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darktable - Linux photo catalogue and RAW editor
« on: May 04, 2014, 06:55:01 pm »
Hello,

I've just discovered darktable, which looks like a Linux clone of Lightroom.
I'll be trying it when I get around to dual-booting my desktop with some or other flavour of 'nix.

Has anyone else here dabbled with it?
Thoughts?
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woollypigs

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Re: darktable - Linux photo catalogue and RAW editor
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 11:15:33 pm »
I haven't tried Lightroom so can't compare. Tried darktable but it was way to complicated for what I need, so back to the Gimp for me.

Re: darktable - Linux photo catalogue and RAW editor
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 09:37:31 am »
Thread necromancy, but I just tried the latest release of darktable and it looks pretty good.. If you're looking for a free alternative to Lightroom, definitely worth a try (I'm on a mac, but it's also linux and windows)

The file management seems pretty good, the editing is different to lightroom but seems excellent, the interface is also really good and surprisingly simple to learn.

This plus affinity could solve the lightroom + photoshop question.

woollypigs

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Re: darktable - Linux photo catalogue and RAW editor
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 12:16:23 pm »
Well since I wrote the above I have dived into Darktable. I use it to edit raw and batch edits as I have now gotten my head around it.

Though I do not use it to manage my photos, never trusted a program, that want to its thing to my photos/folders.

Had a random program on Linux that had the option "deleted duplicate" set from start. Lucky I had a backup of the folders/photos. 

BrianI

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Re: darktable - Linux photo catalogue and RAW editor
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 07:43:28 am »
I use darktable all the time now for editing my images.  :thumbsup: