Aftershot Pro: Non-destructive photo editing and management


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  • Non-destructively edit your photos
  • Develop your RAW files into stunning images
  • Manage your photos with ease

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 116 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2012
ISBN : 1849694664
ISBN 13 : 9781849694667
Author(s) : Joachim Ziebs
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Web Graphics & Video

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Installing AfterShot Pro
Chapter 2: A Quick Tour of the Main Controls
Chapter 3: Basic Editing
Chapter 4: Advanced Editing
Chapter 5: Digital Asset Management
Chapter 6: Exporting Pictures
Chapter 7: Making Yourself at Home
Appendix
Index
    • Chapter 2: A Quick Tour of the Main Controls
      • Default window layout
        • The top tool bar
        • The left panel – library/file system/output
        • The right panel – where all the tools live
        • The thumbnail strip toolbar
        • The main toolbar
        • The status bar
      • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Advanced Editing
          • Layers and regions
          • Heal/Clone Layers
          • Adjust Layers
          • Plugins
            • Wavelet Sharpen
            • Nostalgia
            • GradFilter
          • Working with versions of images
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Digital Asset Management
            • Creating and working with catalogs
            • Getting your images into catalogs
            • Importing images
              • Downloading images from a memory card
            • Organizing your images within a catalog
            • Writing XML files
            • Summary
                • Appendix
                  • Important websites
                    • AfterShot Pro Plugin Repository
                    • Reporting Bugs and Feature Requests
                    • Access to Beta Versions
                  • Social networks
                  • Support forums
                    • Official Support Forums
                    • Bibble5 Forums
                    • My customToolsUI.txt
                  • Summary

                  Joachim Ziebs

                  Joachim Ziebs teaches Computer Science, English, and History at a German abendrealschule (a night school). When he was fifteen, he was given an old camera. He was hooked on photography immediately and was seldom seen without his camera. Later he bought his first computer, a Commodore C64, and another passion ensued. Strangely, however, the author decided to study English, History, and Philosophy after he finished school. After graduating with an MA, he found work as a Computer and Network Administrator and Software Trainer with a small start-up software company, where his passion for teaching awakened. Following this calling, he quit his job to become a teacher. This is his first book.
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                  What you will learn from this book

                  • Installing AfterShot Pro on MS Windows, MacOS, and GNU/Linux
                  • Performing basic editing tasks on RAW files
                  • Performing advanced editing tasks on RAW files
                  • Creating and adapting batch processes to your workflow
                  • Exporting your images into a variety of image formats and web galleries
                  • Adjusting AfterShot Pro to your needs
                  • Digital asset management of your photos by creating AfterShot Pro catalogs

                  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.

                  Approach

                  The book takes a tutorial approach.

                  Who this book is for

                  This book is great for photographers who want to start working with AfterShot Pro. It is assumed that you have a digital camera that can save RAW files to make use of the application. Readers are expected to have one or more RAW files available which can be used for practice alongside this book. Experience with other image editing software is a plus, but not mandatory for this book.

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