Every once in a while, I’m left with just a laptop running linux (Red Hat Enterprise v7 specifically) and I need to do a quick bit of editing on a photograph. Historically the only feasible option has been to fire up GIMP and puzzle through the dialogs to try and get something usable.Â While I am a big fan of open source software, and especially long-established programs like GIMP, it is just too difficult for me to use. I like the Photoshop toolkeys and layout. I know there are people who [a]Â have no trouble with GIMP [b] have installed skins and whatnot for easier use [c] both a and b. I’m not one of them.Â I want my image workflow to “just work” and GIMP just doesn’t.
ButÂ Darktable does! For someone like me who is used to Lighroom, darktable provides a similar interface and workflow as usual. Very helpful when some simple edits and corrections need to be done.Â How do you go from the starting image on the left to the finished on the right?
Click Read MoreÂ and let’s dig in to the process of taking a RAW image from capture to finished output.