Adobe Lightroom Alternatives for Linux

    Adobe Lightroom is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is darktable, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Lightroom and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Lightroom are RawTherapee (Free, Open Source), digiKam (Free, Open Source), LightZone (Free, Open Source) and Corel AfterShot Pro (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 9, 2021

    Platforms

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    • Windows
    • Mac
    • iPad
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • Android
    • Online
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
    • Chrome OS
    • KDE
    • PortableApps.com
    • GIMP
    • Kindle Fire
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Qt
    • Apple Photos
    • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    Features

    • Photo editing
    • Photo Organization
    • Image Editing
    • Raw Photo processing
    • Photo effects
    • Photographic filters
    • Image Processing
    • Raw converter
    • Retouch photos
    • Photo Sharing
    • Non destructive editing
    • Facial recognition
    • Batch processing
    • Portable
    • Noise Reduction
    • Batch Editing
    • File Tagging
    • Geotagged Photos
    • Image Conversion

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • darktable is a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable. View 46 alternatives to darktable
      Almost everyone thinks darktable is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      darktable vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      Complete Raw processing suite. Best free open source solution
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      15
      Powerful RAW processor with options that not even Lightroom has.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      12
      Darktable lacks any photo organization capabilities. They consider this a feature and state you should organize them on disk outside the app. This is a pretty dumb idea since inside the ap, you can't organize, and outside the app you can't see the changes. Any comparison to Lightroom in this case is silly. 1/2 the (organize & develop) capability is gone.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      -8
      Far more powerful and with a bit of practice and reading, Lightroom would be a thing of the past. It is under active development. The unofficial facebook group can provide you with the best help and some very wonderful photo enthusiasts
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      0
      Well thought RAW-Suite with every Feature Lightroom has.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      -2
      Lacking photo organisation abilities of Lightroom
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      -5
      ehshi The best alternative for Lightroom as a professional photographer.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      6
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    • RawTherapee is a free RAW converter and digital photo processing software. All changes can be applied and batch processed at a convenient time. View 42 alternatives to RawTherapee
      Almost everyone thinks RawTherapee is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      RawTherapee vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      MercuryHero Fairly advanced control over RAW processing including demosaicing algorithm, gamma curves, etc. Supports its own profiles and presets.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      3


    • Professional digital photo management software to organize, tag, compare and process photo collections. View 70 alternatives to digiKam
      Almost everyone thinks digiKam is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE
      • Qt
      digiKam vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      digiKam is good at organizing photos but has nothing to edit or adjust photos and RAW files. It only covers half of the features of Lightroom
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      -1
      Database functionality - Lots of other pieces of software mentioned are good at RAW processing but few, if any, have a good, structured back-end to organise photos.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      6
      digiKam is a photo management while lightroom is a raw photo editor, they have nothing in common
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      -36
    • LightZone is a digital photo editor software application. Its main purpose is to handle the workflow when handling images in various RAW formats. View 25 alternatives to LightZone
      Almost everyone thinks LightZone is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      LightZone vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very easy to use tool, a bit limited, but a very well thought tool set, and how they work. Stil my most favourite tool (easy to use, does what I want, good results)
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      2
    • Corel AfterShot Pro is fast, flexible digital photography workflow software that combines powerful photo management, advanced non-destructive editing and complete RAW processing. View 55 alternatives to Corel AfterShot Pro
      Most users think Corel AfterShot Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Corel AfterShot Pro vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      love it ,easy to understand on the first glance.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

      3
      Lightweight, powerful alternative to Lightroom without the price tag
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0


    • Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment. Features View 74 alternatives to Shotwell
      This alternative is disputed. Shotwell is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Lightroom, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Shotwell vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Shotwell is only a photo organizer; Lightroom is an advanced RAW's photo editor.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      3
    • Photivo is a multi platform photo processor for RAW and bitmap images with 16 bit precision. View 34 alternatives to photivo

      Discontinued

      From their website: “Photivo has not been in development for several years. This page is outdated.”

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • GIMP
    • ART, a free, open-source, cross-platform raw image processing program. ART is a derivative of the popular https://alternativeto. View 6 alternatives to ART
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ART vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      nrwd As good or even better and Free OpenSource
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      0
    • A fully non-destructive photo retouching program providing a complete layer-based workflow including RAW image development. View 18 alternatives to PhotoFlow

      Discontinued

      Beta Release is established in 31 July 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • KPhotoAlbum is an application for tagging and managing a photo collection and making it searchable. View 86 alternatives to KPhotoAlbum
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
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