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New Corel(R) AfterShot(TM) Pro 2: Industry's Fastest RAW Photo Manager

64-bit AfterShot(TM) Pro 2 now 30% faster and offers a 4x faster performance advantage over competition; new aggressive pricing for multi-platform RAW photo converter on Windows, Mac and Linux

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/14 --

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Corel's Photo Editing group introduces AfterShot(TM) Pro 2, the industry's fastest RAW converter and photo management software. With new 64-bit processing delivering speeds that are 4x faster than the leading competitor, AfterShot(TM) Pro 2 gives photographers a more responsive and productive way to work with RAW photos.

The number one multi-platform photo workflow software, AfterShot Pro 2 provides you with the ultimate in creative freedom with powerful RAW conversion, photo editing and adjustment, and photo management features. Use AfterShot Pro 2 on the platform of your choice - Windows, Mac and Linux. Load, edit and adjust thousands of RAW photos, faster than ever. Refine an unlimited number of photos while preserving the originals with non-destructive photo adjustment. Finish projects and create stunning output with this total workflow photo software.

Corel offers AfterShot Pro 2 at the new price of just $79.99, with standard and competitive upgrade prices at $59.99. Offering 4x the speed of the leading competitor, AfterShot Pro is an affordable addition to any photographer's toolkit.

"AfterShot Pro 2 was designed to answer a single question. What's the most important thing we can do to improve a photographer's workflow? Our answer is lightning-speed RAW photo management for Windows, Mac and Linux," said Greg Wood, Product Manager, Corel Photo Editing. "Substantially faster than Adobe Lightroom and roughly half the price, AfterShot Pro 2 offers improved photo editing features and new camera profiles that photographers need to create their best work."

New AfterShot Pro 2 dramatically accelerates photo workflow:


--  NEW! 64-bit power: Now 30% faster! Get even more processing power and
    remove memory limitations with new 64-bit architecture. Enjoy greater
    stability and responsiveness app-wide. AfterShot Pro 2 is 4x faster than
    the competition-delivering faster results and saving you more time. 

--  NEW! Updated RAW camera profiles: Adding 26 new profiles, AfterShot Pro
    2 supports more than 250 camera profiles, including RAW formats from all
    major camera manufacturers. New camera profiles will be updated
    throughout the year. Read more about supported cameras at
    www.aftershotpro.com. 

--  NEW! Workspace enhancements: Enjoy a more fluid workflow with a modern,
    streamlined interface. Enhanced Zoom delivers better previewing of
    smaller images, and a new Image Reset button lets you undo all your
    changes and view your original photo in a single click. 

--  NEW! Complete High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools (Windows): Now available in
    the Windows version and coming later this summer to Mac and Linux, new
    HDR tools make it simple to create stunning photos with intense visual
    contrast. Combine multiple exposures to create a single, stunning HDR
    photo. Apply Smart Photo Fix, White Balance, Brightness/Contrast, Fill
    Light/Clarity, Local Tone Mapping, High Pass Sharpening, and Digital
    Noise Removal. 

--  NEW! Easier batch processing: Redesigned batch processing controls make
    it simpler and faster to configure any batch processing task. 

--  New! Red Eye Removal: New manual Red Eye Removal gives you precise
    control when cleaning up your photos. 

--  New! Local Contrast: Recreate the look of a high-end camera lens and
    make objects within an image 'pop' by bringing out the texture and
    dimension in your photos. 

--  NEW! Bigger Images, Better TIFF performance: 64-bit performance supports
    much larger images including files of up to 250 Megapixels and TIFF
    files larger than 30MB. 

--  NEW! Noise reduction by Athentech: Optimize your images with new
    Athentech Imaging Noise Removal. This award-winning technology
    automatically adjusts lighting for every pixel in a shot while
    maintaining true color and zero clipping. 

Pricing and Availability

Designed for Windows, Mac and Linux, AfterShot Pro 2 is available now in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Japanese. Suggested retail pricing is $79.99 (USD/CAN/AUD) / EUR69.99/ GBP 57.99 (inclusive of VAT, where applicable). Existing registered users can purchase for the upgrade price of $59.99 (USD/CAN/AUD) / EUR49.99/ GBP 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.

Complete High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools are included with the Windows version of AfterShot Pro 2 and will be coming to Mac and Linux versions as a free update in late summer 2014.

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

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

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Connect with AfterShot Pro users on Facebook www.facebook.com/corelaftershotpro.

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(TM) and WinZip®. For more information about Corel Photo Editing software, please visit www.paintshoppro.com.

© 2014 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, the Corel logo and Corel Balloon logo combination, AfterShot, PaintShop, Pinnacle, Roxio and WinZip are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. Patents: www.corel.com/patent

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