Pros / In addition to the selection of basic and advanced editing tools, there is a photo organizer included in the application.

Cons / You can only save your files as TIFF or JPG.

 Verdict / Corel AfterShot Pro has a great photo manager coupled with its easy-to-use photo editing software.

Editor's Note: A new version of AfterShot Pro is available. Clicking the Buy Button will take you to this new version for purchase. We will rank and review this new version when we next update the Mac Photo Editing site. For now, enjoy our review for AfterShot Pro 2. 

Corel AfterShot Pro 2 has an easy-to-use photo organizer built in to the photo editor. Before editing your images, you can view, tag, rate and categorize them in folders. The program has an advanced search to help you find specific images, and you can use the filter to help you sift through your photos and find the exact one you are looking for.

Using this software, you can search for your photos by keywords, color tabs or metadata, which helps if you have several untagged or unrated photos. You can view thumbnails of your photos as you work on them, which makes it easy to switch from one photo to the next.

This program includes several standard and advanced editing tools. You can make quick fixes with basic tools like crop, resize and red eye removal, but the software lacks painting and drawing tools, as well as the ability to add text to your photos.

You can apply various filters to your photos to enhance colors and alter textures. You also can apply multiple filters to one photo to completely transform it. There are several automatic options that adjust the color, lighting or brightness of your photo for you. This software has HDR imaging capabilities, as well as the ability to create panoramic images.

This Mac photo editor has several tools you can use to correct your photos or remove unwanted objects. You can use the cloning or touch-up tools to cover unwanted blemishes. You also can use the lens distortion correction tool to eliminate any distortions caused by the camera.

This photo editor for Mac does not support very many file formats when exporting photos. You can only save your files in TIFF or JPEG formats. However, it can import most image file formats, including RAW images. This software processes high-quality images relatively quickly, and you can use batch processing to apply the same edits to many photos at once.

After you edit your photos, you can upload them directly from the application to online photo galleries. You also can use the printing resources to make hard copies of your photos. Corel does not offer a way to share your photos to social media sites directly from the application. Instead, you have to manually upload them to those sites.

Corel offers strong support options with its products. You can contact the company by phone, email or live chat if you encounter any problems. We found that its representatives quickly responded to our inquiries. You also can access video tutorials, a learning center and a FAQs page for answers to any additional questions.

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  • Ease of Use Score
  • Font Styles
  • Creative Filters
  • Supported File Formats
  1. A score reflecting how easy the software is to use.
  2. 4  Corel AfterShot Pro
    85.0 %
  3. 100.0 %
  4. 100.0 %
  5. 3  Acorn
    85.0 %
  6. Category Average
    92.22 %

Summary

Corel AfterShot Pro serves as an effective photo organizer and editor. You can easily access your photos, regardless of how many there are, using the photo manager. While it lacks some tools and capabilities, you can make basic adjustments and add cool effects to your photos with this easy-to-use software.

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Specifications and Benchmarks

Import & Export Options

Supported File Formats
4
RAW Support
JPG
TIFF
PNG
GIF
PSD
PDF Document
Image Optimizing for Web
Animated GIFs

Basic Editing Tools

Ease of Use Score
85%
Font Styles
None
Maximum Zoom Level
800%
Red Eye Removal Tool
Crop
Color Management
Background Removal
Selection Tools
Painting & Drawing Tools
Shape Tools
Layers

Advanced Editing Tools

Creative Filters
21
Touch-Up Tools
Automatic Edit Options
Cloning Tool
Adjustment Layers
Layer Masks
Highlights/Shadows Adjustment
Lens Distortion Correction
Panoramas
Create HDR Images
Batch Processing
Type Effects
Vector Graphic Tools

Help & Support

Video Tutorials
FAQs
User Forum
Live Chat
Phone Support
Email
Minimum OS X Supported
10.7.3

Organizing

File Browser
Advanced Image Search
Create Albums
Rating System
Archive Images to CD
View EXIF Information
Built-in Organizing System

Sharing Capabilities

Post Directly to Social Media
Online Photo Galleries
Direct to Email Attachment
Printing Project Resources