quote:Originally posted by dougz
quote:GIMP and Adobe Lightroom are two very different programs.
Looks like the Corel program doesn't have red eye correction..
I apologize for not clarifying the differences, I assumed the information known.
GIMP and Adobe Photoshop are full blown image manipulation editors (hence why GIMP stands for "GNU (free) Image Manipulation Program") where the user would be focused on modifying one image at a time. The user is able to open several images but note the demand on hardware to open several fully uncompressed detailed photos.
Corel AfterShot Pro and Adobe Lightroom are orientated towards photo asset management (also known as cataloging - building a library of photos) with quick editing abilities. Photos are displayed with speed at the cost of quality. Often photographers will notice certain programs may display different RAWs for better or worse; it depends with how the program chooses to "quick" view the photos through algorithm. Over time these programs have become more powerful and have added batching abilities.
In short, photo asset management software is what most users will utilize. When specific details where absolute precision is required, the user would "export" from the management software to the external editor of choice, in my case GIMP. The "export" feature is built into Aftershot and Lightroom.
Corel AfterShot Pro has free plugins, including previous plugins from Bibble Pro:
Personally I rarely need to correct red-eye. When I do I use the layer feature, draw two circles and reduce saturation or luminance ... or change the whole eye colour =)
FYI Corel AfterShot Pro can utilize OpenCL if your graphic card supports the feature. Translation: faster previews and photo editing updates.