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I was a paid user of it in the past, but found its main failing was that it was a photo editor - and I really wanted workflow software. So I now use Bibble.
But Bibble Labs were bought by Corel recently, and Corel's record of Linux support is... spotty. Actually better than most - they've at least tried, after all - but still not stellar.
So it's good to have alternatives - especially decent ones.
I'm also strangely finding myself thinking I might even learn some Java, so that I can try adding those missing workflow features myself!
LightZone reborn as free software
Posted Jan 24, 2013 15:27 UTC (Thu) by Mithrandir (subscriber, #3031)
However, that prompted a reevaluation of the options on Linux, which can only be a good thing. Nothing seems to have the features and polish of Bibble yet, but darktable is starting to get pretty nice. It does lack some of the tools that I can't live without though, such as the amazing Bibble straighten tool.
It's nice to have another option, and it does feel like the open source tools are heading in the direction of becoming serious competitors.
Posted Jan 25, 2013 0:20 UTC (Fri) by fjf33 (subscriber, #5768)
Posted Jan 25, 2013 9:49 UTC (Fri) by prometheanfire (subscriber, #65683)
Posted Jan 25, 2013 9:58 UTC (Fri) by boucman2 (subscriber, #81743)
Posted Jan 29, 2013 19:51 UTC (Tue) by Mithrandir (subscriber, #3031)
A few samples:
Posted Jan 31, 2013 14:17 UTC (Thu) by philipstorry (subscriber, #45926)
Posted Jan 31, 2013 14:14 UTC (Thu) by philipstorry (subscriber, #45926)
I'll try and take another look this evening/weekend.
I'm not quite sure how to say this next bit without sounding like I'm spoiling for a fight, so I'll just say it:
I won't use it just because it's free. (Either as in speech or beer.)
I've never been fussed about paying for quality software - which I think Bibble is. I would rather use free (as in speech) software, but some kinds of software or support just won't happen without money being involved. If the price is reasonable, and the product/service is decent, then I'm happy. I'm not going to get ideological about the hobby (photography) that I enjoy.
Darktable will have to be better than Bibble to make me switch, not merely adequate for use... So whilst I'll evaluate it with an open mind, I have to admit I'd be surprised if I decide to switch...
Posted Feb 8, 2013 10:02 UTC (Fri) by berbmit (guest, #89242)
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