macr

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Triplet Perar: We need photos like this so that the children would not believe events of out times were mere fiction. They must understand the gravity of events of our times, so that they will not repeat them. This photo is an evidence, the knowledge, and the testimony, in all respects, to all times.

I don't even know why we still believe in that statement. If that was anywhere near reality, then genocide wouldn't have happened after the world war II (Bosnia and Africa as 2 examples), which WWII wouldn't have happened after the war to end all wars if the statement was true.

I guess we really want to believe in it, but it is philisophical bull dust.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 02:54 UTC
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Rick Maiman: In all the discussion, and because it is a critical component for managing what you edit, which of all the so called alternatives do treat the metadata input with proper IPTC captioning fields, such as in Photo Mechanic, Photoshop, or PS Elements. I have found that the file info is sorely lacking, limited to brief EXIF scripts or missing altogether in many of the 'alternative' products, or many of those mentioned in the comments. For the press, agency, or wire domains IPTC metadata is a component that cannot be shirked.

Take a look at Corel AfterShot Pro. I believe that it meets these criteria.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:11 UTC

Besides what everyone else has said about the lack of Corel Paintshop Pro and offering Adobe products as an alternate for Adobe products, Corel AfterShot Pro also runs on Linux!
And if you are going to do RAW Editors, then you may as well look at RawTherapee and Dark Table.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:09 UTC as 44th comment

As a pure Linux user, the choice of RAW processors is fairly limited (ASP, UFRAW and RAWTherapee being the better ones). I have been using ASP since it was Bibble and seen it slowly progress to what is ASP 3.

The infuriating issues that I found was mainly the lack of response in requests for development. On the ASP user forum there is a wishlist, which they really haven't addressed that well IMHO. Yeah they finally took over development of the grad filter.
http://forum.corel.com/EN/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=44903

And as you can see here, Corel will randomly come in and answer one point, but leave all the other points.

I also feel that the Linux version is not as well supported as it is missing the get more tab.

Keyword list management needs more development, so you can import and promote/demote keywords, as it is becoming frustrating to rebuild lists every time there is an upgrade.

I feel it is getting better, but worry about support in the future. PSP needs to a Linux version as well.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:46 UTC as 5th comment
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Cameracist: Is the sharpening algorithm better and can the noise reduction tool remove luminance and chroma noise separately and more precisely?

I have Wavelet Sharpen and Denoise installed and have found that I prefer to export to GIMP for Wavelet Sharpening. To me it feels like it does a better job.
I am still undecided as to whether ASP or GIMP has a better Denoise plugin.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:31 UTC
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macr: What I would be interested in knowing, is how many stops of light lost through the filter?

I asked and got a answer of roughly 1 stop.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 19:26 UTC

What I would be interested in knowing, is how many stops of light lost through the filter?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 21:44 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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macr: A few things.
1. I use the Linux version
2. I have not seen 6 updates since July. This could be some updates for all variants adding up to their proclaimed 6 updates.
3. Linux support its not good to say the least. I actually solved my answer on the ASP forum and had to modify the start up app to get it to work. I then told the tech support and he then sent a questionnaire about how good he was.
4. Plugins are so badly supported it is farcical. Corel have outsourced it to the community, so updates are at the whim of the creator and some have stopped working on important plugins. e.g. Grad Filter. This is not a slight on the community as you get what you pay for and they are doing it for love. There is a community on the ASP website begging for plugin support and updates.
6. If you have a bad day and have a lot If dust spots, then don't expect ASP to allow you to remove them all, as it only supports about 30 (don't quote me on this number) spot removals. You will need to export it to do more spots.

Besides these issues it is not a bad programme and probably the best workflow programmes for Linux users at least.

Macr

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I know plugins have been developed by the community, but as I said, a number of key ones have not been updated and as that thread in the forums suggest, should be folded into the basic program. Grad filter is a good example of not being updated. Also add to that list plugin manager and GPS tagging.

Whilst on this, why is there 3 different B+W plugins? Actually make that 4!

Oh and to look at the plugin page it counters your lot going on statement. MacVM isn't there and as stated in the beginning I am using linux.

Thanks for listening.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
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macr: A few things.
1. I use the Linux version
2. I have not seen 6 updates since July. This could be some updates for all variants adding up to their proclaimed 6 updates.
3. Linux support its not good to say the least. I actually solved my answer on the ASP forum and had to modify the start up app to get it to work. I then told the tech support and he then sent a questionnaire about how good he was.
4. Plugins are so badly supported it is farcical. Corel have outsourced it to the community, so updates are at the whim of the creator and some have stopped working on important plugins. e.g. Grad Filter. This is not a slight on the community as you get what you pay for and they are doing it for love. There is a community on the ASP website begging for plugin support and updates.
6. If you have a bad day and have a lot If dust spots, then don't expect ASP to allow you to remove them all, as it only supports about 30 (don't quote me on this number) spot removals. You will need to export it to do more spots.

Besides these issues it is not a bad programme and probably the best workflow programmes for Linux users at least.

Macr

Hey Alex,
Either I misread the article or that has been updated since I wrote my post. Either way thanks for the clarification.

There is a forum post of 3 most needed functions here http://forum.corel.com/EN/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=56506

and seeing as you asked, here is my post from that thread.
1. Grad Filter (Grad layer tool would be even better) and asGPS incorporated into ASP.
2. Unlimited number of actions in adjustment layers. Fed up of having a bad day with dust, only to find that I can't remove them all due to limitations and have to export to GIMP as Paintshop Pro is not supported in Linux.
3. A way that records all actions that you can go to and click the action that you have performed and toggle between off and on. Nothing worse that doing 10 separate actions and decide action number 2 is not required.
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Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 18:11 UTC
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steelhead3: I am assuming it works the same w/ photoshop 5?

Hmm, I am going to speculate that yes it's the answer. IIRC you have been able to do this since it was Bibble. Nothing new, just select the export to application.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 07:51 UTC
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macr: A few things.
1. I use the Linux version
2. I have not seen 6 updates since July. This could be some updates for all variants adding up to their proclaimed 6 updates.
3. Linux support its not good to say the least. I actually solved my answer on the ASP forum and had to modify the start up app to get it to work. I then told the tech support and he then sent a questionnaire about how good he was.
4. Plugins are so badly supported it is farcical. Corel have outsourced it to the community, so updates are at the whim of the creator and some have stopped working on important plugins. e.g. Grad Filter. This is not a slight on the community as you get what you pay for and they are doing it for love. There is a community on the ASP website begging for plugin support and updates.
6. If you have a bad day and have a lot If dust spots, then don't expect ASP to allow you to remove them all, as it only supports about 30 (don't quote me on this number) spot removals. You will need to export it to do more spots.

Besides these issues it is not a bad programme and probably the best workflow programmes for Linux users at least.

Macr

No problems exporting to GIMP.
Don't understand people with closed minds. Makes them look ignorant.
Don't seem to have a problem with Linux, results are still good.
Happy to see a image from you. Here is one of mine.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/macr237/22270905285/

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 06:01 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Just downloaded for Mac. Limited use it seems decent. Kind of fun actually. A little jumpy on the interface. Almost real time editing with large a7RII RAWs.

Couldn't find a reset button for the effects. It builds upon each one, and requires an undo for each one... Maybe I'm missing something. Crashed after about ten minutes of use.

Couldn't find any way to view multiple images each with their own magnifier. Same dislike about Aperture. I use Bridge to view a dozen images and each can have a separate magnifier simultaneously. Make sharpness editing a breeze.

I hope Corel does well with this. Will continue the trial hope for goodness to replace Adobe.

One of the requests that I put in, is for a way to be able to turn on and off any non destructive edits in any order at any time. At the moment you can use undo or in the presets box under default presets there are 3 options. reset colour, reset exposure or reset everything.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 05:57 UTC

A few things.
1. I use the Linux version
2. I have not seen 6 updates since July. This could be some updates for all variants adding up to their proclaimed 6 updates.
3. Linux support its not good to say the least. I actually solved my answer on the ASP forum and had to modify the start up app to get it to work. I then told the tech support and he then sent a questionnaire about how good he was.
4. Plugins are so badly supported it is farcical. Corel have outsourced it to the community, so updates are at the whim of the creator and some have stopped working on important plugins. e.g. Grad Filter. This is not a slight on the community as you get what you pay for and they are doing it for love. There is a community on the ASP website begging for plugin support and updates.
6. If you have a bad day and have a lot If dust spots, then don't expect ASP to allow you to remove them all, as it only supports about 30 (don't quote me on this number) spot removals. You will need to export it to do more spots.

Besides these issues it is not a bad programme and probably the best workflow programmes for Linux users at least.

Macr

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 02:45 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
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