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Re: [opensuse] linux native photo processing, was: Display of raw files in Gwenview

Am 21.09.2014 um 20:28 schrieb John M Andersen:
On Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:53:50 PM Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Daniel Bauer <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [09-21-14 12:28]:

However I personally havn't found a really satisfying raw processing
solution on Linux (I confess, it's a while since I tested....), so I
still use manufacturers programs or a commercial one in virtualbox/w.

Take a good look at darktable. I went to it from bibble5/AfterShotPro
about 15 months ago and haven't looked back.

(one line)
zypper ar -fr

(one line)
zypper -v up -r "Photography related packages (openSUSE-Factory)"

Togan Muftuoglu graciously provides latest git builds. I have been using
them for > a year with *very* little problems. And during soccer seasons
I work > 2500/wk and I am running Factory.

I've always thought that Darktable was in a competition with Gimp to see who
could come up with the LEAST intuitive interface. The Principal of Least
Astonishment apparently never crossed their mind.


Interfaces are something one can get used to if you use it often (although I really searched a lot in darktable...).

What I miss, and why I use manufacturers programs (except Sony: one should prohibit their programmers any access to computers!) is the simplicity and the analogy to camera settings, respectively the possibility to directly apply what I have set in the camera, at least as a base to start...

DxO, which is commercial, can do that. Maybe because they can pay, no idea... I use DxO for the Sony raw's.

These /for me/ important features I haven’t found in any OS/Linux software. Or maybe it is indeed an interface problem and I just didn't know where to click?

Daniel Bauer photographer Basel Barcelona
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