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- I'm a photographer and I use Ubuntu as my one and only OS.
It's faster, It has no security problems whatsoever, it's SUPER powerful and it doesn't hog resources.
And thank you to whoever commented about
I was looking for it and I couldn't remember the name.
Thanks. :)Jun 22, 2012
- Saying it has no security problems is being as naive as a Mac user. The thing with Linux is that most security problems are derived from exploitation in individual packages, not the kernel itself, however the community is quite adamant about fixing exploits. The major reason, however, we do not see viruses on Linux has hardly anything to do with Linux itself, but merely it's market share.
Oh...and its a bit harder to do privilege escalation in Linux-based systems as well.Jun 22, 2012
- After trying a range of RAW image editors on Linux, I now process all of my images in AfterShot Pro ($60). First and only program I've ever purchased for Linux but it was worth it. It get's a bit slow at times when I'm batching out a 100 or so images but I'm quite satisfied with it. After you download a dozen free plug-ins it becomes even more powerful. Perhaps it's not a Lightroom killer but very good nevertheless.
Darktable is definitely my second choice. I've played with it enough that it's usable but not part of my workflow at the moment. :)
Rawstudio is another great tool.Jun 22, 2012
- I Love my Ubuntu system but for organizing and simple photo editing I'm still using my old Mac and Lightroom because I didn't find a good alternative which does both in Linux.Jun 22, 2012
- Wow, AfterShot Pro looks great! I'll check the trial version and see if it has any capabilities I don't already get from Gimp, but it might be worth getting if so. And yeah, if I bought it it'd be the first app for Linux I've purchased since I bought Sun Star Office about 12 years ago :)
Also glad you guys liked the Darktable suggestion... I haven't used it personally, but I've heard wonderful things about it.Jun 22, 2012
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