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DxO PhotoLab Alternatives

DxO PhotoLab is described as 'Conversion software for Mac and PC that automatically corrects optical flaws, extends dynamic range, and seamlessly removes digital noise from images' and is a Photo Editor in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to DxO PhotoLab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DxO PhotoLab are Adobe Photoshop, digiKam, darktable and Adobe Lightroom.

DxO PhotoLab alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Photo Editors or Photo Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DxO PhotoLab.
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  1. GIMP icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Photoshop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Facial RecognitiondigiKam can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingdigiKam can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingdarktable supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfacedarktable either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Darktable’s lighttable mode showing a collection
  5. Adobe Lightroom icon

    Adobe Lightroom

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    ⚫︎ Facial RecognitionAdobe Lightroom can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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  6. Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you edit, rather than what's around them.

    ⚫︎ CustomizablePixelmator is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Glimpse Image Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableGlimpse Image Editor is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGlimpse Image Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Discontinued

    The Glimpse editor has been discontinuedSource: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

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  8. 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.

    ⚫︎ Facial RecognitionACDSee Photo Studio can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KACDSee Photo Studio supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
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  9. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic is a desktop-based commercial photo processor and image organizer.

    ⚫︎ Facial RecognitionAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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    Organizing
  10. 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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