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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2010, 01:38 »
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I was using SuSE for years but always had to have Windows machine for photo processing.  Now I switched to Mac. It's sort of best of both worlds. I got Photoshop and Lightroom on it but also can get some source projects and compile if I need it. It actually does not happen as often as when I was on Linux. With every major release something was broken and I have to Google it for hours to figure out that I have to compile some drivers or entire kernel from scratch :-) It seems like Linux on Desktop has never really took off.


« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2010, 03:15 »
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Linux has changed a lot.  I put PClinuxOS on my mum's laptop and she has found it works much better than windows XP.  She has very little technical knowledge and I used to get phone calls when something went wrong but that hasn't happened since putting linux on her computer.  I am typing this on my netbook using jolicloud1.1.  It updates everything automatically and uses an apps system for really simple program installation.  I'm sure there are other versions of linux that are just as easy to use.  I use windows 7 on my main computer but my next one will have a bigger hard drive and I will dual boot it with linux.

« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2010, 03:26 »
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it seems many different OS of linux, i used ubuntu which i think is the most popular? now all i need is something to work like lightroom and i can try linux for a while..

« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2010, 05:12 »
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Modern desktop distros such as Ubuntu are very easy to install and maintain. Plugins are downloaded automatically, you have a huge free software depository available from where you install programs with one click, updates are automatic as well. You don't have to worry about disk defragmentation, and most viruses don't affect Linux. Since I don't use raw, the Gimp, and some other programs such as showphoto and krita meet my needs. I have set up Linux for my kids and teens and do just fine on it. I still have an old Windows partition but rarely use it.

« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2013, 14:57 »
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Hi all,

On windows I'm using the mpeg streamclip. I was wondering what software is the best on linux (similar to mpeg streamclip).   
I'm working on Fedora 17 + Maya + GIMP

thanks in advance

« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2013, 15:37 »
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Reading this thread really made me chuckle. Linux has come a LONG way.

Software for Images:

Darktable - Raw developer / database management. More powerful than Lightroom at the moment if you're using the current development version. This is probably the biggest reason to consider switching. In 3 years it has had MASSIVE development at highly regular intervals and features requested actually get put in. Imagine that! I've had one included that I requested :)

Gimp - 2.9+ has 16 bit support. I hate recommending it since it's a project with a bad reputation for ..... staying alive :/ Darktable really picks up the slack in so many ways though.

Geeqie Image Viewer - the fastest RAW file viewer you'll ever experience, and by fast, I mean 100% view loads in less than a second fast. I love it to death for reviewing a shoot. Beats the snot out of Adobe Bridge's 100% CROPPED eyedropper view tool, LOL. I used to capture direct to my laptop and view 100% snapshots using it.

RawTherapee - Raw file developer, a close second to Darktable. I kinda hate the interface.

Video:

Lightworks - a real true blue professional NLE is hitting Ubuntu this year. You can now cut you're super high res Red Epic footage on the same system you composite with :)

Kdenlive - waaay behind lightworks, but to be honest, the only real alternative that actually works well. It's just not a very heavily worked on project.

All the major compositing programs work on linux.

« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2013, 16:26 »
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Reading this thread really made me chuckle. Linux has come a LONG way.

Software for Images:

Darktable - Raw developer / database management. More powerful than Lightroom at the moment if you're using the current development version. This is probably the biggest reason to consider switching. In 3 years it has had MASSIVE development at highly regular intervals and features requested actually get put in. Imagine that! I've had one included that I requested

Gimp - 2.9+ has 16 bit support. I hate recommending it since it's a project with a bad reputation for ..... staying alive :/ Darktable really picks up the slack in so many ways though.

Geeqie Image Viewer - the fastest RAW file viewer you'll ever experience, and by fast, I mean 100% view loads in less than a second fast. I love it to death for reviewing a shoot. Beats the snot out of Adobe Bridge's 100% CROPPED eyedropper view tool, LOL. I used to capture direct to my laptop and view 100% snapshots using it.

RawTherapee - Raw file developer, a close second to Darktable. I kinda hate the interface.

Video:

Lightworks - a real true blue professional NLE is hitting Ubuntu this year. You can now cut you're super high res Red Epic footage on the same system you composite with

Kdenlive - waaay behind lightworks, but to be honest, the only real alternative that actually works well. It's just not a very heavily worked on project.

All the major compositing programs work on linux.

Hi cardmaverick,

Thank you very much for you reply. You save my day to be honest.
I've just installed Kdenlive and it looks fine.
To be honest, when I moved to Fedora 17 from Windows 7 I felt that I do not need Windows any more. I'm mostly working in Maya(3d) + Gimp and fortunately I do not need to work with RAW files (maybe EXR only).

Thank you very much for your help.



 

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