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Apr 24, 2010 18:47 |  #46

cedm wrote in post #10055457 (external link)
One more raw converter worth giving a try:

Darktable

Darktable is a virtual light table and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable light table. It also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

Editing is fully non-destructive. Released under GPL 3 license. Currently in available in version 0.5, so it's still very much under development.

http://darktable.sourc​eforge.net/ (external link)

Thanks for the heads up, that's looking awesome. I might just have to see if I can pitch in on this one: I've been looking for a good F-Spot replacement for a while


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Jul 07, 2010 12:51 as a reply to  @ bieber's post |  #47

Great guide!

I've been using Linux at work and at home, I am going to see if I can find a solution for Lightroom that works decently good.


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Jul 07, 2010 14:17 |  #48

Lightroom works very well in Sun's Virtualbox. At least LR2.x does. LR3 is much much slower for me running in that same VM.

And I hate to admit it but I like LR far far better than any FOSS options... it's not even close how much better LR is (to me).


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Jul 07, 2010 14:26 |  #49

robscomputer wrote in post #10493409 (external link)
Great guide!

I've been using Linux at work and at home, I am going to see if I can find a solution for Lightroom that works decently good.

I've been using F-Spot for the last couple of years. It's a really sucky substitute for Lightroom, but it works. I'm planning on making a new photo manager that will run on Linux targeted more at serious users than the current crop of free photo managers: I just made a thread about it in this forum, feel free to stop in and let me know what kind of features you're looking for. It won't be reality for a while, but it's something I really want to make happen.


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Jul 07, 2010 15:33 as a reply to  @ bieber's post |  #50

I'm using Bibble Pro (http://www.bibblelabs.​com (external link) with good luck. Not free, but it works great.


Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently motivated fool.

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Jul 08, 2010 16:50 |  #51

Lightzone is another paid Linux software.
http://www.lightcrafts​.com/lightzone/ (external link)

Shotwell http://www.yorba.org/s​hotwell/ (external link)
release notes:
http://www.yorba.org …hotwell-061-released.html (external link)
This one is replacing F-Spot in Fedora and Ubuntu.




  
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Aug 13, 2010 10:21 |  #52

This guide was excellent :)
Thank you for putting it together.


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Aug 14, 2010 04:14 |  #53

[JKD wrote:
='[JKD];10714480']This guide was excellent :)
Thank you for putting it together.

You're welcome.

I constantly keep it up to date, although there isn't much new software to add lately. All the good ones are there already.

I plan on adding Shotwell once it is mature enough and better than F-spot (which it is aimed at replacing), Darktable when it reaches version 1 or becomes feature complete enough.

Gimp 2.8 is scheduled to be released at the end of the year (luckily not delayed much), will feature layer grouping, single-window mode (optional), much improved text editing tool, etc. http://www.gimp.org/re​lease-notes/gimp-2.7.html (external link)

DigiKam is adding automatic face detection and tagging: http://adityabhatt.wor​dpress.com …-gsoc-face-tags-progress/ (external link)


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Oct 27, 2010 01:49 as a reply to  @ cedm's post |  #54

I'm about 80% converted to Linux but ran into a slight problem. Is there an application to create lower resolutions images, but keeping the same image size? In Photoshop this would be "save for web"?

I had problems working this out with Gimp.

Thanks!


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Oct 27, 2010 02:35 |  #55

Hmm, Save for Web resizes images to "fit" the Web, and sets a Quality setting for a "reasonable" file size, so I'd guess that in the Gimp you would use a basic Resize function to get the image size to a viewable set of pixel dimensions, then Save As to get a jpeg where you set the jpeg Quality to your specific file size needs.


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Oct 27, 2010 05:15 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #56

As Tony pointed it out, you can resize your pictures in Gimp and save them.

Most other applications (Krita, digiKam, Shotwell, etc.) can also do that.

If you want to resize in large batch, Phatch or ImageMagick are perfect for the task.

No "Save for web" in Gimp, but the standard save dialog will give you the same options anyway.


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Nov 04, 2010 14:30 |  #57

As for the "Save for Web" function in PS, I don't believe it resizes the image. It does warn you if your image size is considered too large for web viewing. It states that you may have memory problems if you continue. It also gives you the option to include the ICC profile embedded in the image, convert to sRGB on the fly, and also the ability to optimize the image for web use. Not being very versed it GIMP I am not sure if all these features are available in the standard save dialog. Just wanted to point these out.

My experience with Digikam has been kind of a love/hate experience. I think it has great potential as being a one-stop shop package but the workflow is a little disorienting/confusing but the biggest reason I no longer use it is it seems to have issues with correct color rendering. Even if I turn on the color management it still does not show colors correctly. I would love to figure out what the problem is because I think it is a decent program. I have read other posts from people who have mentioned the color issues with Digikam but no solutions are mentioned. Can anyone help?

Hey what about adding xicc in the Color Management section. This lets you set the ICC Color profile for the X display. The way I understand it, it allows you to load a profile for system-wide use to color manage apps like Gimp, Krita, Eye of Gnome, Gnome Viewer, Ufraw, Inkscape, etc. With a small script it can run at startup. Just thought I would mention it.

Great resource! I hope it continues to get updated. Linux is gradually evolving and this is great info for us photographers. Thanks!


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Nov 04, 2010 20:11 as a reply to  @ 4Deuce's post |  #58

Can't help you much with your color management issue in digiKam. I don't have a color managed workflow myself so it's something I have hardly any knowledge in. Best is to ask on the digiKam mailinglist or bug tracker. Or ask Gilles Caulier directly (he's the main developer).

Thanks for introducing me to xicc. I had a quickly look at it. Do you know about the "Gnome Color Manager"? It does the same thing, but also allows you to set ICC profiles for your printer or any other device that can be color managed. Comes with a friendly GUI as well:

http://projects.gnome.​org/gnome-color-manager/ (external link)


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Nov 04, 2010 20:32 |  #59

You might want to check out this thread:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=953296

He was dealing with color management issues. By page 3/post 31 he had gotten some things worked out then went to Linux and the Gimp and tried out his learnings in Gnome and digiKam and decided that Gnome can be color managed but evidently not digiKam.

Maybe read some of the beginning of the thread to understand the issue he was dealing with, then he gets some resolution in page 2, all working with Photoshop, but then in post 31 he starts with the Gimp stuff.


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Nov 04, 2010 21:28 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #60

I have close to zero knowledge in color management, that's why I advised him to go talk straight to the digiKam developers: they will be able to give him a clear answer.

As far as I know, digiKam is fully color managed, and comes with extensive options to set color profiles to screen, scanner, camera and printer. I've just never bothered myself about it since I don't have a color calibration device and couldn't even get my hands on the default icc profile for my laptop monitor...

Color management is disabled by default in digiKam, so one will have to activate it first. DigiKam handbook got a lengthly color management section. always worth checking..


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