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AfterShot Pro: Non-destructive photo editing and management

Book Description

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This book will show you how to edit, develop, and manage your photos with AfterShot Pro book and ebook.

  • Non-destructively edit your photos

  • Develop your RAW files into stunning images

  • Manage your photos with ease

In Detail

DSLRs and other digital cameras have the potential to create stunning images. However, to get the most out of them, it is necessary to use the RAW sensor data and to develop it yourself. When done correctly, the image quality is usually better than that of an in-camera jpeg. On the other hand, one has to have the knowledge to develop these RAW files.

"Aftershot Pro: Non-Destructive Photo Editing and Management" is a practical hands-on guide that will show you how to develop the RAW sensor data of your camera into images. At the same time it will allow you to create a workflow that matches your creativity and the design of an image editing application.

This book shows you how to work with AfterShot Pro to get great images out of your photos. You will get clear explanations and lots of tips to achieve professional results by first using basic and then advanced editing features.

You will also learn to configure the application to your workflow by setting up keyboard mappings, changing the user interface, and most importantly by setting up batch processes that will help you save time for the creative part of editing while you leave the menial tasks to the computer.

Additionally, you will learn how to manage your digital assets by using AfterShot Pro catalogs. If you want to take advantage of modern, non-destructive photo editing then this book is for you.

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Table of Contents

  1. AfterShot Pro: Non-destructive photo editing and management
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Aftershot Pro: Non-destructive photo editing and management
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. Installing AfterShot Pro
      1. Obtaining AfterShot Pro
      2. Installing on Windows
      3. Installing on GNU/Linux
      4. Installing on OS X
      5. First start of AfterShot Pro
      6. Summary
    9. 2. A Quick Tour of the Main Controls
      1. Default window layout
        1. The top tool bar
        2. The left panel – library/file system/output
        3. The right panel – where all the tools live
        4. The thumbnail strip toolbar
        5. The main toolbar
        6. The status bar
      2. Summary
    10. 3. Basic Editing
      1. Basic adjustments
      2. Sharpening
      3. Cropping
      4. Colors
      5. Black and white
      6. Straightening
      7. Summary
    11. 4. Advanced Editing
      1. Layers and regions
      2. Heal/Clone Layers
      3. Adjust Layers
      4. Plugins
        1. Wavelet Sharpen
        2. Nostalgia
        3. GradFilter
      5. Working with versions of images
      6. Summary
    12. 5. Digital Asset Management
      1. Creating and working with catalogs
      2. Getting your images into catalogs
      3. Importing images
        1. Downloading images from a memory card
      4. Organizing your images within a catalog
      5. Writing XML files
      6. Summary
    13. 6. Exporting Pictures
      1. Using the default batches
      2. Adapting and creating batches
        1. Creating a personal gallery batch
      3. Summary
    14. 7. Making Yourself at Home
      1. Key bindings
      2. Raw and camera defaults
      3. Customizing the tool tabs layout
      4. Summary
    15. A. Appendix
      1. Important websites
        1. AfterShot Pro Plugin Repository
        2. Reporting Bugs and Feature Requests
        3. Access to Beta Versions
      2. Social networks
      3. Support forums
        1. Official Support Forums
        2. Bibble5 Forums
        3. My customToolsUI.txt
      4. Summary
    16. Index