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Open Source Capture One Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Capture One is digiKam. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Capture One and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Capture One are darktable, RawTherapee, Shotwell and F-Spot.

Capture One alternatives are mainly Photo Managers but may also be Image Editors or Raw Photo Editorss. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Capture One.
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    digiKam

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    • 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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    digiKam vs Capture One opinions
    Some users think digiKam is a great alternative to Capture One, some don't.
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    it is a digital photo management application, not a RAW converter

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    darktable

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    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.
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    Darktable’s darkroom mode, sharpening an image
    darktable vs Capture One opinions
    Almost everyone thinks darktable is a great alternative to Capture One.
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    Darktable is the only RAW editor I use. I have tried Rawtherapee but I think D.T. is better. Besides, there is a long learning curve with both and I am more familiar with D.T.

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    RawTherapee

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    • 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.
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    Multiple tabs mode and the history panel
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    Shotwell

    • Linux
    85 alternatives to Shotwell 

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

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    1.  File TaggingShotwell can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Facial RecognitionShotwell can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    3.  LightweightShotwell consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Privacy focusedShotwell is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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      F-Spot

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      61 alternatives to F-Spot 

      Personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop environment. F-Spot is based on MONO

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      Discontinued

      The most recent version of F-Spot is 0.8.2, released December 19, 2010.

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      Filmulator

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      50 alternatives to Filmulator 

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

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      Galapix

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      40 alternatives to Galapix 

      Galapix is an image viewer that allows you to directly zoom into large collection of tens of thousand of images from tiny thumbnails down to the images original size fluently with very short load times and no loss of interactivity.

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      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.1, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from Github.

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