I want to switch from Windows to Linux. I know I could run Windows programs on Linux by using Wine. But I'm looking for an alternative software which I can use there to do photo development. I'm looking for a software for developing photos. The software should have the following requirements:
RAW support, I take the photos from my Nikon in RAW format
Import from a specific folder, where I put my photos would be great
Possible support for Dropbox, but not necessary
Development support for photos
Correcting pictures (lighter, darker, white balance, grey levels, curve layer,...)
Change the color of some elements
Tagging and describing pictures
Change the lighting
Different available profiles for changing the pictures
Export to the Web, File, Print
Nice to have: Possible upload to Flickr and 500px
For an easy switch it would be best to have a similar layout.
What software can you recommend?
Darktable is a quite good alternative for Lightroom. It's constantly developed, open source and free, does not require sign up, and it have number of modules for development of photos, beside a very good cataloguing, mapping and tagging options.
Beside other features it support:
Watermarking and other postprocessing
Built-in ICC profile support: sRGB, Adobe RGB, XYZ and linear RGB
Import of raw and high dynamic range image formats (e.g. jpg, cr2,
hdr, nef, pfm, etc)
Export low dynamic range (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), 16-bit (PPM, TIFF), or
linear high dynamic range (PFM, EXR) images
Export to Picasa web albums, Flickr, email attachments etc