01 June 2018

Evaluating Corel AfterShot Pro 3 RAW Photo Editor

Evaluating Corel® AfterShot™ Pro 3
Corel® AfterShot™ Image Credit  :  Corel® AfterShot™ Pro 3 Splash Screen
During the next month I will be evaluating the fully functional 30-Day Trial Copy of Corel® AfterShot™ Pro 3 Desktop RAW Editor / Post-Processing Software Suite (on Microsoft Windows) as a cost-effective alternative to the various Adobe® Lightroom® CC options currently available.

Unlike Adobe® Lightroom® CC which is a cloud-based monthly paid service licence, Corel® AfterShot™ Pro 3 is a downloadable Desktop Editor compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10.

Compatibility with older Windows Systems
Only the Adobe® Lightroom® Classic option is compatible with Windows 7 / 8.1. AfterShot™ Pro 3 may therefore be an appealing alternative for older Windows desktop systems.

Note: This runs as a fully functional / standalone desktop software product.

I will prepare an evaluation report towards the end of the Trail Period.

Price for AfterShot™ Pro 3: R845-00 and now R507-00 on Promotion.

My Evaluation Systems
  • Acer Travelmate Notebook (Intel i3 CPU / 4GB RAM / Intel 520 Graphics)  - Microsoft Windows 7
  • Acer Extensa Desktop (Intel i5 CPU / 16GB RAM / Intel 530 Graphics) - Microsoft Window 8.1

From the Corel Website:
Easy-to-learn RAW photo editor
Edit faster, deliver higher quality images sooner and get back behind the camera where you belong with Corel® AfterShot™ Pro 3, the world’s fastest RAW photo-editing software - up to 4 x faster than Adobe® Lightroom®*. Brand and protect your work with new Watermarking, regain more detail in overexposed images with enhanced Highlight Recovery, and cut editing time with new Blemish Remover tools.

Download and installation time
: +- 10 minutes (w hereafter the user must register with an email address)

Trial Download Link>>

Supported Canon EOS / PoweShot Cameras
  • EOS: 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 80D, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark IIn, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1Dx, 1D X Mark II, 5D, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, Kiss X2, Kiss X3, Kiss X4, Kiss X5, 6D, 6D Mark ll, 7D, 7D Mark II, 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7, Kiss X70, Rebel T1i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T3, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D / Digital Rebel T4i / Kiss Digital X6i, Rebel T5, 700D / Digital Rebel T5i / Kiss Digital X7i, 750D, Rebel T6, Rebel T6i, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 8000D, D30, D60, M, M5, M6, Digital Rebel XS, Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel XTi, Kiss Digital N, Kiss Digital X, Kiss Digital XSi
  • Powershot: G1 X, G5 X, G1 X Mark II, G10, G11, G12, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7 X, G7 X II, G9, G15, G16, S100, S110, S40, S45, S50, S60, S70, S90, S95, S120, Pro1, SX1, SX50 HS, SX60
  • Canon sRAW and mRAW formats

System Requirements

Please note: AfterShot Pro 3 is 64-bit only.


  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 with latest service pack (64-bit editions)
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD processor (multi-core processor recommended)
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended for HDR)
  • 400 MB of available hard-disk space required
  • 1024x768 resolution with 16-bit color display (1280 x 768 resolution with 24 bit or higher color display recommended)
  • Internet connection required for online help and program updates


  • Mac OS®X 10.9 or later (64-bit edition)
  • All Intel® Macs model are supported
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 250 MB of available hard-disk space required
  • 1024 x 768 resolution with 16-bit color display
  • Internet connection required for online help and program updates


  • Fedora®19 or Ubuntu® 14.04 or later (64-bit distributions)
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD processor (multi-core processor recommended)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 250 MB of available hard disk space required
  • 1024 x 768 resolution with 16-bit color
  • Internet connection required for online help and program updates
  • Dependencies: Glib 2.4, KDE or GNOME recommended (full list of dependencies in RPM & DEB packages)
  • Enable desktop compositing and freedesktop.org-compliant window manager (KDE, Gnome, and others) recommended
  • 64-bit distributions require 32-bit compatibility libraries (ia32-libs)

Image formats

  • RAW file support from most leading camera manufacturers: ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAW, RW2, RWL, SR2

Software required for application features

  • Internet Explorer 11 or higher, or Microsoft Edge
  • Safari 5.1 or higher

Source: Aftershot Pro