Recovery Tool, and performance and stability updates to enrich the overall photo editing and photo workflow experience.

"With the release of AfterShot Pro 2.1, we're bringing the power of our HDR toolkit to photographers on Mac and Linux. The improved Highlight Recovery in 2.1 enhances our customers' abilities to recover detail and highlights in RAW images-one of the key benefits of shooting RAW. Across the board, we know all our professional and enthusiast photographers will see great benefits from these new tools, extensive list of new camera profiles and performance enhancements," said Greg Wood, Senior Product Director for Corel's Photo Editing group. "Customer feedback has been the driving force behind these new features. 2.1 is just the latest step in our commitment to deliver continuous, user-focused updates for AfterShot Pro to enable our users create their best photos ever."

New and Improved Features in AfterShot Pro 2.1

  • NEW! AfterShot HDR for Mac and Linux
  • NEW! Camera Profile Update: In addition to the 15+ camera profiles already added since the launch of AfterShot Pro 2 earlier this year, 2.1 brings new support for 17 new cameras including:
    • Canon SX50 HS
    • Fujifilm X-T1, X-E1, X-E2, X-Pro1, X-M1, X100S and X20
    • Nikon D4s, D3300, 1 V3, 1 J4, Coolpix P330 and Coolpix A
    • Pentax K-500, 645Z, Q
  • Expanded Highlight Recovery Capabilities: Now dramatically improved, Highlight Recovery makes it simple to correct and recover overexposed areas of a RAW photo
  • Enhanced User Experience: Thumbnail improvements, increased OpenCL 2.0 performance, and an updated application desktop icon, along with many more performance enhancements under the hood.

For more information, a complete list of newly supported camera profiles, and to download the new AfterShot Pro 2.1, please visit www.aftershotpro.com.

Pricing and Availability

Designed for Windows, Mac and Linux, the AfterShot Pro 2.1 update is now available as a free download to registered AfterShot Pro 2 customers. AfterShot Pro 2 is available in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Japanese at the suggested retail price of $79.99 (USD/CAN/AUD) / EUR69.99/ £57.99 (inclusive of VAT, where applicable). Existing registered users can purchase for the upgrade price of $59.99 (USD/CAN/AUD) / EUR49.99/ £45.99. For a limited time, AfterShot Pro, PaintShop® Pro X6, Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom 5 registered customers may purchase AfterShot Pro 2 at the upgrade price.

To download a free, fully-functional trial version or for more information on Corel AfterShot Pro 2 and the new 2.1 update, please visit www.aftershotpro.com.

To access volume licensing for commercial and education organizations, please visit www.corel.com/licensing.

About Corel Photo Editing

Whether you're an enthusiast or professional photographer, Corel Photo Editing software is dedicated to helping you achieve your best photos ever. The Corel Photo Editing product lineup includes the renowned PaintShop® Pro for powerful image editing and AfterShot Pro, the industry's fastest RAW photo workflow software. Corel is one of the world's top software companies providing some of the industry's best-known brands including Roxio®, Pinnacle™ and WinZip®. For more information about Corel Photo Editing software, please visit www.paintshoppro.com.

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