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Old 11-29-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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Question Photo editing software


Hi, does anyone have recommendations for useful photo/image processing/editing software? I'd like to compile a list for future personal use and for our studioware project.

Used so far:

Darktable
Shotwell
Raw Studio
Gimp + RAW plugins
Photoprint

Anyone know any more?

TIA
 
Old 11-29-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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I have been building "The Gimp" from source since the pre 1.0 version

BUT for "raw" images ??????
the current gimp is 8 bit only

it can not use 16 bit nor 32 bit images ( nor 128 bit images)

for RAW images i use "Gmic" from the TERMINAL
http://gmic.sourceforge.net/
there is a gimp 8 bit image ONLY plugin

for LARGE image data sets ( by LARGE i do mean a image greater than 8 Gigs in size)
and just large ( 2 to 8 Gig in size)
i use Nip2/Vips
( vips is also a terminal image library )
http://www.vips.ecs.soton.ac.uk/index.php?title=Nip2

i DO NOT !!! use imagemagick - except for Graphics-magick that Nip uses to open and save formats)

Gmic has replaces IM for me
 
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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My favourite one for working with RAW images is LightZone. It is written in java (hate programs written in java) but it was open-sourced a few years ago.
I haven't played with photos recently but I loved lightzone's ability to apply modifications (filters, etc) to custom-selected 'zones'.

http://lightzoneproject.org/content/instructions-linux
 
Old 11-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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I have been building "The Gimp" from source since the pre 1.0 version

BUT for "raw" images ??????
the current gimp is 8 bit only
This is what I used to use (not tried it for a year at least so whether it still builds/works I don't know):

http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/

*Edit. I just tried it on a couple of RAW files and the results weren't good in Gimp. Very noisy.

Thanks both for the suggestions

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PhotoShop dose not run well in wine



"unidentified flying RAW" works well on OLD camera raw images

the 12 bit and 16 bit to 8 bit conversion is ??? iffy
 
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To be honest darktable is the best I've used yet. It does non-destructive edits on raw files by saving the edit info in .xmp files. It seems to introduce much less noise than ufraw+gimp. Probably because there is no need for 16-8bit conversion.

There's my advert for the day!
 
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