Many photographers and photographic artists arriving in the world Linux look for how to install and run the Adobe Lightroomafter all, it is one of the most popular tools in the industry, in many cases they are unable to install the tool correctly and thus end up frustrated with the system, thinking that it cannot perform the job.
In this article we will show that it is possible to accomplish this task, showing you 5 photo manipulation and treatment software that range from the most basic, to the finest professional treatment.
There is still a lot of misinformation and prejudice about the professional tools that exist for Linux and that people in the area can work with the system without any major problems or difficulties, just a few adjustments here and others there, but nothing that is “a bug. 200 heads ”. Some of these tools are paid, others are free, others are free and Open Source. And as Goulart de Andrade used to say “Come with me”. Special thanks to our friend Elias, from the channel Araras Studio, after taking a look there ?.
The first application on our list was developed by Gábor Horváth under the GNU GPL v3 license, using C ++ and GTK + as bases, he is a multiplatform raw image processor (Linux, Windows and macOS) and has a focus on the post – non-destructive production of RAW images, where all the editing done by the professional is reflected immediately in the preview of the image and saved in a separate file, only at the time of export that the adjustments are applied, using an internal process of high precision with 32-bit floating points.
To download it you can access this link and choose the way that best suits you, for more technical information about the RawTherapee you can consult the project’s Wiki.
2 – DarkTable
Next to our list is a real “heavy weight” of image manipulation. Designed by professional photographers, the Darktable it has several tools for this purpose, for those coming from Adobe Lightroom, Darktable will fit like a glove, it is also multiplatform, with versions for Linux, Windows and macOS.
To download it you can access this link and choose the way to install it that best suits you, for more technical information about Darktable you can consult his website.
3 – Lightzone
The third software on our list was commercial software made by the company Light Crafts and having its CEO and founder Fabio Riccardi. Leaving the position in the company to work in the camera division of Apple, nowadays he works at Google, as you can see on his Linkedin. As in other applications, Lightzone manipulates images in RAW and JPEG format, following the non-destructive editing line, with the modifications being applied in post-editing and in the export of images.
To download it you can access this link, note the ideal version for your system.
4 – AfterShot
A pleasant surprise is to know that Corel’s software, the same company that maintains the CorelDraw, has a Linux version of its photo editing and manipulation software. THE AfterShot Pro 3 it is multiplatform (Linux, Windows and macOS) and in the Linux version it is available in .deb and .rpm formats. For those who choose the .deb format, there are versions for Ubuntu up to 16.04 LTS or higher, which brings compatibility to the Linux Mint per table., In this case it is paid, but there is a 30-day version to “taste” and if you like and want to buy, just pay R $ 179.00 on average, eventually there are promotions and the price drops a little.
To download AfterShot you can access this link.
5 – DigiKam
Our latest application tip for manipulating and editing photos comes from the KDE family, with the Digikam, which is compatible with RAW files thanks to lib LibRaw, which is constantly updated and with improvements being implemented. Digikam follows the same line of other software presented so far, containing the much desired non-destructive editing of images, in addition to being able to organize images and videos imported from SD cards, external HDs via USB, among others. For more details, visit his About.
You can download DigiKam in AppImage format and have the latest version or download the version compiled in your distro, even though it may be out of date. AppImage is currently at version 5.9.0.
These are the tools indicated for those who are migrating to Linux and who work with photographic treatment in major problems. Check out Elias’ channel, which helped us produce this list.
I hope you in the next post, big hug.