Before I get started, a disclaimer: NO piece of software is going to make you a better photographer. Practice might. But software will not. Go out there and shoot. You can read this later. Program: LightZone, AfterShot Pro 2, RawTherapee, darktable, Lightroom CC (and Mobile), Capture One Pro, RPP, DxO Optics Pro Platforms Available Tested: (Linux), Mac, Windows Prices: most free, some paid Installation: variable And… done. […]
Program: darktable (1.6.3; updated to 1.6.7 late in the review process) Platforms Available Tested: Linux, Mac, Windows Installation: normal download dmg & drag app to Applications folder (or wherever you like). Easy. darktable is probably the closest to Lightroom that you’ll find in the open source space. With the exception of user-definable albums (they’re called Film Rolls in darktable, and they’re […]
iPhone 5. Pure Shot. dRAW tiff processed in darktable.
The Zone System module is not quite as modular as the color correction module, and the precision is equally imprecise, but it’s a great deal of fun, nonetheless. I trust you have some idea about the Zone System. If not, go read up on it. The scroll wheel defines the number of zones, and you […]
D7000. mamiya/sekor 50mm f/2, reversed. ISO400, AP mode, f/2. Processed in darktable, running under Ubuntu 13.10 on an Asus eee pc 1015px.
Every time I play with darktable, I find something else worth playing with… This time, it’s the Color Correction module.
There’s really not much to say here… after finding my way around with the first two images, it was relatively easy to convert this shot to black & white for this Black & Wednesday. darktable has a monochrome module unlike any black/white conversion modules I’ve seen before. Essentially, you drag the circle around and change […]