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    Adobe Lightroom Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Adobe Lightroom for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Adobe Lightroom are RawTherapee, digiKam, Affinity Photo and Capture One.

    Adobe Lightroom is mainly a Photo Manager but alternatives to it 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 May 16, 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
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      ehshi The best alternative for Lightroom as a professional photographer.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      sarah77 great experience, very easy to work with good interface.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Well thought RAW-Suite with every Feature Lightroom has.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Powerful RAW processor with options that not even Lightroom has.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Lacking photo organisation abilities of Lightroom
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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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.
      MercuryHero Fairly advanced control over RAW processing including demosaicing algorithm, gamma curves, etc. Supports its own profiles and presets.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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.
      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 2 years ago

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      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 4 years ago

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

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    4. Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application.
      Affinity Photo vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
      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.
      User8391496 graphics editor, no organization capabilities
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      Affinity Photo is an alternative to Photoshop, not Lightroom. Affinity Photo can't do batch editing of photos right now.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    5. 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.
      Capture One vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Capture One is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      Same professional RAW editing results. Perpetual license option.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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 almost 2 years ago

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      Limited (but still good) free edition for Sony and Fujifilm cameras.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      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 3 years ago

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    6. ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. Furthermore, images can be shared on social websites or your own space on the developer’s website.
      Most users think ACDSee Photo Studio is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
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      From high-precision light and color tools, to advanced clarity and dehaze settings, to the ability to create and save your own filters. Polarr is the ideal photo editor for bloggers, students, and photo professionals alike.
      Polarr vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
      Most users think Polarr is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      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 2 years ago

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    7. Meet the most innovative professional photo editor built by photographers for photographers. Luminar brings everything you need to make perfect photos in less time!
      Luminar vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Luminar is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      macuser707 Skylum's business model is to overpromise and under-deliver. Learned that the hard way. Maybe they'll actually enable GPU processing before the next decade.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      It's slow on my old Mac, but it's «easy to understand»!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    8. Eagle helps you manage pictures, screenshots, user interfaces and designs that make your lightbulb shine. If you are a designer, you will definitely love this!.
    9. 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.
      Adobe Photoshop Express vs Adobe Lightroom opinions
      Most users think Adobe Photoshop Express is a great alternative to Adobe Lightroom.
      Amazing mobile app for edit pictures!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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