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Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Linux users

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:59 pm    Post subject: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Linux users Reply with quote

Lightzone is the software that the folks over at Light Craft have created to compete with other photo editing and viewing suites.

Mac and Window users have to pay up to $250.

But for now, it looks like Linux users are getting it for free.

As one of my link pages says...

"LightZone is a professional photo browser and editor, like Aperture or Lightroom. It's also useful for amateurs, like iPhoto or Picasa. It runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac.

The Linux version is free, as in beer."

So hop to it folks...

Nothing like free beer.. Cool

http://applications.linux.com/applications/07/02/07/1930237.shtml?tid=39

http://sonic.net/~rat/lightcrafts/

http://sonic.net/~rat/lightcrafts/faq.html#WhatIs

Oh...

and just an after thought....

Mike, do you think maybe (if the Linux Gods allow it) we might even see it being included with a future LF DVD. Smile ? ?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Linux users Reply with quote

I read about this somewhere on the internet the other day and thought ti sounded like a great piece of software. Now all I need is to be able to afford a camera that can shoot in raw mode Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Linux us Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Now all I need is to be able to afford a camera that can shoot in raw mode Sad


Actually no.

You'll be pleased to hear that its not just for Raw files.

According to their blurb.

The software also works with standard jpegs, tiffs and dng files.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:44 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Linu Reply with quote

Well, I know it's not just for raw files, but that seems to be one of its chief benefits over other Linux offerings. It's a pro tool, while I'm just a hopeless am(ateur). Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Linu Reply with quote

Everyone deserves a little hope Rhakios, I have learned how to play a couple of tunes on a guitar, ole slow hand has nothing to fear though Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Linu Reply with quote

I gave up guitar many years ago, I watched a concert where John McLoughlin re-tuned his guitar half way through a piece, WITHOUT STOPPING PLAYING.

The next day I watched a freind of mine laying down some finger picking, far faster than I had ever managed.
He had been playing for 3 weeks, I had been struggling to teach myself that piece for 6 months.

I was a middling bass guitarist, a poor rhythm and a terrible lead.

I decided then that guitar was not for me, I gave away my Hohner 6 string acoustic and my Futurama Strat copy (my beautiful Fender bass got smashed in a road accident(sob)).

I made a terrible mistake really, that Hohner would be worth a packet now.


moral: learn your limitations and try something else Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
Everyone deserves a little hope Rhakios, I have learned how to play a couple of tunes on a guitar, ole slow hand has nothing to fear though Wink


Oh, I take plenty of pictures, and occasionally I might see one I like Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Oh, I take plenty of pictures, and occasionally I might see one I like Rolling Eyes
That is no different to a professional photographer, they point the camera and take as many shots as they need to get the "perfect shot". Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free for Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
That is no different to a professional photographer, they point the camera and take as many shots as they need to get the "perfect shot". Very Happy


Still waiting for one of those Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : Free Reply with quote

I can confirm that this works well. I own a Nikon D80 and this seems to be able to edit both the jpegs AND the raw files well. It looks as if its designed to be competition for Apple Apeture or Adobe Lightroom rather than Photoshop. Glad we get it for free....Nice find.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Lightzone : Photo editing tools : F Reply with quote

jdtate101 wrote:
I can confirm that this works well. I own a Nikon D80 and this seems to be able to edit both the jpegs AND the raw files well. It looks as if its designed to be competition for Apple Apeture or Adobe Lightroom rather than Photoshop. Glad we get it for free....Nice find.


Thanks for your confirmation 101.

Also ... as much as I'd like to take credit for making this 'find' the fact is I must give credit where credit is due.

Two of my sharp eyed OS X mates put me onto it.

Ian Goss and Denys Finney..

Thanks fellas, I owe you guys a beer or three each.

Hope this will do.. Wink



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