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    Phoronix: Corel Releases Professional Linux Photo Software

    If the GIMP isn't cutting it for your photo needs or running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom within Wine isn't working out, Corel has released professional-grade photo software for Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA0MTE

  • #2
    They don't list PNG or BMP as supported formats so I asked them about it..

    [Henry] Hello, my name is Henry. Welcome to Corel Customer Service.

    [Me] Does Aftershot Pro support saving in PNG or BMP?

    [Henry] the answer to your question is Yes
    Looks like I'll definitely be giving this software a try!

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    • #3
      Where "professional" means "we haven't really found out what 64 bit is yet", like Skype. And it doesn't know Fuji's .RAF format. At least manually extracting the .deb and installing that way works.

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      • #4
        Tried demo

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        • #5
          Bibble 5 Pro -> Corel Aftershot Pro

          "Corel rereleases Bibble Pro 5 as Corel Aftershot Pro" could be a better title for the article.

          Big News from Bibble Labs

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          • #6
            I think this is essentially Bibble Pro(not a bad thing)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
              Where "professional" means "we haven't really found out what 64 bit is yet", like Skype.
              First I was like "??"
              http://www.corel.com/akdlm/6763/down...tPro_amd64.deb

              Then I was like "lol": /opt/AfterShotPro/bin/AfterShotPro: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, BuildID[sha1]=0x3199890976322b0bb32efd84a219d424d15c8788, stripped

              But it doesn't seem to use very exotic libraries:
              Code:
              $ ldd /opt/AfterShotPro/bin/AfterShotPro
                      linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xf77bb000)
                      libkodakcms.so => not found
                      libuuid.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libuuid.so.1 (0xf7763000)
                      libtcmalloc_minimal.so.0 => not found
                      libdl.so.2 => /lib32/libdl.so.2 (0xf775d000)
                      libz.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libz.so.1 (0xf7748000)
                      libQtSvg.so.4 => /usr/lib32/libQtSvg.so.4 (0xf76f2000)
                      libQt3Support.so.4 => /usr/lib32/libQt3Support.so.4 (0xf7431000)
                      libQtSql.so.4 => /usr/lib32/libQtSql.so.4 (0xf73f2000)
                      libQtNetwork.so.4 => /usr/lib32/libQtNetwork.so.4 (0xf72ac000)
                      libQtDesigner.so.4 => not found
                      libQtXml.so.4 => /usr/lib32/libQtXml.so.4 (0xf726c000)
                      libQtGui.so.4 => /usr/lib32/libQtGui.so.4 (0xf679e000)
                      libQtCore.so.4 => /usr/lib32/libQtCore.so.4 (0xf64c2000)
                      libpthread.so.0 => /lib32/libpthread.so.0 (0xf64a6000)
                      libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libstdc++.so.6 (0xf63bd000)
                      libm.so.6 => /lib32/libm.so.6 (0xf638f000)
                      libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xf6374000)
                      libc.so.6 => /lib32/libc.so.6 (0xf61d1000)
                      /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xf77bc000)
                      libssl.so.1.0.0 => /usr/lib32/libssl.so.1.0.0 (0xf6179000)
                      libcrypto.so.1.0.0 => /usr/lib32/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 (0xf5fce000)
                      libglib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib32/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0xf5ed6000)
                      libpng14.so.14 => /usr/lib32/libpng14.so.14 (0xf5ea9000)
                      libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libfreetype.so.6 (0xf5e0d000)
                      libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib32/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0xf5dbd000)
                      libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libSM.so.6 (0xf5db6000)
                      libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libICE.so.6 (0xf5d9f000)
                      libXrender.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libXrender.so.1 (0xf5d97000)
                      libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libfontconfig.so.1 (0xf5d69000)
                      libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXext.so.6 (0xf5d55000)
                      libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libX11.so.6 (0xf5c1d000)
                      libgthread-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib32/libgthread-2.0.so.0 (0xf5c17000)
                      librt.so.1 => /lib32/librt.so.1 (0xf5c0e000)
                      libpcre.so.0 => /usr/lib32/libpcre.so.0 (0xf5bd0000)
                      libbz2.so.1.0 => /usr/lib32/libbz2.so.1.0 (0xf5bc0000)
                      libffi.so.5 => /usr/lib32/libffi.so.5 (0xf5bb8000)
                      libexpat.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libexpat.so.1 (0xf5b8f000)
                      libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libxcb.so.1 (0xf5b77000)
                      libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXau.so.6 (0xf5b74000)
                      libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xf5b6f000)
              I guess stuff like "libkodakcms.so" would be only available for 32 bit... From a quick google search it seems to be available only in "bibble5", so I downloaded that too ("64 bit version") and what did I see:
              Code:
              libkodakcms.so: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, BuildID[sha1]=0xb6e8810491fea64a084db55d69236d4ccd88298a, not stripped
              Is it just me or does really so much of this "professional" software STILL IN 2012 !!! live in 32 bit land? What if you are actually trying to do some serious work that would require you to load more than 4 gb in ram? Can't you do that stuff in "professional" software?

              Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
              And it doesn't know Fuji's .RAF format. At least manually extracting the .deb and installing that way works.
              Well, only deb and rpm is weak anyway.

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              • #8
                It installs and runs fine here on Ubuntu 11.10 amd64. Looks like it's hw accelerated cause the effects look snappy. And oh, there _is_ a 64 bit deb package.
                Here's a screenshot of the 30 day trial:

                https://sites.google.com/site/r45d15/Ubuntu/corel.png

                using with Nvidia gtx 560ti with nvidia drivers


                @ChrisXY
                There's tons of "proffesional" software that is 32 bits, among them lots of AAA games that are still 32 bit etc. "deb and rpm" isn't weak, it's plenty considering they released it for like 1.5% market share. If Linux had like 20-50% share then that would be another story with a valid complaint.
                Last edited by cl333r; 01-11-2012, 12:48 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                  And oh, there _is_ a 64 bit deb package.
                  But it just contains the 32 bit version anyway. The download page mentions the need for 32 bit compatibility libraries though, like the CPU requirements and supported formats (well, assuming that extension = format).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                    @ChrisXY
                    There's tons of "proffesional" software that is 32 bits, among them lots of AAA games that are still 32 bit etc.
                    Games often don't need as much memory (Well, some would...), but "professional" image editors? Are they not supposed to also process huge images where you could easily max out 4GB?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
                      Games often don't need as much memory (Well, some would...), but "professional" image editors? Are they not supposed to also process huge images where you could easily max out 4GB?
                      Well the stuff that is sold is often advertised as professional since it sounds great and is subjective, hence not unlawful to say so.
                      I got nothing to do with image editing, but I ran it and it looks fine and I hope it would help those who considered moving to Linux but changed their mind cause it lacked "professional" editing software.
                      It's good news.
                      Whether it uses 32 or 64 bits isn't really important to normal end users - all they care about is that it installs easily, that it's snappy, handy and does the job for them - and this piece of software seems to do just that. Also, nothing is perfect, there's always something to complain about.
                      Last edited by cl333r; 01-11-2012, 12:59 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Can't wait to get home and try it

                        I don't know why but Gimp has always felt "wrong" in some way, don't know how to explain it though

                        Regards

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                          Whether it uses 32 or 64 bits isn't really important to normal end users - all they care about is that it installs easily, that it's snappy, handy and does the job for them - and this piece of software seems to do just that.
                          Except for those with Fuji cameras.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                            Except for those with Fuji cameras.
                            I already said that - that there's always (valid and invalid) reasons to complain about any software. Even in Photoshop - I recall users complaining about it having rendering glitches cause it uses GL and it's more buggy under windows than DX.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
                              Games often don't need as much memory (Well, some would...), but "professional" image editors? Are they not supposed to also process huge images where you could easily max out 4GB?
                              This isn't a photoshop/gimp replacement. Its primarily for a raw picture workflow. In this regard, I would consider it a "professional" product. Its great for a photographer who shoots in raw format and wants to keep his huge collection of photos organized.

                              If your camera takes shots at greater than 4gb a piece then color me impressed.

                              I'm just glad someone like Bibble/Corel takes the time to release a Linux product at all.

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