Open Source darktable Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to darktable is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to darktable and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to darktable are digiKam (Free, Open Source), RawTherapee (Free, Open Source), LightZone (Free, Open Source) and ART (Free, Open Source).

    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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      Darktable is a photo editing tool, GIMP is a retouching tool.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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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.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

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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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      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

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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.
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      Most users think RawTherapee is a great alternative to darktable.
    4. LightZone is a digital photo editor software application. Its main purpose is to handle the workflow when handling images in various RAW formats.
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      Almost everyone thinks LightZone is a great alternative to darktable.
    5. 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.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      PhotoFlow allows to open and edit images in several common image formats, including RAW and HDR formats.

      Discontinued

      Beta Release is established in 31 July 2020

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    6. Filmulator is a raw photo editing application with library management focusing on - Simplicity over flexibility - Ease of learning - Streamlined workflow Filmulator accepts raw files from cameras and simulates the development of film as if exposed to the same light as...
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      Personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop environment. F-Spot is based on MONO

      Discontinued

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

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    7. DDRoom is a digital photo processing cross-platform desktop application with rich features, and emphasis on accuracy, performance and interactivity. It was created from a scratch, written on C++11 with Qt library and intense concurrency usage, and released under GPLv3 license.
    8. dcraw is an open-source computer program which is able to read numerous raw image formats, typically produced by high-end digital cameras. dcraw converts these images into the standard PPM and TIFF image formats.
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