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Free darktable Alternatives

The best free alternative to darktable is GIMP, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to darktable and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to darktable are digiKam, RawTherapee, Snapseed and Shotwell.

darktable alternatives are mainly Raw Photo Processors but may also be Photo Managers or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of darktable.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
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darktable is a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets...

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  1. GIMP icon

    GIMP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • FLATHUB
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • Android Tablet

    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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    nabarunroy

    Both tool have totally different usage purpose. Gimp is a photo editing and digital art tool without any photo management usage.

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    Darktable is a photo editing tool, GIMP is a retouching tool.

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    It's a photo editing app, not a gallery/catalog app.

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    xybre

    GIMP is not a very good virtual darkroom tool, but it is a good editor and compositing tool.

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  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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    digiKam can do simple RAW editing, yes, but it's mostly for organization. The functionality is not the same.

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

    Running on Windows 10 under GTK3
    Most users think RawTherapee is a great alternative to darktable.
  4. 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.

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    Shotwell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    Polarr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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    PhotoFiltre

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced

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    ART

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ART, a free, open-source, cross-platform raw image processing program. ART is a derivative of the popular .

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    nrwd

    Best of both worlds between RawTherapee and Darktable. With a very dynamic development and listening to the community.

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    Litrato

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Litrato is an app for editing photos and saving those changes to the gallery.

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    PhotoFlow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A fully non-destructive photo retouching program providing a complete layer-based workflow including RAW image development.

    Discontinued

    Beta Release is established in 31 July 2020

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