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Aperture Alternatives for Windows

Aperture is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is digiKam, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Aperture and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Aperture are darktable, Adobe Lightroom, RawTherapee and ACDSee Photo Studio.

Aperture alternatives are mainly Photo Managers but may also be Image Editors or Image Viewers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Aperture.
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Aperture is a photo editing and management computer program developed by Apple Inc. for the OS X operating system.

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  1. digiKam icon

    digiKam

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Qt
    79 alternatives to digiKam 

    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.

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    1.  Facial RecognitiondigiKam can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  File TaggingdigiKam can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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    darktable

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    56 alternatives to darktable 

    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.

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    1.  No Coding Requireddarktable can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  Non Destructive Editingdarktable allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    3.  Support for scriptingdarktable supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    4.  Command line interfacedarktable either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Darktable’s lighttable mode showing a collection
    Darktable’s darkroom mode with an image opened
    Darktable’s darkroom mode, sharpening an image
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    all of aperture and lightroom in one app

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  3. Adobe Lightroom icon

    Adobe Lightroom

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    106 alternatives to Adobe Lightroom 

    Create incredible photos anywhere with all-new Lightroom CC and 1 TB of cloud storage. Get powerful editing features on any device in a new, easy-to-use interface.

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    1.  Batch EditingAdobe Lightroom allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    2.  Facial RecognitionAdobe Lightroom can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    3.  File TaggingAdobe Lightroom can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    4.  Ad-freeAdobe Lightroom doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Batch Rename FilesAdobe Lightroom supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    6.  Works OfflineAdobe Lightroom can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Non Destructive EditingAdobe Lightroom allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    8.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Lightroom can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Switching from Apeture to Lightroom was super easy the systems are very similar and both easy to operate!

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    RawTherapee

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    45 alternatives to RawTherapee 

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

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    1.  Non Destructive EditingRawTherapee allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    2.  PortableRawTherapee can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Running on Windows 10 under GTK3
    Multiple tabs mode and the history panel
    Lab curves
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    Raw Therapee is mainly a RAW converter, while Aperture is a full size photo management software

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  5. ACDSee Photo Studio icon

    ACDSee Photo Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    154 alternatives to ACDSee Photo Studio 

    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.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionACDSee Photo Studio can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Support for 4KACDSee Photo Studio supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    3.  Batch EditingACDSee Photo Studio allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
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    Polarr

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    149 alternatives to Polarr 

    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.

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    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Windows S
    142 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Elements 

    Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionAdobe Photoshop Elements can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop Elements supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    digiCamControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    22 alternatives to digiCamControl 

    A DSLR camera remote control open source software Features:

    • Control you camera remotely from your computer via USB
    • Trigger image capture via release button on camera body or remotely from your computer.
    • Handhold the camera, shoot, and have the resulting images displayed on.
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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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  9. Zoner Photo Studio X icon

    Zoner Photo Studio X

    • Windows
    78 alternatives to Zoner Photo Studio X 

    Zoner Photo Studio X is an universal photo software with RAW processing, layer support, presets, retouching tools, video editing, cataloging and many other features

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    1.  Non Destructive EditingZoner Photo Studio X allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    2.  Batch Rename FilesZoner Photo Studio X supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    3.  Support for LayersZoner Photo Studio X supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Capture One

    • Mac
    • Windows
    48 alternatives to Capture One 

    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.

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    1.  Non Destructive EditingCapture One allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    2.  Batch EditingCapture One allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
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