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Image editing software

Postby RaZZ3R on Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:58 am

Hi, I've been google-ing for about 3 hours for software to process my images. My usual workflow has been on Windows with Adobe Lightroom 4.1, Adobe DNG Converter, ACDSee Pro 5, Photomatix Pro 4 and PTGui but now I want to leave all that behind, well not actually because I would love to use them with Linux Mint 13 but there not available. I found alternative options but now I'm really lost in witch would be better for what I would like not to spend days testing and learning all of the available options.

I need a RAW editor, powerful and non-destructive and if possible not to damn hard to learn, all I found is:
*Darktable
*Photivo
*RAW Therapee
*RAWStudio
*UFRAW
I also need a photo editor, mostly JPEG, for batch editing, renaming, croping, resizeing, rotating, converting, taging and printing. I would be nice to easily manage my photo's witch number in thousands now. All the alternative that I found for ACDSee Pro 5 are:
*digiKam
*Shotwell
*F-Spot
I really don't like and want to use all those proprietary RAW formats that are floating around so I prefer to convert my RAW files to DNG and that really important because I want to be able to open my photos from 10-20 years from now. And I didn't find anything that could convert my Panasonic's G2 RAW files to Adobe's DNG.

I'm also looking for a more specialized software to make HDR, panoramas and defishing images and timelapse videos.

I'm not really lazy to google myself but I took me 3 months to learn to use Adobe Lightroom 4, and I still don't use it to the maximum of it's potential, when I moved from ACDSee. If I where to take just a look at some of the RAW editing software it would scare the hell out of me :oops:
Windows:
*error beep*
confused, where's the error dialogue box?
*blue screen*
Hmmm...I can't press anything.
*blue screen*
Hmmm...I can't press ctrl+alt+del either.
*blue screen*
Hmmm...The restart button doesn't do anything...
*harddrive dies*
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Re: Image editing software

Postby cwsnyder on Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:49 pm

Have you read this article, and especially the comment thread? http://scribblesandsnaps.com/2011/01/27 ... converter/

It looks like digiKam, but I haven't used any of these files, myself. I only own a point & shoot which saves in .jpeg files.
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Re: Image editing software

Postby RaZZ3R on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:06 am

cwsnyder wrote:Have you read this article, and especially the comment thread? http://scribblesandsnaps.com/2011/01/27 ... converter/

It looks like digiKam, but I haven't used any of these files, myself. I only own a point & shoot which saves in .jpeg files.


Thanks so much, that was exactly what I needed, among other stuffs :D
Windows:
*error beep*
confused, where's the error dialogue box?
*blue screen*
Hmmm...I can't press anything.
*blue screen*
Hmmm...I can't press ctrl+alt+del either.
*blue screen*
Hmmm...The restart button doesn't do anything...
*harddrive dies*
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