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Re: [opensuse] Photo editing software on Linux - new option?
On 26/01/14 05:05, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [01-25-14 09:10]:
On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM, Patrick Shanahan <paka@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Today I stumbled onto Corel AfterShot Pro. I know, commercial
software, but... they produce a Linux native version with both RPM
and DEB builds. They have a 30 day trial so you can test it out.
I've got it installed in openSUSE on KDE4 and it's working very
Used it for some time. Corel has succeeded in trashing it. Output
from darktable is much superior. jmpo

Hmmm that's interesting. I haven't done a side-by-side output
comparison. I guess that's the next task then.

How is it better in DarkTable? Just general clarity/crispness? Or?
I primarily shoot youth soccer and stadium lights are challenging to say
the least. AfterShoot no longer has noise-ninja denoising and their
replacement is very poor. Darktable has much better denoising algorithms,
at least to my eyes.

BibblePro was much faster processing than darktable, but also crashed a
lot as does corel's version. I really liked the BibblePro interface as it
was keystroke oriented much better than darktable plus the learning curve
which after a year I still have to hunt and experiment.

I guess my biggie is the crashing and denoising.

ps: If you really decide to go with AfterShoot, mail me off-list.

Fred (Miller) uses GIMP exclusively to produce some fantastic works (I have seen some of them) but what is being stated above indicates that GIMP is unable to handle 'your' needs?

Is it because it is assumed that Darktable works on 'NEGATIVES' while Gimp works best on final IMAGES?

(But why should that be? - afteral Gimp can do marvellous and spectacular editing/manipulations of images produced from terrible original 'negatives', which in this age of digital photography no longer exist and one is therefore editing/manipulating the 'final' image when viewing a RAW/jpeg/whatever image from the digital camera.)


Using openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4.12.1 & kernel 3.13.0-1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 OC 2GB DDR5 GPU

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