Adobe Lightroom Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Adobe Lightroom for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small darktable icondarktable, 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Adobe Lightroom are Small RawTherapee iconRawTherapee (Free, Open Source), Small digiKam icondigiKam (Free, Open Source), Small Affinity Photo iconAffinity Photo (Paid) and Small Capture One iconCapture One (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 14, 2021

    • 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 45 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

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

      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

      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 4 months ago

      Well thought RAW-Suite with every Feature Lightroom has.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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

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

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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 41 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 over 2 years ago



    • Professional digital photo management software to organize, tag, compare and process photo collections. View 68 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

      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

      digiKam is a photo management while lightroom is a raw photo editor, they have nothing in common
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    • Professional image editing software for Windows, Mac, and iPad. View 81 alternatives to Affinity Photo
      This alternative is disputed. Affinity Photo is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Lightroom, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPad
      Affinity Photo vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      User8391496 graphics editor, no organization capabilities
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      Affinity Photo is an alternative to Photoshop, not Lightroom. Affinity Photo can't do batch editing of photos right now.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • Capture One is a leading raw converter and workflow software which enables photographers to reduce the time and effort required to deliver astounding ready-to-use images with excellent color and detail. View 45 alternatives to Capture One
      Almost everyone thinks Capture One is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Capture One vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Same professional RAW editing results. Perpetual license option.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      If you ever used the Express version for Sony Alpha, Nikon or Fujifilm, there will be no difference with the UI. However, if you want to open RAW photos from other camera brands (such as Canon, Panasonic Lumix etc.), you must buy the Pro version, and thankfully there's a perpetual license option.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      scruffyburger Advanced RAW editing features. Layer support, Advanced color management. Fast processing. Perpetual licensing option. Catalog or session options for dealing with photos.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Limited (but still good) free edition for Sony and Fujifilm cameras.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    • From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr Photo Editor is the most versatile and powerful online photo editor in the web. View 140 alternatives to Polarr
      Most users think Polarr is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Polarr vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very flexible and can handle bulk applications of filters, fixes and adjustments. Cross-platform, even on the web when you can't install it on a local machine.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    • ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. View 143 alternatives to ACDSee Photo Studio
      Most users think ACDSee Photo Studio is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
    • New powerful photo editing station packed with over 300 useful tools and versatile features. View 42 alternatives to Luminar
      Almost everyone thinks Luminar is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Luminar vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's slow on my old Mac, but it's «easy to understand»!
      Positive comment 10 months ago

    • LightZone is a digital photo editor software application. Its main purpose is to handle the workflow when handling images in various RAW formats. View 24 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 about 4 years ago

    • Edit, share, and upload photos on-the-go, or access your entire online photo library with a finger-flick using Adobe Photoshop Express for iPhone, iPad and Android. View 163 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Express
      Most users think Adobe Photoshop Express is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      Adobe Photoshop Express vs Adobe Lightroom
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Amazing mobile app for edit pictures!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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