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Old 05-04-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
expatcanuck
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linux distro / photo editor / music editor of choice ??


Greetings -

Relatively new to Linux, and new to lq.org.
Have a year-old Ubuntu boot CD -- it comes in handy to check things when Windoze XP goes awry.

I have 4 primary uses for a computer --
1) correspondence -- email (t'bird)
2) internet research - firefox
3) music recording & editing - currently Audacity, but I could use something a bit more controlled
4) photo editing (I've used Lightroom & Bibble - each have their strengths -- key is to be able to handle the Pentax K2000D RAW format)

Most any distro will allow me to do 1 & 2 - might any particular distro be the darling du jour as far as 3 or 4?

And might anyone have any recommended apps for 3 or 4?

Thanks kindly.

- Richard
oldWithoutMoney.com
 
Old 05-04-2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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There's an excellent program designed for photo editing: LightZone. It used to be free of charge
for linux users, however, from ver. 3 they started a proper commercial support for linux - which
means that you'll need to pay for it now. However... the old free version - 2.4 - can
still be found on the internet (although not on the official LightZone site):

http://www.alunamation.com/archlinux...ev.8224.tar.gz

The only downside is that it is not compatible with 64 bit systems.

Linux audio links:
http://www.linuxaudio.org/
http://www.linux-sound.org/
http://lau.linuxaudio.org/
 
  


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