Corel Looking to Attract Aperture Users to AfterShot Pro 2 With $59 Pricing, Easy Migration

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While Adobe has responded to Apple's announcement that it is ending development of its Aperture professional photo editing and management app for OS X by promising to "double down" on Lightroom, there are other players in the market. Corel is one of those competitors, and the company is hoping to attract some current Aperture users to switch to its AfterShot Pro 2 software launched last month.

    AfterShot Pro 2 is normally priced at $79.99, but Aperture (and Lightroom) users qualify for special $59.99 competitive upgrade pricing. The offer was announced as a limited time promotion alongside the debut of AfterShot Pro 2, but with Apple's announcement today Corel is reminding users that it remains in effect. In addition, Corel notes that it will be looking at additional ways to help Aperture users migrate to AfterShot Pro 2.
    Corel promotes AfterShot Pro 2 as significantly faster than competing photo editing and management apps, with a host of advanced non-destructive editing features and pricing on par with Aperture and significantly lower than Lightroom.

    Article Link: Corel Looking to Attract Aperture Users to AfterShot Pro 2 With $59 Pricing, Easy Migration
  2. jayducharme macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    Corel is still in business? I honestly thought they had folded up shop. I know just one person who uses Word Perfect, and it's a really old version. But I don't know anyone else who uses any of their software. I checked their website and was surprised to find that they bought WinZip.
  3. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    WNY or Utica
    Aperture's cancellation is like a magnet drawing all these other companies in! Corel, Adobe, who else
  4. cymerc macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    All I could see in that video was "[HDR editing] coming soon for Mac and Linux".
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Reminds me of when Google announced they were ending Reader, and all these players came in to fill the void.
  6. firedept macrumors demi-god


    Jul 8, 2011
    With Aperture being left behind, the money vultures are coming out of the woodwork. Is a big piece of business for Apple to leave behind though.
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    They also bought Roxio from Rovi and Pinnacle Studio from Avid a couple of years ago.
  8. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Corel should focus more on its core applications. Not sure why they don't make CorelDRAW available for the Mac again.
  9. Parasprite macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    Word Perfect has always astonished me in that it managed to remain only slightly better than Microsoft Works for all those years...
  10. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  11. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2002
    Kellogg IA
    I have several users (professors) that swear by Word Perfect. Given the way even word 2013 will choke on large complex documents I'm not sure I blame them.
  12. cube macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    BTW, Dantz = Retrospect (software) sold itself to EMC, EMC sold Retrospect to Roxio (part of Sonic Solutions), Sonic Solutions was acquired by Rovi, and finally the Retrospect team bought out and founded Retrospect Inc.

    So, Retrospect never went to Corel, if anybody ever got confused.
  13. Zxxv macrumors 68030

    Nov 13, 2011
    Obi-Wan: [thoughtfully] Corel. Corel... Now, that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.
    Luke: I think my uncle knows it. He said it was dead.
    Obi-Wan: Oh, its not dead... Not yet.
    Luke: You know it?
    Obi-Wan: But of course I know it. I have a floppy disc copy.
    [R2 beeps in surprise]
    Obi-Wan: I haven't heard the name of Corel since... oh, before you were born.

    Yep I thought Corel was gone. A blast from the past. Remember using it and owning the brick thick user manuals.
  14. SVTmaniac macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2013
    Corel? Maybe they can make a Blackberry app while they're at it.
  15. doelcm82 macrumors 68030


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    In the days when I used Word Perfect, I preferred it over Microsoft Word, because "reveal codes" let me get under the hood and see exactly why the formatting was not being applied the way I expected it to be.

    Microsoft Word had ways to reveal part of it, but at the time, Word Perfect was more straightforward.

    I never used WordStar, but I did use TeX, and Word Perfect at least gave me some of the control I was used to.
  16. jayducharme macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    Well, that explains a lot about what's happened with Toast....
  17. wikiverse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    After FCP, mobile me and iWork, this is another example of why apple products should not be used for business.

    Apple has abandoned the pro market and is solely focused on short-term consumer interest.

    I always used a mac for the software, but now I may as well purchase a PC.
  18. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68020

    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    Do something cool Corel.
    You too Pixelmator.

    I just want to store our image library on a server and have multiple artists reading and writing to it simultaneously. Adobe just can't finger it out... ridiculous. Keep it simple.
  19. stiligFox macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2009
    Um... Not sure if that was intentional or not but that's hilarious XD
  20. lotzosushi macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2007
    Like vultures from the sky all these photo editing software companies are swooping down at prospective Aperture-abandoners... :D Time to keep an eye out on the photo editing section of the App store for impending sales!!
  21. scottwaugh macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    Just a note

    I liked Corel, however many of their apps these days have phone home activation software installed (Google it with Corel) and if it gets messed up you get locked out of your program.

    Something to be aware of with Corel software (wish they didn't do that).
  22. Parasprite macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    I ponder what would happen to the industry if Apple gave an option to disallow data use per app on OS X like you can on iOS.
  23. scottwaugh macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    Interesting Aperture is #4 Grossing App Store

    The sharks are indeed circling.

    Noticed that Aperture is listed as #4 Top Grossing app in the App Store.

    Seems odd to be dumping it.
  24. PocketSand11 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2014
    So the two major "yes, you need to download trial software to open a simple archive" Windows programs.
  25. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    I doubt very many pros (or even advanced amateurs) are going to want to trust Corel with their photos. With Apple covering the lower end with Photos, I don't see why many would choose this app in-between that and Lightroom/Capture One/Bibble/DXO/etc.

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