There’s more than Adobe in the world of imaging software, which brings us to the Corel Aftershot PRO 3 software, on sale for $30 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three per customer. This offer is only for the key-card delivered by mail. The digital download is not on sale.
Prime time now, the Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN ART lens is bundled with a handful of freebies for $169 with free shipping, in either black or silver color-schemes at Adorama, in either Sony E-mount or Micro Four Thirds. The freebies include the Corel software bundle (Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc), a Pro-Optic 46mm filters kit, a lens cap, a cap tether, and a cleaning kit… If you don’t need the extras, you can also save them and the next time you hand off a camera or lens to a friend/relative, you can also give them the extra accessories…
The Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II is bundled with the following extras (ProOptic 52mm digital essentials filter kits, lens-cap tether, and Corel Creative Bundle including AfterShotPRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X9 and VideoStudio 9) for $147 with free shipping at Adorama.
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The Windows version of Corel PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate is on sale for $30 as a digital download at Amazon. This is not a lightning deal. The physical media version is not on sale.
The latest version, Corel’s AfterShot Pro 3 is on sale for $40 [was $30] at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three per customer. This is a “key card” delivered by mail. The digital download goes for $10 more.
If you are curious and tempted by the price, but not sure whether to get it, you can get a 30-day free trial through the Corel website.
On the other hand, if you prefer the previous generation, the media-by-mail version of the Corel PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate is on sale for $23 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three boxes per customer. This is for Windows. The usual free shipping terms apply.
Adobe is not only company offering imaging software, although it may seem that way 🙂 The new Corel Paintshop Pro X9 Ultimate with RAW editing, “intelligent corrections”, and full screen capture features is now on sale for $50 as a PC digital download or PC media delivered by mail at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three on the media by mail option. This is not a lightning deal.
Stacksocial launched their Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 featuring nine software titles for the Mac for $20 as a digital download. This includes Corel’s AfterShot 3. As far as I can tell, this is not the PRO version. Other titles include Particle Shop, Crossover, PDF Expert, Total Video Converter PRO, etc. Check under the Specs of each title to see if it’s compatible with your current version of MacOS if you are running an older version.
This daily deal expired but Corel software are recurring offers every few weeks…
One of the deals of the day at the Gold Box for Wednesday that went live at 3am ET (and was not then part of the Lightning Deals schedule is the Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X9 for PC/Windows for $30 as either a Digital Download or Delivered by Mail. Offer ends Wednesday 3am ET or earlier if sold out.
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The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until Monday 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is the Corel VideoStudio Pro Ultimate X8 (Boxed) for $25 with free shipping (or free expedited shipping if your order total is $49+). The digital download is NOT on sale, only the boxed software by mail…
Adobe is not the only one making digital imaging software, Corel is back with a new version of their Paintshop PRO software, X9 is now available at the official Corel store for $80 full version or $60 for eligible upgrades. The digital download adds an optional +$8 “download insurance” which you can remove by clicking on the Trashcan next to its name. If you prefer boxed software to be delivered to your door, shipping is additional.
Also in-stock now is their Painter 2017 software, with the full version going for $429 and the eligible Upgrades going for $229.
Wait, it’s 2017 already? 🙂
The non-Pro version of Corel’s Aftershot 2, aka the Standard version is going for $10 as a digital download for the PC or Mac or Linux at Stacksocial. Select OS of choice from the product page over there. Check terms/restrictions before buying.
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Time flies, we now have version 3 of Corel’s Aftershot PRO software out. This new version is now in-stock and ready to ship for $80 with free shipping, delivered physically to your door from Amazon itself. It is also available as a digital download for PC or Mac for the same price from Amazon and Office Depot.
Two curiosities with one purchase, if you are curious about both Canon’s mirrorless cameras and the Corel imaging software, Adorama has a Canon EOS M3 Body Only bundle for $429 with free shipping that includes the M3 Body Only kit, the Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and PSP X8), a 16GB Toshi SD, a Lowepro shoulder bag, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
UPDATE 5/22/16: as of this recheck, the price increased to $800. The free accessories remain…
ORIGINAL: Zoom-zoom! If you are interested in the Panasonic FZ1000 superzoom with RAW, Adorama has created a FZ1000 Super Bundle for the same price of $698 with free shipping as the camera without all the free extras.
The extras are the Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8), a 64GB Lexar SD, a 67mm Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), a Traffic Collection 24/7 camera bag, an extra Power2000 battery, and cleaning kit (that looks like a makeup kit) and $28 promotional rewards to be used in future Adorama purchases.
Spring may be an excuse to convince the spouse CFO to “authorize” the purchase of a waterproof camera and if so, and if you are also interested in the Corel imaging software without breaking the bank, Adorama is offering a number of free accessories with the Nikon Coolpix AW130 for the same price of $277 with free expedited shipping: the Corel Software Bundle which includes AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8 (total of five titles), a floater strap, a 16GB SD card, a Lowepro pouch, and a cleaning kit. This is available in Coldplay Yellow, Blue or Black. Page down over there to locate these among the list of options.
The brand new version of Corel’s flagship AfterShot PRO software, version 3, is now available for purchase for $80 Full Version and $60 Upgrade at the Corel website.
If you are curious, they offer free trials of the software for Windows, Mac, Linux RPM and Linux Debian.
If you are curious about the software without even touching it, they have a 230-page PDF User Guide available for all to read.
NOTE: when you add the software to the shopping cart, they automatically add an $8 “download insurance” thing. You can remove it from the shopping cart if you don’t want it. It’s a bad practice for them to do this in the cloud era, but compared to Adobe’s practices, this is small change 🙂
The non-PRO version of Corel’s latest AfterShot 2 software (aka the “Standard” edition) is available for $10 as a digital download for PC or Mac or Linux at Stacksocial. They only carry the non-PRO version.
PS: if you are planning to buy a camera from Adorama, keep in mind that a number of the Adorama bundles for select dSLRs, mirrorless and serious P&S cameras come with a Corel software bundle that includes the PRO version of this and PSP too.
The Canon G9 X compact with RAW goes for $400 at authorized Canon dealers, but they are allowed to add free accessories with purchase. If you are an accessories hoarder or if you would like to try the Corel digital imaging software AND you also want the Canon G9 X, all three bundled together in a big bundle at Adorama for $399 PLUS shipping (around $11 from East to West Coast, enter zipcode to get accurate estimate).
The extra shipping fee translates to the Corel software bundle that includes AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop X8 PRO (and a few other non-imaging titles), along with a 58-inch Takama tripod with 3-way head, a Lowepro pouch, a 32GB Lexar card, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
For Mac Users, Spring is in the air, and so is the Spring 2016 Pay What You Want Mac Software Bundle at Stacksocial. If you pay $1+, you get three software titles which include the Emulsion digital photo library app. Click on “View All Products”, it’s the last one in the long list.
If you meet or beat the current average price of $15.48 (may change slightly over time), you get a total of 13 software titles, the three above, plus ten more, which include Corel’s Aftershot PRO 2, along with Owlet (photo realistic 3D Models), and various other computer utilities (files, security, music, etc).
The Corel Aftershot 2 Standard edition software (PC, Mac, Linux) goes for $10 at Stacksocial, but you can get it for slightly less by using surprise-discount coupon TAXES that is good for this weekend. Note that this is not the PRO edition of AfterShot 2, but the standard edition.
The current iteration of various Nikon SLR Instant Savings at Adorama come with some extra items as well, a lens filter and the Corel software kit that includes AfterShot PRO and Paintshop PRO. The lenses are organized by type over there for easier navigation. It includes a mix of primes and zooms. This round expires 4/2/16.
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A full frame Nikon starter kit, especially if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished camera gear, Adorama is offering the Nikon D800 body only and the 24-120mm f4 VR and the Speedlight SB-910, all manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, along with the Corel Software Kit (Aftershot, Paintshop, etc) and Lowepro shoulder bag for $2700 with free shipping… This is one of 70+ items at their Refurbished sale (mostly Nikons)…
UPDATE: if you only need the Nikon D800 body only, without the lens/flash/extras, you can get it, also in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, for $1900 with free shipping at Adorama.
Corel’s latest new video software, VideoStudio 9 is now ready for purchase or a free trial if you are curious about it but don’t want to commit. The official Corel Store offers the Pro X9 for $80 and the Ultimate X9 for $100 as full versions. Qualifying Upgrades get a $20 off discount (they have an “Upgrade Eligibility” link there for more details). You can also start a free trial… The full versions are also available at Amazon as a digital download (available now) or PC disc (ships in a couple of days) – Pro X9 for $80 or Ultimate X9 for $100. Amazon does not have free trials or upgrade options.
For some, a compromise between new-condition from authorized dealers vs new-condition from importers/grey-market may be refurbished with a manufacturer’s warranty. If so, Adorama has a Nikon D800 refurbished bundle for $2789 with free shipping. For these, you get the following manufacturer refurbished Nikon gear: the D800 body only, the 24-120mm f4 VR lens and the SB-910 Speedlight. All these are manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. You also receive the Corel Digital Organization Creativity Software Kit (Elite Edition) which includes AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7. The software is not refurbished. This is a while supplies last promotion.
If you are interested in the Corel software but not the Nikon D800, Adorama has another bundle, they are bundling the Corel software with the Dell XPS 13 13.3″ Infinity Quad HD+ Laptop (3200×1800, 13.3″, touchscreen, 2.6 lbs, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, card reader, 5th Generation Intel Core i7-5500U, HD Graphics 5500, Mini DisplayPort, Win 8.1 with free Win10 upgrade, etc)
This lightning deal expired, however, Corel’s imaging software are recurring at the lightning deals. Having said that, I do not know when exactly they will return…
If you need the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II pancake and you are also curious about Corel’s software packages but don’t want to risk any money on Corel, Adorama comes to the rescue, you can get the 20mm f1.7 II for $268 with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc), along with a slinger soft lens case, a 46mm digital essentials filter kit (three of them), a lens wrap and a cleaning kit. This offer is available for either the black 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.
Adorama has a limited time flash sale centered on the 128GB 10.8″ Surface 3 Windows 10 tablet (4GB RAM, Atom Ant X7, 1yr Office 365, 1920 x 1280 3:2 aspect ratio). For $480 with free shipping, you get that tablet, along with a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse, and the Corel Creativity Software Kit that includes Corel AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7 among other Windows software titles. Not included: keyboard, S-Pen, touch cover.
The Fry’s Promo Code offers for their email newsletter subscribers (free to sign up for that) are revealed for the week of December 20-26 in 2015. They include:
+ unspecified Canon DSLR with 18-55 lens for $350 (limit 1; in-store only; 18mp)
+ unspecified Sony Cybershot P&S (20mp, 2.7″ LCD, 8x optical) for $68 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ they don’t specify the brand names because of MAP restrictions placed on retailers by manufacturers
+ the block below is limit 1 per item per customer, good in-store or online
+ VIVITAR HD Action Camcorder (DVR781HD-SIL) for $25
+ MANFROTTO Compact Advanced Black Tripod – Extends Up to 65″ (MKCOMPACTADV-B) for $60
+ CASE LOGIC KDB-101BK Water-Resist Backpack for $60
+ WOLVERINE F2D MIGHTY – 7 in 1 Film to Digital Converter for $90
+ Paintshop Pro X8 for $34 or Ultimate for $44
+ various tech items as usual
As usual, these offers are available only if you use the unique promo code found in each person’s Fry’s email newsletters. It is free to sign up for it.
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A total of eight different Wacom graphics tablets are participating in a free gift promotion at Adorama. You receive for free the Corel Creativity Software kit (which includes Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X8), along with an Adorama gift certificate ranging from $25 to $50 depending on the Wacom item. The $70 Wacoms get a $25 gift card. The $100 Wacoms get a $30 gift card. The $200 Wacom gets a $50 gift card. Not a bad percentage 🙂
If you happen to want the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds prime lens and you are also curious to try Corel’s AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7, Adorama has a nice Panasonic 25mm f1.7 bundle for $200 plus shipping (the lowest shipping price is under $10, YMMV by zipcode). For that you get the standard 25mm f1.7 lens kit, along with the Corel Creativity Software kit (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, FileCenter, Omnipage), along with the Pro Optic 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a lens cap tether, a lens wrap, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
The Corel Store has a new round of sales of their software. The sale includes the Aftershot Pro 2 for $50 full version or $39 as a qualifying upgrade. Meanwhile the AfterShot 2 (not Pro) goes for $25 in the full version. You can make adjustments in the shopping cart for different options (disc backup, cloud backup, etc).
The aforelinked Corel Store offers free 30-day trials of their software and apparently Amazon has also expanded into software free trials, eg AfterShot Pro 2. I haven’t done one of the Amazon Free Trials yet, so I can’t tell you what the free-trial-flow is.
If you are fond of mail-in rebates and lots of Canon gear and accessories, Adorama has a Canon SL1 bundle. You pay $800 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate per the instructions (PDF), and if all is well, a few weeks later, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail. For that, you get:
- Canon SL1 with 18-55 and 75-300 and Canon Gadget bag
- Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer
- 50pk Canon SG-201 13×19 inch semi-gloss photo paper
- Corel Creativity Software Bundle including AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7
- 32GB Lexar Class 10 SD
Adorama has another Canon DSLR and printer and extras super bundle with mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card). This time the center of the attention is the Canon SL1 w/18-55 IS STM kit, available in either the standard black SL1 color scheme or the not-Stormtrooper white SL1 color scheme for $450 after a $350 mail-in rebate. For that, you receive:
- Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM (choice of color)
- Canon EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III non-IS lens
- Pixma Pro 100 printer
- 50pk 13×19 inch Canon SG-201 photo paper
- Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag, Slate Gray
- Corel Digital Organization Creativity Software Kit which includes Aftershot Pro 2 and PSP X7 among others
If you are a software early adopter, the new Corel Paintshop Pro X8 is scheduled to be released on August 21 (2015) and it is available for pre-order for $80 at Amazon itself.