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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 100 alternatives to Adobe Lightroom and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Lightroom are RawTherapee, digiKam, Corel AfterShot Pro and Shotwell.

Adobe Lightroom alternatives are mainly Photo Managers but may also be Raw Photo Processors or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Lightroom.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
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  1. 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. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

    darktable vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
    Almost everyone thinks darktable is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
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    Complete Raw processing suite. Best free open source solution

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    Powerful RAW processor with options that not even Lightroom has.

    Top positive comment  about 4 years ago
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    sarah77

    great experience, very easy to work with good interface.

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    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

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    Well thought RAW-Suite with every Feature Lightroom has.

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    Lacking photo organisation abilities of Lightroom

    Negative comment almost 5 years ago
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    ehshi

    The best alternative for Lightroom as a professional photographer.

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  2. RawTherapee is a free RAW converter and digital photo processing software. All changes can be applied and batch processed at a convenient time.

    RawTherapee vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
    Almost everyone thinks RawTherapee is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
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    Fairly advanced control over RAW processing including demosaicing algorithm, gamma curves, etc. Supports its own profiles and presets.

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  3. digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections.

    digiKam vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
    Almost everyone thinks digiKam is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.

    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.

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    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

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    digiKam is a photo management while lightroom is a raw photo editor, they have nothing in common

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  4. Corel AfterShot Pro

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    Corel AfterShot Pro is fast, flexible digital photography workflow software that combines powerful photo management, advanced non-destructive editing and complete RAW processing.

    Corel AfterShot Pro vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
    Most users think Corel AfterShot Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
    dvops

    It does just about all you need as well or better than lightroom - and you own it... You don't have to spend $$ every month to subscribe . . .

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    love it ,easy to understand on the first glance.

    Positive comment almost 7 years ago
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    Lightweight, powerful alternative to Lightroom without the price tag

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  5. Shotwell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.

    Shotwell vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Shotwell is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Lightroom, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Shotwell is only a photo organizer; Lightroom is an advanced RAW's photo editor.

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  6. ART

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ART, a free, open-source, cross-platform raw image processing program. ART is a derivative of the popular .

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    nrwd

    As good or even better and Free OpenSource

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  7. photivo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • GIMP

    Photivo is a multi platform photo processor for RAW and bitmap images with 16 bit precision. Photivo tries to give the user as much control as possible to express his creativity and to allow flexible adjustments for the various needs in photography.

    Discontinued

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

  8. PhotoFlow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A fully non-destructive photo retouching program providing a complete layer-based workflow including RAW image development.

    Discontinued

    Beta Release is established in 31 July 2020

  9. KPhotoAlbum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KPhotoAlbum is an application for tagging and managing a photo collection and making it searchable.

  10. Filmulator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Filmulator is a raw photo editing application with library management focusing on

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