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 Post subject: i'm a linux user
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:13 pm 
so does Gimp do the job or do i have to switch to mac?

i'm not a heavy editor and shooting for now still in Jpeg-fine

i do have also a Wacom Bamboo and thats awesome in gimp

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:53 pm 
Only you can answer that question. If what you're using works for you, then why do you need to switch?

For what it's worth, for most of this year I've shot JPEG on Linux using F-spot to manage my photos and Gimp as an editor. Then I did a few events and found that this workflow doesn't really scale. It works fine when you're dealing with a few images, but once your job size increases you're going to have a very difficult time.

These days, I'm back to shooting RAW with Lightroom. It's just so much faster.


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You could of course continue to run linux, and dualboot windows for the photo editing? :)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:28 pm 
thanks for the reply's

well if i'm gonna switch to another laptop/computer than i'm gonna consider a Mac

anyway thanks


did i mention that in photo editting a tablet is a most welcome piece of gear?

cheers ! :D


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I currently use Bibble as RAW-processor, which is also available for Linux. It is foremost a very convenient and fast working environment. RAW to JPG development is much faster than any other application I have tried along the way ánd not so much a resource hog at the same time.

Now if only the development team woke up from their sleep and finished the terribly overdue (but very promising) version 5.... :evil:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:49 pm 
JeroenE520 - In Linux you might look at Digikam. Install it and have a look at the Help (Digikam Handbook) - Section 3. Image editing and Workflow. Digikam now handles most types of RAW files, and works well with TIFFs.

If you want to do HDR, install and try Qtpfsgui. It can use RAW, TIFF or JPEG, and multiple - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5, etc, input images.

There's a new version of Gimp due out soon, with a more "all-in-one" app layout, that is said to have much better RAW functions.

Photoshop-7 with the 7.0.1 free upgrade works fast and well in Wine. (I've been using it in PCLinuxOS for several years.) CS versions up to CS2 (CS3 soon) - do run in Wine, but not very quickly unless you have a lot of RAM - over 2GB of DDR2, or later.

Regards, Dave.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:24 pm 
hi dave !

thanks a lot !!!

i'm gonna install Digikam and take a look !!

thanks again

Jeroen


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