Photo Editing with Free Open Source Software

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Processed with XnView and Darktable

It’s FOSS – that’s Free and Open Source Software. Great for editing your photos, and definitely not expensive!

Folow discussion threads on photography, or groups on Facebook and you will see the queries cropping up. Photographers looking for good editing software without committing to the costs of high end software, like Lightroom and Photoshop. They are good products, but offer a whole lot more than the average hobby photographer will ever use.

Back in 2014 I wrote a post on Linux and Photography, which emphasises the advantages of using Linux. It misses the point that all of the software which I use to manage and edit my photos is FOSS and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.

The software is generally free to use, and quite a number of people have written comparisons with other products.

My workflow generally starts with the Linux specific Pix application. Pix very effectively…

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