bigdaddave: Try here, way better
bigdaddaves comment is very relevant as Shorpy has been publishing high resolution versions of these colour images from the LoC for years along with a huge number of hi-res B&W images dating as far back as the American civil war. A great site well worth a visit.
It's a good app but Autodesk seem to have superseded it with Pixlr Express which offers as many (or perhaps more) options in an interface that I find easier to use.
Not everyone reading this will be a smartphone photography expert. This article is obviously (well, you would think that it was obvious) not aimed at those experts, but at readers lower down the ladder of expertise to whom this will be useful.
It puzzles me that a huge number of Android phones, not to mention Blackberry, Windows Phones, Symbian phones are sold yet most articles focus on the iPhone.
Let's have articles with suggestions for apps for the rest of us non-iPhone users please.
Auster Pilot: I've been a Bibble user for several years and always preferred it to anything else as 90% or more of my images could be processed and corrected without need for any other post processing.
However when I bought a Samsung NX camera last year I found out that Bibble wasn't supporting any new cameras apart from mainstream Canon/Nikon and DNGs created by the Adobe RAW converter not supported. I've been using Capture One Express since.
I've downloaded ASP, paid my £14.95 upgrade fee (this is the price in UK until end of January) and still no DNG support except for camera native DNGs like my Samsung GX-10.
They could bring a whole swathe of x-Bibble users back to ASP if Adobe RAW Converted DNGs were supported. I certainly would go back and the new interface does seem faster on my Windows 7 64bit PC compared to Bibble (although the Linux Version on my Laptop feels a bit slower - but I have a lot of problems with that laptop so that may not be representative)
I just want Fuji X100 support. The whole Fuji X range is missing and it now counts for four cameras. However the X100 is supported in PSP. I think that they will have to update frequently or the product will die.
Severn Bore: I am in process of trying it, but cannot find any red-eye removal tool. I tried using the clone tool as a substitute, but despite my fast PC with 8gb RAM it proved difficult to place the clone tool with any precision.Anyone else found this.Incidentally why so expensive in UK compared with US?
AfterShot Pro is not editing software.
It is raw image processing work flow software intended to process files that come from the camera. They can then be edited in PSP or another editor such as Photoshop. That's why a red eye removal tool is not present as default.
Derouyag: Why do I, a Bibble 5 Pro licensed user, need to purchase Bibble 5 a second time through Corel using it under a different name - AfterShot Pro? Upgrade price of $79.99 Canadian?
I have just had an email from Bibble. Upgrade for existing users £14.99 or$19.99 and free if you bought Bibble in the last 120 days.
At that price, It's a no brainer as our American cousins would say.
I saw a comment from one of the people close to Bibble on Bibble forums that the upgrade (or sidewaysgrade ) price for Bibble 5 owners will be announced when the product is officially launched at CES this week and that it will be a lot better than the upgrade price shown on Corel's web site.
Time will tell.....
I have just tried the new product. It's called Corel AfterShot Pro and it is very similar to B5. The new software costs £80 or £60 as an upgrade from B5, PSP, Lightroom and Aperture. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux (which I use) as B5 was.
That's fine as far as it stands but as a Fuji X100 user there is still the problem that it doesn't work with X100 raw files, though I note that PSP X5 does so there may be hope. One more point is that it can process DNG files according to the list on the product page.
So until it supports the X100, I have no personal need to move to the new software as it doesn't offer anything new to me.