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What tools are available for RAW image processing in Linux?

I have been taking photographs with RAW format. What tools are available for working with RAW under Linux?
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What photo management software would you recommend for Linux? [closed]

The most well known software for managing your photos are only available on Windows and Mac. so what photo management software do you use on Linux? What are it's strengths and weaknesses? What sort of ...
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What cheap colour calibrators are available for Linux?

I have several computers (at work, at home, laptops, etc.) that all display my photos differently. So, it's time to get a colour calibration device — but which to choose? I am no professional, so ...
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How do I move my post-processing beyond Picasa?

Over time I've become fairly skilled in using Picasa to do post-processing starting with NEF files, but I'm thinking it's time to step it up a notch, and explore what I can do with a more ...
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Is there something similar to Adobe Lightroom for Linux?

I know about digiKam and Photivo, both of which are excellent software for post-processing RAW photographies and performing minor edits. However, these two programs aren't that good at organising ...
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Good workflow to review and delete photos with Darktable?

I've just got a new camera, which I have already started taking a lot of photos with. Hard drive space isn't THAT cheap, and I would like to get a work-flow together to quickly go through images, ...
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What software should I use for HDR processing on Linux?

So far, I've tried software like luminance, bracket and fotoxx. While bracket is very fast to make the openEXR images, luminance is good with tonemapping tools, but I'd like to try some more options. ...
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How do I create a timelapse video from a collection of photographs in Linux?

I want to create a timelapse from a collection of pictures, under Ubuntu. I'd like to make HD videos, and ideally add a soundtrack.
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Which software can batch-process RAW photos on Linux?

I'm interested in efficient processing of RAW photos on Linux. I've played with RAW a little, but so far I've always reverted back to JPG as I can't be bothered to spend hours doing post-processing. ...
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Hardware calibration for Eizo Monitor on Linux / Ubuntu without ColorNavigator?

I have a monitor that supports hardware calibration (Eizo CG223w). Eizo offers a tool called ColorNavigator to get the calibration done. Unfortunately ColorNavigator does not support Linux and I'm ...
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How can I find a camera for long-term time lapse use?

For a oceanographic/atmospheric proof of concept project I need to set up a camera which will take a picture of the water's surface every 5 minutes during the day for up to two years. The pictures ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered to a Linux laptop?

I have never tried shooting tethered, but I would like to give it a try. My laptop uses Ubuntu linux. Can you point me at any solutions for tethering this to my camera? I have a Canon 5DmkII, ...
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Linux software for stacking and RAW processing

I'm starting with astrophotography and my DSLR produces CR2 raw images. I use Linux and want to stack series of shots and do RAW processing (curves, RGB balance, etc.) I googled and found software ...
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How to automatically identify bracketed image sets among 100s of images?

I take a lot of photos. Quite many of those (cca 50%) are bracketed ones to create HDR images later. I would like to automatically identify the bracketed sets and move those to a separate folder for ...
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Is there a Fuji X10 raw converter for Linux?

Does anyone know if there's away to convert Fuji X10 Raw files in Ubuntu? I'm considering to buy this camera but most software I've seen doesn't support it or isn't clear regarding that issue. ...
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What can you do with embedded GPS locally?

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 made its way to me and it has a built-in GPS. Each photo is marked with its GPS coordinates, elevation and orientation. I am aware that if I upload such a photo to Picasa or ...
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If I assign a profile to my monitor in Gnome Color Manager, should I also enable that profile in Gimp?

I finally got around to using dispcalGUI to profile my monitor under Linux. Now, having assigned that profile system-wide using Gnome Color Manager (or the Xfce Color settings dialog), there's a ...
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What properties of an image could be used to programmatically discard it as “bad”?

I'd like to have a quicker review process of my photos when I dump them from the camera to the computer. Surely there are some parameters that I can extract programmatically from the photos and this ...
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Hugin image/layer order

I made some huge panorama but to complete the background i used some 'low-res' pictures from a much wider lens. Everything is well connected, but the image order is not the order from the "Images" ...
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Does Picasa for Linux support RAW from a Canon 7D?

I'm running Ubuntu (Lucid) and have installed Google Picasa using the Synaptic Package Manager. The current version of Picasa for Linux is 3.0.0 Build 57.4402. Currently, it renders my RAW images as ...
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Darktable: Is it possible to select only modified images in Lighttable view?

In Darktable, in the Lighttable view, is it possible to select/view only images that have been edited?
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Why does Darktable show D5300 RAW (.NEF) in pink in darkroom?

I just installed Darktable, in lighttable mode my raw files are shown proper but in darkroom it shows pinkish. e.g. File https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33211952/dsc_0013.nef Screenshot https:/...
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Is there Linux software to automatically sharpen appropriately for a given print size?

I'm living almost exclusively in Linux these days, working towards making the transition from Lightroom to Darktable. One of the applications from my Windows days that I used (and really like) is ...
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How can I reset the connection between my laptop and my Nikon D5300?

Using gphoto2/gtkam, I have managed to obtain a live view of my camera on my laptop. However, gtkam (or digiKam, for that matter) stops showing the live view once I have taken a picture. Further ...
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Does the Fujifilm X-E1 work with Ubuntu?

I am an Ubuntu user. So far all my cameras worked perfectly out-of-the-box (Shotwell). I am thinking about buying the X-E1. I was wondering if anybody has already tried it with Ubuntu (Precise ...
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DAM, Digital asset management for Linux

I am using Dark Table for proceesing my photos and am very happy with it, but I lack some catalog software to be able to quickly find relevant photos. Any reccomendation for software available on ...
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Is there any Linux software that can import picasa.ini edits?

I accumulated years of edits over my photographs in Picasa. Picasa works as a non-destructive editor, so it doesn't change the original files but saves all modifications in its database and in picasa....
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I accidentally shot in 12 bit instead of 14 bit, and my pictures are green and underexposed. How can I compensate/convert?

I accidentally shot in 12 bit color instead of 14 bit, and now, no matter what Linux program I use, the .NEFs are green and underexposed. As I said, I'm using Linux, and my camera is a Nikon D5300. ...
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How do I use a card formatted as exfat by my Canon 6D in Linux?

I hope it's not too OS specific/non-photography techy for this forum but I wonder if other 6D users have this problem and I just want to get my workflow improved: I formatted a fresh Sandisk Extreme ...
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Correcting output from Bibble 5 Lite

Bibble 5 Lite only allows output in Kodak ProPhoto RGB, which quite a few applications do not represent correctly (esp. when uploading to web services). AFAIK, Bibble 5 Lite is hard-coded only to ...
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Batch processing/retouching scanned film with severe artifacts

An aunt asked me to scan some film for her (my best guess is they're 40+ years old), but my usual workflow has been challenged. Some background: I use Linux. And I have an Epson Perfection V350 ...
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How can I physically rotate a digital photo under Linux?

I was using gThumb version 3.2.7 for some time and I was particularly happy with option "Rotate Image Physically". Because I don't want to rely on EXIF photo rotation data. Recently I bought better ...
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Local version of “White balance” in GIMP to clean up photo of document

I have a photograph of a document with black text on white background. The photo has a few problems: The text is a bit blurry. Overall there is noise even in the white areas. The background appears ...
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What's a good application for file and folder for organizing large amounts of images on Linux?

I have a collection of around 35.000 JPG's and 5.000 NEF files. Previously I imported and "organized" this bulk load of pictures using RoboImport. It quite fitted my workflow as I could give it almost ...
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How can I update the firmware on my Godox gear on a Mac (OSX) or Linux computer?

I want to update the firmware on my Godox devices, but I'm not on Windows, and the G1/G2 applications from Godox, and the F1/F2 applications from Flashpoint only run on Windows. Is there a way to ...
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Which raw processors interpret distortion/CA correction from Micro Four Thirds cameras?

I've been thinking about Micro Four Thirds, which in many cases encodes distortion and chromatic aberration correction into the raw files. But, the raw processor I currently use (Bibble) ignores this ...
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Updating metadata in Darktable

Bear with me. I've been using Darktable for a while now along with Olympus' own software and digikam for uploading, keywording etc and GIMP for any retouching I can't easily achieve in Darktable. I ...
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Is Pixeluvo a good Photoshop alternative?

Photography is my hobby and I am a Linux user. By now, I almost did not edit my photos and used only RawTherapee to work with RAW files. Sometimes I want to edit my photos and looking for an ...
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Per-Application Color Management under GNOME3

I have recently used DispcalGUI and a Spyder4 to calibrate my monitor. I have selected the resulting calibration profile with the GNOME setting manager. However, instead of making my workflow more ...
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Linux desktop software to create photo albums

I am wanting to design a photo album/photo book, in which I put together different photos, some text, etc. and this become a multi-page document. I very much enjoy Canva which has useful tools such as ...
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How best to remove directional motion-blur from photos (on Linux)? [duplicate]

I took some photos of the moon last night. I wanted good color without a lot of noise, so used ISO 100 and a long exposure (10 seconds with a 400mm lens). I have a good tripod and head and used a 2 ...
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Problem with processing .CR2 format in Linux

first time I used Canon and all my programs -Rawtherapee, Darktable, UFRaw, Rawstudio - opened the photos as below. Anyone has idea why this is happening and how to fix it? I use Linux and I'm used to ...
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Will Photoshop run on Linux? [closed]

I have installed Photoshop on linux using wine. It's crashing again and again. Is there any way to use Photoshop on linux?
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Simple Tool or script to sort in folders and by date RAW images in linux?

I'm taking a lot of RAW photos lately and I need a simple but convenient way to organize them. I saw a lot of tools to sort JPG images using EXIF informations, but none of them actually works with RAW ...
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Most compatible RAW format for Linux users?

After looking at various APS-C and full-frame mirrorless cameras, I thought I had settled on the Canon M200, because its size and image quality are great. Then however I got some sample RAWs and to my ...
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Why does Colorhug calibration with laptop and Linux Mint 17.1 come out very red?

I bought a ColorHug colorimter to calibrate my laptop's screen. My laptop is a Asus K53JE running Linux Mint 17.1 (Ubuntu 14.04). To calibrate the screen I plugged the colorhug and use Linux Mint ...
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Convert 10bit images under Linux

I dont even find any program for convert/view the raw file what comes from my MTK6589 phone. Automated apps are unable to get the photos, the only way is using Irfanview, but without wine its hard. So ...
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What is the best linux/BSD distro for photography? [closed]

Is there a distribution or flavor of *nix that stands above the rest in terms of available apps in the repository, smooth workflow, colour management, etc?
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Preparing/using a camera color profile using IT8 target on Linux/Darktable

In my photo processing workflow I use Darktable to handle the CR2-to-TIFF/JPEG conversion, however I frequently struggle with getting the colors right. As the first step toward correct colors I am ...
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Homogenize exposure brightness and white balance

I've taken thousands of photos on a long-term project and I'm doing a time-lapse film. Due to the different weather and the different light conditions the pictures are partly very differently exposed....