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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Darktable experience? Reply with quote

An alternative to Lightroom is open source Darktable.

What is your experience using it?

Thanks


PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been a long time since I last checked it out, at least a year, more likely two. Way back then it promised a few nice features which I really liked but overall it wasn't enough to make me switch from RawTherapee. I should take another good look now to see how far they've come since then. On the surface it looks really slick and powerful.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no windows build?


PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No windows build.

I am using Linux Ubuntu Server LTS as base, Virtual Box and several desktop OS on top.
Still using windows as desktop, but not a requirement.

Yes, the surface looks really nice.


PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found another similar, open source,
windows build:

http://lightzoneproject.org


PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using Lightzone for some years to convert from raw to jpg.
I prefer lightzone over rawtherapee.


PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are the benefits of using lightzone over rawtherapee..??


PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deonshook wrote:
what are the benefits of using lightzone over rawtherapee..??


rawtherapee creates additional text file for a converted jpeg, which normally I will delete it without looking at it.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why it creates an additional text file..?? what is the use of it..??
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darktable has come a long way in 2 years. You should really give it a try, I find it renders better (more detail) than LR. Many really fine plugins as well



patrickh


PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely a very sound program now. I enjoy the keystoning filter quite a lot, for example.

Got a windows version from www.partha.com, alongside the new gimp 2.9 for windows (not so experimental).

Usually I fire up linux at home but on my trips or at work I use windows.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darktable is good enough. I've been using it for a year and i'm satisfied with it. I used to retouch some photos at nuderetouching-com but when Darktable was released i started using it instantly. Its main advantage is that it is free of course. As for me, very nice Lightroom alternative