Digital Photo Management In Linux, Part 1
Mac Envy? Hardly...
Do you need a Macintosh computer for high-quality, satisfying digital photo management? Macs include the excellent iPhoto for no extra cost, and if you want to spend money the Aperture photo-management application is first-rate. Naturally, everyone asks "How do they compare to Adobe Photoshop?" The answer is they don't. They are strictly for managing and editing digital photos; they're not full-blown desktop publishing suites. So what does Linux offer for the ace digital photographer who doesn't want to splurge on a Mac? How about a few goodies like:
- Multiple filetype support, including RAW, TIFF, and JPG, as well as host of others
- Support for audio and movie files
- Download and photo archive management
- Light table for side-by-side image comparisons
- Camera profile support
- Batch processing
- Image editing, including color, hue, red-eye correction, gamma, contrast, and white balance adjustments
- Resizing, cropping, and changing aspect ratios
- Read/write EXIF data and comments
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