Everybody knows I have been an avid daily linux user since…..1995 or so, and I switched to linux as my primary desktop around 1997. The ONE struggle I have had since day 1 is that I do photography as a hobby and since I started using photoshop (I think around version 3), I have never been able to find a permanent solution for linux. I have used gimp, I even used gimp in the photography classes I taught but it is lacking in several areas…..one being 16+ bit support, the second being layered tiffs, and the third being its just not photoshop. Then, along came lightroom while I was actually beginning to use gimp with digikam more….and that pretty much moved me back to photoshop again.
So, I have been fighting with trying to keep photoshop and lightroom working on wine and really just wishing adobe would come out with a photoshop and lightroom version for linux (I think they would make a freaking killing), trying Bibble again and trying to decide if I wanted to pay the price (I actually went to purchase it and for the life of me couldn’t figure out how….so you guys lost a sale just because there was no way to make a purchase from my signed in account with my expired trial license)…..when I came across Darktable. Darktable aims to be a replacement for Lightroom. Its really easy to install too.
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