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Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by starcheese » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:18 am

Hi!

Is there a way to use windows based applications to linux mint?
such as adobe photoshop and lightroom?
If so how? what pre-requisites are needed?

Thanks! :D
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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by Moem » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:36 am

No, but maybe.
Windows applications cannot run directly on Linux-based OSses. But some of them can run on Wine which is a compatability layer. I suggest you start your research here, and search for the applications and versions you want to use: https://appdb.winehq.org/index.php
Be warned: Wine is finicky, and never guaranteed to work. If it works, you're lucky.
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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by jameskga » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:13 am

I never had any luck running PS under Wine, but it did run perfectly fine in VirtualBox running Windows.

That eventually stopped working without explanation, so now I dualboot if I ever want Photoshop (and Eve Online)
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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by starcheese » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:37 am

Is there any alternatives for adobe lightroom and adobe photoshop? :D :D :D

Thank you for your replies I feel so welcomed :D

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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by Moem » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:55 am

Oh, there are so many! May I suggest for your further research: https://alternativeto.net/
I keep saying 'research' because it's important to do research if you want to learn. There's really no better way to learn new stuff.

Also try the forum search. And if that doesn't give you good results, try your favourite search engine and enter 'site:forums.linuxmint.com' as well as your terms of interest.
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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by Pheeble » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:20 am

I routinely use Darktable (https://www.darktable.org/) for photographic processing. I also use Darktable for tethered shooting using my Nikon DSLR. Darktable is free and open source. It is a very powerful program: raw image processing, lens corrections, presets for various cameras, etc.

For other graphics work, I generally use Gimp, but I have to admit it is not as full-featured as Photoshop. Gimp lacks many things I have found useful in Photoshop, such as adjustment layers. Gimp is, however, free and open source.

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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by phd21 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:55 am

Hi starcheese,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!

+ for comments by "Moem", "Oh, there are so many!"

There are also many posts in this forum on this topic.

<SOLVED> How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=259047&hilit=lightroom

Adobe lightroom install on Linux Mint? + Linux alternatives - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=201219&hilit=lightroom


site:forums.linuxmint.com lightroom photoshop - Google Search
https://www.google.com/search?client=op ... QePfw9z7e0

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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by ArtGirl » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:27 pm

I haven't seen many say they've had success with PS etc. Many like the Photoshop-type features in Krita though. I use it for painting only, and that's it's central focus, but you can also animate, use text, do all kinds of things. It's great; very stable and now gpu-accelerated also. The new Krita 4 is released tomorrow, including improved text features, better vectors, multi-cores used, etc ... you can download the latest nightly appimage right now though, if you want to take a peek to see if it would cover what you wish to do: https://binary-factory.kde.org/job/Krit ... age_Build/. User manual: https://docs.krita.org/Category:User_Manual :-)
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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by chrisuk » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:59 pm

Have a look at the results from Google for rawtherapee vs lightzone vs darktable. All three are regarded by some as capable alternatives to Lightroom. I use Photoshop CS2 ( I used Playonlinux to install it) every day under Wine on Linux....
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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by I2k4 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:59 pm

starcheese wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:37 am
Is there any alternatives for adobe lightroom and adobe photoshop? :D :D :D

Thank you for your replies I feel so welcomed :D
Adobe Lightroom is a powerful manager for RAW stills, and Photoshop an even more powerful image file processor. Most Linux users would say for Photoshop, the nearest equivalent is GIMP (with a plugin for RAW, e.g. UFRAW). There would be more debate / preferences regarding RAW still image management and editing. Many Windows users got "into" LR or PS because of their popularity, without actually using very many features, and for some the image management side of the software is more important than the deep sophistication of editing. If a user has deeply invested in LR file management for thousands of image files, and routinely spends hours reviewing, star-rating and processing - that is different from somebody who just fell into Adobe with simple needs because they're popular. I'd suggest you describe your cameras, your hobby or professional commitments, history of file and image management, and your normal workflow. I'd guess that would focus suggestions better than simply comparing Linux software with high-end professional Windows software.
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Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Post by Flemur » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:06 pm

starcheese wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:18 am
Is there a way to use windows based applications to linux mint?
Yup. Many will work, many others won't.
such as adobe photoshop and lightroom?
If so how? what pre-requisites are needed?
Photoshop 7 and 12 and the CS(6? 2018 the latest) run well under wine version 3.
Dunno about lightroom,

Edit: Just about any windows program will run with "virtualbox".
You use the windows install media (DVD) to "install", say, Win7 into virtualbox, then you can boot it, install software, etc, and it looks pretty much like a normal windows install except it all inside another window with menus, etc, to shutdown and such.
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