darktable Alternatives

    darktable is described as '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' and is a well-known app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to darktable for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like darktable are digiKam (Free, Open Source), RawTherapee (Free, Open Source), Adobe Lightroom (Paid) and Polarr (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 2, 2021

    1. GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.
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      GIMP vs darktable opinions
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      Darktable is a photo editing tool, GIMP is a retouching tool.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      nabarunroy Both tool have totally different usage purpose. Gimp is a photo editing and digital art tool without any photo management usage.
      Negative comment 2 months ago

    2. 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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      Some users think digiKam is a great alternative to darktable, some don't.
      digiKam can do simple RAW editing, yes, but it's mostly for organization. The functionality is not the same.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago


    3. 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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      Most users think RawTherapee is a great alternative to darktable.
    4. 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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      Most users think Adobe Lightroom is a great alternative to darktable.
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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.
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    5. Snapseed is a photo enhancement and sharing app with a powerful suite of imaging filters and tools for anyone, anywhere to transform any image into an extraordinary photo.
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      cannot open raw camera files.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

    6. 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!.
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    7. 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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    8. PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve.
    9. Edit and organize your photos with the app that’s optimized for desktop. Lightroom Classic CC gives you powerful one-click tools and advanced controls to make your photos look amazing. Easily organize all your photos on your desktop, and share in a variety of ways.
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