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Linux Photo Editing

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:38 pm
by Terd Ferguson
Anyone edit photos using Linux? I have a canon rebel and I am wanting to edit raw images. I have used photivo some, however I am not able to produce sharp photos. Any ideas? Any tips on generic raw editing? I have worked through a few tutorials, but I am not able to achieve the results I am looking for. My pictures look better in jpg than raw. WTF?

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Re: Linux Photo Editing

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:31 am
by Heero[CntRmbrPwd]
Gimp is free, or at least used to be.

Its not PS, but it aint bad at all.

http://www.gimp.org/

Re: Linux Photo Editing

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:45 am
by Terd Ferguson
Heero[CntRmbrPwd] wrote:Gimp is free, or at least used to be.

Its not PS, but it aint bad at all.

http://www.gimp.org/

I am a big gimp fan. I use it to do all of my cropping and PS style adjustments, however how does it perform with sharpening, colors, and shadows?

Re: Linux Photo Editing

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:58 pm
by slapshot
Terd Ferguson wrote:
Heero[CntRmbrPwd] wrote:Gimp is free, or at least used to be.

Its not PS, but it aint bad at all.

http://www.gimp.org/

I am a big gimp fan. I use it to do all of my cropping and PS style adjustments, however how does it perform with sharpening, colors, and shadows?
Raw Therapee looks fairly decent http://rawtherapee.com/blog/screenshots

Have you ever thought about running Wine and using Lightroom?

Re: Linux Photo Editing

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:05 pm
by Tailer
Remember that Canon's jpg engine tends to sharpen heavily, so when you're working from RAW you'll want to modestly sharpen in conversion and then apply output sharpening once you've converted and you've resized to your final image size. I usually use Smart Sharpen/Lens Blur in PS and mask it in where I want it.

Re: Linux Photo Editing

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:06 pm
by Mattb
Tailer wrote:Remember that Canon's jpg engine tends to sharpen heavily, so when you're working from RAW you'll want to modestly sharpen in conversion and then apply output sharpening once you've converted and you've resized to your final image size.
I'm a Nikon guy, so I'm coming at this from a different perspective, but the gist of it is the same - the JPG processing engine in the camera mucks with the image quite a bit before dumping to file. Once you figure out what it's doing you'll be able to duplicate it whenever you want.

As for Linux - Gimp is probably the best of a lackluster field. I dual-boot so I can use lightroom - using gimp for any serious image processing is kind of like Tenkara: sure, you can, but why on earth would you want to?

Re: Linux Photo Editing

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:39 pm
by Terd Ferguson
I'll keep at it. Sounds like I just need to toy around with the settings more to determine the optimum. Thanks for the help guys

Re: Linux Photo Editing

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:01 pm
by dragancje